Highlights of the Best of Jacksonville

It’s a bold statement! but the Jacksonville Area is honored to be host to many sights, restaurants, and events that are noted as some of the best in the region.


Governor Duncan Mansion
The only Lincoln-era governor’s mansion located outside the state capitol.
Lake Jacksonville
Voted #1 Bass Fishing Lake in Illinois, 2007.
Woodlawn Farm Underground Railroad Site
A history of freedom, brought to life.
Looking for Lincoln Sites
Walk where Lincoln Walked.
Godfrey Park/Play for All Park
Fully Accessible Water Play Park.
Strawn Art Gallery
Fine art set within a stately mansion.


Leo’s Pizza & Ristorante Italiano

Local favorite for pizza and Italian cuisine.
Lonzerotti’s Italian Restaurant
Fine dining set in a rennovated train station.
Blessings on State Bed and Breakfast
Award-winning B&B in the historic district.


Prairie Land Heritage Museum Steam Show & Fall Festival Days
Festival of Farming and Farm Equipment.
Cruise Nite and Car Show
One of the largest Cruise events in Illinois. Bring your classic car, or just bring your lawn chair and watch others cruise by.