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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
Address: IL County Highway 81
Description:

Trail meanders through Henry County communities, Orion and Cambridge. You will ride some of the finest rolling prairie country highways dotted with centennial farms. Visit spring to late fall and expe...

AmericInn Lodge & Suites of Kewanee
Address: 925 Tenney Street
61443
City: Kewanee
Description:

Welcome to the AmericInn! Here we offer our guests a hot cup of coffee and a satisfying complimentary Continental breakfast. Choose from 49 rooms and two specialty suites. Guests enjoy our indoor pool...

Aunt Daisy’s Bed & Breakfast
Address: 223 W Central Blvd
61443
City: Kewanee
Description:

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 a...

Baker Park Disc Golf Course
Address: 1095 Cambridge Road
61443
City: Kewanee
Description:

Course Type: Permanent # Holes: 18 Target Type: Mach V Tee Type: Concrete Elevation: 50/50 Flat/Hills Foliage: Woodsy Course Length: 5,220ft Alternate Length: 0ft Hole Length: Under 300ft: 11 | 300 -...

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Baysingar Antiques
Address: 1135 Railroad Avenue
61443
City: Kewanee
Description:

Baysingar Antiques is a buzz inside and out with glassware, yard art and up-cycled and re-purposed furniture. That's not all, peruse, pottery, comic books, linens, vintage frames and more. Inventory c...

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Breedlove’s Sporting Goods
Address: 123 West Second Street
61443
City: Kewanee
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Description:

Breedlove's offers a variety of services! From sports equipment, monogrammed clothing, custom products or uniforms, online stores, we have you covered.

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Broken Chimney
Address: 618 Tenney Street
61443
City: Kewanee
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10:30 am to 9 pm and Sunday, 10:30 am to 8 pm
Description:

Broken Chimney is a destination for fast-casual food and ambiance! Inside you will find local lore detailing the walls and oh the food! Ribs, hamburgers and Chicago-style Italian beef are just a few o...

Casa De Oro
Address: 226 North Tremont
61443
City: Kewanee
Description:

Try 100% Authentic Mexican food from Casa De Oro's homemade recipes in a cozy environment. Then try your luck on the gaming machines after a margarita (or two).

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Cerno’s Bar & Grill
Address: 213 West Third Street
61443
City: Kewanee
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Description:

Cerno's Bar & Grill, an inviting warm atmosphere with a spectacular historical bar and fabulous food. The menu selection offers great sandwiches, fantastic pizza, and dinner entrees. Dine in 19th-...

Chautauqua Park Disc Golf Course
Address: West Division Street
61443
City: Kewanee
Description:

Chautauqua Park is quiet 12-hole course nestled throughout the park among mature trees and is fun for beginners and a challenge for experts. The course features cement tee boxes and permanent metal ch...

Chief Keokuk Campground
Address: 28616 Sauk Trail Road
61443
City: Kewanee
Description:

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...

Country Morning Coffee Cafe
Address: 205 West First Street
61443
City: Kewanee
Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:00am ‰ÛÒ 6:00p.m. Saturday, 6:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Description:

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 ba...

Francis Park
Address: 29862 North 900 Avenue
61443
City: Kewanee
Hours: Open May through September - reservations are not available.
Description:

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 play...

Gallery On Second
Address: 116 W. Second Street
61443
City: Kewanee
Hours: Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. or by appointment
Description:

View beautiful works of art from various exhibiting artists, from oil-painting and watercolor, to metal sculptures and stained-glass.  

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Good’s European Bed and Breakfast Suites
Address: 200 North Main Street
61443
City: Kewanee
Description:

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 Furnitur...

Good’s Furniture
Address: 200 Main Street North
61443
City: Kewanee
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Seven days a week. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter
Description:

Start your exploration with a visit to Good's Furniture Showplace. It is one of the oldest and largest family-owned furniture stores in the Midwest and is the centerpiece of Kewanee's downtown. The 25...

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Good’s Furniture Showplace Wine Cellar Restaurant
Address: 200 Main Street North
61443
City: Kewanee
Hours: Open Daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Description:

The Wine Cellar Restaurant located on the lower level of Good's Furniture Showplace features a delicious and delightful detour while shopping. The Wine Cellar Restaurant has a cozy ambiance and offers...

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Great Wall
Address: 544 Tenney Street
61443
City: Kewanee
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Happy Joe’s Pizza Parlor
Address: 515 Tenney Street
61443
City: Kewanee
Description:

Happy Joe's is a locally owned franchisee. Although semi-retired, THE Joe continues to be involved in the decision-making processes at Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream. He also continues to be involv...

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Heartfelt
Address: 224 North Main Street
61443
City: Kewanee
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily
Description:

A delightful shopping experience awaits you! Choose from home decor - home scents - crystal - gourmet foods and coffee- jewelry and much more. Heartfelt also offers custom floral creation, framing and...

Jessie’s Closet
Address: 103 South Main Street
61443
City: Kewanee
Description:

A thrift and consignment store that carries newborn sizes through juniors as well as maternity clothing. We also carry baby equipment, baby furniture, toys, books, games, DVDs, and many other items. *...

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Johnson Sauk Trail State Park
Address: 28616 Sauk Trail Road
61443
City: Kewanee
Description:

Johnson-Sauk Trail State Park is for all seasons and offers exploration of fields of wildflowers, an opportunity for a lazy summer picnic amidst the giant oaks, fall colors with cool night, or fun in...

Johnson’s Hub Clothing & Formal Wear
Address: 220 North Main Street
61443
City: Kewanee
Description:

Find a great selection of fashionable men's and women's clothing, including brand names like Levi's, Docker, Karen Kane, Tribal and more! If you're looking for formal wear, Johnson's Hub has you cover...

