Enjoy Hiking, Prairie At Illinois’ Nachusa Grasslands

The vast prairie that once covered Illinois is making a comeback of sorts at Nachusa Grasslands Preserve, 90 miles west of Chicago in Franklin Grove, Illinois. This town is also where you’ll find Lincoln Way Inn Bed & Breakfast, making … Continue reading

Champaign County Illinois’ Boneyard Arts Festival

Creativity takes over Champaign County, Illinois April 12-15, 2018 with the annual Boneyard Arts Festival. This four-day event is something every art buff will want to add to the calendar. The festival is a multi-genre event showcasing performance, literary and … Continue reading

Exploring Frank Lloyd Wright In Oak Park, IL

Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the world’s most renowned Twentieth Century architects, has deep roots in Oak Park, Illinois. Located just west of the Chicago loop, the town is home to more than two-dozen buildings and homes that Wright designed … Continue reading

Illinois’ Cahokia Mounds An Archaeological Wonder

One of the world’s greatest cities in existence in AD 1250 lies within miles of present day Collinsville, Illinois. Larger than London was at the time, the city had inhabitants who were accomplished builders, constructing everything from homes to monumental … Continue reading

Pere Marquette Park: A Nature Lover’s Illinois Paradise

For anyone who enjoys being out in nature, Pere Marquette Park in West Central Illinois offers a year-round playground. The park is located near to Grafton, and visitors can find great lodging at Green Tree Inn or Maple Leafe Cottage … Continue reading

Enjoy a Romantic Valentine’s Day At Illinois B&B’s

North, south, east, west—whichever direction you head in Illinois, you can find a romantic stay at an Illinois bed and breakfast. Several are sweetening the pot with specials this winter, making them perfect for Valentine’s Day. Goldmoor Inn sits atop … Continue reading

It’s Groundhog Day Every Day In Woodstock, IL

Ever since the camera crews rolled into town in 1992, Woodstock, Illinois has embraced Groundhogs Day. Woodstock is where the movie “Groundhog Day” was filmed. Starring Bill Murray, the movie became a hit and the town became a hub for … Continue reading