Rockford, Illinois is the location of the Rockford Peaches, Women's Baseball League, the one the movie "A League of Their Own" was made from and the location of the Museum.
A fun visit to this Midway Village and Museum Center.
We went to see Patricia Barber at the Green Mill Cocktail Lounge and we had a great evening. We sat in the booth beside the "Al Capone" booth and spoke with the musicians. I was with a very pretty woman, that is a VT member. Marie was a perfact host for her city of Chicago. I only hope I can show her around my city in the future. Thank you, Marie.
Cahokia State Park is one of the largest Indian burial sites in America, it's on the top 10 historical sites in America. There is a museum where you can see all of the artifacts of the American Indian. You can also go across the street and walk up to the top of the mound's. The last time i was on top of the mound, there was no step's. They have step's now, over 700.
Galesburg is located across the Mississippi River from Iowa in the northwestern part of Illinois.
This is a town that has done a wonderful job at preserving its history while still managing to bring modern aspects in and revitalizing their business district.
Galesburg was the site of poet Carl Sandburg's birth and it is now his final resting place. His home is now a state historic site that can be visited. The garden at the home is especially lovely. Also in town, Knox College is the last remaining site of a Lincoln-Douglas debate.
Main Street is home to some terrific shopping, mostly antique shops and restaurants, all in well-restored and -maintained historic buildings.
It is easily accesible by car or train.
Metropolis is a funny little town in the southern tip of Illinois. Sure, it's a gimmick but it's a fun one and they've done it well, making for a unique stop for most people on their way to somewhere else and, for the serious Superman fanatics, it's a great destination vacation.
There is a Superman museum, numerous Supe statues, and an annual celebration (in June).
My mother's favorite place was the hill overlooking the lake.
She liked nothing better than inviting friends and family for a picnic and serving it there.
It was also a good place to sit at sunset.
Early Easter morning the easter bunny would arrive. He was very busy because there were so many good hiding places. Soon all the grandchildren would arrive, get their baskets, and start hunting.
You must go out in the boat and see how many fish that you can catch. It was stocked with Bluegill and Catfish so there are some pretty large fish in the lake.Or you can just laze out on the catamaran and get some rays.
Home of the Gateway Grizzly's Baseball . The grizzly's are a minor league team, and i believe when the player's reach 27 years old, they have to try to catch on with a major league team, or go find a real job. The stadium is located 15 minutes from St. Louis.
This is the park in my home town of Granite City. There is a hockey rink-soft ball & baseball diamond's-swimming pool, and a play ground for the kid's. They have bands during the summer playing every other Thursday. The band on stage is (Man-Power), they play very good 60's music.
This is the Vietnam Veteran's Art Museum. They have alot of pictures from the war, and other artifacts. It's three stories high, and it takes you about a good hour to go through. They have a resturant, and courtyard were you can have a bite to eat.
This is a tour of the city that shows you the various old gangland haunts and gives you some history about organized crime in the city. Although it picks you up in downtown, it takes you well out of downtown. The cost is $24 and all tours depart from Clark and Ohio.
Three places to stop while touring Nauvoo will get you a small souvenier. The restored bake shop will give you a small gingerbread man, the blacksmith will give you a "horseshoe nail ring," and the brick yard gives each family a small "Nauvoo brick."
A non-profit museum founded by Joni Gruelle whi is the granddaughter of the creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy.
This museum tells the story of the Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls from their beginnings.
Cute little place to visit to say you have been there. Doesn't take very long to wander through. It does show representations of how early Raggedy's looked. They even have a cute place to shop at the end.
A Must for Raggedy Ann & Andy fans!!
The best for me is the entrance price:
Admission is $1.00
Age 6 & under FREE
Located in the heart of Illinois Amish Country.
Stroll through their 1940's village or shop in their bakery or quilting shop.
The buggy rides were great, and they also had an old saw mill where you ride the horse in a circle and it will cut you a round off a log that you take to the blacksmith and can have your name burned in.
One of my favorites was the old world charm, and the FOOD!! I have to tell you Amish food is sooooooo great! It is even worth it just to go and eat at the restaurant if nothing else!!
They offer buggy rides, shopping, dining,hiking, biking and other exciting events throughout the year. They offer a calendar of events on their website.
Rockome has changed hands since I went there, so they offer more events & even have educational events that you can arrange.
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2139 CityGate Lane, Naperville, Illinois, 60563, United States
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