4204 W Main St, Belleville, St. Clair County, IL 62226, United States

Enjoy a unique atmosphere and menu inside or in the beer garden that compliments the beers. There’s something to suit every taste from light to sweet to heavy and bitter.

7859 S. Rt. 37 Kinmundy IL 62854 Marion

American Obstacle, Inc. is an outdoor adventure park for people that want to be a little extreme right here in Illinois.
Open since 2011, American Obstacle offers zipline packages, outdoor tactical laser tag, kayaking, rock wall, and team building.
Come for a couple of hours or spend the entire day – your choice.
Reservations recommended
Gift certificates available (great gifts)

413 N. Historic Rte 66, Litchfield, IL Montgomery County

The Ariston Cafe was founded by Pete Adam, a Greek immigrant, in Carlinville, Illinois in 1924. The original cafe was located on Route 4, the predecessor of Historic Route 66. In 1929, the Cafe was relocated to Litchfield, Illinois and moved into its present location on Route 66 in 1935.

We believe the Ariston Cafe to be one of the oldest, if not the oldest restaurant on Route 66. In 1992, The Ariston Cafe and the Adam family were inducted into the Route 66 Hall of Fame. Since 1966, Pete’s son Nick and Nick’s wife, Demi, have continued to offer the traditional service expected of a family-owned and operated restaurant. Paul, eldest son of Demi and Nick, and his wife, Joy, joined the family business in 2004. All involved in bringing great food and service to your table welcome you to Litchfield and invite you to share our history with us.

2 Pioneer Ln. Ruma IL 62278 Randolph

A statue in front of the convent of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ honors the five sisters martyred in Liberia, West Africa in 1992. The martyrs are buried in the convent cemetery.

1955 N. Prairieton Rd. Claremont IL 62421 Richland

The winery harmonizes with nature to cultivate premium wine grapes. Walk through the oak forests, picnic in the vineyards or wade in the creek, and stop in at the tasting room. The vineyard features fruit and grape wines from 20 varieties of grapes as well as raspberries, blackberries and gooseberries.

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200 W. College Ave. Greenville IL 62246 Bond

The 19th-century courthouse has a great view of the town’s hundreds of crab apple, red bud, and cherry trees in season. It is the centerpiece of the Square which is lined with shops, a theatre and restaurants.

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Lindendale Park Highland IL 62249 Madison

The monument is a tribute to Swiss poet Heinrich Bosshard, who wrote Semparcherlied here in the 1850’s.

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496 N. Second St. Breese IL 62230 Clinton

Peruse Breese’s history in photographs, memorials and on the granite pyramid in this neighborhood park. Benches and seasonal plants make this a quiet spot for rest and reflection.

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15469 State Rte. 127 Carlyle IL 62231 Clinton

Not only can you sample fine local wines, but the restaurant serves first-rate barbecue. Banquet facilities are also available.

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866 County Rd. 300 E. Norris City IL 62869 White

Come see draft and carriage horses in miniature! They breed and train miniature horses and Shetland ponies, including black and white pintos. Call to make arrangements for a tour.

Mound Cemetery Newton IL 62448 Jasper

The legendary entertainer, Burl Ives, is buried in Mound Cemetery in Newton, near where he was born. A beautifully carved granite monument is erected to mark his grave. Ives will always be remembered for voicing Sam the Snowman.

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First & Elm St. Cahokia IL 62206 St. Clair

This authentic remnant of pioneer French architecture was constructed in 1730. The building served as the center for political activity for over 100 years.

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400 Mill Rd. Greenup IL 62428 Cumberland

Located just off the National Road near the Covered Bridge, the winery is surrounded by 4,000 French-American hybrid grapevines. The comfortable tasting room welcomes guests to settle in for a while.

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Eldon Hazlet State Park Carlyle IL 62231 Clinton

Located in Eldon Hazlet State Park, the marina offers launching facilities, a clubhouse, and other amenities. Open to the Sailing Public, the association organizes several sailing regattas from May through October. The harbor accommodates more than 280 boats in ‘dry sail’ plus 100 beach cats. There are three electric hoists, two ramps,
and a 300-foot beach area. CSA offers club activities from May through October including a 25-weekend racing program, learn-to-sail programs for kids and adults, sailboat/kayak rentals, training programs, and numerous social events.



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400 N State St, Litchfield, IL. Montgomery County

This library, designed by Paul Moratz and funded by noted philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1904, is located in downtown Litchfield.

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200 W. Harrison St. Belleville IL 62220 St. Clair

Built in 1866, the English Gothic architectural masterpiece is the largest Cathedral in Illinois with regularly scheduled services.

5620 Old Collinsville Rd. O'Fallon IL 62269 St. Clair

Spend the day at the Slik Trak, go karts, miniature golf, batting cages, bumper boats and video arcade – all in one spot.

