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DANVILLE

Places of Interest

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


Museums

Lamon House
N. Logan Ave.
The 1840's Lamon House is believed to be the oldest frame residence in the area. Constructed by Joseph Lamon, cousin of Ward Hill Lamon, Lincoln's law partner and presidential bodyguard.
217-442-2922
www.vermilioncountymuseum.org

Vermillion County Museum
116 North Gilbert St.
Replica of 1833 county courthouse where Lincoln practiced law. Exhibits include Lincoln Law Office, a one-room schoolhouse, natural history displays, coal mine shaft and much more
217-442-2922


Historic Sites

Fithian Home
116 N. Gilbert
Fithian home is a Lincoln site listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 1855 Victorian mansion was the home of Dr. William Fithian, a friend of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln spent 2 nights there in 1858.
217-442-2922
www.vermilioncountymuseum.org

WWI Victory Memorial
Southwest corner of Main & Gilbet St.
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. Statues representing Red Cross nurses and each branch of the armed service guard the base.
800-383-4386

Vermilion County War Museum
307 N. Vermilion
12,800-square ft. military museum is housed in what used to be a Carnegie Library. Their collection contains over 2,000 artifacts and memorabilia from the 1800's to Desert Storm.
217-431-0034
www.vcwm.org

Historic Danville Stadium
9th & Highland
Built in 1946 as part of the Brooklyn Dodgers farm system, it serves as the home field for high school, American Legion, and community college baseball teams. During the summer, the field is home to the Danville Dans an NCAA-sanctioned league.
217-743-1226 x1
www.soltec.net/dansbaseball

National Cemetary
1900 E. Main St.
The National Cemetary is located on the grounds of the VA Medical Center. Entrance off E. Main St. Can be found near the Army Reserve Center. The cemetary serves as the final resting place for veterans and their spouses.
217-554-4550


Garden/Nature Areas

Lake Vermillion County Park
22296A Henning Rd.
Lake Vermillion County Park on Danville's northwest side offers a public boat ramp and picnic area. All the county parks have picnic shelters available for rent.
217-442-1691
www.vccd.org

Heron Wetland Boardwalk
West Newell Rd.
This 900 foot floating boardwalk is the 2nd largest of its kind in the state.
217-442-1691

Kennekuk County Park
22296 A Henning Rd.
The 3000 acre park includes a seven mile backpack trail among its 15 miles of trail system. Paddle boats, jon boats and pontoons are available for rental in season. Hunting and fishing in season
217-442-1691
www.vccd.org


Golf Courses

Back Nine Golf Course
1900 E. Main St.
A 9 Hole public golf course, open to the public seven days a week. Yardage is 2898.

Harrison Park Golf Course
1300 W. Voorhees
An 18 hole course off West Voorhees. Open to the public year round. Carts available. Par 71. Yardage: Ladies 4914, Mens 5840, Tournment 6661. Course Slope - 114/116/119.

Turtle Run Golf Club
332 Liberty Lane
Turtle Run Golf Club offers a Par 72 Championship Golf Course. A Jim Spears design that opened in 1970 has four of the most challenging Par 3's in Central Illinois. The Championship Tees measure 6771 yards, Middle Tees 6541, and Forward Tees 5595.

Wolf Creek Golf Club
2521 Perrysville Rd.
A 9 hole course, open to the public 7 days a week. Two sets of tees - front tees distance is 3155 and back tees distance is 3171 - both have a par of 36.


State Parks

Harry "Babe" Woodyard State Natural Area
18669 E. 670 North Rd.
1,043 acres, bird watching, stream fishing, hiking trails, and hunting.

Kickapoo State Park
10906 Kickapoo Park Rd.
Offers 2842 acres of fun and beauty for your family, as well as great camping, canoe rentals, and tubing on the Middle Fork River. You might even try scuba diving!

Middle Fork State Fish and Wildlife Area
Equestrian, cross country, and ski trails wind through 2700 acres of grass, forest, and cropland providing home to upland and forest game. Located 6 miles north of Interstate 74, take the Oakwood exit.


