Geneseo

Where the future grows!

Geneseo is a picturesque, vibrant, progressive arts community which is home to memorable festivals.

Located conveniently off U.S. Highway 6 or Interstate 80, Geneseo is recognizable from the interstate by Windy Point, featuring two windmills and a solar farm, at the southern edge of town.

Take Exit 19 off I-80 and drive Oakwood Avenue to take a left on State Street to experience the revitalized boulevard, home to Geneseo’s historic shopping district.  The unique collection of specialty shops, art galleries, clothing boutiques, and home decor stores is growing.

Take a break from shopping to visit a craft brewery, micro-brewery, or wine tasting room. A variety of local restaurants feature a friendly ambience to dine.

Take in a play at the Richmond Hill Theatre, learn about Underground Railroad History at the Geneseo Historical Museum, or take in nature at the Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park.

Any time of the year, you will encounter friendly faces in Geneseo.

Annual Events

  • Spring Open House
  • Aisle of Flags
  • Porch Party
  • Girls Night Out
  • Music Festival
  • Trains, Planes, & Automobiles
  • State Street Market
  • Witches Night Out
  • Boo-tiful Saturday
  • Christmas Open House
  • Christmas Walk

American Discovery Trail
Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park

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...

Americas Best Value Inn – Geneseo
765 West Main Street
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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 transcontinent...

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Antique Engine Tractor Association Show Grounds
13451 IL Hwy 92
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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 agricultu...

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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. De...

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Black Sheep Clothier
122 South State Street
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Black Sheep Clothier is a must stop shop. Unique clothing and accessories grace the showroom floor you won’t even find in a big city. Jewelry, makeup and more will be found to provide that new look yo...

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Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5pm Sunday, Noon to 5pm
C&S Antique Mall
705 West Main Street
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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 arr...

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Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday, Noon to 4 pm
Central Theatre
111 North State Street
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Country View Golf Course
8248 North 2300 Aveneue
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CrabApple Cove
117 East Exchange Street
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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 sho...

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Curious Cargo
104 North State Street
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Walk into an engaging store offering a wide selection of home décor, lanterns for inside and out, wreaths, fun garden décor and one of the largest selections of mini fairy garden accessories in the ar...

Geneseo
Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday, Noon to 4 pm
Danny Boy’s Pizza & More
830 West Main Street
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Traveling along historic U.S. Hwy 6, the Grand Republic Highway? Stop at Danny Boy's Pizza & More for a fill me up! Pizza, subs and more! Fresh ingredients pizzas made from scratch with an amazing...

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Designs on the Boulevard
200 South State Street
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Design with a sense of style and inspiration from the latest trends in home decor, gifts, floral arrangements and more, Designs on the Boulevard atmosphere and offerings will sparkle you with delight....

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Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays seasonal or by appointment
Elizabeth Ann’s Kitchen and Local Motive Coffee Bar
124 East First Street
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Elizabeth Ann's motto is the more, the merrier! It's a local favorite and soon will be yours. Take the back roads to Geneseo, IL to enjoy fresh cinnamon rolls with the finest coffee brews, espresso, w...

Geneseo
Monday through Friday, 6:30 am to 2 pm and Saturday, 6:30 am to Noon
Four Seasons
110 South State Street
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Great Fashion! Great Prices! Clothing for women of all ages and all sizes. Missy, Petite & Plus sizes including great jewelry. Featuring vendors like Jag Jeans, Life is Good, Tribal Sportswear, Sp...

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Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 5pm Sunday, Noon to 4 pm
Geneseo Art League and Gallery at 125
125 North State Street
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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 reflect...

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Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Geneseo Brewing Company
102 South State Street
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A local favorite, Geneseo Brewing Company, will soon be yours too! Flavorful and unusual beers from a micro brewery testing the flavor limits. Friendly atmosphere and delightful decor add to the visit...

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Geneseo Campground – Camping in the Midst of Nature
22978 IL Hwy 82
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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 oppo...

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Open April 1st through October 31st
Geneseo Donut
215 North State Street
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Geneseo Donut is the charm of Geneseo, IL small town shops. The cake and raised glazed donuts are simply tops, coffee is great - with free refills. Drive-thru is available if you're in a hurry!

Geneseo
Monday through Friday, 5 am to Noon, Saturday and Sunday 5 am to 1 pm
Geneseo Historical Museum
205 South State Street
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The Geneseo Historical Museum features displays of local people and places in an Italianate-style home built in the mid-1800's. Walk through the 27-rooms which tell the story of how people lived in th...

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Open March through November 9 a.m. to 12:00 pm. and 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. Group tours are welcomed with an appointment.
Genevino Restaurant
217 South State Street
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Genevino's restaurants offer a tapas & wine bar which combines a natural energy and a passion providing a modern twist on the Italian classics. An authentic wine shop with a refreshing vibe and ex...

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Monday through Thursday, 6:30 am to 8 pm, Friday and Saturday, 6:30 am to 9 pm and Sunday, 6:30 am to 2 pm
Golden Garden Chinese
103 South State Street
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Green River Hobbies
119 West Exchange Street
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Happy Joe’s Pizza Parlor – Geneseo
925 South Oakwood Avenue
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Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park
24000 N 1920th St

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 acce...

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John and Carla Edwards Aquatic Center
541 East North Street
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Summer Swim Time for all ages. Kids will enjoy a splash pad, drop slide, two diving boards, climbing wall, and activity pool with zero depth entry.  Play on the lily pad walk.  Older children and adul...

