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Kickapoo State Park Campgrounds
Kickapoo has two major campgrounds for tent and trailer camping, with 184 sites. About half the sites have electrical hookups, two shower buildings are available to all campers and a sanitary dump station is available. Campers occupying electrical sites are required to pay for the availability of electricity even if the service is not used. A limited number of walk-in sites are available for primitive campers. The shower buildings are closed by November 1 (may be earlier if bad weather) and reopen May 1 (may be earlier - weather depending).
Danville Dans at Historic Danville Stadium
Built in 1946 as part of the Brooklyn Dodgers farm system, during the summer the field is home to the Danville Dans, a college summer wooden bat team. This NCAA-sanctioned, Major League-sponsored wooden bat collegiate league plays at Danville Stadium.
Middle Fork State Fish & Wildlife Area
The Middle Fork State Fish & Wildlife Area consists of 2,700 acres of grass, forest and cropland, and wildlife habitat. The area also includes a portion of the Middle Fork River, a State and National Scenic River, with over 1,000 feet of scenic corridor for canoeing and fishing. The area also allows for hunting, hiking, picnicking, and camping.
Ludwig Farmstead Creamery
Guests can tour the farm, watch how several types of cheese are made and sample some of Ludwig's products for just $5.00. Tours can be scheduled for groups of 10 or more throughout the week or on Saturdays for groups of less than ten or individuals. The Creamery sits on Feathercreek Farm, a 150-acre, fifth-generation family farm originally settled in 1866. The Ludwig family's primary business is the care and breeding of high pedigree, purebred Holstein dairy cattle.
Kennekuk County Park
The 3000 acre park includes a seven mile backpack trail among its 15 miles of trail system. Boats and canoes are available for rental in season, and seven lakes are available for fishing. Hunting of pheasant, rabbit, squirrel, dove, waterfowl, goose, mushrooms, turkey, and deer is permitted (Illinois and Vermilion County Conservation District regulations apply).
Sleepy Creek Vineyards
Sleepy Creek Vineyards offers more than just great wine. Experience live entertainment, unique shopping, and tastings from local farms. Group tours of the vineyards can be scheduled, and rental space is available for special events including business meetings, parties, and weddings.
Sugar Shack Antiques
At Sugar Shack Antiques, you'll find a specialized mix of antiques, primitives, handmade quilts, old hunting and fishing items, western items and antlers, horns, and hides. Also featured is packaged meat from the KD Farm including bison, deer, elk, and Texas longhorns.
David S. Palmer Arena
Visitors to Danville can watch special events such as concerts, trade shows, circuses and other performances throughout the year. The arena hosts the annual Dustbowl basketball tournament, Danville Dashers hockey and public ice skating.
Pike's Peak Ocean to Ocean Road
One of the first transcontinental highways, Pike's Peak Ocean to Ocean Road is one of the most unchanged of all early highways. Pick up a map to travel the Edgar County route at local Chrisman, Hume or Metcalfe shops.
Wyldewood Cellars Winery
Wyldewood Cellars Winery is one of the largest and acclaimed wineries in the Mid-West. Wyldewood Cellar's - St. Joseph - is the latest in addition to the Wyldewood Family of Wineries. All our locations offer free wine tastings and samples of our delicious jellies and fudge. Family owned since 1995, Wyldewood Cellars takes pride in offering quality wines at an affordable price.
Historic Fischer Theatre, owned by the Vermilion Heritage Foundation, was built as the Grand Opera House in 1884. From Lillian Russell to silent movies, this theater provided entertainment to the community until it's closing in 1982. As work continues toward the goal of complete restoration, the lobby is used for many public events. The theater also houses the "Stage Presents The Fischer Gift Shop" where you will find creations by local artists and artisans, as well as products highlighting the area's famous stage, movie and vocal artists.
Salt Kettle Rest Area/Pioneer Salt Mines
The Salt Kettle Rest Area is accessible from the westbound lands of I-74, between Danville and Oakwood, and is located near the original pioneer salt mines. A monument stands at the site in honor of the area's first industry.
The 1840s Lamon House is believed to be the oldest framed residence in the Danville Area. The home was constructed by Joseph Lamon, cousin of Ward Hill Lamon, President Abraham Lincoln's law partner and presidential bodyguard. The Lamon House is open Sundays, 1:30 - 4:30 PM, throughout the summer and by appointment.