Farmers Markets

Danville Farmers’ Market
Kresege Park - Vermilion Street. Vendors with home-grown/homemade products.
217-443-3886
www.downtowndanville.us


Abraham Lincoln Sites

Fithian Home
116 North Gilbert
Victorian Mansion on National Historic Register. Abe Lincoln stayed with his friend, Dr. Wm. Fithian and gave a speech from the balcony in 1858. Furniture, treasures, documents of yore.
217-442-2922 or 800-383-4386
www.vermilioncountymuseum.org

Lamon House
Lincoln Park
1031 N. Logan Ave.
This 1840s cottage was built by Joseph Lamon, cousin of Ward Hill Lamon, Lincoln’s law partner.
217-442-2922 or 800-383-4386

Vermillion County Museum
116 North Gilbert St.
Replica of 1833 county courthouse where Lincoln practiced law. Exhibits include Lincoln Law Office, a one-room schoolhouse, natural history displays, coal mine shaft and much more.
217-442-2922


Hotels/Motels

Best Western - Regency Inn
217-446-2111 or 800-WESTERN

Best Western - Riverside Inn
217-431-0020 or 800-WESTERN

Candle-Lite Motel
217-442-1988

Comfort Inn
217-443-8004 or 800-228-5150

Danville Days Inn & Convention Center
217-443-6600 or 800-344-5861

Fairfield Inn
217-443-3388 or 800-228-2800

Glo Motel
217-442-2086

Holiday Inn Express
217-442-2500

Sleep Inn & Suites
217-442-6600 or 888-633-3808


Bed & Breakfasts

Lamp Post Inn Bed & Breakfast
217-446-9458

Shephard's Inn
217-443-9121

The Yorkshire Bed & Breakfast
217-442-4590
www.theyorkshirebandb.com


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DECATUR

Places of Interest

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

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


Museums

Children's Museum of Illinois
55 South Country Club Rd.
Discover the exciting worlds of science, technology, and the arts at this hands-on participatory museum. Great location!
217-423-KIDS

Birks Museum
1184 W. Main St.
Houses 1,000+ vases, lamps and pieces of art glass including wedgewood, Tiffany and Boehm. A large assortment of furniture and Japanese & Chinese art objects.
217-424-6337

Hieronymus Mueller Museum
61 S. Country Club Rd., Scovill Park
When you turn on your faucets, roller skate, get a drink at a water fountain or drive your car-you can see where it all started. An award winning museum.
217-423-6161

Kirkland Galleries
1184 W. Main St.
Three galleries feature 1-artist exhibit during the academic year. Perkinson gallery shows nationally known artist, lower gallery displays photography. Studio gallery displays area student artist.
217-424-6227

Hieronymous Mueller Museum
420 W. Eldorado
You can’t turn your faucet, park your bicycle, go roller skating, get a drink at a public fountain or drive your car without thinking about the inventions of Mr. Mueller. Open 1pm-4pm, Thurs-Sat.
217-423-6161


Performing Arts

Lincoln Square Theatre
141 N Main St.
The Lincoln Square Theatre was built in 1915, opening in 1916 with George M. Cohan’s “Hit the Trail Holiday.” Designed principally to present touring theatre and vaudeville productions, the original structure featured seating for 1355 patrons.
217-422-1711
www.lincolnsquaretheatre.com

Kirkland Fine Arts Center
1184 West Main St.
The Kirkland Performing Arts Series offers a unique blend of family entertainment, world class performances and exclusive downstate Illinois appearances.
217-424-6318


Historic Sites

Governor Oglesby Mansion
421 W. William St.
Built in 1874 - Italiante home features Gov. Oglesby's original library which has been restored. Home of Richard J. Oglesby, U.S. Senator and 3-time governor of Illinois.
217-429-9422

Decatur Walking Tour
Historic District
Highlights of Decatur’s 258 acre Historic District, with examples of virtually every type of architecture from the past 150 years. Tour includes the Governor Richard J. Oglesby Mansion and the Millikin Homestead.
217-423-7000

James Millikin Homestead
125 N. Pine St.
Stately brick mansion built in 1876, the year of the United Centennial. Known for its woodwork, elegant fireplaces, plasterwork and etched stained glass.
217-422-9003

Macon County Historical Society
5580 N. Fork Rd.
This living history museum features a train depot, schoolhouse, prairie store, a blacksmith shop, and the Lincoln Log Courthouse where Abraham Lincoln tried several judicial cases.
217-422-4919
www.mchsdecatur.org


Garden/Nature Areas

Fairview Park
Has basketball, pavilions, pond, football/soccer field, swimming pool, ball field, restrooms, nature/bike trails, rose garden, tot lot, play area and tennis complex.
217-422-5911

Anna Bethel Fisher Rock Garden
Nelson Park Blvd. & Lake Shore Dr.
Landmark overlooking Lake Decatur, a favorite spot for a quiet stroll. Built in 1927. Secluded paths wind through rocky terraces.

Scovill Family Park Complex
71 South Country Club Rd.
Project Playground with wooden towers, forts, slides, swings and places to climb, jump and tunnel. Open 6am-10pm. Scovill Oriental Gardens, a Japanese style garden featuring Oriental sculptures and a graceful sod bridge.

