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ARCOLA

Rockome Gardens, LLC
125 North County Rd 425 East
Take a step back to a simpler time as you experience a large settlement that includes a historical shop, crafters, Amish Bakery, botanical gardens, trains, buggies and cowboy camp. Also enjoy camping, kayaking and fishing. A family adventure.
217-268-4106
www.rockome.com

Amish Country Tours
111 S. Locust
A step on guide will accompany your tour of Amish homes and farms. Also meals in Amish homes, afternoon frolic, Amish museum and 18 min. video, gift shop and book store, local attractions, hotel and motel reservations.
217-268-3599 or 888-45AMISH
www.amishcenter.com


ARTHUR


Amish Country Information Center
106 E. Progress
A visitor's center containing maps and information on the entire Amish area. 150 Amish craft shops on their farm sites dot the countryside, totally surrounding the village of Arthur.
800-722-6474
www.amishcountryillinois.com

Arthur Sale Barn
1204 N. Vine
Mingle with local Amish and English farmers at weekly or monthly sales when they come to buy or sell animals.
217-543-3255

Aunt Susan's General Store
210 S. Vine
Watch as they mush Amish peanut butter or fudge in a variety of flavors. They carry 50 kinds of Amish made cheese, meats, jams, jellies and candies.
800-879-2494

Beachy's Bulk Foods (& Bakery)
259 N CR 200E
This large Amish-owned bakery and bulk grocery has been in business over 25 years. They buy in bulk and repackage to smaller containers, passing the savings on to their customers. Fresh baked pies on Friday and Saturday.
217-543-3447

Country Cheese & More
205 S. Vine Street
A window allows you to watch as cookies and other baked goodies are made. Groups are allowed to help with prior set up. A variety of foods is offered.
217-543-3544

Dicks Pharmacy
118 S. Vine St.
You can still order many of the soda fountain treats of yesteryear such as Green Rivers, floats, phosphates, malts, shakes, and ice cream. The marble-topped counter was moved here in the 1930s.
217-543-2913

Melrose Quilts & Sewforth
RR1 Box 133A
Seasonal retail store offers heirloom quilts and homespun accessories. Occasionally the Mennonite shop owner may be seen working on her quilts.
217-543-2844

Miller's Dry Goods

175E CR 50N
Amish-owned fabric store is like a general store without the food. They offer unique home items, home schooling materials, 10,000+ bolts of fabric, sewing and quilting materials, plus much more.
800-722-6474

Stitch & Sew Fabrics
220 S. Vine St.
One of the largest Mennonite-owned fabric stores in the area where they are always willing to show you how to make something special.
217-543-2287

Wilson's Kitchens & More
1700N CR 2300E
Largest Amish-owned furniture store in Illinois. View wood-working shop in operation. Scheduled tours of wood-working shop available.
217-543-2408


ASSUMPTION

Assumption Public Library

205 N. Oak St.
This library boasts a large geneology section.
217-226-3915


ATLANTA

Atlanta's Bunyon Giant
103 SW Arch St. (Old Rt. 66)
Originally located in front of Bunyon’s Restaurant on Rt. 66 in Cicero, Illinois, the Bunyon Giant now welcomes Rt. 66 travelers to Atlanta, Illinois.

J.H. Hawes Elevator
2nd St. in Atlanta
Restored grain elevator listed on the National Historic Register. Free tours Sundays in June, July, & August.
217-648-2056

Rt. 66 Advertising Sign
Arch St.
A 70-by-10 foot reproduction of the sign painted in 1898.



ATWOOD

Atwood Visitor & Information Center
112½ S. Main
Early trains made an "at-the-woods" stop, and in 1873 the town of Atwood was formed. Main St. today features split-rail fences, benches, grassy areas and "the best of the country" crafts, collectibles, antiques and more.
217-578-2734

Village Craftsmen
120 N Main St.
Watch the Amish create beautiful furniture!
217-578-3834

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BEAVERVILLE

Fey Orr Memorial Mural
Beaverville Grain and Lumber Company
A 120'x16' mural honoring the late Fey Orr, prominent business and philanthropist. The mural appears on the Beaverville Grain and Lumber Co. and depicts the people and lifestyle of Beaverville.


