Built in 1906 for the Big Four Railroad, the bridge is now a one lane toll bridge ($1). Turn on your headlights to alert oncoming traffic that you’re headed across. Don’t worry if the wooden planks clatter a little, because the view of the Wabash River through the steel framework is totally worth the drive.
See rotating exhibits including the Lone Ranger display, the History of Oil, railroads, local history and families and their way of life. The museum has 5,000 sq. ft. of public space for exhibits, meetings and research genealogy library. Open Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 2-5pm.
Welcome to L.E.A.P. (Lawrence Entertainment and Party) Junction, located just south of Lawrenceville, Illinois. Whether you’re hosting a family reunion, team building event, holiday gathering or birthday party, we’re here to serve as your perfect venue for all types of parties and events!
At L.E.A.P. Junction, we provide a family-friendly environment for every function. Our staff is on duty during all events to ensure that your function is a success with less stress.
You have the family, we have the family room! From everyone here at L.E.A.P. Junction, we look forward to celebrating with you, your family and friends soon!
Interpretive Visitors Center, trails, campsites, picnic shelters, playground, fishing lake
Three to four shows are scheduled during the academic year. Local artists are the main focus in photography, painting, sculpture,textiles and quilts, as well as other visual arts.
MAD Pig BBQ started right here in Lawrenceville, IL in 2015 by Mark and Debbie Montgomery hence the name “MAD” Pig. Their goal is to provide the highest quality, best tasting BBQ, prepared fresh daily with our original recipes and rubs. We use only dry rubs on our meat, and then we slow smoke our meat. You just can’t rush good BBQ. MAD Pig prides itself on BBQ that is tender, juicy, and flavorful!
Marks passion for cooking goes back many years. He has been serving up his delicious ribs, pulled pork, chicken, etc. to family and friends for decades. Family gatherings led to his creation of the perfect seasoning and his specialty BBQ sauce that is a hit with anyone who tries it! After years of friends and family raving about his delicious BBQ Mark decided to take the plunge and purchase a food trailer with a built in smoker. He quickly learned that his BBQ was going to be a staple in Lawrence County for years to come. After working from the food trailer for the past year and a half Mark and Debbie realized it was time to move inside. Smoking meat in the rain was ok, but serving their customers in the weather wasn’t something they wanted to do. They wanted to be able to offer their famous BBQ year round! That’s when the project began south of Lawrenceville in the old “Winks Filling Station”. It’s been a lot of long hours and hard work but they are excited to open here on September 27th and ready to see where this venture takes them!
Over the last year MAD Pig has served many community events including The Lawrence County Scavenger hunt for 2 years, The Kyle Andrews Memorial ride, The Uncorked Festival, The Lawrence County Fall Festival, The Knox County Watermelon Festival, and more. Their mission is to serve quality BBQ at a fair price and give back to the community which has been so good to them.