Heron County Park Wetlands Boardwalk
950 foot floating boardwalk. Songbirds, season migratory birds, and waterfowl such as Canadian geese, mallards, wood ducks, kingfishers, green herons, and American egret all flock to the area. Also includes an observation tower to take in the "wide-angle" view.
The 1855 Victorian mansion was the home of Dr. William Fithian, a friend of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln spent two nights here in 1858.
Lake Vermillion County Park
Lake Vermilion County Park includes a boat ramp, dock complex, concession building, playground, and an open shelter. The park is open year round and considered 'high-use' during summer weekends with power boating (unlimited HP), jet skiing, water skiing, and fishing tournaments. Wildlife observation includes herons, river otters, and eagles. Lake Vermilion, 1,000 acres in size, is one of Illinois' most heavily stocked fishing lakes with bass, tiger muskies, catfish, crappie, and walleye being frequently fished.
Danville Village Mall
Anchored by Sears, Carson's, Dunham's Sports, and Burlington Coat Factory, the Danville Village Mall features Ross Dress For Less, Book World, Christopher & Banks, Clair's Boutique, Deb Junior & Plus, Cellular One, Bath and Body Works, Maurices and others. Dining options include Garfield's Restaurant and Pub and Buffalo Wild Wings. The AMC Village Mall 6 is open daily for movie-goers.
Homer Lake Forest Preserve
Homer Lake Forest Preserve contains 892 acres for fishing, boating, hiking picnicking, cross-country skiing and sledding. Also available is an exciting Homer Lake Interpretive Center, which hosts thousands every year through programs like "Homer Lake Take Me Fishing" and the unique Natural Playscape.
Vermilion County Museum
The Vermilion County Museum was built as a replica of the 1833 county courthouse where President Abraham Lincoln practiced law from 1841-1859. Exhibits include the Lincoln Law Office in Danville, a schoolhouse, coal mine shaft and more.
Images Framing & Fine Art
Primarily a picture framing destination with thousands of framing choices, Images also serves as a gallery for 2-D and 3-D artists. With 30+ years in business, Images Framing and Fine Art provides you with expert advice that will help you select the correct frame and mats to compliment you and your art.
Yorkshire Bed and Breakfast
Close to the heart of historic downtown Danville, discover the warmth and charm of the Yorkshire Bed and Breakfast. Choose from two beautiful rooms for your stay at The Yorkshire Bed and Breakfast. Each traditional style bedroom room features comfortable beds with luxury linens, cable TV, DVD player, Internet access, hair dryers, fluffy towels and robes.
Resh Frame Shop & Woodcarving
Resh Frame Shop offers quality custom framing for every budget and every style and professional, friendly service. All custom picture framing work is done on site, and uses archival materials to insure that your work is properly preserved. The frame shop has over 5,000 traditional, Italian & contemporary frame samples to choose from.
Vermilion County War Museum
The Vermilion County War Museum, housed in a former Carnegie Library, contains over 25,000 artifacts and memorabilia ranging from the Revolutionary War to Operation Iraqi Freedom. The museum enjoys a steady stream of both U.S. and foreign visitors who appreciate the ever-increasing collections of artifacts and research materials.
North Street Sweet Repeats
North Street Sweet Repeats offers antique furniture and decor with a modern touch. All items are restored or made by hand with new products available weekly.
Middle Fork Forest Preserve
Middle Fork Forest Preserve, 1600 acres in northeast Champaign County, offers visitors a campground (53 of 65 campsites have electricty), brand new playground, swimming beach, fishing, hiking, boat rentals, cross-country skiing, picnicking, a Waterfowl Management Area, renovated meeting facility and programs. The campground now accepts online reservations.
Gordyville USA is a family-owned and operated establishment. The heated spacious building encompasses 160,000 square feet of space all under one roof. The multi-functional grounds are the site of several diverse events such as horse shows, flea markets, farm equipment sales, estate and land auctions, and the Annual Gifford Bank Craft Show. There is also a restaurant on the grounds.
Walldog Walking Tour
Walldog sign and mural artists trace their trade back to the signpainters of old who painted advertisements on walls in communities all over the country. They worked like dogs in the hot sun and thus came to be known as "wall dogs". Walldog artists traveled from all over the world to paint the murals in Downtown Danville in 2010 which depict the history and culture of the area. Guided tours can be scheduled through the Danville Area Convention and Visitors' Bureau.