BENLD

Colliseum Antique Mall
South Main & Central Ave.
Located off I-55, Exit 44, 4 miles to Benld, left on Rt. 4. 13,000 square feet of shopping, 13 acres for outside selling.
217-835-7788

The Holy Dormition of the Theotokos Catholicon of the Patriarchal Russian Orthodox Catholic Church
300 N Fourth St
Jurisdiction: Patriarchate of Moscow and all Russia. Established in 1907 by a group of Russian immigrants who lived and labored in Benld, built homes and reared their families while adding their customs and ideas to the ever-mixing cultures that we find
217-835-2202


BLOOMINGTON

Anderson Family Aquatic Center
100 S. Maple
Check out the two waterslides in the training pool and areas for relaxing. The kiddy water play area is a zero depth area complete with a small waterslide, water cannons, a submarine play/slide structure and lots of spray toys. Seasonal hours.
309-454-9540
www.normal.org

Beer Nuts, Inc.
103 North Robinson St.
The only place in the world where Beer Nuts are manufactured.
309-827-8580

Bloomington Cultural District
107 E. Chesnut St.
A three block art, education and entertainment complex currently being developed in downtown Bloomington. Centered around the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, the Cultural District will also include a new Festival Park and a Creativity Center for arts education.
309-494-2787

Grady's Family Fun Center
1501 Morrissey Dr.
As Bloomington-Normal's only amusement park, Grady's features an 18-hole mini-golf course, batting cages, bumper boats, go carts and kiddie rides.
309-662-3332

Ecology and Action Center
202 W. College Ave.
This is a walk-in information and environment education center for individuals and groups providing practical workshops and exhibits. Nature walks, special events and educational field trips are also available.
309-454-3169
www.ecologyactioncenter.org

Fairview Family Aquatic Center
800 N. Main St.
There are several exciting amenities for children, adults and families to enjoy including a zero depth pool, four waterslides (two that drop 42 feet), water spray toys, sand volleyball and full service concessions.
309-454-9540
www.normal.org

Illinois State University
Founded in 1857 with much of the original legal work completed by Abraham Lincoln, Illinois State University was the first public university in the State and the tenth oldest state teacher’s school in the nation. Call for tours.
309-438-INFO
www.ilstu.edu

Illinois Wesleyan University
This academically acclaimed private university covers 60 acres. Special features include the Evelyn Chapel, which has won international acclaim for architecture and interior design. The chapel has a Casavant Freres organ with more than 1,650 pipes.
309-556-3031

Miller Park Zoo
1020 S. Morris Ave.
A Bloomington/Normal landmark since 1891, Miller Park Zoo is the only Illinois zoo to feature the endangered Sumatran Tiger. This zoo features indoor and outdoor exhibits.
309-434-2250

Pepsi Ice Center
201 S. Roosevelt
An indoor public ice skating facility offering skate rental, lessons, a hockey program, and public ice skating sessions.
309-434-2737
www.cityblm.org/pepsi/

Shoppes at College Hills
Veterans Parkway
An open-air lifestyle center and Bloomington/Normal’s newest and most unique retail destination. The exciting blend of retailers and restaurants includes more than 25 specialty stores.
www.theshoppesatcollegehills.com

State Farm Insurance
1 State Farm Plaza
State Farm is Bloomington-Normal's largest employer and the nation's largest insurance company.
309-766-6320
www.statefarm.com

Stevenson Memorial Room
Stevenson Hall, Beufort and School Streets
Memorabilia of Adlai E. Stevenson II, former governor of Illinois, ambassador to the United Nations, and two time presidential candidate.
309-438-5669

Timber Point Outdoor Center
20 Timber Point Lane
Along the shores of Lake Bloomington, this center offers meeting facilities, catering and group activities including camping, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking and a team building challenge course. Let your group experience the adventure of working together 40 feet in the air and then descending on a 300-foot zip line.
309-365-8021

Upper Limits Rock Gym
1304 W. Washington St.
With over 20,000 square feet, it is one of the largest climbing gyms in North America. Perfect for both the advanced climber or the beginner. Enjoy climbing one of the 65 foot tall indoor silos, or rappel 120 feet off the top of the building.
309-829-TALL

U.S. Cellular Coliseum
101 S. Madison St.
This premier entertainment center hosts the Bloomington Extreme and the Bloomington Prairie Thunder, the professional football and hockey league teams. Holds 8,000 seats for concerts and conferences year round.
309-434-2843
www.uscellularcoliseum.com


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CARLINVILLE

Standard Addition
The largest collection of Sears & Roebuck Mail Order Homes in the U.S. 152 of the original 156 homes are still standing in this section of Carlinville. Call for a brochure.
217-854-2141 (Carlinville Historic District)


