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Americas Best Value Inn – Geneseo
765 West Main Street
61254

Americas Best Value Inn ~ Historic Route 6

Count on convenience and a great value when you stay at Geneseo’s Americas Best Value Inn. The hotel is located on Historic Route 6, the first transcontinental highway in the United States and has easy access to Interstate 80.

Pets under 25lbs are welcome for a $15 fee per pet per night in rooms only. The parking area offers free large vehicle parking for your RV or work truck. Relax in the heated indoor pool after a long day on the road. Wake up each morning to complimentary continental breakfast and free Wi-Fi to stay connected as you travel. The hotel is a smoke free property. Suites offer microwave, mini-fridge, and a sofa bed or easy chair and ottoman for extended stays or to kick back and read a book. Handicap rooms are available and children 11 and under stay free with adult.

Geneseo
Annawan Banquet Center
317 N Canal Street
61234

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.

Annawan
Antique Engine Tractor Association Show Grounds
13451 IL Hwy 92
61254

Experience a fall harvest with mid-1900’s equipment demonstrating daily field farm activities on this 50-acre working show grounds. The three-day show offers agricultural history and how the agricultural life has evolved.

 

The event features the historical value of collection and exhibition of gasoline and steam tractors, power driven farm machinery and other equipment through field demonstrations, displays of gas engines, garden tractors, farm tractors, and equipment. Watch daily demonstrations of wheat and oat threshing, working sawmill, blacksmithing, horse field plowing, corn pickers and sheller’s and more! A weekend full of social activities including daily women’s and children’s events, train rides, Thresherman’s Dinner and a pie auction is just plain family fun! Food is available on grounds and free parking.
Geneseo
Atkinson Motorsports Park
23354 US Hwy 6

Motorsports enthusiasts who love to have their adrenaline mixed with octane are sure to love riding the unrestricted trails at Atkinson Motorsport Park’s Gob Hill. Gob Hill encompasses more than 200 acres of Mother Nature’s best-kept secrets such as undiscovered timber, rugged hills, steep valleys, and deep lakes, all in the heart of Henry County. For the more conservative riders, Gob Hill’s perimeter road is over four miles long and offers some beautiful Midwestern vistas. Gob Hill is also home to a children’s dirt track perfect for knee-high dirt trackers and there is a motocross track. Atkinson Motorsports Park hosts several events throughout the year. Families are welcome and on-site camping is available.

  • Illinois resident: $11.00
  • Out of State Resident: $18.00
  • Daily ride: $19.50
  • Children under: 10: $10.50 Y
  • Year membership check in at office
  • lllinois Department of National Resources requires annual OHV Sticker on all ATVs/Dirt Bikes
Atkinson
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Ride until dusk
Aunt Daisy’s Bed & Breakfast
223 W Central Blvd
61443

Aunt Daisy’s Bed & Breakfast welcomes you to an 1890 Victorian Home!

Aunt Daisy’s Bed & Breakfast offers the comforts of home. Private baths, king size beds, A/C, wireless Internet, cable TV and a stocked refrigerator in every suite. Enjoy a complimentary full breakfast in our tastefully decorated dining room. Step off at the Kewanee Amtrak Station and walk three blocks south to Aunt Daisy’s. Area restaurants, downtown shopping, and a movie theater are only a walk away. Henry County attractions are all within a short driving distance.

 

Arrive a guest, depart as family, Aunt Daisy’s will become your favorite aunt.

Bathtime at Aunt Daisy's B&B

 

Kewanee
Best Western – Geneseo Inn
1375 S Oakwood Ave
61254

Step into modern luxury offering beautiful and comfortable furnishings, for a peaceful and comforting night’s sleep at the Best Western Geneseo Inn, conveniently located off Interstate 80, exit 19. Deb and staff offer warm welcomes and offer superior customer service to ensure all your needs are met and go beyond your expectations.

Conveniently located just minutes off of Interstate 80; near downtown Geneseo offering many shopping opportunities. Located only 20 minutes from the Quad City International Airport. Each morning we offer a full complimentary breakfast. Take advantage of all our amenities such as free Wi-Fi and our two business centers. Gather in our lobby for television watching or just conversation. Relax in our spacious rooms with, free high-speed Internet, free HBO.

 

Geneseo
Bishop Hill Bakery & Eatery
103 South Bishop Hill Street
61419

Head on down the road to enjoy a freshly baked pastry and a cup of coffee, a delicious lunch, or an afternoon pie. The fresh aroma from the oven will tickle your nose, and count on a memorable dining experience. You will delight in the baked goods from scratch and homemade meals to match.

