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Area Recreation, Attractions & Shopping

Apple Tree Acres Alpacas Farm & Gift Shop

Alpaca Sales & Breeding


Canal Market

Antiques, collectibles, handmade, homegrown, inside & outside vendors.


Grand Bear’s Canyon Creek Miniature Golf

Challenge the kids to 18 holes of fun at Canyon Creek Miniature Golf Course. This 18-hole mini golf adventure is a blast with a flowing stream and waterfall. The course is open weather permitting. Located at Grand Bear Lodge


Grand Bear’s Grand Bear Island

Let’s face it, everyone gets cabin fever! Get wild in nature at Bear Island, a four-tiered observation deck that overlooks Curtis Canyon – a breathtaking 80 foot seasonal waterfall that gives you a real appreciation for nature’s artwork. Bear Island is open year round for hiking and viewing the beauty of the landscape.


Hegeler Carus Mansion

The stately Hegeler Carus Mansion is an architectural masterpiece and a key to the rich history of the Illinois Valley, the Midwest and the nation.


Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway

The Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway unites more than 100 nature-based destinations throughout the Illinois River Valley, beginning in Ottawa and ending 140 miles south in Havana. The Byway showcases great places where visitors and residents alike can go to discover and experience the nature of the region. From hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, canoeing, … Continue reading Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway


LaSalle County Tourism Coalition

All of us in LaSalle County invite you to experience a family vacation destination that was worth waiting for.

Lock 16 Visitor Center And LaSalle Canal Boat

Board the LaSalle Canal Boat and enjoy the scenery, history, and relaxation of a mule-pulled ride on the historic Illinois & Michigan Canal.


Oak Ridge Golf Club

Designed to utilize the area’s natural beauty, this scenic, 18 hole, 6900 yard, par 72 championship layout golf course is enjoyable for golfers of all skill. Gently rolling bentgrass fairways weave their way through a challenging landscape of mature oak woodlands, 49 bunkers, five lakes, and along a meandering creek. Water hazards come into play … Continue reading Oak Ridge Golf Club


Stage 212 Theatre

Stage 212 has been bringing quality theater entertainment to the Illinois Valley Area for decades. It is a community theatre which presents four live musical productions, fall, winter, spring & summer.