Guests have the opportunity to rent canoes, kayaks, and paddleboats to explore the rivers and lakes at Kickapoo State Park. Canoe and kayak trips (8 or 13 mile) are offered or rentals can be done by the hour. Following your adventure, guests can grab a bite to eat at the on-site Dockside Cafe which offers live music throughout the summer.
The Babe - Danville Stadium
The life of legendary baseball star Babe Ruth is the focus of this biopic. The Danville Stadium (home to the present-day Danville Dans college baseball team) was used to portray Fenway Park and Forbes Field in the film. Wrigley Field in Chicago was used to represent all of the other baseball parks featured in the movie. Cubs fans can tell the location just by looking at how the grass is distinctively cut near first and third bases.
Gifts and Antiques.
Harrison Park Golf Course
This 18-hole, par 71 course is open to the public year round for the best golf around. Carts are available.
Possum Trot Supper Club
Features steaks, ribs, and fresh seafood specials every weekend. Full bar, outdoor patio, and piano player every Friday - Sunday. Also offers large banquet rooms for large gatherings.
Turtle Run Golf Club
Turtle Run Golf Club offers a par 72 championship golf course, designed by Jim Spears and opened in 1970, with four sets of tee lengths to fit players of all skill and experience levels. In addition to the golf course, Turtle Run offers a fully stocked golf shop, public swimming pool, bar and grill, and banquet center.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
The winding rivers and abundant forests of Illinois welcome you to the Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites Danville. Our hotel's location in Danville, Illinois provides easy access to nearby attractions and businesses. Corporate travelers headed to Danville, IL appreciate our hotel's proximity to companies like Blackhawk Biofuels, Presence Medical Center, VA Illiana Helathcare, Quaker Oats and ThyssenKrupp.
WWI Victory Memorial
This monument to Vermilion County's World War I veterans was sculpted by Lorado Taft. Its base displays the names of 51 area men who died in the war, and statues representing Red Cross nurses and each branch of the Armed Services guard the base.
Illiana Genealogical & Historical Society
The Illiana Genealogical and Historical Society hosts a library of over 10,000 volumes used for genealogical research in Illinois and Indiana. The library is one of the oldest and largest in Illinois and welcomes guests from all over the United States and around the world.
A Danville tradition where friends and families have met for years to enjoy a selection of quality food including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Cahill's Family Restaurant
Family dining atmosphere which features all day breakfast and daily lunch specials.
Harry "Babe" Woodyard State Natural Area
This area encompasses 2.2 miles of the Little Vermilion River, listed as a significant stream because of its aquatic features. The site supports 12 state endangered or threatened species and provides habitat for 23 forest interior species.
Cherry Point Driving Range
Practice your swing at this driving range.
Best Western Riverside - Danville
The Best Western Riverside Inn in Danville offers the best in service and hospitality. Enjoy the complimentary rotational breakfast bar featuring eggs, pancakes, french toast, french toast sticks, sausage or bacon (items vary by day). Additionally enjoy many of our savory baked items or variety Yoplait yogurt. All of our rooms are equipped with wireless high-speed Internet access, our exclusive Kohler luxury showerhead, plush beds, 250 thread count luxury linens, fluffy towels, 27 inch televisions with cable, in room coffee, in room hair dryers, and many more amenities to make your stay comfortable and convenient.
Days Hotel & Conference Center
Welcome to Danville Days Inn Hotel and Conference Center. Located off Highways 1 and 136, our hotel near Lake Vermillion offers unbeatable comfort and convenience. Start each morning with free Daybreak breakfast and use free Wi-Fi Internet access to look up local attractions from your Danville, Illinois, hotel room. Take advantage of time-saving conveniences like 24-hour front desk, laundry facilities and valet services, then cool off with a swim in our seasonal outdoor pool or work out in our on-site gym. For the ultimate in relaxation, book our Jacuzzi suite, featuring a soothing whirlpool tub and 65-inch flat-screen TV. Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult.
Red Mask Players
This 75 year-old community theater group stages three productions each season at the comfortable and cozy historic Kathryn Randolph Theater.
Main Street Belly Deli
The newest addition to downtown Homer, the Main Street Belly Deli is soon to become your favorite sandwich and soda shop. Sit up at the counter, sip soda floats, and enjoy deli sandwiches, all in the unique environment of the Homer Soda Company.
Located in the heart of Downtown Danville, Rich's Deluxe offers a large selection of Greek favorites and traditional dinners featuring seafood, steaks and pasta. Gourmet sandwiches and fresh Alaskan halibut are favorites among customers.