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114 N. Elm St. Centralia IL 62801 Marion

The 65 bell instrument rings out three times a week and for special events. The park also features a museum and tours of the 165 ft. tower.

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County Hwy 4 Walsh IL 62297 Randolph

This building is a study in physics as well as history as it was designed to withstand strong winds and capture light throughout the day.

1 Mile S. of Old Hwy 50 on Germantown Rd. Breese IL 62230 Clinton

The original wooden cross was erected in 1850 by a farmer in thanksgiving for his family being spared during a cholera epidemic. Subsequent owners of the property have repaired and replaced it.

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116 Church St. Cahokia IL 62206 St. Clair

The oldest church west of the Alleghenies was built in the French vertical-log style.

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6251 Shoal Creek Rd. Germantown IL 62245 Clinton

Visit an exact replica of a Civil War Fort complete with a jail, one room home, livery and log cabins. Be sure to see the display of area churches and other buildings all done in miniature. The churches have as many as 10,000 bricks and tiny stained glass windows. By appointment.

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Greenville Chamber of Commerce Greenville IL 62243 Bond

This honors generations of soldiers who sacrificed their lives for their country.

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Louis St. by American Legion Beckemeyer IL 62219 Clinton

Joseph Koch, who along with eight other local miners died in a mine explosion in 1947, is depicted here.

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Buena Vista St. Chester IL 62233 Randolph

This beautifully restored mid-1800’s home has cobalt blue windows that were described in a book by author Mark Twain. Tours by appointment and open for special events.

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24585 W. 10th Street Rd. Centralia IL 62801 Clinton

Handcrafted Illinois wines are made in a peaceful, country setting. Open for tastings Fri, Sat & Sun afternoons.

West of Greenup on Cumberland Rd. Greenup IL Cumberland

The Historic National Road follows Old Hwy. 40 across the state. As it goes through Greenup, the road crosses the Embarras River. In 2000, the one-lane bridge was rebuilt to look old, but don’t be fooled – it has no weight restrictions and can handle a fully loaded semi!

951 S. Green Mount Rd. Belleville IL 62221 St. Clair; Also in Millstadt, and Grafton, IL.

Home of the largest pick-your-own orchard in the United States, Eckert’s extensive greenhouse, restaurant and country store offer something for the entire family.

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2719 Eckert Orchard Ln. Millstadt IL 62260 St. Clair

This family entertainment center features pig races, a petting corral, Mine Shaft Slide and more. Open in the fall for special events.

488 S. Broadway Breese IL 62230 Clinton

Tours are offered of the Ski and Craft Beer bottling plant. Never heard of Ski? You have a treat in store. This is a great opportunity to see how these favorite drinks are actually made.

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488 S Broadway, Breese, IL. Clinton County

Known throughout the Midwest for its signature soda, SKI, the Excel Bottling Co. recently broadened its market to include craft beer. Their hoppy, West Coast style beers, as well as traditional German style lagers celebrate the heritage of the Southern Illinois and St. Louis region. Call for group tours.

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211 S Jackson St, McLeansboro, IL. Hamilton County

The mural is located in the Post Office lobby, and was painted by American Artist Dorothea Mierisch. It commemorates the first official airmail flight that took place in McLeansboro September 26, 1912.

18165 N. 4th Ave. Coffeen IL 62017 n/a

Surrounded by stately oaks, the Winery offers estate handcrafted wine in a serene country atmosphere. From the balcony, watch the grapes grow and wine being bottled.

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1350 State Rt. 155 Prairie du Rocher IL 62277 Randolph County

The 1750’s French Colonial fort is built atop the original stone foundation. Inside the fort is the restored powder magazine believed to be the oldest building in Illinois. The Winter and Summer Rendezvous draw thousands of visitors each year.

R.R. 1 Ellis Grove IL 62241 Randolph

A scenic overlook offers views of the Mississippi and Kaskaskia Rivers, and of Old Kaskaskia.

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5502 N. Fox Rd. Olney IL 62450 Richland

Situated on a farm settled by the proprietors great-grandmother, the vineyard sits amid low rolling hills. Enjoy sampling the wines and spending some quality time in the country.

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4372 Park Rd. Ellis Grove IL 62241 Randolph

This cemetery was created when graves were moved from Kaskaskia Island to Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site in the 1890s after a flood. According to one account 3,000 boxes were moved, some containing entire families.

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434 S. Front St., E. St. Louis IL 62201 St. Clair

The world’s second tallest fountain is across from the Gateway Arch on the Mississippi riverfront. The 40 foot high Mississippi River Overlook platform provides a scenic view of the Geyser, the Mississippi River, and the Gateway Arch and skyline.

First Street, East Side Carlyle IL 62231 Clinton

Built in 1859, the bridge is named in honor of William F. Dean, a Korean War hero.

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Evergreen Cemetery Chester IL 62233 Randolph

Notably, this is the burial site of the first Governor of Illinois and of U.S. Senator Elias Kent Kane, Illinois’ first Secretary of State and architect of the state constitution.

