220 acres of riding are open daily with an MX track, Thompson Motorsports Practice track, 592 Pee Wee Track, GP track and plenty of trails.
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!
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.
Find exhibits related to the National Road, Abraham Lincoln, county founders and favorite sons, Jerry & Dick VanDyke. There’s also a tribute to veterans in the War Room. Wed. – Sat. 11am – 3:30pm.
Who doesn’t love trains? Static displays, trains running through model layouts and even a train circling the room inches from the ceiling will grab your attention. Thurs. – Sun. 11:30am – 4pm
The Carnegie Library has cleverly converted bookshelves into displays of medals, photos, weapons and other memorabilia. Mannequins are outfitted in soldiers’ uniforms from as far back as the Civil War. Open by appointment.
In 2010, the IASA selected Casey as the permanent home for its Hall of Fame. The museum became a part of the current Casey Softball Hall of Honor. It is home to years of local, state, and Casey-Westfield Lady Warrior’s softball and baseball memorabilia. Open daily 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In the 2017 Guinness Book, the World’s Largest Wooden Clogs have been added. They began as a chain saw carving by artist Jim Bolin, and evolved into this pair of shiny, wooden shoes after several people helped finish them. They are on display at Casey’s Candy Depot in Casey, IL.
The Yarn Studio showcases these big crafting tools made of solid white pine. The knitting needles weigh 50 pounds together and are more than 13 feet high. The crochet hook weights 9 pounds and is 6 feet, 1 1/2 inches tall.
Seasonal specialties include apples (fall) and peaches (summer), but there’s a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and other goodies available. Bring the family for the fall corn maze, pumpkins, mums and even a petting zoo.
The beautifully landscaped steel wind chime, in downtown Casey, IL., measures 55 feet in height. The four steel pipe chimes vary in length, each creating its own unique sound. Visitors are welcome to chime the chimes, except on days of inclement weather.
Standing 56′ 6″ tall, and 38′ from rocker end to end, is a 46,200 pound rocking chair made from Western Red Cedar, with 20″ and 7″ pipes forming a steel skeleton on the wood base. It is located directly across the street from the World’s Largest Wind Chime.
‘Strategically placed’ at the Casey Country Club, this wooden golf tee measures more than 30 feet from the ground to the top, with a head diameter of 6.26 feet and a shaft diameter of 2.1 feet. Constructed of yellow pine boards, it is held together by 60 gallons of glue and 120 pounds of screws. The total structure weighs 6,659 pounds.
The World’s Largest Golf Tee was constructed out of various widths of yellow pine wood, 60 gallons of glue and 120 lb of screws. The 6659 lb project took six months to complete. Future plans for the Golf Tee are to add an 18 foot diameter golf ball to the top of the Golf Tee and allow golfers to tee off from the inside.
This 60-foot long wood and steel pitchfork weighs 1,940 pounds. It is located outside of Richards Farm Restaurant, where it is beautifully landscaped and positioned at an angle, so as to create a unique photo opportunity from several sides.
Fishing lake, horse trails, hiking trails, picnic area, camping and 840 huntable acres
This museum is located at the west edge of Oblong and is one of only 7 such facilities in the nation. Featured are displays, tools, books, and a full library of petrology related literature, working models and photos unique to oil production in the area. A grouping of oilfield equipment which dates from early 1900, during the boom days of oil discovery in Crawford County, is displayed outside the museum. For more information, call 618-562-4663 or 618-592-3431 or visit http://www.theonlyoblong.com/oil_field.
Our comfortable 12-bed retreat center offers the opportunity to create, relax, enjoy meals, and learn and laugh with friends. We’ve sought to provide your own personal space to sew, quilt or scrapbook so that you can relax and enjoy your passion.
The retreat center has four bedrooms – two with two twin beds and two have four twin beds. To ensure your comfort, we make each bed with clean fresh sheets, two pillows and either a soft cuddly blanket or a synthetic down comforter. Fresh towels – bath, hand and washcloth – are also provided for use in any of the four showers.
Our retreat center boasts two separate sewing areas. The west Studio accommodates six people with six individual six-foot tables, a custom 4’x8’ cutting table and two big boards with Rowenta irons. The east side Gathering Room can seat twelve for sewing/scrapbooking and also has two ironing and two cutting stations. All cutting and pressing stations have been elevated to countertop height to make it less stressful on your back and the pneumatic adjustable swivel chairs make sewing a pleasure. There are large design walls and plenty of electrical outlets. Free wireless internet is available in all locations.
Reservations may be made by calling us at 618.592.4134 with your valid MasterCard or Visa information
Representative of the brick construction of one-room schools in the 1880s, this restored building is typical of the era and the education available at that time. It is located on a spur of the National Road. Open limited Days and Appointment Only.
This horseshoe is 1,144.2 lbs. of solid cast iron. It measures 5’1 1/4″ high by 5′ 8″ wide by 4′ 5/8″ thick. It was featured in a Fruit of the Loom “Lucky Looms” online advertising campaign. It held the Guinness Book of World Records title from June 21, 2013 until September 8, 2015.