Wolf Creek Golf Club - Danville
This nine-hole course is open to the public seven days a week. Its two sets of tees both have a par of 36.
We offer mouth-watering Mexican dishes made out of the finest ingredients, and we will serve your orders hot and fresh from our kitchen. Our professional staff will provide you with prompt, courteous service at reasonable rates with guarantee of an unique dining experience.
Indian Boundary Farm
Pick your own strawberries, sweet corn and other fresh produce throughout the summer.
Wicker furniture, fabric, artificial trees & flowers. Antiques and antique furniture.
Rossville Depot Railroad Museum
The Rossville Depot Railroad Museum features a collection of material from various railroads in East Central Illinois including the C&EI, Wabash, Illinois Terminal and NYC. The depot also includes a HO scale model railroad with over 1,000 feet of total track and 130 switches.
Authentic Mexican food at affordable prices. Mariachi bands featured on occasion.
Known as a favorite by locals and tourists, the Moon Glo offers a tavern atmosphere where you can cook your own steaks while enjoying a full bar and several other menu options including sandwiches, burgers, and tenderloins.
Montana Mike's Steakhouse
Full-service steakhouse concept specializing in big appetites and great value. Steaks are naturally aged, USDA steaks, hand-cut at the restaurant and grilled to your liking. The atmosphere is reminiscent of a mountain lodge and service is first class.
Hampton Inn & Suites
Discover the cultural heartland of Illinois when staying at the Hampton Inn and Suites Danville. Our hotel provides easy access to I-74 and is minutes away from fishing, hunting and shopping. Explore the Vermilion County Museum and the Vermilion County War Museum. Hunt at the Kennekuk County Park featuring archery deer, turkey, waterfowl and upland game hunting. Visit the Forest Glen Preserve— an 1,800 acre nature preserve in Vermilion County or if you’d prefer to shop you’ll find great deals in Danville’s shopping district. Our hotel is only 10 miles away from tennis courts, a golf course and a basketball court. We’re within 5 miles of local corporations such as Pepsico and Genpact.
Homer Soda Company
What started as a retail shop in the small farm town of Homer, has expanded into a national wholesale soda distributor. Shop hundreds of flavors of soda in this adorable little shop located on Homer's main drag. Pick up anything from the classic orange soda to bacon and cherry infused, so you get as creative as you like. While you'll see these sodas at restaurants and shops all over town, there's nothing better than picking these up right from the distributor.
A quaint and unique place to visit with friends and enjoy wonderful food. Daily coffee, soup, tea and lunch specials available!
Constructed in 1857, Mann's Chapel is the oldest standing church in Vermilion County. The chapel is now part of the Vermilion County Museum Complex and can be rented for special occasions with seating for 125-150 available.
Quality Inn & Suites - Danville
Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the Quality Inn® hotel is the perfect place for lodging in the area. Discover the beauty Vermilion County holds, featuring everything from historic sites to nearly 15,000 acres of parks. This Danville hotel is conveniently located near several businesses, including McLane Midwest, Sygma, Alcoa and the AutoZone Distribution Center.
Queen Ann's Cottage Shops
Queen Ann's features costume and vintage jewelry along with candles, Great Depression Era china, vintage linens, and hand dipped incenses. These and more are neatly packed into a beatiful 8 room Queen Ann Cottage house form the 1860's.
Authentic Mexican food at affordable prices. Mariachi bands featured on occasion.
Rustic Charm is a full service country and primitive gift shop offering everything from crafts, candles, cards and gifts to collectibles, textiles, antiques, and custom gift baskets and silk florals.
Main Street Cafe'
Looking for a place to grab a cup of coffee while traveling down Interstate 57? Then stop by Main Street in Gifford, and be on the look out for their daily specials!
I and I State Line Tavern
Tavern steakhouse and full liquor service store with a drive thru or walk in service. Steaks, burgers, sandwiches, seafood, pizza, and an organic menu are offered. Live music is featured on Saturdays with a dance floor and large outdoor patio for dining.
Middle Fork Canoe at Forest Glen
Scenic canoeing and kayaking on the Middle Fork National Scenic River, Big Vermilion River, and Salt Fork River.
The Old Brick Inn
(1886-1891) Built for the granddaughter of Chrisman's founding father, it is one of the original 7 homes in Chrisman. Decorated blending of decades from the 1880's through the early 1900's. Full Breakfast. Tea room open Thurs-Sat 11am-1pm by reservation only.
