Kewanee

Kewanee – Best of the Road and the Friendliest Small Town

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 created  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 Amtrak with two daily stops.  Step inside and experience good cheer, genuine courtesy, and community service in one of the friendliest towns in the Midwest!

Visit Kewanee. We’ve thought of everything!

Annual Events

  • Farmers Market
  • Francis Park 4th of July Festival
  • Prairie Chicken Chalk Art Festival
  • Summer Concerts in the Park
  • Hog Days
  • Windmont Park Christmas Light Display
  • Run your Ice Off

Adventure Cyclist Association ~ Northern Tier Bike Trail
IL County Highway 81
AmericInn Lodge & Suites of Kewanee
925 Tenney Street
61443
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Baker Park Disc Golf Course
1095 Cambridge Road
61443
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Baysingar Antiques
1135 Railroad Avenue
61443
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Breedlove’s Sporting Goods
123 West Second Street
61443
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9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Broken Chimmney
618 Tenney Street
61443
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Monday through Saturday, 10:30 am to 9 pm and Sunday, 10:30 am to 8 pm
Casa De Oro
226 North Tremont
61443
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Cerno’s Bar & Grill
213 West Third Street
61443
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Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Chautauqua Park Disc Golf Course
West Division Street
61443
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Chief Keokuk Campground
28616 Sauk Trail Road
61443
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Country Morning Coffee Cafe
205 West First Street
61443
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Monday through Friday, 6:00am ‰ÛÒ 6:00p.m. Saturday, 6:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Francis Park
29862 North 900 Avenue
61443
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Open May through September - reservations are not available.
Gallery On Second
116 W. Second Street
61443
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Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. or by appointment
Good’s European Bed and Breakfast Suites
200 North Main Street
61443
Kewanee
Good’s Furniture
200 Main Street North
61443
Kewanee
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Seven days a week. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter
Good’s Furniture Showplace Wine Cellar Restaurant
200 Main Street North
61443
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Open Daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Great Wall
544 Tenney Street
61443
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Happy Joe’s Pizza Parlor
515 Tenney Street
61443
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Heartfelt
224 North Main Street
61443
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10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily
Jessie’s Closet
103 South Main Street
61443
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Johnson’s Hub Clothing & Formal Wear
220 North Main Street
61443
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Kewanee Amtrak Station
224 West Third Street
61443
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Daily; 7 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Kewanee Dunes
3536 Midland Road
61443
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Kewanee Historical Society
211 North Chestnut
61443
Kewanee
May 1 to October 1 Thursday and Saturday, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open Everyday Labor Day Weekend
LaGondola Spaghetti House
425 Tenney Street
61443
Kewanee
Leather Coat and Factory Outlet
1700 Burlington Avenue
61443
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Los Ranchitos – Kewanee
600 Tenney Street
61443
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Mosaic Art Market & Studio
112 West 2nd Street
61443
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Tuesday through Saturday, 12 pm to 5 pm, Sunday, Noon to 4 pm
Motel 6 Kewanee
901 South Tenney Street
61443
Kewanee
Nature’s Creations
21229 North 500th Avenue
61443
Kewanee
New China
735 Tenney
61443
Kewanee
Northeast Park – Oasis Swimming Pool
1000 North Main Street
61443
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Monday through Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. weather permitting
PL Damron’s Bakery & Cafe
206 North Tremont
61443
Kewanee
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Closed Sunday and Monday
Quilt Box
109 East Third Street
61443
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Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Red Apple
607 North Main Street
61443
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Red Earth Cafe at Johnson Sauk Trail State Park
12480 Tecumseh Road
61443
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May through October 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday 8 a.m to 6 p.m.
Reiman’s Harley Davidson
623 North Main Street
61443
Kewanee
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday
Ryan’s Round Barn
28616 Sauk Trail Rd.
61443
Kewanee
Tours are available May through October, the first and third Saturday of each month. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Group Tours of 10 or More by Appointment.
Station House Restaurant
300 West 3rd Street
61443
Kewanee
Monday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The Barnhouse Restaurant
420 South Main Street
61443
Kewanee
The Boiler Room
206 North Chestnut Street
61443
Kewanee
Monday through Sunday, 10 am to 2 pm
Wanee Cinemas
106 South Main Street
61443
Kewanee
Woodland Palace, Francis Park
29862 North 900 Avenue
61443
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.