Nelson Park
Swimming pool, rock garden, pavilion, miniature golf, batting cages, restrooms, marina/fuel, boat ramps, and a Waterfront Restaurant with panoramic views of Lake Decatur.

Mari-Mann Herb Farm
1405 Mari-Mann Ln.
Six rolling acres form a living herbal bouquet. Garden and gift shop are also some of the great things to see. Tours available. Classes offered.
217-429-1404
www.marimann.com

Fairview Park Bikeway and Rock Springs Center for Envionmental Discovery
3939 Nearing Ln.
This bikeway crosses the Sangamon River on a bridge spanning 224 feet. Wetland features and a pond along the 10 foot wide handicapped accessible trail can be enjoyed by hikers and bikers alike. 1,343-acre center puts visitors in touch with enviornment. Living history programs offered. Houses a restored 19th-Century farmstead.
217-423-7708


Lakes/Rivers

Boating on Lake Decatur
Nelson Blvd. & 22nd St.
Boating on Lake Decatur is allowed year-'round with a permit (available at the cashier's window / 2nd floor of the Decatur Civic Center). For general information, call Lake Management Office at 217-424-2837.


Golf Courses

Decatur Indoor Sports Center
1295 W. Wood Street
Within this 87,000 square foot indoor sports center you will find a fitness center, four-lane competition grade track, indoor soccer field, five basketball/volleyball courts, two dance studios, two golf simulators, chipping & putting greens, climbing wall.
www.decatur-parks.org

Faries Park Golf Course
1 Faries Parkway
Faries Golf Course features a hilly front nine with lakeviews and a flat back nine. Designed by Roger Packard, It has waterded fairways and a range. Mature trees add character and beauty.

Nelson Park Golf Course
200 Nelson Blvd.
Built in 1916 Nelson's Designer is Tom Bendelow is known as the "Johnny Appleseed of North American Golf Architects. Nelson is a short Hilly Lakeside Course, It is open year-round. It's home to the Junior Golf Program.

Red Tail Run Golf Course
520 W. Grove St.
18 holes over 7,351 yards with a par of 72.
www.decatur-parks.org/golf

Red Tail Run Golf Course 2
520 W. Grove St.
9 holes.
www.decatur-parks.org/golf

Scovill Golf Club
3909 West Main Street
The "Shot makers course", Scovill's manicured fairways are hilly and tight, It's greens are undulating and surrounded by mounds. Originally designed by Tom Bendelow, it has recently been redesigned by Dick Nugent.
www.decatur-parks.org/golf

Sun N Fun Swim & Golf Club
20 Sun and Fun Ct.
9 holes.

Wildwood Golf Course
2702 Wildwood Drive
An executive par 3, Wildwood is great for the beginning player. It has several challenging holes and is a good practice for the short game.


Trails

Sand Creek Recreation Area
S. Franklin St. Rd.
Hiking trails totaling 7.6 miles.


State Parks

Rock Springs - Center for Environmental Discovery (Hiking)
3939 Nearing Ln.
Hiking trails of varying lengths are graded from easy to difficult.


Agricultural Attractions

Mari-Mann Herb Farm
1405 Mari-Mann Ln.
6-acres form a living herbal bouquet. Garden and gift shop. Tours available. Classes offered.
217-429-1404
www.marimann.com


Farmers Markets

Decatur Farmers’ Market
Central Park
Produce and more.
217-423-3475
www.downtowndecatur.com


Abraham Lincoln Sites

Macon County Historical Museum and Prairie Village
5580 North Folk Road
This living history museum features a train depot, schoolhouse, prairie store, a blacksmith shop, and the Lincoln Log Courthouse where Abraham Lincoln tried several judicial cases.
217-422-4919
www.mchsdecatur.org