El Toro Mexican Restaurant
Family owned restaurant with several locations across Central Illinois serving traditional great tasting mexican cuisine brought directly from La Piedad, Michoacan, Mexico. Daily lunch and dinner specials with authentic Mexican taste.
Family dining with something for everyone including appetizers, salads, soups, burgers, pasta, and kids' menu.
Super 8 - Danville
Get some much-needed rest at our Super 8 Danville hotel, conveniently located off Interstate 74 less than one mile from the Illinois / Indiana border. Our Danville, Illinois hotel near University of Illinois offers free Wi-Fi Internet access to help you stay connected, and free SuperStart continental breakfast so you can refuel for a busy day. Stretch out in one of our mini suites, and use your refrigerator or microwave to get a snack ready for a busy day. Kids 17 and under stay free when accompanied by an adult at our Danville, IL hotel. Smoke-free and pet-friendly rooms are available.
Chrisman Wall Mural
Artistic talent is showcased on a wall mural that decorates the side of a building on this quaint small town's square. The first mural at Illinois and Madison streeets was completed in the fall of 1998.
Chinese restaurant with great buffet specials. Open kitchen design provides ensures quality work. Catering and delivery also available.
Award winning pizza since 1972. Also features a salad bar and range of other dinners, including pastas and sandwiches.
Known as 'The Working Man's Country Club,' the Little Nugget Steakhouse and Tavern provides a range of dinner choices as well as package liquor and carry-out.
Treasured Roots Flower Shop and Specialty Gifts
A wide selection of unique items for your garden, your home, or a special gift for a loved one.
Danville Bar and Grill
Provides a clean, spacious, relaxed, and friendly lounge and dining atmosphere. Open jam sessions every Friday. Delivery and catering available.
Featuring carhop service since the 1950's. Drive-up dining only. This Frostop built in 1954. Open seven days.
Two floors of original antiques in excellent condition. The store owner is very knowledible of the merchandise and they are displayed perfectly.
Sleep Inn & Suites
Enjoy a wealth of amenities at an affordable price when choosing the smoke-free Sleep Inn & Suites® hotel in Danville. The pet-friendly hotel is conveniently located just off of Interstate 74 and in close proximity to Kickapoo State Park, Kennekuk County Park, Danville Area Community College, the David S. Palmer Arena, and VA Illiana Health Care System.
Best Western Regency Inn
The Best Western Regency Inn in Danville offers the best in service and hospitality with convenient access off Interstate 74 at exit 220.Guests are just minutes away from Danville’s corporate, industrial, and leisure areas and are ideally located near area shopping and attractions including Kickapoo State Park, Kennekuk County Preserve, David S. Palmer Arena and many historic sites.
Red Roof Inn & Suites
Red Roof Inn & Suites Danville is a family-friendly hotel, conveniently located off of Interstate 74. This hotel is near many local businesses, including McLane Midwest, Sygma, Alcoa and the AutoZone Distribution Center. Plenty of shopping and dining options are also available in the area. The hotel is just a short drive from Kickapoo State Park and Forest Glen Preserve.
Sleepy Creek Bed & Wine
A truly unique lodging experience is available at Sleepy Creek Vineyards! The lodging facility includes a full kitchen, living space, two private bedrooms, and a sleeping loft with maximum sleeping capacity of 10. The spacious retreat is close to Kickapoo State Park, Kennekuk County Park, and of course just steps away from the scenic 10 acre vineyards at Sleepy Creek.
Functional stoneware is the main objective at Kickapoo Pottery. All pieces are handthrown on the potters wheel, lead free, oven and microwave safe.
Coffee, fresh brewed teas, from scratch pastries, crepes, sandwiches, and salads.
More than a music and art festival. It's a three day celebration of the area's culture, rich with arts and entertainment. Music, arts, food, vendors, retail and vintage, Comic Con, street performers, magic, craft beer, car & motorcycle shows, hair Show, flow artists and more!
Culture Shock Danville
Formerly "The Taste of Downtown Danville" in Danville, IL. Culture Shock is more than a music and arts festival. It is a celebration of our culture! Come enjoy 3 days of Free unique music, arts, food, vendors, retail and vintage, Comic Con, street performers and more!
Vermilion County's first LEGAL moonshine distillery and bar!! All products are made by us, right here! Now doing tastings, cocktails, and retail sales!!