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CARLINVILLE

Places of Interest

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)


Historic Sites

Macoupin County Jail
Southside Macoupin County Jailhouse
Built in 1869 by the same architect as the Courthouse using the "Cannonball" method to prevent escapes.
(217) 854-3136

Macoupin County Historical Society Museum
920 W. Brecken Ridge St.
The historic Anderson Mansion is home to numerous items from Macoupin county's past.
217-854-2850

Carlinville Historic District
Most of downtown Carlinville
The Historic District covers 1/3 of the only Carlinville in the world. Includes the historic Macoupin County Jail and The Million Dollar Courthouse. The largest collection of Sears & Roebuck mail-order homes in the US.
217-854-2141
www.carlinvillechamber.com

Macoupin County Courthouse
201 E. Main St.
Check out the "Milliion Dollar Courthouse" once the largest courthouse in the United States.
217-854-3214


Lakes/Rivers

Carlinville Lake
15927 Carlinville Lake Rd.
Fishing, boating, and campground.


U-Picks/Orchards

Broom Orchard
12803 Broom Rd.
Upick Apples, peaches, pumpkins, cider. Farmers maket also available.
217-854-3514.
www.broomorchard.com

Malham Orchards
17218 Shipman Rd.
Market with homegrown apples, peaches, pears, and plums. "Bag Your Own Apples," so you can mix varieties.
217-854-2815


Hotels/Motels

Best Value Inn
217-854-3201 or 888-315-2378

Best Western Carlinville Inn
217-324-2100 or 800-322-7546

The Sleeping Inn
217-324-2100 or 800-322-7546


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CARLOCK

U-Picks/Orchards

Braffet Berry Farm
9010 E. 2250 North Rd.
Many varieties of strawberries. Upick and pre order.
309-376-2012



CASEY

Historic Sites

Cumberland Presbyterian Church
16 N Central Ave.
Enjoy viewing outstanding stained glass windows, one of which is a portrait of Abraham Lincoln, donated by the local Civil War veterans in 1914.
217-932-5404


Hotels/Motels

Comfort Inn of Casey
217-932-2212


Golf Courses

Casey Country Club
NE 13th, 203
Nine holes, par 35, 5280-5838 yds.


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CHAMPAIGN

Places of Interest

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
www2.parkland.edu/planetarium


Museums

Champaign County Historical Museum at the Cattle Bank
102 E. University Ave.
Beautifully restored cattlebank showcases more than 100 yearrs of Champaign county's people, events, architecture and life styles.
217-356-1010
www.champaignmuseum.org

Orpheum Children's Museum
356 N. Neil St.
Hands on science museum that allows children to interact and explore their surroundings. Encourages children to explore, learn, and interpret science while in an informal setting.
217-352-5895
www.orpheumkids.com

Krannert Art Museum & Kinkead
500 E. Peabody Dr.
More than 8,000 works of art ranging from the 4th millenium BCG to present
217-337-1860
www.kam.uiuc.edu


Performing Arts

Parkland College Theatre
2400 W. Bradley Ave.
A flexible proscenium theatre with 315 seats, and is the performance home for many Parkland theatrical, choral, and instrumental groups.
217-351-2528
www.parkland.edu/theatre

The Virginia Theatre
203 W. Park Avenue
Offers wide variety of theatrical, gospel, and vaudeville entertainment through-out the year.
217-356-9063
www.thevirginia.org


Garden/Nature Areas

Prairie Farm
Centennial Park
Traditional farm animals such as sheep, pigs, horses, and goats are featured at prairie farms. The farm offers tours and trolley rides in addition to petting area.
217-398-2550
www.champaignparkdistrict.com


Agricultural Attractions

Champaign County Farm Bureau
801 N. County Fair Drive
The Farm Bureau acts as an intermediary to set up specific tours of area farms for visitors to the Champaign-Urbana area. Call for more information.
217-352-5235

Wood & Wood Farm
2283 County Road 1100 E.
Wood & Wood farm feeds over 1,800 beef cattle annually. The farm produces over 750 acres of corn to be used as feed. An additional 520 acres is comprised of beans and hay. Appointments. 217-359-4844