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Kewanee Amtrak Station
Address: 210 West Third Street
61443
City: Kewanee
Hours: Daily; 7 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Description:

Amtrak Train Station Kewanee, IL is a station building with waiting room, without Wi-Fi, no parking, with accessible platform and no wheelchair available.

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Kewanee Dunes Golf Club
Address: 3536 Midland Road
61443
City: Kewanee
Description:

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 ma...

Kewanee Historical Society
Address: 211 North Chestnut
61443
City: Kewanee
Hours: May 1 to October 1 - Thursday and Saturday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Open every day Labor Day weekend.
Description:

The Kewanee Historical Society showcases displays on the industries that built Kewanee (Kewanee Boiler, Walworth, and Boss). It also showcases Kewanee memorabilia from the U. S. military from the Civi...

Kewanee Motor Lodge
Address: 400 South Main Street
61443
City: Kewanee
Description:

Kewanee Motor Lodge is for travelers on the go who are looking for affordable, comfortable and clean accommodations. A bicycle-friendly hotel where you can park your bicycle in the room. Friendly serv...

LaGondola Spaghetti House
Address: 425 Tenney Street
61443
City: Kewanee
Description:

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 pa...

Leather Coat and Factory Outlet
Address: 1700 Burlington Avenue
61443
City: Kewanee
Description:

We started out as a total leather garment company over 80 years ago. We are still leather experts, but we’ve also expanded our product line over the decades to include many other materials such as woo...

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Los Ranchitos – Kewanee
Address: 600 Tenney Street
61443
City: Kewanee
Description:

El Tapatio/Los Ranchitos is home to tacos, fajitas, and refreshing margaritas on Special Thursday and Saturday.

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Motel 6 Kewanee
Address: 901 South Tenney Street
61443
City: Kewanee
Description:

Motel 6 in Kewanee IL, welcomes you to be a guest during your next visit. Whether it's business or pleasure we offer friendly service and 41 rooms at affordable prices. Our facility offers high-speed...

Nature’s Creations
Address: 21229 North 500th Avenue
61443
City: Kewanee
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New China
Address: 735 Tenney
61443
City: Kewanee
Description:

New China offers delicious dining and takeout in Kewanee, IL. New China is a cornerstone in the Kewanee community and has been recognized for its outstanding Chinese cuisine, excellent service and fri...

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Northeast Park – Oasis Swimming Pool
Address: 1000 North Main Street
61443
City: Kewanee
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. weather permitting
Description:

The legion-sized ball diamond, the "Big" Diamond is located at the front entrance of the park.  Two softball diamonds and 2 pee-wee sized diamonds are found further into the park.  The soccer fields a...

PL Damron’s Bakery & Cafe
Address: 206 North Tremont
61443
City: Kewanee
Hours: 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
Description:

PL Damron's Bakery Cafe - Homemade Goodness! Follow the crowd to PL Damron's Bakery Cafe and dine in a beautifully preserved historic building where everything is homemade from the soups to the entree...

Quilt Box
Address: 109 East Third Street
61443
City: Kewanee
Hours: Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Description:

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,...

Red Apple
Address: 607 North Main Street
61443
City: Kewanee
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Red Earth Cafe at Johnson Sauk Trail State Park
Address: 12480 Tecumseh Road
61443
City: Kewanee
Hours: 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.
Description:

The best view in Henry County overlooking the lake, enjoy an omelet or pancakes while watching the early morning wildlife.  Dinner is available in season. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner while ov...

Reiman’s Harley Davidson
Address: 623 North Main Street
61443
City: Kewanee
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday
Description:

If motorcycles are your thing, check out Reiman's Harley Davidson.  Roger Reiman, the original proprietor, is a 1998 inductee into the American Motorcycle Association's Hall of Fame and a three-time w...

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Ryan’s Round Barn
Address: 28616 Sauk Trail Rd.
61443
City: Kewanee
Hours: Closed in 2019 for installation of a new roof.
Description:

Ryan's Round Barn . . . See What's 'Round the Bend! THE ROUND BARN WILL BE CLOSED TO TOURS IN 2019 FOR INSTALLATION OF A NEW ROOF.  COME AND SEE US IN 2020! This is a must-see site at the entrance to...

The Barnhouse Restaurant
Address: 420 South Main Street
61443
City: Kewanee
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The Boiler Room
Address: 206 North Chestnut Street
61443
City: Kewanee
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 10 am to 2 pm
Description:

The Boiler Room's industrial interior provides the backdrop for food and brew! A clean and airy vibe, historical Kewanee, IL ambiance makes this a must stop on your back road travels. Specialties incl...

The Station Restaurant
Address: 300 West 3rd Street
61443
City: Kewanee
Hours: Sunday through Wednesday, 7:00 am to 8:00 pm, Thursday through Saturday, 7:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Description:

Come and get your home cooking! The Station has a big menu full of delicious burgers, piled-high sandwiches, fresh salads, comfort-food dinner entrees, and hot and hearty breakfasts.  The Station Omel...

Wanee Cinemas
Address: 106 South Main Street
61443
City: Kewanee
Description:

Twin movie theater in Kewanee, Illinois. Ticket Pricing: Matinee(before 6 pm) $3.50 Adult Evening(after 6 pm) $5.00 Children (2-13) and seniors ( 65+) always $3.50 Under 2 Free

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Woodland Palace, Francis Park
Address: 29862 North 900 Avenue
61443
City: Kewanee
Hours: Open seven days a week from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. beginning the end of April through end of September.
Description:

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...