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The Arcola Historic Train Depot & Tourist Information Center
135 N. Oak Street
A restored historic train depot, built in 1885.  Its museum displays Illinois Central Railroad memorabilia as well as the largest Louis Klein collection of antique brooms and brushes in the United States, along with other interesting Arcola relics and keepsakes.  Additionally, because Arcola is the birthplace of Raggedy Ann creator Johnny Gruelle, Raggedy Ann & Andy dolls and collectables are also on display.
217-268-4530 or 800-336-5456,

County Charm
4 68 E. Springfield Road
Custom Amish furniture and accessories.

Emporium Antiques
Arcola Emporium Building, 201 E. Main Street
Large antique store featuring multiple antique dealers. 

The Illinois Amish Interpretive Center
125 N. County Road 425 East
Dedicated to the Amish culture, it traces the history of the Amish religion, and provides an extensive look into the lives of Illinois Amish. The Center houses a 4,000 square foot museum with exhibits featuring
buggies, barns, homes, quilts, weddings, Anabaptist history and more. Enjoy guided tours of the Amish Community, arranged meals in an Amish Home and Farm Tours by appointment.
217-268-3599 or 888-45AMISH

The Primitive Goose
107 E. Main Street
Seek out life’s simple pleasures…A gathering of primitives, antiques, folk art, and home and garden decor. A memorable shopping experience! 

Rockome Gardens
125 N County Road 425 East
Known for its creative rock sculptures and beautiful gardens in the heart of Illinois’ largest Old-Order Amish community. Experience train rides and buggy rides, a tic-tac-toe playing chicken, an Indian Trading Post, haunted cave and so much more. While you are there, stop by Rockome Garden Foods.

Rockome Garden Foods
125 N County Road 425 East
Located at Rockome Garden, offers bulk foods, meat/cheese counters, a bakery, candy making, grist mill, and live working beehive. Admission not required to visit the store.

Simply Amish
401 E. CR 200 North
Many Styles. One Standard. Amish isn’t a style. It’s a standard of excellence—desired by many and practiced by a very rare few. It’s in the fine details of solid wood drawers, hand-finished, inside and out. It’s in the skill of genuine Amish craftsmen, passed down from one generation to the next. 

Tri-County Auctions
650 E. CR 400 North
Authentic, mix-with-the-Amish experience.  Auctions held at Vernon Yoder’s farm near Arcola.

The World’s One & Only Hippie Memorial
135 N. Oak Street
Created by the late Bob Moomaw.  Bob worked as a railroad clerk and tax assessor, but did not like either job.  As an eccentric, independent artist with strong beliefs, he was able to give voice to his feelings, passions and opinions through his art and the writing on the sides of buildings.  He created the 62 foot-long artwork starting in 1992 to say something about his life and the era during which he lived.  A nearby marker gives an interpretation of his work. 
217-268-4530 or 800-336-5456,

Yoder’s Homestead Shop & Furniture
117 E. Main Street
Beautiful locally-crafted Amish furniture in walnut, oak, quarter sawn, cherry, hickory and maple. You can also find quilts and locally-made jams, jellies and popcorn. 


Arthur Amish Country Welcome Center
106 East Progress
Visitor’s center containing maps and information on the entire Amish Area. 

ACM Tours
136 S. Vine Street
A full service, Receptive Tour Guide Service Company with many special services available. Ready to assist with meals, attractions, lodging and step on guide service. 
217- 543-2766

Beachy’s Bulk Foods & Bakery
259 N CR 200E
A large, Amish-owned bakery that has been in business for over 25 years. Beachy’s buys in bulk and re-packages items to smaller containers, passing on the savings to their customers. Fresh baked pies on Friday and Saturday.

Country Cheese & More
205 S. Vine Street
We strive to bring you the very finest in country made cheese and homemade baked goods.  Watch as cookies and baked goods are prepared. Groups welcome with prior arrangement.

Dicks Pharmacy
118 S. Vine Street
A pharmacy, soda fountain, and pop bottle collection all in one! You can still order many of the soda fountain treats of yesteryear such as Green Rivers, floats, phosphates, malts and shakes. Dicks features a marble-topped counter that was moved here in the 1930’s.

The Great Pumpkin Patch
1749 A CR 1900 N
Pick from over 300 varieties of pumpkins, edible squash, and gourds, Indian corn, garden mums, corn stalks and straw bales (large and small). Experience mazes, farm animals, sweet shop, concessions, 1912 one-room school house and gift shop. Open September 15 – October 31. Visit our website for prices and season pass information.

The Homestead Bakery
1749 B CR 1900 N
bringing the freshest, made-from-scratch delights such as caramel-iced cinnamon rolls, dinner rolls, honey white and wheat breads, sweet and specialty breads, a variety of cookies, iced cut-out cookies and classic angel food cakes of various flavors.

Melrose Quilts & Sewforth
2088 CR 1800 E
Seasonal retail store offers heirloom quilts & homespun accessories. Occasionally the Mennonite shop owner may be seen working on her quilts.