CHAMPAIGN




CHAMPAIGN/URBANA


Boneyard Pottery
403 S. Water St.
Exhibits ceramics by owner Michael Schwegmann, as well as other local artists in special shows throughout the year.
www.boneyardpottery.com

Framer's Market

807 W. Springfield Ave.
Offers custom picture framing and expert design assistance, specializing in conservation framing.
www.framersmarket.net

Glass FX
202 S. First St.
Designs and fabricates custom stained and etched glass windows.
www.glassfx.com

Glass Lake Studio
2908 E Main. St.
Exhibits handblown art glass and figurative drawings, paintings and bronze sculptures.
www.soltec.com/glasslakestudio/studio.html

The Great Frame Up
2141 S. Neil St.
Offers custom framing and design assistance and specializes in conservation framing. Work of local artists and limited edition prints by Hadley House and Greenwich Workshop are on display.
www.cu.thegreatframeup.com

Griggs Street Potters
305 W. Griggs St.
An intimate pottery studio/gallery.
217-344-8546

Green Street Studio
24 E. Green St.
Displays work by a number of local and regional artists.
www.techline-cu.com

Heartland Gallery
112 W. Main St.
Showcases the art and crafts of the Celtic lands, India, and Latin America.
http://heartlandgallery.home.insightbb.com

International Galleries

Lincoln Square Mall
Offers original artwork by local and international artists, art prints, posters and custom framing services.
217-328-2254

LaPayne Photography

816 Dennison Dr.
Features panoramic photography by Brad LaPayne.
www.lapayne.com

\Larry Kanfer Photography Gallery
2503 South Neil St.
Enjoy browsing through four galleries featuring work by nationally acclaimed artist, Larry Kanfer. Known as the pre-eminent photographer of Prairiescapes--images displaying the subtle grandeur or the American Midwest and the University of Illinois campus at Urbana-Champaign, and many other major collections.
217-398-2000
800-852-6337
www.kanfer.com

The Olympic Tribute
Dodds Park, North Mattis Ave.
A tribute honoring residents of Champaign County who have participated in the Olympic Games.
217-398-2550
www.champaignparkdistrict.com

University of Illinois
The largest university in the state; its departments of physics, engineering, computer science and agriculture are internationally famous.
217-333-0920
www.uiuc.edu

University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

2001 S. Lincoln Ave.
Weekly tour explores one of the state-of-the-art facilities for veterinary medicine in the world. View the small and large animal clinics, animal wards and exam rooms.
217-333-1192
www.cvm.uiuc.edu

William M. Staerkel Planetarium
2400 W. Bradley Avenue
The second largest planetarium in Illinois. Uses a Zeiss Star Projector to project 7,600 visible stars on the 50-foot dome.
217-351-2568
www.parkland.edu/coned/pla

Wind, Water, and Light

10 E. Main St.
Offers and eclectic array of fine art and crafts by many local and national artists in a variety of media.
www.windwaterlight.com


CHARLESTON


Charleston Speedway
3 miles east of Charleston on IL Rt. 16
Circular racing.
217-345-2929

Coles County Dragway
3 miles west of Charleston on IL Rt. 316
1/8 mile dragstrip.
217-345-7777
www.colescountydragwayusa.com

Coles County Speedway
5 miles west of Charleston on IL Rt. 316
Modified midget racing.
217-348-8035

Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
The German Gothic architecture of Old Main towers above the 316 acre campus.
217-581-5000
www.eiu.edu

Lincoln Springs Resort
3 miles east of Charleston on Rt. 16
Area’s newest family fun destination featuring the Stovepipe Grill and Smokehouse, cabins, campgrounds, lake activities, 18-hole miniature golf course and computer game center.
877-770-0ABE
www.lincolnspringsresort.com

Rotary Community Aquatic Center & Putt-N-Swing

920 17th Street
Family fun center with a 19-hole championship miniature golf course, batting cages, swimming pool, and water slide.
217-345-6897
www.charlestonillinois.org


CHATHAM

Sugar Creek Covered Bridge
Located about 3/4 mile west of I-55
About 3 miles south of the Lake Springfield Bridge
Beautiful covered bridge that crosses Sugar Creek with a 60ft. clear span. Built around 1880 by Thomas Black.