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Katsch
113 North State Street, Floor 3
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Katsch offers an extensive selection of women's apparel, accessories, home decor & gifts. Big city style & brands handpicked for the midwestern woman. Personalized customer service and a curat...

Geneseo
Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm
Leamen’s Bar & Grill
209 North State Street
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Lionstone Brewery & Gastropub
1225 South Oakwood Avenue
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A welcoming sight as you enter Geneseo from the I-80 corridor, exit 19. Lionstone Brewing is a great place to gather with friends. A fun, tasteful designed interior compliments the creative food entre...

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Tuesday to Thursday, 4 pm to 10 pm, Friday and Saturday, 11 am to 12 am, Sunday, 12 pm to 9 pm
Los Ranchitos – Geneseo
4172 South Oakwood Avenue
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Mabel.
137 South State Street
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Mabel. Inspiration Mabel. offers a minimalist vibe offering vintage inspired salvaged items, hand made's and apparel. Items are sourced locally and throughout the Midwest and curated from select vendo...

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Visit Facebook for monthly weekend opening
Maple Bluff Golf Club
19283 East 1600 Street
61254
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Maple City Florist & Garden Center
802 South State Street
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Friendly folks at Maple City Florist & Garden Center will welcome you as you peruse through the rooms offering home decor and more. The greenhouse is filled with plants to decorate your home.

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Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, Saturday, 8 am to 4 pm
My Moon Creations
104 South State Street
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A happy place full of unique handmade items and antiques to brighten your home, your day or even your life! A variety of home décor, alpaca items, baby toys, jewelry, soaps, lotions and even kitchen i...

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Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm, Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm
New China
1224 South Oakwood Avenue
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Pegasus Fine Gifts
117 South State Street
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Gifts, decorative accessories, coffee, and treats for all occasions. Warm and friendly smiles will welcome you to Pegasus Fine Gifts downtown Geneseo. Peruse through a vast array of Isabel Bloom, Will...

Geneseo
Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 5pm, Sunday, Noon to 4 pm
Pink Prairie Gardens
16301 Weber Road
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Pink Prairie Gardens offers a wide selection of the highest quality annuals and vegetable plants, grown right in our greenhouse on our farm. Passion and pride customer service is offered while choosin...

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April until all the flowers are sold, 9 am to 5 pm
Quilts-N-Blooms Quilt Shop
101 South State Street
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Raelyn’s Pub & Eatery
217 North State Street
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Visit with friends and family at Raelyn's Pub & Eatery offering craft beer, pizza and choose from a made to order food menu. Raelyn's is an inviting space with exposed brick and chic lighting that...

Geneseo
Monday through Thursday, 11 am to 10 pm, Friday and Saturday, 11 am to 1 pm and Sunday, 4 pm to 10 pm
Richmond Hill Disc Golf Course
600 HK Robinson Drive
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Let it FLY at Richmond Hill Disc Golf Course! Richmond Hill Disc Golf Course is an 18-hole Golf Course is a challenge for all ages. The course is a great use of moderate trees and elevation and featur...

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Sunrise to 10 p.m.
Richmond Hill Players
Richmond Hill Barn Theater, Richmond Hill Park
61254

Richmond Hill Players will capture your imagination and touch your heart. Laughter, suspense, sympathy, and even the occasional tear - the colorful, live performances of the Richmond Hill Players will...

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Showtime: Thurs-Fri-Sat @ 7:30pm Sunday @ 4:00p
Smith Studio and Gallery
124 South State Street
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Smith Studio and Gallery believes the visual arts enrich everyone’s life. We are a gathering place for anyone who believes in the creative process, whether you gain inspiration by enjoying the creativ...

Geneseo
Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
State Street Cafe
123 South State Street
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True Americana restaurant with a homey and welcoming atmosphere and staff. All items are prepared fresh and made to order and tastefully spiced! A local favorite for breakfast or lunch. Perhaps the pu...

Geneseo
Tuesday through Sunday, 6:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sweet Peas Grill & Bar
1325 South Oakwood Avenue
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Worth the Drive, Sweet Peas! Sweet Peas Grill & Bar creates fresh, flavorful dishes prepared with you in mind! Local favorites include boneless juicy chicken tenders (available grilled, pretzel ba...

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Monday to Thursday, 11am to 9 pm, Friday and Saturday, 11 am to 10 pm and Sunday, 11 am to 8 pm
The Cellar Restaurant
137 South State Street
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The Cellar is a white table cloth restaurant, offering excellent steaks, grilled to perfection and exceptional service! Peer into the glassed-in kitchen and watch your food being prepared! A historic...

Geneseo
Tuesday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Urban Farmhouse
208 South State Street
61254

Amazing, beautiful, wonderful, unique place to shop and laugh. Urban Farmhouse is a little gem worth the drive to shop on historic State Street in Geneseo, IL. As you enter the showroom visitors comme...

Geneseo
Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, Noon to 5 pm
Village Florist Gifts & Antiques ~Fresh Flowers & More!
108 South State Street
61254

Home decor, floral, and antiques offered downtown Geneseo in the historic shopping & art district. Village Florist Gifts & Antiques showcase beautiful hand-prepared floral arrangements are del...

Geneseo
Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 5pm
Wirthy Treasures
203 East Exchange Street
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Wirthy Treasures offers an array of re-stored and re-purposed furniture and other home decor finds. Re-purposing furniture and home decor with Mustard Seeds Milk Paint and American Paint Company produ...

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Wednesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 1p.m. By chance or appointments are welcomed!
Wolf Ridge Gardens & Greenhouse
9568 Wolf Road
61254
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