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LERNA

Historic Sites

Moore Home
Lincoln Hwy.
This is the preserved home of Reuben Moore and his wife, Matilda, who was a daughter of Sarah Bush Lincoln and stepsister of Abraham Lincoln. The Moore Home is a 1-1/2 story frame building dating from the late 1850s.
217-345-1845

Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site
400 S. Lincoln Highway Rd.
An 86-acre historic site owned and operated by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. The site includes accurate reproduction of the Lincoln’s two-room cabin that was constructed on the original cabin site--this was the last home of Abraham Lincoln’s parents; Sargent Farm, a working history farm; and a second farmstead, depicting the 1840s rural life in Illinois.
217-345-1845
www.lincolnlogcabin.org


Abraham Lincoln Sites

Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site
400 S. Lincoln Highway Road
The last home of Thomas and Sarah Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln’s father and stepmother. Sargent Farm, an 1840s living history farm, and program; new visitor center with exhibits and film; picnic areas.
217-345-1845


Agricultural Attractions

Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site
400 S. Lincoln Highway Rd.
The last home of Thomas and Sarah Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln's parents. It shares the site with the Sargent Farm, an 1840s living history farm.
217-345-1845
www.lincolnlogcabin.com



LE ROY

Museums

Rike House Museum
406 N. Chestnut
Reservations required. Built in 1853, the house of blacksmith Robert Ingle has undergone extensive restoration. Features antiques, family bible, and LeRoy's first piano.
309-962-3311

J.T. and E.J. Crumbaugh Museum
405 E. Center St.
Museum is located in the lower level of the Crumbaugh Library in Le Roy. The major display is an 1890's re-creation of a child's room and a communications exhibit.
309-962-9391

J.T. and E.J. Crumbaugh Museum
405 E. Center St.
This museum features displays pertaining to the early history of LeRoy and are shown in glass cases. Vintage clothing is shown on mannequins. Historical scrapbooks are on tables for genealogists to read.
309-962-9391


Garden/Nature Areas

Grand Village of Kickapoo Park
Established in 1998 to honor the Kickapoo Tribe that inhabited this land from the mid-1700s until their removal in 1832. This privately owned park is open year-round to the public. The Park is host to one of the largest American Buffalo herds in Central Illinois.
309-962-2700
www.grandvillage.org


Golf Courses

LeRoy Country Club
Route #150
9 holes over 3,000 yards with a par of 36.


State Parks

Moraine View State Park
RR 2, Box 110
Eight miles of designated trail. The looped trail is situated in oak- hickory timber stands and gently rolling meadows.


Hotels/Motels

Super 8 Motel
309-962-4700


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LEXINGTON

Places of Interest

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


Historic Sites

Patton Cabin
Patton Cabin was built in June, 1829 by John Patton who was one of the area's first settlers. The cabin was built with the help of Native Americans who lived in the area.
309-365-3091
www.historyillinois.org


Agricultural Attractions

Illinois State University, Farm Research Facility
25578 ISU Farm Lane
Tour a model farm complete with beef cattle, swine and sheep. Watch animals as they are fed and monitored by computers
309-365-2211


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LINCOLN

Museums

Lincoln College Museum
300 Keokuk St.
The repository of a large collection of manuscripts, artifacts and other memorabilia relating to the life of Abraham Lincoln. The college also houses the Museum of Presidents, to honor Chief Executives from Washington to the present day.
217-732-3155, ext. 295

Heritage In-Flight Museum
1351 Airport Rd., Logan County Airport
The museum is filled with memorabilia from all the military conflicts dating back to WWI.
217-732-3333

Historic Sites

Postville Courthouse State Historic Site
914 5th St.
A reproduction of the first Logan County Courthouse in use from 1840 to 1847. Abraham Lincoln served as a lawyer on the Eighth Judicial Circuit.
217-732-8930

The Christening Scene
Broadway & Chicago Streets
On August 27, 1853, the first lots were sold in the new town of Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln took a watermelon, broke it open and with its juice christened the new community.
217-732-8687

Logan County Courthouse
601 Broadway St.
Built in 1905, contains 2nd largest courtroom in the state. Contains 4 unique medallions and murals, with a valuable all glass dome. Main floor covered with the Illinois Seal. The 2nd floor contains an original Lloyd Ostendorff painting.
217-732-6400

Abraham Lincoln Sites

The Christening Scene
Lincoln Depot, 101 N. Chicago St.
On August 27, 1853, the first lots were sold in the new town of Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln took a watermelon and broke it open, and with its juices christened the new community.

