Mattoon, IL: Bagelfest (July)

DATE: 2017 July 18th – 22nd HOURS: See their website for times of various activities NOTES: *Free bagel breakfast in 2017 will be at Demar’s Center in Peterson Park from 8 – 10:00 a.m. on Saturday July 22nd LOCATION: Mattoon, Illinois PHONE: (800) 500-6286 WEBSITE: Bagelfest Bagelfest on Facebook

Staunton, IL: Henry’s Rabbit Ranch

FREE HOURS: ? NOTES: *They have Route 66 memorabilia, souvenirs, real rabbits, and old cars. LOCATION: 1107 Historic Old Route 66 Staunton, Illinois PHONE: (618) 635-5655 WEBSITE: Henry’s Rabbit Ranch

East Moline, IL: John Deere Harvester Works Factory Tour

COST: I am not sure if tours are free or there is a cost HOURS: Harvester Works Monday – Friday: 8 a.m., 10 a.m., & 12:30 p.m. NOTES: *You have to reserve a factory tour at least 48 hours in advance. *No one under 13 years of age is allowed … Continue reading

Springfield, IL: Camp Butler National Cemetery

FREE HOURS: Daily: 7:30 a.m. – Sunset NOTES: *This was the site of Illinois’ 2nd largest Civil War, Union Army training camp & a Confederate POW prison. LOCATION: 5063 Camp Butler Rd Springfield, Illinois PHONE: (217) 492-4070 WEBSITE: US Dept of VA – National Cemetery Administration: Camp Butler National Cemetery

Springfield, IL: Cozy Dog Drive In

COST: Depends on what you order to eat HOURS: Monday – Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Closed most major holidays, including Memorial Day & Labor Day weekends NOTES: *This is the “home of the hot dog on a stick”. *They also sell souvenirs. LOCATION: 2935 So. Sixth St Springfield, … Continue reading