Astrid Lindgren, the world-famous children's books author was born in Vimmerby and the films about Emil in Lönneberga was filmed in Gibberyd in Rumskulla Parish in 1972. The houses of "Katthult" (=Gibberyd) still stands as they did in the movie. You can see all the buildings and really relive the films.
(And as an extra twist this was the village in which my great-great-great-great-great grandfather lived in the 1700's).
The Kville Oak, on the lands of Northern Kvill national park is the oldest tree in Sweden, and probably in all of northern Europe. It saw the light of day around 1000 AD, when the Vikings just was about to end their reign over the lands. It was used as a tool-shed by farmers in the area already in the 16th century, due to it being hollow already then according to written testimonies.
Bring coffee and have a rest and think of times that have passed. Can you see the farmers before your eyes?
See my special page for this park where you can see ancient spruce forest and the lovely forest lake Idgölen. You expect the forest creatures to appear any moment and it is all in all a very peaceful and calm place in the world.
Rumskulla is a very small place with only about 1000 inhabitants so don't expect to find a nice restaurant or anything like that in the village. There is however a very nice, pittoresque little small-town store in which you can buy some bread, cheese, something to drink etc and have a picnic with it.