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NEW BERLIN

Pumpkin Patches
Carol Jean's Fine Cuisine
782 S. Farmingdale Rd.
"Walking the Beans" Maze. Small Fee. July-Aug.
6pm-Dusk.
217-546-3091
www.fraasefarm.com


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NEWMAN

Garden/Nature Areas

Tower Rock
Island in Grand Tower
The Jackson County city of Grand Tower took its name from Tower Rock, a small rocky island on the Missouri side of the Mississippi River. At one time, a large crucifix was placed on the island by Catholic missionaries. Brochure available.
800-526-1500


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NEWTON

Museums

Jasper County Museum
100 S. Van Buren
Many past treasures from Jasper County and surrounding areas are on display.
618-783-8141


Garden/Nature Areas

Peterson Park
701 E. Marion
Features a playground, tennis courts, volleyball, batting cages, miniature golf, basketball and covered pavilions.
618-783-8451


Lakes/Rivers

Newton Lake
Located SW of Newton
A 1775 acre lake with 540 acres of shoreline is perfect for bank and boat fishing, picnicking and hiking.


Golf Courses

Stone's Throw Golf Course
8817 N. 800th St.
18 holes over 6,422 yards with a par of 72.


State Parks

Newton Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area
3490 E. 500th Ave.
780 acre fish and wildlife area offering a variety of wildlife, including the state endangered prairie-chicken and river otter.

Prairie Ridge State Natural Area
4295 N. 1000th St.
This 3300 acre site is great for observing rare species of grassland wildlife.

Sam Parr State Fish & Wildlife Area
13225 East State Highway 33
1800 acre park with 189 acres of water, picnicking, and camping. 13-mile equestrian and foot trail attracts ducks and wildlife, as well as hunters and fisherman.


U-Picks/Orchards

Bigard Orchard
Route 6, 5 miles northeast of Newton near Rt. 33
strawberries and peaches
618-783-3251

Prairie View Strawberries
Located on Bogota Road just west of Newton
on Rt. 33
Upick strawberries.
618-783-2822


Hotels/Motels

Riverpark Motel
618-783-2327

Turkey Creek Lodge & Game Preserve
877-660-6602


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NOKOMIS

Museums

Bottomley-Ruffing-Schalk Baseball Museum
121 W. State St.
Small museum honoring professional baseball players from the surrounding area. Five Cooperstown hall of famers, three are from Montgomery County. Sunny Jim Bottomley, Charlie "Red" Ruffing, and Ray "Kraker" Shalk. Robin Rober and umpire Al Barlic.
217-563-2516


Farmers Markets

Nokomis Farmers’ Market
East State Street - Rt. 16 Grain Elevator
The market was started in the early 90s as a spin-off from the farm recession of the 80s. It was originated by the St Louis Church, and is open to any and all producers.
217-563-2588


Hotels/Motels

Bernardini Hotel
217-563-7500


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NORMAL

Places of Interest

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


Museums

Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame
8 Traders Circle
Located in the Holiday Inn, The IBCA Hall of Fame honors players, coaches, teams, officials, media, and friends of basketball in Illinois basketball history.
309-452-8300

Children's Discovery Museum
101 E. Beaufort
Come experience three floors of unique, hands-on, larger than life exhibits! This museum is designed to create a sense of wonder that excites that love of learning in children of all ages. Be sure to discover the new Children's Discovery Museum!
309-433-3444
www.childrensdiscoverymuseum.net

ISU Galleries
110 Center for the Visual Arts
ISU Galleries consists of three galleries that exhibit nationally known works, or the latest projects from ISU students. Call for summer hours.
309-438-5487
www.cfa.ilstu.edu/galleries


Performing Arts

Braden Auditorium
ISU Campus Box 2640
Braden Auditorium has 3477 seats. This acoustically perfect performing arts center has played host to such shows as: Sheryl Crow, Phil Collins, A Chorus Line, Chris Rock, CATS, B-52’s, and Bush & Children's Shows. Call for current performances.
309-438-2222
www.bsc.ilstu.edu

Heartland Theatre
1100 N. Beech St.
Six plays are presented each season, from great classics to thought-provoking dramas, emphasizing character. Call for an updated schedule of performances.
309-452-8709
www.heartlandtheatre.org

ISU Music Department
Centennial East Building-Campus Box 5660
Illinois State University Music Department has world-renowned faculty and guest artists performing works by the great composers of yesterday and today.
309-438-3838
www.music.ilstu.edu


Golf Courses

Illinois State University Golf Course
800 W. Gregory St.
18 holes over 6,549 yards with a par of 71.
www.goredbirds.com

Ironwood Golf Course
1901 N. Towanda Ave.
18 holes over 6,990 yards with a par of 72.
www.normal.org


Farmers Markets

Uptown Normal Trailside Farmers’ Market
Uptown Normal, North St. at Constitution Trail
Locally/regionally grown produce, fresh flowers, herbs, and baked goods.
309-454-9557


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