COWDEN

Thompson Mill Covered Bridge
RR1
Built in 1868 to span the Kaskaskia River, this 157 foot bridge is one of only five covered bridges remaining in Illinois.
217-774-2244
800-874-3529


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DANVILLE

Off Track Betting Facility
388 Eastgate Dr.
Food, fun and horseracing are the order of the day at the Danville OTB parlor. Adjacent to the Ramada just off I-74. Catch the excitement of thoroughbread and harness racing on 100 television monitors at the facility.
217-442-3900
www.illinoisotb.com


DECATUR

Big Creek Riding Stables
4961 E. Lost Bridge Rd.
An indoor and outdoor arena, trail rides, rentals, riding lessons and boarding.
217-864-3436

Gallery 510
138 E Main
Features works of member artists in different exhibits each month. Open 1pm-4pm, Thurs-Sun.
217-422-1509

Scovill Zoo
71 South Country Club Rd.
Overlooking Lake Decatur, this zoo is home to more than 500 animals. Be sure to ride the ZO & O Express for an exciting ride around the zoo!
217-421-7435

DWIGHT

First National Bank of Dwight
122 W. Main St.
Famed architecht Frank Lloyd Wright designed and engineered this bank in 1905 and it is the only one his three designed banks still standing.
815-584-1212

Prairie Creek Library District
501 Carriage House Lane
Built in 1896 as a carriage house housing cattle and horses for the Oughton estate. Later transformed into a treatment and recreation building for the Keeley Company. In 1989, it was donated to the Library District, and has been transformed into the Villlage Library.
815-584-1652

The Windmill
One Windmill Dr.
Built in 1896 to supply water for the Oughton Estate and grounds, which later became home of the Keeley Institute. The windmill was donated to the Village of Dwight in 200 and is listed on the National Register.
www.dwightillinois.com


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EFFINGHAM

The Cross at the Crossroads
I-57 & I-70, exit 159
Features plaques of the 10 commandments and a visitor’s center. The Cross is 198 feet tall, with a cross arm of 113 feet. There are 181 tons of steel in the structure, 848 yards of concrete, and 34 tons of reinforced steel in the foundation.
www.crossusa.org

Finish Line Teletrack

1208 N. Keller Dr.
Off-track betting.
217-342-3377

Kluthe Memorial Pool
Evergreen & Maple
New complex with large leisure pool featuring play apparatus and water slide. Full-size lap pool. Easily accommodates 750 people for a great day of summer fun.
217-342-4415

National Road
Route 40
Commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson, the national Road is the first interstate highway. It created a conduit for pioneers seeking a new life in a pristine world.
217-849-3188

Sculptures on the Avenue
Downtown
Each year, outdoor sculptures can be found throughout the community of Effingham. The sculptures change annually and feature the works of Midwest artists. This project is based upon the permanent sculpture by Leonardo Nierman, Flame of Hope, which is located in front of the municipal building.
217-342-5310
800-772-0750
www.effinghamil.com


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FAIRBURY

American Legion Speedway
600 S. Third St.
Best dirt track racing in the Midwest. UMP modified, UMP late models and Street Stocks. Racing every Saturday, mid-May through Labor Day weekend.
815-692-3222 or 815-692-4064
www.fairburyspeedway.com

Fairbury Downtown District
Downtown Fairbury
Renovated downtown area features eateries, specialty shops, consignment and antiques. There is also a vintage looking gazebo in central park.


FARMER CITY

BMX Race Track
South Park
Call for information.
309-722-3439

Farmer City Fairgrounds
850 N Grove
Stock car races on Friday nights.
309-928-9110


FINDLAY

Eagle Creek
RR 1, Box 230
18 hole miniature golf course located near the outdoor swimming pool. Immaculately kept and challenging in a relaxed sort of way.
217-756-3456
800-876-3245
www.eaglecreekresort.com


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GIFFORD

Gordyville USA
Route 135E
For horse lovers, bargain hunters, and rodeo fans. Gordyville offers an array of events, shows and sales throughout the year.
217-568-7117
www.gordyvilleusa.com


GILMAN

The Heartland Spa
1237 E. 1600 North Rd.
This secluded destination spa is nestled in the heart of Illinois farm country. Offering a balanced program with comprehensive stress management information, relaxation and fitness classes, superb pampering treatments and a menu that is delicious.
815-683-2182
800-545-4853
www.heartlandspa.com


