Kewanee was voted Rand McNally’s Friendliest Small Town in America 2013! Visitors will encounter friendly people with a welcoming spirit who are ready to share a smile, assist you with a purchase, give directions, and, perhaps, even tell a joke or engaging story. Kewanee
is the place that made the things that made this country great!
Visit and spend a day or two exploring and discovering unexpected surprises around every corner. You will find a variety of unique shops and local restaurants set along tree-lined streets with beautiful turn-of-the-century architecture to enjoy.
Kewanee history is colorful! Literally! Walk downtown to view the History in the Paint public art tour watch for hidden treasures in the sixteen hand-painted murals. It’s a treasure hunt! Pick up a local map at one of the local retailers or stop in the Amtrak Station Welcome Center.
To learn more about Kewanee history visit the Kewanee Historical Society, Robert and Marcella Richards Museum. Visit Ryan’s Round Barn and Woodland Palace, Illinois’ First Green home. Take respite in our parks!
Take exit 33 off Interstate 80 and head south for eleven miles on IL Hwy 78. Or take the Amtrak with two daily stops. Step inside and experience good cheer, genuine courtesy, and community service, and one of the friendliest towns in the Midwest!
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Events to experience:
- Farmers Market
- Francis Park 4th of July Festival
- Prairie Chicken Festival
- Summer Concerts in the Park
- Hog Days
- Windmont Park Christmas Light Display
- Run your Ice Off