Restaurants 

Applebee's

1721 West Morton Avenue, Jacksonville

 
1.13 mi from property

 
Applebee's Neighborhood Grill. Casual dining in a convenient location. Open 7 days a week.
 

McDonald's

520 West Morton Avenue

 
0.86 mi from property

McD's is a popular fast food restaurant. Open 24 hours.
 
 
 

Lonzerotti's Italian Restaurant

600 E State Street - Jacksonville

 
1.40 mi from property

 
Terrific Italian cuisine and outstanding service located in a restored train depot. Known for can't-stop-eating-them breadsticks, their house Italian dressing, and a great menu. Thursday is currently "Steak Night" and not to be missed!
 

Muggsy's

230 South Mauvaisterre Street, Jacksonville

 
0.95 mi from property

Muggsy's offers a fine dining menu Monday through Saturday. There's a beautiful courtyard for outdoor dining, in season.
 

Buffalo Wild Wings

1235 W Morton Avenue

 
0.93 mi from property

 
B-Dubs is our local sports bar
 

Leo's Pizza

230 South Main Street, Jacksonville

 
0.91 mi from property

Family owned Italian Restorante
 

Coffee

The Soap Co. Coffee House

66 E Central Park

 
0.87 mi from property

Serving bagels, soups, salads, sandwiches and, of course, coffee! Coffee House with open mic poetry nights, live music and locally sourced items for sale.
 

Antiques

Grace Anns Tiques and More

611 East State Street

 
0.00 mi from property

 
Located in the Transfer Company Shops
 

The Peddlers Antique & Home Decor Shoppes

1847 South Main Street

 
0.00 mi from property

Visit the Peddlers for a large variety of antiques, home decor and furniture. Many vendors fill the booths in this space.
 

South Jax Antique Mall

1850 South Main Street

 
0.00 mi from property

Shop vendor booths at the South Jacksonville Antique Mall.
 

 

Shopping

Central Park Plaza

0.89 mi from property

Jacksonville downtown area, historic "Central Park Plaza," offers a range of shops and services, offering unique gifts, crafts and artwork, as well as a nice selection of restaurants.
 

Transfer Company Shops

0.00 mi from property

Located on the Upper East end of Jacksonville, in a historic building near downtown. This collection of eclectic shops creates a unique shopping experience offering antiques, gifts, furniture and scrapbooking supplies. Finish your day with lunch at the Nursery Lane Tea Room or Lonzerotti’s Italia Restaurant in the historic Alton/Chicago Train Depot.
 

W Morton Ave & Lincoln Ave

W Morton Ave & Lincoln Ave

 
0.78 mi from property

All along Morton Avenue you will find many of national chains of department and discount stores, including Wal-Mart, Shopko, Bath & Body Works, Staples and Home Depot. Lincoln Square Shopping Center, on Morton Avenue between Diamond and Lincoln Avenue, houses J.C. Penney, Kirlin's Hallmark, and other clothing and retail stores.
 

Arts 

Illinois Theater

204 N Mauvaisterre St.

 
0.94 mi from property

First run movies in downtown Jacksonville
 

David Strawn Art Gallery

331 West College Avenue

 
0.72 mi from property

 
The Art Association of Jacksonville was formed in 1873 with the main purpose of studying and appreciating fine arts. The Art Assocation of Jacksonville was given the David Strawn home in 1915 to be used as an art gallery. The parlor, hallway, sitting rooms were transformed into gallery viewing spaces. The gallery season features a fine collection of area art work which changes monthly September through May. Gallery openings are held each month and are free and open to the public. Galleries are handicapped accessible.
We hope to see you at our openings!
 

Playhouse on the Square

68 E Central Park Plaza

 
0.94 mi from property

 
Live theater, musical and comedy productions, performed at the Playhouse on the Square
 

South County Cinema

2199 South Main in South Jacksonville

 
0.00 mi from property

First run movies, popcorn and comfortable seating
 

Jacksonville Symphony

210 West College Avenue

 
0.83 mi from property

 
Live symphony performances throughout the year.
 

Parks

Nichols Park

Nichols Park

 
2.50 mi from property

Nichols Park, the largest of the parks, covers 86 acres in southeast Jacksonville and offers an Olympic-size swimming pool. A large, well-equipped playground lies on the south side of the park. Along with The Links, an additional 9-hole golf course winds through the park. There are horseshoe courts, ball parks, gazebos and picnic facilities big enough for any family reunion.
 
 

Veterans Park

124 City Place

 
0.00 mi from property

Veterans Park, located near the Illinois School for the Deaf, has a dog park playground, and picnic facilities.
 

Community Park

Corner of Main and Morton

 
1.31 mi from property

Jacksonville Community Park is the newest park in the Jacksonville parks system. Located on 60 acres at the intersection of Main Street and Morton Avenue, this park is equipped with playground equipment, picnic areas and large, shady playgrounds. Large soccer fields occupy the southern portion of this lovely park.
 

Play-For-All Park

0.00 mi from property

Play-For-All Park is an extraordinary playground and splash pad where children with and without disabilities can learn together through play. This is a unique barrier-free play environment.

Sherwood Eddy Memorial YMCA

0.00 mi from property

Sherwood Eddy Memorial YMCA is one of the finest recreational facilities in Jacksonville. It has an indoor swimming pool, large gymnasium, handball and racquetball courts, tennis court, softball, soccer and football fields, and a private health club. The "Y" also gives classes in aerobics, swimming, gymnastics and many other areas of fitness and sponsors teen dances and a preschool program. For other private fitness and health clubs, please call the Jacksonville CVB for further information.