GREENUP

Cumberland County/National Road Covered Bridge
National Road
The Embarras River near Greenup was the site of a covered bridge built by Abe and Thomas Lincoln and dennis hanks. The original bridge was 200 feet long. Reconstruction of the bridge began in 1998 and was dedicated in 2000.
217-923-3401
www.villageofgreenup.com


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HOMER

Homer 500 Snowmobile/ATV Grass Drag Racing
202 E. 4th St
Bring the entire family out to the races! This is snowmobiling like you've never seen. Come cheer on racers, or even race in the amateur/pro drag strip venue.
217-896-2585


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KANSAS

Red Bud Lane Iris Garden
2282 N. 350th St.
Feast your eyes on the gardens of iris, hostas and day lillies. These bulbs and rhizomes are shipped all over the country. Please call before your visit. Catalog is available on request.
217-948-5478


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LEXINGTON

Illinois State University Farm Research Facility
25578 ISU Farm Lane
Book your tours or see a listing of special events online.
309-365-2211
www.agriculture.ilstu.edu

Route 66 Memory Lane
1 mile of original unused stretch of Route 66 located just north of Lexington. It has been restored back to the 1940s era.
309-365-8105


LITCHFIELD


Ariston Cafe
413 N. Old Rt. 66
Founded in 1924, believed to be one of the oldest restaurants on Route 66.
217-324-2023
www.ariston-cafe.com

Carnegie Public Library
400 Block North State St.
Original 1904 architecture, houses one of the most complete genealogy departments in the surrounding area.
217-324-3866

Sky View Drive-In Theatre
Historic Old Rt. 66
Continuously operating since 1950. Open from mid-April to Memorial Day, Fri-Sun. Memorial Day to Labor Day, 7 nights a week. Week after Labor Day to end of Oct., Fri-Sun. Admission: $1 per person (under age 6 free). $3 per car load on Thursday nights.
217-324-4451
www.litchfieldskyview.com


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MARSHALL

Harlan Hall
603 Locust St.
Originally this building had an opera house on the 2nd floor and a 1st floor liver stable. Built in 1872, it is a legacy of the trend in the 19th and 20th centuries for communities to have facilities for live entertainment - an activity supported by transportation improvements, such as the National Road and the railroad. The building will soon be utilized as a community center, and a welcome center for the National Road.
217-826-2498

Log Cabin Visitors Center

Holiday Park, corner of Rt.1 and Rt. 40 (Archer Ave.)
Provides information about Marshall and Clark County.
217-826-2034 or 217-826-1044

Stone Arch Bridge
Located 1/2 mile west of downtown Marshall
Built between 1828 and 1837 by the Corps of Army Engineers and local laborers, this unique engineering site is one of the few remaining bridges of the original road still in use. This bridge was brought down the Wabash River by barge, hauled by wagon and cut to fit without mortar. It still sustains heavy vehicular traffic today.
217-826-2034


MONTICELLO

Allerton Park and Retreat Center
515 Old Timber Rd.
Part National Natural Landmark, was the private estate of Robert Henry Allerton who donated it to the University of Illinois in 1946. It has 1,500 acres of formal gardens, outdoor sculptures, trails, nature areas and the manor house, now used as a retreat and conference center. A great place to visit nature and to have weddings and special events. Several public programs are always happening at Allerton.
217-762-2721 or 217-762-7011
www.allerton.uiuc.edu


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NORMAL

Illinois State University Planetarium
Corner of College Ave. & School St.
The night sky is recreated in this 100-seat celestial theater in-the-round by ISU's Physics Department.
309-438-5007


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ONARGA

Butterfield's Trail
Hike the trail and view two of the original inns.
815-268-7321

Butterfield Trail Antiques, Winery & Collectives
428 E. State Route 54, I-57 & IL 54 Interchange
Restored barn featuring Illinois products and travelers information.
815-268-4100

Onarga Public Library
209 West Lincoln
An original red brick Carnegie Library.
815-268-7626

Onarga Township Cemetery
North Popular
Eternal home of Timothy Webster, Civil War Spy
815-268-4670


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PALESTINE

Palestine's Unique Shops
Downtown
One-of-a-kind shops housed in turn-of-the-century buildings. Visitors will find diverse eateries, quaint antique and specialty shops, unique art galleries, floral, textile and gift boutiques. Palestine is also home to Mullens Dressing and Pioneer Wines.
618-586-2222

1950s ICRR Caboose
Main Street
Visit our restored caboose permanently parked on Main Street as a memorial to all railroaders and train lovers.
618-586-2222


