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The Amish Country of Illinois - Travel Back.
Arcola, Arthur, Sullivan and Tuscola invite you to travel back.
Travel back to a simpler time, where craftsmen and artisans create beauty with their hands. Travel back for heirloom antiques and unique shops. Travel back for one-of-a-kind recreation and dining experiences that will appeal to your whole family.
Arcola is home to the 'broom corn capital of the world,' marks the entrance to Illinois Amish Country, with it?s quaint settings, festivals and events celebrating local history. Check out the many places to see and things to do including Rockome Gardens and the new Illinois Amish Museum. Arcola's Historic Downtown is lined with stately buildings and a host of unique shops that offer shoppers opportunities to purchase art, antiques, locally made Amish backed goods as well as hand-crafted Amish furniture. See all the Walldog Murals, 15 historic murals adorn downtown.
Arthur is nestled amongst farms and shops of yesteryear and is home to the largest and oldest Amish community in the state of Illinois. The homes and businesses of nearly 4,500 Amish are located just outside the Village of Arthur. Tour the countryside to observe the Amish way as they go about their daily lives. Plan ahead and set-up an Amish Tour where you will be welcomed into their shops and businesses and experience what the Arthur Area has for you. Visit the unique shops where craftsmen create with their hands. Melrose Quilts and Sewforth, Wilson's Kitchen and More and Beachy's Bulk Foods to name a few. While your out in the country tour The Great Pumpkin Patch from September 15-October 31st or visit The Homestead Bakery open year-round.
Sullivan is full of fun and excitement for the whole family, from live theatre to beautiful Lake Shelbyville. With over 200 miles of pristine shoreline, this 11,000 acre lake is big enough for all your boating, swimming and fishing fun. Additionally the areas around the lake provide many other ways to enjoy nature, hiking, biking and equestrian trails to name a few. The downtown square is a hub of activity year-round, with The Little Theatre on the Square and many specialty shops. Cathrine's Custom Framing Gallery and Gifts, Gypsy Soul Revival and The Astoria Company Store are just a few of the exceptional and rare shops you'll find in Sullivan.
Tuscola offers recreation and fun in many forms, brand-name shopping, scenic parks and world-class golf. Historic Downtown will remind of a simpler time with one-of-a-kind antiques, quaint shops and brick sidewalks. Flesor's Candy Kitchen is proud to offer handmade chocolates with a bistro and soda fountain. Vintage Karma has amazing repurposed treasures and handmade goods, Winterberry has a large array of home furnishings from French Colonial to Country Elegance and every style in between.Amishland Red Barn Buffet and Shops is an all-you-can-eat Amish style buffet and a 10,000 square foot furniture store and showroom offering handcrafted furniture pieces. No visit would be complete without a visit to the Tanger Outlet Center, Central Illinois' largest outlet mall.Arcola, Arthur, Sullivan and Tuscola invite you to travel back. The Amish Country of Illinois - Travel Back. Call 1-877-368-4527 for more information or visit our website at http://amishcountryofillinois.com/