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237 W. Terminal St. Albion IL 62806 Edwards

Heritage farm animals and several kinds of poultry are raised on the farm. Visitors may arrange a tour by appointment.

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603 Locust St, Marshall, IL. Clark County

Built in 1872, the two-story Victorian brick building featured a livery stable on the first floor and an Opera house. Harlan Hall now serves as a community center with the second floor dedicated as the National Road Welcome Center.

Washington Park, IL, United States

Harmony Park is a series of outdoor musical instruments, such as chimes and drums, that are each designed to make notes in harmony with each other when played. Harmony Park can be used by boys and girls, children and adults, and is accessible to those who may have disabilities. Harmony Park gives people of all ages the opportunity to work together to create something

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10580 Wellen Rd. Aviston IL 62216 Clinton

Walk the trails around the 5-acre lake or sit and enjoy the waterfall and views of the Silent Forest. The beautiful banquet center has space for all size groups or you can book the gazebo for your group.

Winery Hours:
Monday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. – Midnight
Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

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106 S. Fifth St. Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette County

The National Road is called the “road that built the nation” because it was the first highway in American history. Today the National Road in Illinois covers 164 miles, from Marshall and the Wabash Valley, to East St. Louis and the Mississipi River.

116 E 3rd St, Waterloo, IL. Monroe County

Inside the intimate atmosphere of a renovated 1850s home, this 7bbl Brew Pub offers its award-winning English and Northwest coast-style ales, along with wines, other bar beverages and soft drinks from Illinois’ makers. Food and outdoor seating are available, but there are no video games or TVs in this peaceful setting.

Hutsonville, Crawford County, IL 62433, United States

This reconstructed 1812 settler village, was erected through the industrious efforts of the Hutsonville Historic Society. Begun in 1967, it honors the areas first sttler…the Hutson family. The village consists of a church, barn, home, museum, inn and weaver’s cabin. The site is located on Outer South Rose Stree in Hutsonville. It is open every Sunday, June through October from 2 pm to 4 pm and is available for weddings, meetings, and tours. For more information, contact 618-563-4531 and leave a message.

8500 N 2250th St, Oblong, IL, United States

Locally owned and operated by the Boldrey family. All grapes are locally grown except for one for Chardonnay. In addition to wine tasting, there is entertainment and a snack food area. They are open Wed thru Sunday. Check us out on Facebook

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124 E. First St. Cahokia IL 62206 St. Clair

The subject of intensive historical interest, this is the oldest brick house in the state of Illinois. It was built in 1810, by Nicholas Jarrot, a native Frenchman and landowner.

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10213 State Rte. 177 Mascoutah IL 62258 St. Clair

Come experience some of Illinois’ finest sweet and semi-sweet fruit wines. The Country Store features home-made jelly, candles, soaps and much more. Gift baskets are available. This is a perfect place for a day trip, weekend getaway or special event.

303 Historic Rte 66, Litchfield, IL.

Serving bakery items and a full menu including sandwiches, soups, burgers and more.

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Kaskaskia Island IL 62233 Randolph

The bell was rung as the island was captured from the British during the Revolutionary War by Col. George Rogers Clark and his “Long Knives.”

8311 St. Leo's Rd. Evansville IL 62242 Randolph

Learn about these majestic animals on an educational and fun tour of the property. Hear the awesome bugling of the elk and pet “Lakita”, the female the family bottle raised. Learn about the health benefits of velvet antlers and visit the country store. Please call to make an appointment.

R.R. 2, Box 64B, Hwy 33 Lawrenceville IL 62439 Lawrence

Lasata is a Native American word for place of peace, and the winerys atmosphere lives up to the name. A variety of wines from blush and sweet to white or dry are created here and offered for tasting. Assorted cheeses and other goodies are available, so bring your significant other and friends.

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Route 14 East of McLeansboro, IL. Hamilton County

Legend has it this is the site of the ‘headless horseman”, a haunting from the late 1820s when Joel Leaky was decapitated by an evil son-in-law.

118 E Market St, Red Bud, Randolph County, IL, United States

This family-owned and operated craft brewery offers the highest quality, German-style beer!! Enjoy the beer garden and renovated, historic building in the heart of Red Bud. Bring your own food or order from nearby restaurants. They are family friendly and ADA accessible.

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415 S. 5th St. Greenville IL 62246 Bond

Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas both spoke here during their historic U.S. Senate race in 1858. The site, once a grove of trees, is marked with a stone plaque.

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Rogier Park Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette

On a large natural stone in the Park, you can see the trail reported to have been used by Abraham Lincoln and others as they traveled between Vandalia and Springfield, IL in the early 1800s. The Lincoln Trail is on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Between Illinois and Indiana Lawrenceville IL 62439 Lawrence

This memorial commemorates the crossing of the Lincoln family from Indiana to Illinois in early March of 1830.

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