Jacksonville Raceway

110 North Westgate Avenue

 
0.88 mi from property

Jacksonville Raceway is a high-banked dirt oval track. Classes: Sprints, Micro-Sprints, Street Stock, Pony Stock. Morgan County Fairgrounds, Lafayette at Westgate.
Season: April-October.
Race Days: Friday Nights.
 

Central Park Plaza

Downtown Jacksonville

 
0.89 mi from property

Central Park Plaza is located in the center of the city’s historic downtown. A beautiful Civil War monument highlights this area of constant activity year round. Join us on summer weekends for the Leavitt Amp Concert Series, the weekly Farmers' Market, and other fun family events.
 

Duncan Park

1200 West State Street

 
0.19 mi from property

Duncan Park is located in the 1200 block of West State Street. The Duncan Mansion, home of former Illinois Governor Joseph Duncan, stands at the north center of the park
 
 

Golf

Links Golf Course

Nichols Park And Vandalia Rd, Jacksonville, IL 62650

 
2.85 mi from property

The Links Golf Course is one of the finest public golf courses in Central Illinois. With an 18-Hole Championship Course and the Nichols Park Par 33 Golf Course, The Links appeals to golfers of all ages and abilities. The Links is also the host of The Robbie McEvers Memorial Junior Golf Tournament which attracts more than 350 players each year. If you are looking for a quality round of golf at a good pace, try The Links located in Nichols Park.
 

Jacksonville Country Club

100 Country Club Road

 
2.09 mi from property

Jacksonville Country Club is a beautiful private club with an 18-hole golf course considered to be one of the best in Illinois. The club also has a swimming pool, tennis courts, pro shop and clubhouse.
 

Northridge Hills

1265 Sandusky Road

 
1.71 mi from property

Northridge Hills Golf Course is a challenging 9-hole, par 32 golf course. This executive length, the rolling course features bent grass tees and fairways along with a full practice range complete with a target and putting greens. Golf lessons are available by appointment. The clubhouse has a pro shop, bar, and large deck overlooking the course. The restaurant serves lunch daily and can accommodate groups up to 50 for meetings or meals, and up to 72 for golf outings.
 
 
 

Historic Locations

Asa Talcott House

859 Grove Street

 
0.00 mi from property

A bricklayer, Asa Talcott was well known for his devotion and involvement in the freedom of slaves. One story of a fleeing slave in February 1844 put the slave in a haystack of Talcott’s barn while authorities looked for the fugitive.
 

Grierson House

852 E. State

 
0.00 mi from property

Benjamin Henry Grierson was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on July 8, 1826. Grierson moved to 852 East State Street in Jacksonville, Illinois with his family in the fall of 1850 when he was 24. It was here he learned that he had been hand picked by Ulysses S. Grant to lead an important military mission which would become known as Grierson’s Raid. This mission encompassed 600 miles in just 16 days. General Grierson and his wife, Alice, are buried in the Jacksonville East Cemetery.
 

Eli Bridge Wheel

Community Park

 
0.00 mi from property

In Community Park, corner of Morton Avenue and Main Street
Although the factory is not open for tours, a spin on the locally-operated wheel is available in Community Park during the summer. Jacksonville is home to the Eli Bridge factory that builds rides including the famous Big Eli Wheel, Scramblers, and other amusements
 

Illinois School for the Deaf Museum

125 South Webster Avenue, Jacksonville, IL 62650-1899

 
0.47 mi from property

The museum has nine rooms of displays on two floors. Open Monday-Friday 9am-noon, Saturday by appointment
 

Underground Railroad

0.00 mi from property

Jacksonville was one of the many stations along the Underground Railroad and one of the busiest during the mid-1800’s. Prominent abolitionists like Edward Beecher, first president of Illinois College and brother to Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin
 

Morgan County Courthouse

300 West State Street

 
0.75 mi from property

Built in the Beaux Arts style, the Morgan County Courthouse is the center of government for the county.
 

Dr. Bezaleel Gillett House

1005 Grove Street

 
0.00 mi from property

Dr. Gillett supported the Underground Railroad by allowing the slaves to stay in a large shack (now demolished) that was on the south side of his home.
 

Prairieland Heritage Museum

1005 West Michigan Avenue

 
1.27 mi from property

This living history museum includes a blacksmith shop, school, and church. See horse-powered equipment, antique tractors, gas and steam engines, baling demonstrations, blacksmithing, and more at the annual Steam Show and Fall Festival.
 

Bandstand

Community Park

 
0.00 mi from property

In Community Park, corner of Morton Avenue and Main Street
The bandstands in community park were originally built as part of the grounds of the State Hospital. Their unique construction and Victorian detail earned one of them a home in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
 

The Governor Duncan Mansion

Duncan Park

 
0.00 mi from property

The Governor Duncan Mansion, a 3-story, 17-room mansion was built in 1834 for Illinois Governor Joseph Duncan and his family. It served as the official Governor’s Mansion during his term of office, 1834-38, and is the only structure left outside Springfield that served in that capacity. The mansion is owned and operated by the Rev. James Caldwell Chapter, NSDAR. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, has been fully restored, and houses many of the original Duncan family furnishings.
Guided tours are available during regular hours. All other tours may be scheduled by calling the Jacksonville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. Group tours are welcome.
 

Porter Clay House

1019 W State St

 
0.13 mi from property

Porter Clay brought two slaves from Kentucky, ignoring the ban on slavery in Illinois. The two slaves, Robert and Emily Logan, escaped to a Negro part of town called "Africa" after learning they were to be sold. Although Robert was captured and taken to St. Louis, Emily was hidden until her legal petition for freedom was granted by the Supreme Court.
 

Woodlawn Farm

 
An early agricultural center, this is the showcase homestead of Jacksonville’s extensive Underground Railroad network. Former slaves were ushered through this home on their way to freedom.