Prairie Farm
2202 W Kirby Ave.
Sheep, pigs, mini horses, cows and goats. Farm
offers tours and birthday parties in addition to petting area.
217-398-2583
www.champaignparkdistrict.com


U-Picks/Orchards

Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch
3902 S. Duncan Rd.
80-acre apple orchard, u-pick pumpkin patch, mazes, petting zoo, pony rides, inflatables, restraunt, bakery, and country store.
217-359-5565
www.curtisorchard.com


Farmers Markets

Champaign Country Fair Farmers’ Market
Country Fair Shopping Center, 229 S. Mattis Ave.
Fresh produce, plants and baked goods.
217-493-0406


Pumpkin Patches

Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch
3902 S. Duncan Rd.
Apple orchard and pumpkin patch featuring upick, mazes, petting zoo, pony rides, wagon tours, giant inflatable, group tours, restaurant, bakery, and country store.
217-3595565
www.curtisorchard.com


Wineries

Alto Vineyards
4210 N. Duncan Rd.
217-356-4784
www.altovineyards.net


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CHAMPAIGN/URBANA

Places of Interest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heartland Gallery
112 W. Main St.
Showcases the art and crafts of the Celtic lands, India, and Latin America.
heartland-gallery.com

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

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

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


Museums

Spurlock Museum
600 S. Gregory
Celebrating the people of the world. Special facilities include a focus gallery for temporary exhibits, learning center, auditorium, and educational resource center.
217-333-2360
www.spurlock.uiuc.edu

John Phillip Sousa Library & Museum
236 Harding Band Building, 2nd Floor
Sousa’s personal band music library on display with period band uniforms and musical instruments.
door.library.uiuc.edu/sousa

Early American Museum
Route 47
A look back at 19th Century life in the Grand Prairie region of East Central Illinois. Call for group scheduling and fees.
217-586-2612


Garden/Nature Areas

Anita Purves Nature Center
1505 N. Broadway Ave
Located at the north end of Crystal Lake, this nature center is an environmental education facility. The center provides a natural resource to individuals, families, and groups interested in learning more about the outdoors.
217-384-4062
www.urbanaparks.org


Hotels/Motels

Baymont Inn & Suites - Champaign
217-356-8900 or 877-Baymont

Comfort Inn - Champaign
217-352-4055 or 800-228-5150

Country Inn & Suites - Champaign
217-355-6666

Courtyard by Marriott - Champaign
217-355-0411 or 800-321-2211

Days Inn - Champaign
217-356-6873 or 800-DAYSINN

Drury Inn & Suites - Champaign
217-398-0030 or 800-378-7946

Eastland Suites - Urbana
217-367-8331 or 800-253-8331

Econolodge & Suites - Champaign
217-356-6000

Extended Stay - Champaign
217-351-8899 or 800-EXT-STAY

Fairfield Inn - Champaign
217-355-0604 or 800-228-2800

Hampton Inn - Urbana
217-337-1100 or 800-HAMPTON

Hawthorn Suites - Champaign
217-398-3400 or 800-527-1133

Hilton Garden Inn - Champaign
217-352-9970

Hilton Homewood Suites - Champaign
217-352-9960

Historic Lincoln Hotel - Urbana
217-384-8800

Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center - Urbana
217-328-7900 or 800-465-4329

