One Day? Two Days? Family Getaway? Romantic Weekend?

The Jacksonville Area can easily fill multiple days with activities and things to discover. Below is a list to help you get started!

Here for one day

  • Stop by the Eli Bridge Ferris Wheel for a picture in Community Park
  • Do the Underground Railroad self-guided driving tour and end out at Woodlawn farm for a guided tour of the farm.
  • Lunch at Mulligan’s
  • Splash around at the Play for all Park
  • Walk our historic downtown and visit locally owned stores on the “The Arts Corner” (Just Fair Trade, Our Town Books, Eclectic Arts)
  • Cool off at the Frozen Penguin
  • Enjoy the end of your day with the Looking for Lincoln Audio Tour
  • Don’t forget dinner before you leave: Eat pizza at the locally famous Leo’s Pizza

Here for two days

  • Start your second morning off with a delicious breakfast from Norma’s North Star Cafe
  • Then head over to Governor Duncan Mansion for a tour. Take a little while to play at Duncan park
  • Visit the Jacksonville historic district and take part in our self-guided Historical Homes Walking Tour
  • Make some time for lunch at Annabel Lee’s Tea Room and finish with some antiquing in the Transfer Company Shops
  • Take a tour of our WallDog Murals downtown
  • Do some shopping downtown in the square and at the Lincoln Square Shopping Center
  • Catch a round of golf at Northridge or The Links
  • Stop by the Irish Toad for drinks
  • Finish the evening with dinner at Muggsy’s

Romantic Getaway

  • Spend the night at Blessings On State Bed & Breakfast, located in the heart of the historic district.
  • Check out the David Strawn Art Gallery
  • Catch one of the local theatre or music events
  • Have dinner at Lonzerotti’s, located in a restored train depot