Shelbyville

Plan to stay at a Shelbyville, IL bed and breakfast as an alternative to hotel lodging and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in the Kaskaskia River Valley in Central Illinois.

Shelbyville was founded in 1827 by Isaac Shelby, a Revolutionary War hero and Governor of Kentucky, and is located at the dam of Lake Shelbyville. Barnett Bone from Tennessee built a log cabin along the Kaskaskia River in 1835, which eventually became the county courthouse. A walk or drive through town will take you by old homes and buildings, many of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Thompson Mill Covered Bridge, built to span the Kaskaskia River, is one of only five remaining in Illinois and is within a short drive of Shelbyville. A couple of unique area attractions include the Goat Tower and the Pam and Bob Boarman Chevy Bel Air Museum.

Lake Shelbyville and Forest Park offer outdoor activities such as fishing, boating, swimming, camping, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, tennis, basketball, softball, and golfing.

The Best Wedding Chapel, a former Catholic church in town, offers traditional as well as nontraditional packages for weddings and vow renewals.

When you travel to Illinois, choose a member inn of the Illinois Bed and Breakfast Association to ensure inspected and approved accommodations.

 

 

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