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Step back in time to the golden age of train travel and settle in for a peaceful ride to discover some of Illinois’ most charming towns and hidden treasures.
Visit the many historic sites in Illinois, from the Land of Lincoln, to the site of an ancient Native American city at Cahokia Mounds.
Visit the History Museums of Illinois. From the vast collection of the Chicago History Museum to small town historical museums, you’ll discover the stories and heritage of our towns and our people.
History comes alive at Illinois historical reenactments. Meet Abraham Lincoln in the flesh, experience colonial life, or take a canal boat ride with a period costumed storyteller.
One of America’s greatest architects, Frank Lloyd Wright called Illinois home—and filled it with some of his best works.
Taste your way through the state with our guide to the best and closest places to eat in Illinois. Experience everything from fine dining to shared plates and takeaway fare.
Put your dancing shoes on or unwind at one of the many bars and night clubs in Illinois. Locate the best cocktails, the perfect beer, local DJs, international artists and more.
Taste the regional characteristics in our locally produced wines. Browse our guide to the closest and best Illinois wineries and vineyards for your next celebration or trip.
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Charleston Country Club
Since its founding in 1912, the Charleston Country Club is dedicated to exceeding your expectations. This country club features an 18-hole golf course.
Charleston Historic District
Downtown Charleston includes a historic courthouse and many historic homes listed on both the Coles County Register for Significant Places and the National Register of Historic...
Days Inn - Charleston
Look forward to a bright visit to Days Inn Charleston near Eastern Illinois University. Located on Highway 16, our hotel brings you many perks and puts...
Enjoy the sparkling beauty of Lake Charleston, which features hiking and biking trails.
Charleston Alley Theatre
Located in the historic courthouse square. A local theater at its best. In an intimate setting, offering a wonderful mix of old and new drama.
Dirt track racing every Saturday night from April-October in East Central Illinois
It’s not every day you hear the words organic and metalworking in the same sentence, until you find yourself within earshot of Five Points Blacksmith Shop...
The largest antique mall in Charleston. The Copper Eagle antique mall is located at the corner of 3rd Street and Madison Avenue, known locally as "Five...
Lincoln Douglas Debate Museum
Charleston's newest heritage tourism attraction. Learn more about the 1858 political debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas. This site is a designated, "Looking for...
McGrady Inn Bed and Breakfast
A pleasant walk from the campus of Eastern Illinois University, The McGrady Inn honors its heritage, a United Brethren church constructed in 1919. From the original...
Murals Around the Square
Charleston is known as a city of murals, thanks to the many art works located around the town square. View them on a seven-block tour of...
Unique Suites Hotel
For this locally owned hotel, showing guests special attention is our goal to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We have connections with caterers and...
Burgers, sandwiches, wraps, chicken entrees, pasta dishes, Mexican selections, salads. Home of Charleston's famous Strawberry Bread. Catering available.
Will Rogers Theater
The Will Rogers Theatre and Commercial Block is a historic theatre and commercial building located at 705-715 Monroe Avenue in Charleston, Illinois. The theatre, named for...
Bent Tree Golf Course
This 18-hole, par 70 course is a challenge for players of all levels. Fun course, lots of water - a good stop for all level...
Dennis Hanks Gravesite
View the burial site of Abraham Lincoln's tutor in the Old City Cemetery.
Eastern Illinois University
This campus consists of 316 acres. German Gothic architecture of Old Main towers above the campus.
Five Points Blacksmith Shop
Lorelei Sims is an artist/blacksmith who opened her smithy, Five Points Blacksmith Shop, in 1993. She hosts several workshops and field trips at the shop as...
Fox Ridge State Park
Campgrounds, recreation shelters, several miles of trails, fishing, and canoeing.
Fox Ridge State Park Campground
43 sites, electricity at each site, shower building, and shared water. Dump station. Reservations accepted.
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