Shady Crest Farm Market
2088 CR 1800 E
Come visit this working Amish farm and apple orchard. They have a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables for sale, plus fresh honey, apple butter and maple syrup. Open year round.

Stellar Tours
202 S. Vine Street
Offering up close and personal tour of the Illinois Amish Culture and Religion as you travel back in time along our quaint country roads with a professional and informed tour guide.
217-543-2734 or 866-543-2734

Stitch & Sew Fabrics
220 S. Vine Street
The largest Mennonite-owned fabric store in the area. Hundreds of bolts of cloth, Babylock sewing machines, sewing notions, quilting supplies, and needlecraft items. Custom machine quilting available as well.

Wilson’s Kitchens & More
1700N CR 2300 E
The largest Amish-owned furniture store in Illinois. View the woodworking shop in operation, or take a scheduled tour!


Harris Agricultural Museum
202 W. Locust Avenue
Displays include antique tractors (1922-1937), engines, and a 1919 Model "T" Ford-grain/dump truck.  Soil, tillage, harvesting and planting equipment are also on exhibit and there are replicas of a 1920’s farmstead kitchen, early grain elevator office and blacksmith shop. By appointment only.
217-578-2231 ex. 221, 217-578-3040

Village Craftsman
120 N Main Street
Amish made custom furniture.


Newman is located on US Route 36 at the eastern edge of Douglas County, and retains many street scenes unchanged since the turn-of-the-century. Enjoy a relaxed meal at one of the excellent dining establishments, or visit the old Streibich Blacksmith Shop, Douglas County’s only landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


The Factory Art Studios
Housed in a historic Brown Shoe Factory are over 25 artists who have used the raw space and repurposed materials to create sales booths and workshops.  Open to the public daily with special events on the first Saturday of each month. 

The Little Theatre on the Square
16 East Harrison Street
Bringing live performances to the prairie! Founded by Guy S. Little, Jr., The Little Theatre opened its curtains in 1957 as a commercial venture, and remained that way until 1978. During those years, the theatre featured more than 175 famous stars on its stage. The theatre has since undergone many positive changes, including an extensive renovation, and it remains a prime venue for professional theatrical performances.
217-728-7375 (box office) or 217-728-2065

Moultrie County Courthouse
10 S. Main Street
Come and see this beautiful historic courthouse, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Lake Shelbyville
The northern entrance to beautiful Lake Shelbyville is located here in Sullivan. Visitors can enjoy boating, fishing, mountain biking, camping, as well as, swimming at the public beach at this recreational hot-spot. Sullivan Marina and Campgrounds Resort, also located on the lake, offers paddleboat rental, hiking trails, playgrounds, swimming pool, boat rental, restaurant, motel suites and more.

Okaw Valley Orchard
Come visit this working apple orchard offering apples, peaches, cider, apple donuts made daily, gift items and a lot more.  Open mid-July to late October. 

Monument at Historic Lincoln Site, Wyman Park
O September 21, 1968, a bigger than life size Lincoln Memorial was unveiled at Wyman Park.  The monument memorializes Lincoln’s final visit to Sullivan when a near riot broke out on the square during Lincoln’s senatorial campaign against Stephen Douglas.

Wards Museum, One Masonic Way
Visit the grounds of beautiful Mason Point, and see a
collection of over 10,000 specimens of seashells, primitive furniture and other unique items.


Tuscola Welcome Centers: Tanger Visitor Center
D400 Tuscola Blvd., Tanger Outlet Center
& Tuscola Tourism
214 N. Main, City Hall
At the centers, you will find information on all area attractions, accommodations, events, and more.
217-253-2552 or 800-441-9111

Douglas County Museum
700 S. Main Street
The award-winning museum features short-term exhibits about a wide range of topics pertinent to the history of Douglas County and East Central Illinois. The museum’s collections include clothing and textiles, military and medical equipment, decorative arts, archives and more! Plus, it’s also host to the Rural Life Antique Show held in March and November of each year.
Mon-Wed, 9am-4pm; Sun, 1pm-4pm
217-253-2535 or 217-253-4620

Flesor’s Candy Kitchen
101 W. Sale
The family-owned confectionary is located in a Downtown building originally opened in 1901 by Gus Flesor. Gus’ granddaughters, Ann and Devon, now operate the business, which includes homemade chocolates, a lunch bistro, and a soda foundation where you can order a Chocolate Soda or Green River.

Tanger Outlet Center
D400 Tuscola Blvd.
Brand-name items, great prices. From Coach and Ralph Lauren to Harry & David and Nike, Tanger Outlet Center offers a big-city shopping experience – without the big-city hassle.

Ironhorse Golf Club
2000 Ironhorse Drive
Play a few rounds at Ironhorse – an 18-hold links style championship course (rated 4.5-5 stars by Golf Digest magazine).

Vintage Karma
110 West Sale.
Handmade goods from local artists. Oh, and it’s got one of the most unique floors you’ll ever see – check it out for yourself and bring your camera!

Tuscola Public Library
112 E. Sale.
Built in 1903 with a grant from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.
Mon-Thur,10am-7pm; Fri- Sat, 10am-6pm


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