Illinois Rural Heritage Museum
Visitors enjoy exhibits depicting life in rural areas complete with authentic items from the period. The highlight of the the museum will be the machinery and equipment displays that will depict the evolution of farm equipment. Call for time and days the Museum is open.
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.
The Depot is located right by the tracks and houses not only the Museum, but a conference room and offices. Search the photos and exhibits for the love story remembered here. Also note the George Rogers Clark statue that greets visitors in the parking lot. Open daily.
In the heart of downtown Olney, IL, you’ll find Southeastern Illinois’ most unique shopping experience. Something for every white squirrel lover on your list!
The Magnuson Grand Hotel and Conference Center is the only full-service hotel and conference facility serving the quaint town of Raymond, Il. We are within driving distance to St. Louis, Springfield, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, golf courses, and shopping areas. Guests will enjoy relaxing in the ten acres of flower gardens with gazebo and fish pond, an indoor pool, free wireless internet, local cuisine at the Captain’s Table Restaurant, refreshments at the Yacht Club Lounge, and pristine exercise facilities. Meeting spaces are always available and pets are welcome. A restful, relaxing stay is always in store for you here.
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.
Make yourself at home at our warm and friendly hotel. Relax and unwind in a comfy guest room and watch TV or stay connected with free WiFi access. Start your day right with a Hampton’s free hot breakfast and make sure you try our delicious waffles. If you don’t have time to join us for breakfast, make sure you grab a healthy Hampton On the Run® Breakfast Bag, Monday through Friday, as you leave the hotel. Catch up with work in our free business center or host a private meeting in our well-equipped meeting room. After a busy day, rejuvenate in the free fitness center or refresh with a swim in the inviting indoor pool at our hotel in Litchfield, Illinois.
Our Litchfield, IL hotel offers a wide array of perks like a complimentary, hot Express Start Breakfast Bar every morning and a state of the art fitness center. A sundry shop complete with tasty treats, beverages, beer, wine, frozen items and toiletries is available 24 hours for your convenience.
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.
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 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.
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.
Join us at our Baymont Inn & Suites Litchfield hotel. The iconic Route 66 weaves through our area, offering history, charm, and historic sites dating back to the Roaring Twenties. If your travels bring you to the area for business, major companies like Teleflex Marine, Schutt Sports, ITW Building Components Group, Morton Buildings, and Pioneer Seed are headquartered near our hotel.
Our Super 8 Litchfield hotel is located off I-55 at Exit 52, less than one hour north of St. Louis. Enjoy close proximity to shops and dining in downtown Litchfield and outdoor recreation on Lake Lou Yaeger.
At Maverick Steaks & Spirits some of our most popular dishes include our buffet, juicy sirloin tips and delicious homemade bread. There is something for everyone on our menu, so bring the whole family for dinner at Maverick Steaks & Spirits. We look forward to serving you our home cooking.
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.
Take a trip back in time by visiting the Hall of Fame sites situated along historic U.S. Route 66. Experience the nostalgia of three miles of original Mother Road highway while driving through Litchfield. We are also near Antique Mall 66, Litchfield Park District, Lake Lou Yaeger, and Lincoln Land Community College. Our hotel is within walking distance of the Ariston Cafe, which is one of the oldest restaurants along Old Route 66. Other local restaurants include A&W All-American Food, Long John Silver’s, and Maverick’s Steak House.
Start your day right with our free continental breakfast and a free hot cup of coffee. We have interior and exterior corridor rooms, as well as smoking and non-smoking rooms. For your convenience, our hotel offers plenty of free parking for cars, trucks, buses, and RVs. Our front desk and lobby are open 24 hours-day. Appreciate the convenience of our guest laundry facility. Step into our guest rooms and experience absolute relaxation with high-speed Internet access, microwave, mini-fridge, coffeemaker, desk with lamp, cable TV with HBO, iron, ironing board, and free local calls.
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”.
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
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.
The museum features a rather unique display. Bill Hanna, “The Humane Hangman,” is showcased with the tools of his trade from an era when criminal sentences were carried out on the gallows. Open by appointment and for special events.
Students receive personalized skydiving instructions in a small airport setting. Groups and individual students are welcome for tandem and static line training every weekend.
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.