Bremer Sanctuary, just north of Hillsboro, is the home of Hickory Hills Chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society.
Not only is it a protected area and home for scores of birds and animals in central Montgomery County, Illinois, it is also an education center and a showplace for natural areas restoration. Spring and fall are especially active times for outdoor classroom education programs for county schools. But a hard working group of volunteers is involved almost every week throughout the year working to maintain the facility and in woodland and prairie restoration activities. (Plus, they welcome you to join them!)
CARD is a recreation district featuring six parks, Arlington Greens Golf Course, Splash City Water Park, The Jaycee Sports Complex, and Willoughby Heritage Farm.
The McKendree MetroRecPlex is a new, full-service, state-of-the-art sports complex. The complex offers two NHL-sized ice rinks, an aquatic center fit with a 10 lane championship swimming pool, a contemporary fitness area and many other amenities. Memberships and daily passes can be purchased for use of the facility and all its features.
Located the corner of Scott Troy Rd and Hwy 50, our address is 205 Rec Plex Drive, O’Fallon, IL 62269.
This pioneer village was less than a dozen years old when Solomon Harkey built his two-story Federal style home in 1834. A plain house by today’s standards, it must have seemed a mansion at a time when even the courthouse was a simple log structure.
Both lakes offer boating, skiing, canoeing, camping, and fishing. Both are stocked with blue gill, crappie, large-mouth bass, and tiger muskie. Glenn Shoals Lake has a full-service marina, including a restaurant.
Sage on Sage is a new and unique store. The owner, Timothy England, has received a western herbalist certification from the midwest school of herbal studies. The store features a growing selection of supplements and herbs, natural body care products, teas and tea accessories, essential oils, and other gifts and handmade items. We are currently growing and inventory is likely to be changing frequently.
Delicious food and great service is what can be found at Tilly’s. Enjoy a side of beautiful views and build memories with your family.
We also have banquet and meeting rooms and we take reservations.
A one of a kind family owned business. Linda McDowell has owned and operated Canton Inn Inc for almost twenty years with the help of her family. Her son Randy is the head chef and her daughter is the head server as well as dining room manager. The menu includes steaks, seafood, pasta and chicken entrees. A wide variety of appetizers and desserts.
Located in the former Irving National Bank building, the Museum showcases the history of this small village in Montgomery County.
The 1,400-acre lake and 300-acre park have boating, fishing, picnic areas, playgrounds, campgrounds, a beach, and horse trails. The Shoal Creek Conservation area on the southeast side of the lake has two easy hiking trails. The area is home to 700 species of plants, 70 species of butterflies and 70 species of breeding birds. Take a self-guided tour through native prairie lands and shoreline woods.
Visit this small family owned and operated orchard where the goal is to provide fresh, quality fruit and a family friendly experience. Pick your own fruits (in season), pet the farm animals, and stop in at the shop.
The Route 66 Trail was highly enhanced in 2017 and is now 6.6 miles long in a lariat loop configuration. Easy to intermediate trails are located to the South. Intermediate to advanced trails are located to the North, with the Northern “Chicago Loop” containing many uphills and advanced features.
Along the way, you will find flowing singletrack, challenging features, and a number of heart pumping uphills.
You will find many unique log features, a challenging gravel mound, cool bridge, bike moguls, fast downhills, and a woodsy rock garden.
The “Chicago Loop”, located to the far North, is mainly for stronger riders and can be ridden in either direction.
There are multiple trailheads along the way but starting at picnic area 3 on Park Road puts you right in the middle. Go North for really cool features and “Chicago Loop” and head South for an easier ride.
Monday to Thursday: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Monday to Saturday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Pizza Man has been Litchfield’s pizzeria since 1972. Jeff and Scott Chandler were raised right here in this wonderful town, learning the trade from there parents Lowell and Kathleen. Our reciepes remain the same since the beginning and the quality always has stayed at the top of our priority list. Pizza Man is “where family and freinds dine”.
Niehaus Cycle Sales has been a family run business for over 46 years. Our friendly, knowledgeable sales and service staff and convenient location have helped us maintain a reputation as one of the area’s premier power sports dealers. Our extensive selection of clothing and accessories from top quality manufacturers, ensures that you’ll look as good as you feel when you ride.
Camp S.O.A.R. is a picturesque 70-acre property containing rolling hills and meadows and four fishing lakes. Recreational amenities include fishing, paddle boats, mini-golf, hiking trails and an outdoor swimming pool. It features 160 RV and tent sites, a variety of furnished cabins, a large rental home, and several event facilities, including an elegantly rustic lodge.
Each guest room offers a refreshing shower, coffee maker, hair dryer, and an iron and ironing board. Your Q Bed features a comfortable, premium mattress and linens, a generous supply of fluffy pillows and a soft, plush blanket—because we know how much you value a good night’s sleep. All rooms come with refrigerators and microwaves.
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.
This drive-in theater has been in seasonal operation since it opened in 1951. It is the last remaining original drive-in on Route 66 in Illinois. One of three Litchfield Route 66 Roadside Exhibits is located here.
The retro design of this building, with exterior neon trim and the restored Vic Suhling gas station neon sign, welcomes visitors. Inside, Historic artifacts of Litchfield including the city’s relationship to Route 66, are showcased. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sun. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. November through March.