Sights to See: Casey

It’s time to start planning for vacations this year! ILLINOISouth is home to many great sights and has something for everyone. This combined with our restaurants and dining options you can make a whole trip out of our Sights to See!
In this edition of Sights to See check out the city of Casey. Casey is home to several “World’s Largest” items featured in the Guinness’s Book of World Records. Spend the day snapping pictures with you in the largest rocking chair and let the kids send a letter from the World’s Largest Mailbox.

What to Do?

 
Big Things in a Small Town
Casey is small town with some of the world’s largest items. These items appearing in the Guinness’s Book of World Records include a rocking chair, mailbox, wind chime, golf tee, pitchfork, wooden shoes and a crochet hook and knitting needles. That’s not all of the large items this town has to offer, you can also check out the big coin, big pencil, big birdcage and the big yardstick.

World’s Largest Rocking Chair | Courtesy of www.BigThingsinaSmallTown.com


Lincoln Trail Motorsports
Feel the need for speed at Lincoln Trail Motorsports. This track features 220 acres of motocross and ATV fun. 2017 events include Fly Racing Showdown Series MX in March, Crossroads Racing Series XC in May, and the Illinois State Championship in September to name a few. For a full list of events, please click here.

Fairview Drive Inn
Spend the evening under the stars watching the latest movies. The Fairview Drive Inn is cash only and also has a full-service concession stand.
Train Depot
Take a step into the past and learn about the importance of the railroad in Greenup.
 
 

Where to Stay?

Days Inn & Suites
933 North State Highway 49
Casey, IL
217-932-2212
Cobblestone Hotels & Suite
100 Gregory Dr.
Newton, IL
618-783-5550
 

What’s to Eat?

Richard’s Farm Restaurant
607 Northeast 13th Street
Casey, IL
217-932-5300
Backyard BBQ
220 N Haughton Highway
Greenup, IL
217-923-5100
Moonshine Store

6017 East 300th Road
Martinsville, IL
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Photo Courtesy of www.richardsfarm.com

About the Author:

Tiffany Garavaglia is a creative energy with an analytical mind. She sees the world through design and innovation while being able to analyze results and provide relevant solutions. She is a strong planner, organizer and lover of coffee. Tiffany enjoys trying new things and learning as much as she can about today’s trends. At ILLINOISouth, she wears many hats and spends her day designing for our many partners, managing our social media channels, writing content for our website and providing knowledge to our partners and visitors through email marketing. Aside from her main duties she enjoys going to locations throughout the region to show our audiences everything ILLINOISouth has to offer. On the weekends you will find Tiffany spending time with her husband, Sam, young son, Sammy, and beagle, Jilly. She may also be cheering on the St. Louis Blues or binge-watching murder or doctor shows on Netflix.

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