PANA

Lincoln Prairie Trail Bike Trail
Rt. 29 NE
Downstate's newest paved hike and bike trail follows the historic railbed 15 mi. across the prairie.
217-562-4240
www.panaillinois.com


PARIS

Allis Chalmers Tractor Musuem
9688 N 220th St
Come visit Allis Chalmers collection of tractor models from 1914-1957 by appt or chance, private collection. Free
217-275-3428

Edgar County Genealogical Library

408 N. Main
Trace your Edgar County roots in this comprehensive, local resource. The library is a treasure trove of genealogical tools, manuscripts, books, filmed records, micro-fiche, and a wonderful computerized database on Edgar County families. Skilled volunteers will guide and assist you. Copies and printouts help you take it all home.
217-463-4209


PAXTON

Ford County Historical Society
200 West State St.
Dedicated to the research, collection, preservation, and appreciation of the history of Ford County.
217-379-3496


PETERSBURG

The Farm
2148 Old Farm Avenue
20 theme gardens, rustic shop in the barn featuring herbal gifts and supplies, group tours, picnics and hayrides.
217-632-2888
www.visit-thefarm.com

Lincoln's New Salem Canoe Rental, Inc.
425 W. Douglas
Discover the natural settings of Lincoln’s New Salem, historic Petersburg, and surrounding Menard County by canoe or kayak! A leisurely paddle offers you views soaring wildlife around every bend.
217-494-3957
www.newsalemcanoe.com

Stier Trolley Express
15588 History Lane
Tickets: New Salem Lincoln League's Souvenir Shop at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site
Boarding: Lincoln New Salem's State Historic Site Visitor's Center,
Petersburg, IL 62675
Climb aboard the Trolley, sit back and relax as we bring the history of historic Petersburg Illinois and surrounding area to you. We will take you past several points of interest along your journey back in history.  Petersburg is rich in Victorian Homes most of which were built in the 1860's and 1870's.   
During your journey into history, you will be entertained by a narrative of points of interest along the way.  We will stop for a short while in downtown Petersburg.  At this time, you may choose to disembark and enjoy the downtown area on foot.  There are a variety of shops and eateries  to wander through.  Don't worry, the trolley will return to pick you up.  Your ticket includes a round trip back to Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site.  The Trolley runs on an hourly schedule.  Consult with your conductor as to the return pick up times as well as the time of the last trolley of the day.
Charter Available.
Spring/Fall: Weekend Only
Summer: Tuesday- Sunday
217-632-7876
www.stiertrollyexpress.com

PONTIAC

City of Pontiac Tourism Bureau and Visitors Center
120 W. Howard St.
Visitor information center
815-844-5847
800-825-2055

The Jones House
314 E. Madison St.
A gothic revival brick house built in 1858, it is the oldest brick home in pontiac.
815-842-3457

Lincoln Statue
112 W. Madison St., Livingston County Courthouse South Lawn
Sculptor Rick Harney’s life size statue of Abraham Lincoln is a memorial to the numerous visits Lincoln made to Pontiac between 1840 and 1860.
815-844-5847
800-835-2055

Old City Hall Shoppes

321 North Main St.
20 craft and antique shops under one roof in this historic, old city hall.
815-842-1343


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RANTOUL

Hardy's Reindeer Ranch - Rantoul
1356 CR 2900N
The North Pole has moved to Central Illinois. Try your luck at the 6+ acre corn maze, the Grand Prix style race track, pick a pumpkin or a Christmas tree (depending on season), stop by the fascinating gift shop and of course see the reindeer!
217-893-3407


ROBINSON

Genealogy Room
606 North Jefferson St., Robinson Public Library District
One of the largest collections of genealogical records in the State.
618-544-2917

The Olde Candy Shop
109 S. Court
Open Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm. Visitors can purchase Heath and Hershey candy fresh from the factory and Crawford County memorabilia.