The Bishop Hill Bakery & Eatery is and always will be a respite for Bishop Hill visitors offering fresh baked bread, cookies, pies, with a dash of neighborliness. Cookies and fresh bread are made right before your eyes when standing at the counter to place your order. Serving delicious lunches with homemade soup, casseroles, or a sandwich from the daily lunch menu. The bakery is a few steps across from the Colony Store, Steeple building, and Sweet Annie Primitives.

Bishop Hill
February 28 Thursday & Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Regular hours resume March 1
Bishop Hill Dairy Building Grand Room
410 North Erickson Street
61419

The dairy building, a pre-Civil War structure, is a unique setting for reunions, small weddings, or for church and school groups to utilize while visiting Bishop Hill.

Windows align the east and west side of the Grand Room conference space which has been restored to a large workshop/classroom area that will seat fifty comfortably. Adjoining the Grand Room is a coffee bar room for additional display area and food service capabilities.

Bishop Hill
Bishop Hill Gallery Inn
109 West Main Street
61419

Enjoy the peace and comfort of Bishop Hill Gallery Inn, just steps from Bishop Hill’s restaurants, shops, and museums. Beautiful guest rooms with private baths, offering in-room coffee and complimentary snacks.

Stay for a night, a weekend, or longer in the peaceful beauty of historic Bishop Hill, IL. The Gallery Inn, located on the 2nd floor of the original 1856 Bishop Hill Colony Administration Building, offers three tranquil guest rooms, each with a queen bed and private bath, and a large shared sitting room overlooking the village park. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy Bishop Hill’s festivals and special events.

We look forward to your stay with us!

Bishop Hill
Bishop Hill Steeple Building
103 North Bishop Hill Street
61419

Immigration History at the Bishop Hill Steeple Building

The Bishop Hill Steeple building provides a glimpse back in history to 1854. Architecturally intriguing, this three-story stucco Greek Revival structure with a two-story tower and 66 six-over-six windows was recently restored with a Save America Treasures grant. It was built to be used as a hotel, but instead was used as a dwelling, school, administration building, and later housed a bank, telephone switchboard and apartments.

The museum is home to the Bishop Hill Heritage Association offices. The rooms and exhibit showcase historic artifacts and photos of early Colony days and take visitors back through time to a quaint prairie village.

A plaque at the Pioneer Monument at Bishop Hill reads: ‰”Dedicated to the memory of the hardy pioneers who in order to secure religious liberty left Sweden their native land with all the endearments of home and kindred and found Bishop Hill Colony on the uninhabited prairies of Illinois.‰”

Group tours by appointment, small fee.

Bishop Hill
April to December, Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. January through March Daily 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
C&S Antique Mall
705 West Main Street
61254

Off the beaten path and well worth the find! C&S Antique Mall will delight!

If old is a good thing then C&S Antique Mall is your treasure hunt waiting to happen. The vendor booths offer an array of furniture, glassware, primitives, vintage clothing and jewelry and lots more! You will receive a warm welcome and will be encouraged to peruse both the upper and lower levels while searching for treasures. Grab a cup of coffee and munch on a cookie, happy hunting!

 

Geneseo
Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday, Noon to 4 pm
Chief Keokuk Campground
28616 Sauk Trail Road
61443

The Chief Keokuk Campground features 71 pads with electrical hook-ups for trailers (Class A camping), plus 25 tent sites (Class C camping). There is a shower building on site. A sanitary dump station is near the camping area. In addition, “Blackhawk” area on Lakeshore Loop Road is available for youth group camping.

Reservations can be made, for dates between May 1st and October 31st. Chief Keokuk Campground, Johnson Sauk Trail State Park, Kewanee, IL

Kewanee
Country Morning Coffee Cafe
205 West First Street
61443

No chain store coffee here! Country Morning Coffee is the only artisan coffee roaster in Henry County, offering 30 different premium coffees plus organic coffees from around the globe. Every coffee batch is roasted daily and packaged by hand including personal handwriting on each coffee label. Pick from an assortment of coffee drinks, tea, hot chocolate, and iced drinks. Morning offerings include fresh home-baked pastries, and for lunch, there’s homemade bread and soups or Paninis and wraps. Fill your travel mug and grab some freshly blended bags of coffee to take home with you!

