Greenville, Illinois is only about an hour from St. Louis and has plenty of activities to keep the family entertained. This time of year is a great time to visit because of their annual events.
No trip to Greenville is complete without a trip to Marcoot Jersey Dairy & Creamery. This family owned business offers a tour of the farm including the opportunity for the kids to petting a calf, see the milking parlor and watching how cheese is made. Before you leave, taste the cheese or homemade ice cream. Plan your visit around one of their many events such as Fall Fest on the Farm and one of the Cheese and Wine Tastings featuring area wineries.
Another great stop in Greenville is the American Farm Heritage Museum. This museum features hundreds of tractors and other farm implements along with hands-on activities. Don’t miss the AH Railroad that offers a ride around the property aboard a mini train. If you are planning an event in the area they also have building rentals available.
While in Greenville, see the DeMoulin Museum’s unusual collection of Lodge Initiation Devices dating back to the 1890s. Who wouldn’t want to see the Lifting and Spraying Machine, the Invisible Spanking Machine, the Lung Tester, and the Practical Goat? For art and architecture lovers, the Richard Bock Sculpture Museum at Greenville College gives tours by appointment. Bock is best known for his work with Frank Lloyd Wright.
If you aren’t traveling with the kids you will want to stop by The Family Vine. This winery has great wine and fresh, delicious food. Make sure to try one of their specialty house made wines.
When all the sightseeing finally makes you hungry you will want to stop by Kahuna’s Burgers and More. They have been voted the #1 fast-food restaurant in Greenville 2 years in a row. Their menu features cold beer, a full menu and ice cream. Don’t leave without trying the Garlic Parmesan Fries or the Ms. Piggy sandwich.
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