ROCHESTER

Prairie's Edge Farm
8300 Hendrickson Rd.
Has been family owned and operated for over 50 years and they take pride in sharing the full Midwest farm experience with visitors. A tour includes access to the family farm, from the vast pastures and fields to the tractors, horse stables and livestock, as well as opportunities to feed the family farm animals. Reservation only.
217-498-8251


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SHELBYVILLE

Family Aquatic Center
9th St., Forest Park
Lap swimming lanes, water slide, frog slide, drop slide, rain drop, diving board, zero-depth entry, playground, food court, and bathhouse.
217-774-4343

Shelby County Historical & Genealogical Society Center

151 S. Washington St.
Library for researchers has many artifacts on display. Built in 1892, the building was a former county jail.
217-774-2260 or 217-774-4082


SHIRLEY

Funks Prarie Home
10875 Prairie Home Lane
Restored 13-room residence of Illinois State Senator and cattleking of Illinois, Lafayette Funk. Authentic antiques and careful restoration make this a beautiful and educational tour. Decorated for the holidays and other special events. Groups welcome.
309-827-6792
800-433-8226


SPRINGFIELD

Adventure Village
Sangamon Ave. & Peoria Rd.
Adventure Village is located inside the Main Gate at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.You will find everything from ferris wheels to carousels and many thrill rides.
217-528-9207

City Water, Light and Power
109 N. Seventh St.
CWLP, Springfield's municipally owned utility, provides tours of its water purification plant and Dahlman power plant.
217-789-2360
www.springfield.il.us/visit

Cozy Dog Drive-In
2935 S. 6th St.
This traditional Route 66 diner is a part of the history of Springfield when inventor Ed Waldmire introduced the Cozy Dog’s famous hot dog on a stick at the Lake Springfield Beach House and at the Illinois State Fair in 1946.
217-525-1992

Dana-Thomas House State Historic Site
301 E. Lawrence Ave.
Frank Lloyd Wright designed Prairie Style House. Thirty-five room mansion with original art glass and furnishings.
217-782-6776

Henson Robinson Zoo
1100 East Lake Dr.
The Henson Robinson Zoo is home to over 300 animals and 90 species of native and exotic animals.
217-753-6217
www.hensonrobinsonzoo.org

Knight's Action Park and Caribbean Water Adventure
1700 Recreation Dr. & Chatham Rd.
Two parks at one location - A dry park and water park in one.
217-546-8881
www.knightsactionpark.com

Prairie Heart Institute

109 N. Seventh St.
The Prairie Heart Institute provides cardiovascular consultants and cardio surgeons offering comprehensive heart services.
217-789-2360
www.springfield.il.us/visit

World War II Illinois Veterans Memorial
Oak Ridge Cemetery
This memorial has as its focal point a glove of the world symbolizing the conflict that involved more than 200 nations. More than 70 stainless steel buttons on the globe signify the major battles and events of World War II.
217-782-2717

STAUNTON

Dream Catcher Ranch and Kennel Petting Zoo
880 Veteran's Memorial Dr.
Specializing in small animals kids can touch and play with. Tours at the farm are welcome. Train and mini-zoo available for parties, schools, company picnic, and nursing homes.
618-637-2910


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TAYLORVILLE

Burial Site of "Kay" The Circus Elephant
1163 N. 1250 E. Rd.
Grave and marker of "Kay" of Carson and Barnes Circus and Al G. Kelly and Miller Bros. Circus died Oct. 21, 1994. This is only the second elephant buried in illinois.
217-824-4919

"The Last Stop"
Northwest Corner of Square
The world's only statue of Abe Lincoln and a pig. The sculpture commemorates Lincoln's bemused request for a "writ of quietus" to calm noisy pigs gathered under the courthouse floor. The "Last Stop" refers to the location on the old 8th Judicial Circuit.
217-824-2194

Tall Crane and Bittern Fountain
Located on the southwest corner of the square.
Dedicated in 2006, this is a replica of a 1906 cast iron fountain.


TUSCOLA

Tanger Outlets
I-57 and US 36
Outlet shopping center;where you will find great bargains at over 45 stores.
217-253-2282
www.tangeroutlet.com


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URBANA

Indoor Aquatic Center
102 E. Michigan
The Aquatic Center has a recreational pool and a competition pool. The center feaures a beach like entry and water playground.
217-384-pool
www.prairienet.org/upd/IndoorAquaticCenter.html

Japan House
2000 S. Lincoln Ave
The Japan House and its gardens provide an important academic, cultural, and natural setting for promoting an understanding of Japanese culture. There are three tea rooms where one can participate in an authentic tea ceremony.
217-244-9934
www.art.uiuc.edu/galleries/japanhouse


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WILLIAMSVILLE

Die Cast Auto Sales
117 N. Elm St.
Has a collection of nostalgic 1/18 scale auto replicas and automotive memorabilia.
217-566-3898


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