 

Kewanee
Monday through Friday, 6:00am ‰ÛÒ 6:00p.m. Saturday, 6:00am – 3:00pm, Sunday, 9:00am – 3:00pm
CrabApple Cove
117 East Exchange Street
61254

Crabapple Cove features two fun floors of home décor and more! The first-floor features themes that change with the season. A unique offering of scarves, purses, kid’s items including Robeez Kid’s shoes, linens and more. Ask about

The first-floor features themes that change with the season. A unique offering of scarves, purses, kid’s items including Robeez Kid’s shoes, linens and more. Ask about handerpants! Yes, handerpants. Take the stairway to antique heaven offering a variety of collectibles, furniture pieces, men’s items too!

Geneseo
Filling Station
303 North Bishop Hill Street
61419

Step back in time to a simpler way of life. Enjoy a friendly, family atmosphere where you are encouraged to sit and relax. The staff provides down to earth service and fresh hot food that ranks an A+ with the locals on all levels. All visitors welcomed! Daily specials and a selection of home-made pies are always available. Travel the back roads on the weekends and try the Swedish pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. You’ll be glad you did!

Bishop Hill
Open daily 11am to 2pm, Friday Supper 5pm to 8pm; Saturday and Sunday breakfast 7am to 10am
Francis Park
29862 North 900 Avenue
61443

Francis Park offers 40 acres of woodlands to explore while camping at one of 60 RV sites with electricity or in the spacious tent area. Water, dump station, free firewood are available. Enjoy the playground equipment, ball diamond, horseshoe court and picnic area. Open and closed area shelters available for rental. Open May through September – no reservations available.

 

Kewanee
Open May through September – reservations are not available.
Galva Arts Council Meeting Space
130 Exchange Street
61434

Are you an artist or group looking for a venue for shows, performances or perhaps a reunion? Consider the Galva Arts Council space for your next meeting need. Venue offers tables, chairs and some additional amenities.  Rental rates vary call contact below for rates.

Galva
Garden Thyme
109 North Bishop Hill Street
61419

Garden inspired artwork, jewelry, antiques and heirlooms are featured throughout the store, located next to the Bishop Hill Post Office.

Bishop Hill
Geneseo Art League and Gallery at 125
125 North State Street
61254

Geneseo Art League promoting the arts! A working studio and gallery showcasing over 85 artists on Geneseo’s State Street historic shopping and art district.

The Geneseo Art League and Gallery reflects an urban feel offering whole lot of charm. Over 80 artists work are showcased featuring painting, wood art, photography, jewelry, sculpture, and mixed media. Looking for a special gift, this is a must stop! A creative work space available for viewing, visitors welcome!

 

 

Geneseo
Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Geneseo Campground – Camping in the Midst of Nature
22978 IL Hwy 82
61254

Geneseo Campground: Camping along the Hennepin Canal

The right accommodation awaits you at Geneseo Campground. Located adjacent to the historic Hennepin Canal you have easy access to recreational opportunities such as fishing, biking or hiking. Rent a canoe or kayak to enjoy the waters of the Hennepin Canal.

Sites designed specifically for tents have privacy and electricity. All RV sites have electric/water hookups and some include sewer hookups. For big rigs 50 AMP electric is available. Restrooms are modern and very clean. Our rustic camping cabins accommodate four people in one room and include a double bed and a twin bunk bed. Consider our yurt if accommodation for 6 to 8 people is needed. The 20 feet round structure includes a queen bed and two twin over full bunk beds.

Splash Park for the Kids!

4 miles north of Interstate 80 at Exit 19 next to the historic Hennepin Canal. Follow the blue camping signs, GPS not recommended.

 

Geneseo
Open April through October
Good’s European Bed and Breakfast Suites
200 North Main Street
61443

Experience the Good Life!

Good’s offers a fun day of shopping, followed by a night of pure relaxation. Each room is tastefully appointed with furniture collections featured in Good’s American Furniture Showplace store

If you’re traveling in Western Illinois, stop in at Good’s, then stay overnight in one of four European Bed & Breakfast Suites! Fully recharge your batteries with a complimentary continental breakfast including homemade pastries, fresh fruit, and our longtime favorite family granola recipe. Free Wi-Fi Internet access.
Kewanee
Henry County Court House
307 West Center Street
61238

Henry County was named for Patrick Henry. In 1843, the county seat settled permanently in Cambridge, Illinois. A grand Victorian structure of brick and stone the courthouse was completed in 1880. It stands three stories tall and features oak and black walnut woodwork throughout the courthouse. The second-floor courtroom contains oak panels; fireplace, antique jury, and court reporters chairs, and a judge’s bench. Its grandest feature is the eighteen-foot-high ceiling that features a mural created by Frank Dirkson of Cambridge, Galva, Geneseo, and Kewanee. It is one of the finest courthouses in Illinois.

