Explore The Delights Of Peoria’s RiverFront

The Illinois River has always been central to Peoria’s history. Native Americans made their home by it for more than 12,000 years. When fur trader Louis Joliet and Father Jacques Marquette plied its waters in the late 1600’s, they discovered … Continue reading

Autumn in Illinois Means Apple Festivals!

Along with cooler days and colorful trees, autumn in Illinois means apple harvest. Fortunately for residents and visitors, there are a wealth of orchards scattered across the state, many of which offer pick-you-own options. But the real fun is the … Continue reading

Southern Illinois’ Scenic River To River Trail

Stretching 160 miles from Battery Rock on the Ohio River to Devil’s Backbone Park on the Mississippi is one of the prettiest stretches of trail in the Midwest, the Illinois River to River Trail. From now through autumn is a … Continue reading

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library And Museum

It is amazing to think that one of our country’s greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln, did not have an official Presidential Library until 140 years after his death! The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library And Museum, located in Springfield, Illinois, was dedicated … Continue reading