Holiday Inn Express - Urbana
217-328-0328 or 800-465-4329

Illini Union Guest Rooms - Urbana
217-333-3030

La Quinta Inn - Champaign
217-356-4000 or 800-687-6667

Lincoln Lodge - Urbana
217-367-1111

Microtel - Champaign
217-398-4136 or 888-771-7171

Ramada Limited - Urbana
217-328-4400 or 800-272-6232

Red Roof Inn - Champaign
217-352-0101 or 800-733-7663

Sleep Inn - Urbana
217-367-6000 or 800-SLEEPIN

Super 8 Motel - Champaign 2
217-359-2388 or 800-800-8000

Super 8 Motel - Urbana
217-384-8000 or 800-800-8000

Bed & Breakfasts

Akademika
217-344-2739

Annie's Place
217-398-6686

Gold’s Bed & Breakfast
217-586-4345
www.culocalbiz.com/goldsbandb/Main.htm

Hubert House Bed & Breakfast
217-367-8793
217-344-0000

Sylvia’s Irish Inn
217-384-4800
www.sylviasirishinn.com

Victorian Rose Bed & Breakfast
217-352-7029
www.victorianrosebandb.net


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CHARLESTON

Places of Interest

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

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

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

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

Museums

Table Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University
S. 9th & Cleveland Ave.
Offering a year round schedule of art exhibits and activities for all ages. Gift shop and sales rental gallery. Focus on Paul Sargent and Midwest art.
217-581-2787
www.eiu.edu/~tarble

Performing Arts

Charleston Alley Theater
718 Monroe Ave.
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.
217-345-6070
www.charlestonalleytheatre.com

Dvorak Concert Hall
South 7th St.
This hall offers a wide variety of recitals and concerts year 'round and is home to the renowned Eastern Illinois University Symphony Orchestra.
217-581-3010
www.eiu.edu/~music

Village Theatre
960 18th Street
The Village Theatre with its 183 seats in the round is the site of many theatrical performances.
217-581-3110

Historic Sites

Thomas Lincoln Cemetary and Shiloh Church
Lincoln Highway
The final resting place for a great many Civil War veterans and for Thomas and Sarah Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln's father and stepmother.
217-345-1845

Murals Around The Square
Charleston
Charleston's reputation as a city of murals is growing more and more as visitors learn of the project. The murals around the square are worth a walking tour. The tour spans a seven block area.
217-348-0430
www.charlestontourism.org

Lincoln Douglas Debate Museum
416 W. Madison Ave.
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 Lincoln site.
217-348-0430
www.charlestontourism.org

Historic Courthouse Square (Charleston)
Downtown Charleston
Explore antique shops, relax at one of our cozy cafes, and discover three centuries of architecture.
217-348-0430
www.charlestontourism.org

Dennis Hanks Gravesite
Old City Cemetery
Burial site of Abraham Lincoln's tutor
217-348-0430
www.charlestontourism.org

Charleston Historic District
Charleston
Explore antique shops, relax at one of our cozy cafes and discover three centuries of architecture.
217-348-0430

Garden/Nature Areas

Lincoln Prarie Grass Trail
5th & Railroad Ave.
Ride your bike or walk from Charleston to Mattoon on the Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail and combine physical activity with sighseeing.
217-348-0430
www.charlestontourism.org

Lake Charleston
IL Rt. 130
Enjoy the sparkling beauty of Lake Charleston. Biking and hiking are also available at lake park.
217-345-5650
www.charlestontourism.org

Lakes/Rivers

Lake Charleston
IL Highway 130
Fishing, boating (no wake, entire reservoir)


Golf Courses

Bent Tree Country Club
14618 E. County Rd. 400 N.
18 holes, par 70, 5645-6240 yards. Short, interesting, challenging.

Charleston Country Club
8355 Country Club Rd
18 hole golf course

Charleston Putt-n-Swing
917 17th Street
18 hole miniature golf course and batting cages.
www.charlestonillinois.org

Trails

Lincoln-Prairie Grass Trail
5th and Railroad Avenue
2 Miles of pave surface and 10 miles of aggregrate surface. Jogging, walking, equestrian riding and biking permitted.