 

Cambridge
Monday thruogh Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Group Tours by Appointment
Kewanee Dunes
3536 Midland Road
61443

Kewanee Dunes has been going strong for over 85 years. If you’re looking for a great day of golf in Henry County, look no further than the Dunes. This 18-hole championship course features beautiful mature trees, fast greens, and great fairways. All skill levels will enjoy the 6,832 yard, 72-par course. Warm up or improve your game on putting greens, driving range and sand traps. You can even enjoy a delicious meal in the clubhouse, Greenside Grill or Roy’s Place to celebrate. We offer plenty of space for any size group to relax and socialize.

Kewanee
L & J Hometown Markets and Catering
322 West Front Street
61234

Visit our Annawan or Atkinson store and we will greet you with a warm hello and a friendly smile. Available for on-site catering.

Annawan
LaGondola Spaghetti House
425 Tenney Street
61443

One review said the LaGolanda food is “amazing.” Spaghetti and the salads are refreshing. Sandwiches include scrumptious meatball and gondolas on fresh bread. Try one of the large portions of their pasta dishes with a cheesy pizza.

Kewanee
Lavender Crest Winery
5401 US Hwy 6
61241

A perfect place to meet family and friends for lunch. Lavender Crest Winery features wine production, a wine tasting room, a gift shop, an espresso bar that serves lunch, and a banquet center that seats 250-300 guests. The banquet room has been host to wedding receptions, business meetings, and Friday events where visitors are invited to listen to music, have a meal, and let the cares of the week disappear. The gift shop and espresso lunch area feature a variety of coffee drinks, mocha, latte, and cappuccino in addition to sandwiches, soup, pastries, and other delicacies. Tours of our production facility are available for $5 per person. Please call to make reservations. Menu

 

Colona
Sunday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lunch served 11a.m. to 3 p.m.
Mosaic Art Market & Studio
112 West 2nd Street
61443

Funky, Fun, and Unique, Mosaic Art Market & Studio

Mosaic Art Market & Studio blends art and handmade items to create one artful space – a mosaic of art! Funky, fun, and unique local, national, and international artists featured throughout the tin ceiling, hardwood floor colorful studio.

Wall art originals and prints, sculpture, glass and metal art, ceramics and pottery, pillows and throws, bags and scarves, handmade jewelry and children’s items adorn the walls and studio displays for your home décor decorating.

Mosaic also has a fully stocked studio area. Visitors are welcomed and may walk in during business hours and choose the item they’d like to create – canvases, ceramics, wood items, and paper mache items. No appointment is necessary! Group classes are available and taught by regional expert artists in their respective mediums. Mosaic will work with the group planner to accommodate an appropriate art project for the time allowed.

Make a visit to Mosaic and experience a fun environment to shop and find some cool art to take home, or spend time creating your art in Mosaic’s studio.

Kewanee
Tuesday through Saturday, 12 pm to 5 pm, Sunday, Noon to 4 pm
Outsider Gallery
409 North Erickson Street
61419

The Outsider Gallery is filled with whimsical, elegant, and functional items from regional artisans Steve and Marsha Carleson

Marsha makes handmade paper, 3-dimensional paper pieces, bowls, vases, bottle cap tables and other objects of whimsy. Steve makes glass ornaments, beads, and fused glass pieces with the occasional traditional Swedish tina boxes combined into the mixture.

Bishop Hill
Open by Appointment
Paxtons Corner Coop
101 West Front Street
61234

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!

Once arrived at the destination receive a welcoming smile as you select from mouthwatering cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, and hand-dipped ice cream. Take a package or two to go, special orders are welcomed! Paxton’s a memorable experience for the young and nostalgic for the older generation. It’s worth the drive!
Annawan
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, Noon to 8 pm and Friday and Saturday, Noon to 9 pm
Quilt Box
109 East Third Street
61443

Celebrate the art of quilting and visit the store to become inspired.

Visit the Quilt Box showroom offering over 2,000 bolts of fabric, quilt, embroidery and notion supplies. Join in the sit ‘n sews, pick up a block of the month or shop for locally handmade gifts.

 

 

Kewanee
Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Songbird Lane Antiques
16870 North 1100 Avenue
61238

Consider a road trip to Songbird Lane Antiques! Off the beaten path, drive up a country lane, you will encounter a shop offering an eclectic mix of vintage, primitive, and rustic farm-inspired interior and exterior decorating treasures.

