Bureau Junction to Iowa Line (Rock Island)
What a way to travel – about 75 miles, from one major river to another (the Illinois and the Mississippi), all on one newly built trail. The Hennepin Parkway State Trail (a linear state park) offers surcease from the flat, treeless Illinois prairie with a lock-strewn straight course of water and a green tunnel over the old tow path of a canal that was obsolete before it was completed. Quaint towns lie nearby, camping spaces (usually primitive) abound, and history is there for the dipping of your fingers in the water. At Sheffield a comprehensive trail museum more than fills the gaps in your experience of a very unique way to travel through the heart of America. The trail ends in Rock Island, just a bike/pedestrian bridge over the Mississippi River to Iowa.
A full service banquet facility Annawan Banquet Center is perfect for a regional corporate meeting, corporate dinner, or the all important wedding reception. The Banquet Center can seat 450 comfortably and has the ability to break down into three meeting rooms seating 75 each. An additional meeting room is available inside the hotel that will accommodate 45 for a meeting or small social reception. The hotel is conveniently located on Interstate 80 exit ramp 33. Call today for your next meeting or social need.
Best Western Annawan welcomes you with a friendly staff on your Interstate 80 travels, exit 33. Large inviting rooms provide a calm and quiet restful sleep. Rise and shine and enjoy the complimentary hot breakfast.
The Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park, a 104-mile linear park, is a rustic, historic, educational, and recreational jewel spanning five counties and includes the entire width of Henry County with access points in Annawan, Atkinson, Geneseo, and Colona. It offers an up-close look at a fascinating piece of transportation history.
It is popular with bicyclists who ride from town to town exploring the history, dining, lodging, and entertainment possibilities as they travel. The canal multi-purpose recreational trail is a portion of the American Discovery Trail, a 6,800-mile coast-to-coast trail devoted to non-motorized use. It is also part of the Grand Illinois Trail, a 535-mile loop through northern Illinois.
The tree-lined park is a refuge with prairie restorations and wetlands slicing through corn and soybean farmland. Home to diverse flora and fauna, it has become a favorite for bird watchers and prairie enthusiasts. It offers numerous year-round opportunities to boat, hike, bike, fish, ride horseback, snowmobile, ice skate, and cross-country ski.
Explore Henry County’s jewel – the Hennepin Canal. Canal Map
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Visit our Annawan or Atkinson store and we will greet you with a warm hello and a friendly smile. Available for on-site catering.
Mick’s Place, dine and drink at the corner of IL Hwy 78 and U.S. 6 in Annawan, IL. A welcoming atmosphere blending rural and urban d̩ecor. Food available all day from award-winning ZBest West chef, Eran Salzman.
Treasures are to be found any season. Mimi’s Treasures features floral, home decor, gifts and garden decor. Fresh floral arrangements are created with care with an enlightened twist of creativity. We provide delivery service within a 30-mile radius for birthday, anniversary, wedding, sympathy or funeral needs.
Fashion accessories include jewelry, purses, and more are the trend and Mimi’s carries them! Green plants, stepping stones and statues are also available for gift giving. Dried floral arrangements are available made to order or select from a variety on display in the over 1500 square foot showroom.
Paxton’s Corner Coop is an adorable fun, family shop worth a road trip! Take the back roads and head to Annawan you will be greeted by two roosters north or south, you can’t miss the coop!
Pull up a seat and enjoy a home cooked made like mom meals! Purple Onion is located conveniently off Exit 33 and located on U.S. 6 downtown Annawan, IL. You are encouraged to pull off the interstate and experience this gem! Breakfasts are cooked to order, daily lunch and dinner specials. A local favorite is the homemade pork tenderloin and onion rings are the real deal! Save room for a slice of pie!
ZBestWest offers flavorful, unique food prepared by a big city chef in a rural small town!
Dine with friends, in a bright, surprising atmosphere located at the corners of IL Hwy 78 and U.S. 6. On Interstate 80? Exit 33 in Annawan, IL you will experience a great find.Fresh food prepared as you wait. Local favorites are Bangers and Mash, tender, juicy brisket, and the big city butternut risotto with cranberries are scrumptious. Vegetarian requests with crisp vegetables cooked upon request. The menu varies, and daily specials available. End your meal with a decadent dessert. Fine wine and beer are available. You are welcome to bring your bottle of unopened wine for a $18 corkage fee.
Your first visit will entice you to travel the back roads to ZBest West often!
There is always something new at Savage Inspirations!
Shop our selection of handmade home decor – we use recycled barn board for most of our items! Handmade and handpainted decorations for your home, holidays, or gifts.