State Parks

Fox Ridge State Park
18175 State Park Rd.
Campgrounds, recreation shelters, several miles of trails, fishing, and canoeing.
dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/PARKS/R3/FOX/Fox.htm

Farmers Markets

Charleston Farmers’ Market
On the Square in Charleston
Produce, baked goods, plants and some crafts.
217-345-8018

Abraham Lincoln Sites

Lincoln-Douglas Debate Museum
126 E. Street
Learn more about the 1858 political debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas.
217-348-0430

Thomas Lincoln Cemetery & Shiloh Church
8 miles south of Charleston, Lincoln Highway Road
The final resting place for a great many Civil War veterans and for Thomas and Sarah Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln’s father and stepmother.
217-345-1845

Hotels/Motels

Best Western - Worthington Inn
217-348-8161 or 800-528-8161

Days Inn
217-345-7689 or 800-DAYS-INN

The Varsity Inn
217-348-8885

Bed & Breakfasts

The Osage Inn
217-345-2622

Queen Anne’s on 7th Street
217-345-1288
www.queenanneson7th.com

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CHATHAM

Places of Interest

Sugar Creek Covered Bridge
Located about 3/4 mile west of I-55, and 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.

U-Picks/Orchards

Apple Barn
2290 E. Walnut
Orchard, greenhouses, flowers, apples, pumpkins,
fruits & vegetables, some Upick. Strawberries, black berries, raspberries, sweet corn, and Christmas trees.
217-483-6236

CHENOA

Historic Sites

Matthew T. Scott Home
227 N. 1st St.
The Traditional Victorian home of Matthew T. Scott, a well-known agriculturalist, and his wife Julia Green, one of the founders of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
815-945-4555

Agricultural Attractions

Matthew T. Scott Home
227 N. 1st St.
The Traditional Victorian home of Matthew T. Scott, a well-known agriculturalist, and his wife Julia Green, one of the founders of the Daughters of the American Revolution. 815-945-4555

Hotels/Motels

Super 8
815-945-5900

CLINTON
Sunset Inn & Suites
217-935-4140

Town & Country Motel
217-935-2121

Wye Motel
217-935-3373


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CHRISMAN

Historic Sites

Lincoln Monument
325th Road (Coach Road), 1 mile west of County Rd. 12
Picture Lincoln, the circuit lawyer on horseback, traveling the old route between Edgar and Coles counties. Rub his nose and leave a penny for luck at this monument.

Wall Mural
Illinois & Madison St. (downtown)
Artistic talent is showcased on a wall mural decorating a building on this quaint small town's square. The first mural at Illinois & Madison streeets was completed in the fall of 1998.
217-269-2664

Pike's Peak Ocean to Ocean Road
2300th Rd.
One of the first transcontinental highways. It is one of the most unchanged of all early highways. Get a map to travel the Edgar County Route at Chrisman, Hume, or Metcalfe business.
217-698-5970

Golf Course

Cherry Point Driving Range
Rt. 36 & 1300th St.
Driving range

Bed & Breakfasts

The Old Brick Inn
217-269-2700
www.oldbrickinn.net

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CLINTON

Museums

C. H. Moore Homestead
219 E. Woodland
An 1870 Victorian mansion on the national register with 3 buildings of antique farm machinery and a general store.
217-935-6066
www.chmoorehomestead.org

State Parks

Weldon Springs State Recreation Area (DeWitt County)
RR 2
A 425-acre park for all seasons, offering fishing, boating, picnicking, camping, hiking, wildlife, a rich heritage, nightime sledding, year round interpretive center.
dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/PARKS/R3/Weldonra.htm

Agricultural Attractions

C.H. Moore Homestead
219 E. Woodland
An 1870 Victorian mansion on the national register
with 3 buildings of antique farm machinery and a general store. April-Dec. Tues-Sat:
217-935-6066
www.chmoorehomestead.org

Farmers Markets

Clinton Area Farmers’ and Artisans Market
Mr. Lincoln's Square, Downtown Clinton.
Producers only of food and hand-crafted items.
866-4-DeWitt
www.cafamil.org

COFFEEN

State Parks

Coffeen Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area
15084 N. Fourth Ave.
22 species of fish are found in this lake, including bass, white crappie, channel catfish, bullhead, yellow bass, bluegill, and carp. This 1,100-acre lake is surrounded by native oak-hickory forests. Picnicking, hiking, and limited hunting and trapping.

Wineries

Forsee Vineyards, Inc. and Winery
18165 N. 4th Ave.
217-534-6347
www.forseevineyards.com

COWDEN

Places of Interest

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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