Outside, the store offers a plethora of items to choose from for outdoor decorating; inside is a collector’s delight! You will enter and see Hank, the cow, on salvaged barn wood walls surrounded with selected large furniture, vintage advertisements, lighting, and a variety of home décor vintage and new items for visitors to browse. It’s a back road drive not to miss, Songbird Lane Antiques
Cambridge
April to October, Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday, Noon to 4 pm
St. Mary of the Fields Holy Shrine
24772 St Mary’s Road

St. Mary of the Fields Holy Shrine is nestled among the green field and golden grain it is a natural place for prayer and meditation. The grounds feature a “Rolle Bolle” rosary where the holy hour is held. The Shrine features numerous works of art, the walls are adorned with fourteen Stations of the Cross, and several statues are displayed. The Shrine is open daily. Gift shop open during holy hours held the first Sunday of each month, May through October.

 

 

Prophetstown
Holy Hours held on the first Sunday beginning May through October. Shrine is open daily and group tours are welcomed by appointment.
Super 8 Galva
301 Commercial Street
61434

Super 8 Galva ~ Experience A Middle America Slice of Life

Super 8 Galva offers a free, 8-item Super Start breakfast bonanza ensures that you have the proper fuel to start your day in Galva. Free Wi-Fi available in your guest room and our public areas makes it easy to plan your route for the day. For those traveling through Galva for work, our business center provides printer and computer access, while 24-hour coffee service in the breakfast area keeps you charged to power through a long day or night.

Galva
Sweet Annie’s Primitives
106 South Bishop Hill Street
61419

Red marks the spot in Bishop Hill to encounter warm and spirited antiques and primitives. Favorites include cupboards, buckets, folk art, early country in old paint & original surface, barrels & quilts, tables and bowls. Peruse through garden accents, textiles, pottery, yellowware, treenware, handmades and dried everlastings to accent your home decor. Visit the patio and wash house featuring seasonal gardens and gardenware.

 

Bishop Hill
Wednesday to Friday, 10 am to 3 pm, Saturda, 10 am to 4 pm, Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm
The Old Red Farm Shed
1107 SE 2nd Street
61434

Vintage farm equipment, autos and locally made museum featuring antique farm equipment, autos and implements made locally by past businesses and more, are featured in the Old Red Farm Shed. The community of Galva built a reputation on agriculture production and ingenuity. Features, International Harvester, Hayes check-row planter, Wistrand blue pumps and Morgan/Galva seed bags. A collection of days gone by will put a sparkle in your eye! Tour groups are welcome please call ahead for appointments. Saturday hours are by chance from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Galva
Call for appointment
Twinflower Inn
110 Olson Street
61419

Step away from the everyday and travel the back roads to Twinflower Inn, the ultimate retreat.

The Twinflower Inn features four suites and two guest rooms. Built as the original Colony Hospital in 1855, the Inn is one of 10 original buildings lovingly restored in the village of Bishop Hill a national historic landmark. It’s your home base for a couple or family gathering adventure weekend.

Bishop Hill
VASA National Archives Museum
109 Bishop Hill Road
61419

Sharing Rich Heritage and Values of the Old Country

VASA provides sharing national Scandinavian heritage with fellow Americans, and helps others to learn or remember the meaningful ways and values of the Old Country.

The national archives museum is a dynamic facility housing the history of the VASA organization. The large library holds books supporting genealogy research. Also available are a collection of rare books written in Swedish though published in the United States. Visitors are able to view a large collection of Swedish artifacts.

Bishop Hill is considered a birthplace of the Swedish immigration to the US. The village is not a reproduction. It is very much the same town settled in 1846. An authentic village experience from a community who celebrates the seasons, Swedish holidays and traditions.  Visitors become immersed in the past and let the present learn from the past.

Bishop Hill
April through December 20, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Winter by appointment only.
Woodland Palace, Francis Park
29862 North 900 Avenue
61443

Woodland Palace is an incredible find off the beaten path. You will find this unusual home was built way ahead of its time and filled with engineering wonders. Learn about the man who built and lived in the home, Fred Francis, a Leonardo da Vinci-like man, was an artist, poet, inventor, builder, mathematician, engineer, and a nudist. Fred started to build the home in 1890 and worked on it for the next 36 years. It features hand carved molding, a water purification system, and is the first house in the state of Illinois to have to air-condition without the aid of electricity. View the sophisticated achievements of disappearing windows, doors, and more. Visit a home where everything seems to work in harmony. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for kids 12 and under. Open for tours and to the public end of April through September.

Kewanee
Open seven days a week from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. beginning the end of April through end of September.