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.
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.
RESTAURANTS & LODGING
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.
The two bandstands in Community Park were originally built as part of the grounds of the State…
In 1893, W.E. Sullivan visited the Colombian Exposition, where he marveled at the original Ferris…
Rediscover the art of hospitality at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, Jacksonville’s only Bed &…
If you are looking for a quiet, spacious and peaceful retreat then Buena Vista Farms has you…
Governor Joseph Duncan, who served as governor of Illinois from 1834 to 1838, had this two-and…
September 18, 2021 One of the largest cruise events in Illinois. Come to the car show during the…
Located three miles south of Jacksonville off Route 267, all the beauty and excitement of the great…
Authentic pizza and Italian specialties. Good for families and large groups….
Fine Italian dining in a historic Alton & Chicago Railroad Station. Opened in 1987 and owned by the…
September 24-26, 2021 See horse-powered equipment, antique tractors, gas & steam engines,…
Visit this beautiful, historic structure, featuring monthly changing art exhibits and permanent…
The showcase homestead of Jacksonville’s extensive Underground Railroad network. Former slaves were…