Bed & Breakfasts

Victoriana Bed & Breakfast
217-428-0637

Younker House Bed & Breakfast
217-422-9707


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DECATUR/FORSYTH

Hotels/Motels

America’s Best Value Inn & Suites
217-877-7255 or 888-315-2378

Baymont Inn
217-875-5800 or 877-229-6668

Comfort Inn of Forsyth
217-875-1166 or 800-424-6423

Country Inn & Suites Hotel
217-872-2402 or 800-456-4000

Days Inn
217-422-5900 or 800-329-7466

Decatur Conference Center & Hotel
217-422-8800 or 877-352-8800

Decatur Inn
217-877-3380

Fairfield Inn
217-875-3337 or 800-228-2800

Hampton Inn
217-877-5577 or 800-HAMPTON

Hawthorn Suites Ltd.
217-864-9311 or 800-527-1133

Inn Town Motel
217-422-9080

Lakeview Motel
217-428-4677

Ramada Limited
217-876-8011 or 800-272-6232

Sandy’s Motel
217-877-1387

Sleep Inn
217-872-7700 or 800-424-6423

Soy City Motel
217-428-8624

Super 8 Motel
217-877-8888 or 800-800-8000

Tri-Manor Motel
217-877-6900

Wingate Inn
217-875-5500 or 800-228-1000


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DEWEY

Bed & Breakfasts

Linda's Oak Meadows
217-897-1775
www.oakmeadows.com



DEWITT

State Parks

Clinton Lake State Recreation Area
RR 1 Box 4
Enjoy 9300 acres of great outdoor picnicking, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, swimming, boating, water skiing. Fall foliage, winter offers ice fishing, snowmobing on frozen lake. 308 campsites, Private marina.
dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/PARKS/R3/Clinton.htm

Clinton Lake State Recreation Area - Dewitt County
725 1900 East
With half of its 9,000-plus acres a lake for ExeLon's Clinton Nuclear Power Plant, this site is popular with anglers, boaters, water-skiers, and swimmers. Undergoing renovation, 211 sites with electricity, another 97 getting electricity.
dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/PARKS/R3/Clinton.htm



DIETERICH

U-Picks/Orchards

Aldrich Fruit Barn
14555 E. 300th Ave.
Upick strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, apples, peaches, pears, plums, cherries, nectarines, apricots, sweet and sour cherries, table grapes (red, black, & green), jellies and jams.
217-536-9413


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DIVERON

Museums

World Cowboy Gunspinning Hall of Fame and Museum
The Truckers Homestead, Rt 104
Established in 2003 to honor those individuals who have made significant contributions to the sport of gunspinning, made famous on the "silver screen" and on television.
217-628-3811



DONOVAN

U-Picks/Orchards

Munson Produce
3084 E 2700 N Rd.
Supervised upick sweet corn, lettuce and spinach, peas, green beans, peppers, cabage, broccoli.
815-486-7157


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DWIGHT

Places of Interest

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.
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www.dwightillinois.com


Museums

Historical Society Museum/Alton Railroad Depot
119 W. Main
The depot designed by Henry Ives Cobb is now the home of the Dwight Historical Society. The purpose is to preserve the history and culture the pertains to the Dwight area. The depot is listed on the National Register of Historical Sites.
815-584-2091
www.dwightillinois.com


Historic Sites

Pioneer Gothic Church
201 N. Franklin St.
Built in 1858, restored in 1968, this church was visited by the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward II, while on a hunting expedition in the area. Listed on the National Register.
815-584-3077

Wm. Fox Development Center/Keeley Institute
134 W. Main St.
Currently operated by the State of Illinois as a residential facility for people with developmental disabilities, this is the original site of the Keeley Company and Institute and the Livingston Hotel. Tours available.
815-584-3347
www.dwightillinois.com

Bank Of Dwight
132 E. Main St.
The Bank of Dwight established 1855, is the oldest business in village. The Greek Classic design building was built in 1910. An original mural painted by Viennese artist, Oskar Gross, is displayed.
815-584-1855
www.bankofdwight.com

Ambler-Becker Texaco Station
417 W. Waupansie St., Old Rt. 66
Was one of the last original Rt. 66 gas stations to be in operation. Listed on the National Register.
815-584-3077

The Country Mansion
101 W South St.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, it was built in 1891. Used as a private home by John Oughton, one of the founders of the Keeley Institute.
815-584-2345

Historic Route 66
Route 66
Dwight, built in the 1920's Rt. 66, Also known as "The Mother Road" brought many people through dwight on their way west looking for a more prosperous life. The road has evolved over the years to today's I-55.


Lakes/Rivers

Lion's Lake
This new lake is located on old Route 66 at the southeast edge of Dwight. Donated to the village in 1994 and improved with funding from local organizations, the lake offers a beautifully landscaped picnic are, fishing, and a bike trail. Open year-round.


Golf Courses

Dwight Country Club
31577 N. 2400 East Rd.
18 holes over 6,269 yards with a par of 71.
www.dwightcountryclub.com


State Parks

Renfrew Park
North Prairie Ave.
6-acre park donated to the village in 1891 by David McWilliams, the first banker and business perrson in the community. It is named after the Prince of Wales, Baron Renfrew, who visited the area while on a hunting expedition in 1860.


Farmers Markets

Dwight Main Street Markets
East Main Street Park
Vendors sell fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers and baked goods. Garden and yard related ornaments, etc. also sold. Some home-based businesses. Kid's Market second Saturday of each month.
815-584-1830


Hotels/Motels

Classic Inn
815-584-1200

Super 8 Motel
815-584-1888 or 800-800-8000


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