Dickson Mounds Museum - World-class Museum featuring Native Americian history in Illinois. Lewistown,  open 8:30am – 5pm daily, closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. No admission charge. Contact 309-547-3721.

Big Horse Winery - Vineyards,  wine tasting horse park, wedding and banquet facility, regular public events including live music on the weekends, hosting weddings, and lots of unique festivals and family outings.  We offer several things to do including hiking trails, and horse drawn carriage rides. Open weekdays Wednesday - Friday 11am – 5pm, weekends 11am – 6pm.  Visit or call 309-412-5230 for more information.

Browns Oakridge Zoo - Rare Exotic and domestic animals, rural Smithfield. Contact 309-783-2112 for hours.

Nature Conservancy Emiquon Preserve - Visitor use area, every day, dawn to dusk, hiking, bird watching, fishing with boats and electric motors, interpretive exhibits. Contact 309-547-2533.