Logan County Courthouse
601 Broadway St.
Erected in 1905, the courthouse is located on the square, which is a historic district. It houses county offices and records, a statue of Lincoln, murals, plus historical display cases.
217-732-8687

Postville Courthouse State Historic Site
914 Fifth Street
A reproduction of the first Logan County Courthouse in use from 1840 to 1847, Abraham Lincoln served here as a lawyer on the Eighth Judicial Circuit.
217-732-8930

Golf Courses

Lincoln Elks Country Club
RR 4
18 holes over 6,200 yards with a par of 71.

Trails

Edward R. Madigan State Park
1366 1010th Ave.
Enjoy the peaceful walking, biking or running trails with plenty of deer to be seen.

Kickapoo Creek Park
2000 N. Jefferson St.
2000 acres, walking trails, creek, campground for scouts, canoeing and fishing, restrooms and picnic tables.

Farmers Markets

Lincoln Farmers’ Market
Lathem Park at the corner of Pekin & Kickapoo Streets
Produce, some organic, some flowers and plants.
217-732-9081

Hotels/Motels

Budget Inn
217-735-1202

Comfort Inn
217-735-3960

Crossroads Motel
217-735-5571

Holiday Inn Express
217-735-5800 or 800-465-4324

Lincoln Inn
217-732-9641

Redwood Motel
217-732-4113

Super 8 Motel
217-732-8886 or 800-800-8000


Bed & Breakfasts

Windswept Manor Bed & Breakfast
309-212-0631


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LITCHFIELD

Places of Interest

Sky View Drive-In Theatre
Historic Old Rt. 66
Continuously operating since 1950. Open late April-mid October, Fri-Sun. Admission: $2 per person.
217-324-4451
www.litchfieldskyview.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

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


Historic Sites

Historic Wabash Train Depot
500 W. Union Ave.
Historic train depot, preserved outside in traditional architecture. Inside renovated and now houses specialty shops. Privately owned.
217-324-2533

Garden/Nature Areas

Shoal Creek Nature Area
This 266-acre area provides 700 species of plants and 70 different kinds of butterflies. The trails wind through woods, fields, and lakeshore. Great for hikers, birders, and photographers. Open Late March-Oct.
217-324-5253

Walton Park
Off Niemanville Trail on the south edge of town.
Home of the first Litchfield Chautauqua, where William Jennings Bryan and Carrie Nation spoke in 1905.
217-324-2533

Lakes/Rivers

Lake
Beautiful 1500 acre lake, 2 marinas, beach, boating, water skiing, horseback riding trails, camping and picnic areas.

Hotels/Motels

Belvidere Motel
217-324-4411

Best Value Inn, Gardens
217-324-2181

Comfort Inn
217-324-9260 or 800-228-5150

Hampton Inn
217-324-4441 or 800-Hampton

Holiday Inn Express
217-324-4556

Super 8 Motel
217-324-7788 or 800-800-8000


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LOVINGTON

Agricultural Attractions

Farrel Clydesdale Farms
6776 Farrel Rd.
Operating diversified farm since 1850. Operating blacksmith shop and Clydesdale farm. Gardens, Clydesdales, & goats. Call for appointment.
217-864-5450
Allerton Park
515 Old Timber Rd.
1500 acre park with gardens, sculptures, trails, Manor House. Diversified Farm area, greenhouse, prairie acreage, 9am-4:30 pm.
www.continuinged.uiuc.edu/allerton
217-762- 2721 or 217-333-3287


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