Local Area Attractions
Freeport Krape Park
Heavily wooded Krape Park features a picturesque waterfall that tumbles down from a high limestone bluff, an operating one-of-a-kind carousel that costs just 50 cents to ride, tennis courts, multi-use trails, sledding hills, cross country skiing trails, a baseball diamond, numerous picnic tables and a duck pond.
In the summer, people rent canoes and paddle boats in the same area where ice skaters skate in the winter. Krape Park's challenging Yellow Creek Adventure Golf Course entertains people of all ages, as does the fishing pier on Yellow Creek. Children delight in Kids' Kastle, a 10,000 square foot structure built by community volunteers and Little Kids' Playground, designed for the youngest set.
Not to be overlooked is the Koenig Theater, an outdoor band shell that earned the "Outstanding Facility Renovation" award in 2000 from the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association. Throughout every season people gather to enjoy band concerts Under the Stars, hear vocalists, attend church services or graduation ceremonies.
Krape Park earned the "Outstanding Multi-use Facility" distinction because there is truly something for everyone to do. It is a regional gathering place for those that want a unique recreation experience.
Silvercreek & Stephenson Railroad Antique Steam Train
The legends of railroading are filled with crack passenger trains speeding down the mainline to fame and glory. But, the golden age of railroading had another, more unsung hero in the numerous branchline trains that tied the small towns of a once more rural America to the outside world. These small workhorses had a sometimes eccentric and always fascinating appeal that is captured on our rustic track and equipment. Experience steam branch-line railroading behind our 1912 steam locomotive on a 3.4 mile round trip excursion into history. www.thefreeportshow.com
Apple River Fort State Historic Site
The Apple River Fort is located in Elizabeth, Illinois. It is the site of one of the battles fought during the Black Hawk War.
Jane Addams Recreation Trails
Go biking, hiking, snowmobiling & cross-country skiing.
What do you get when you cross a trampoline with a bounce castle? A jumping pillow! This safe activity provides hours of exercise and entertainment for the young and young at heart. Wristband purchase required. Daily usage fee charged.
Ice Cream Socials
I scream, you scream, we all scream for sundaes and root beer floats! Top your own sundaes as we'll serve up your favorite toppings such as chocolate syrup, whipped cream, nuts and more. Enjoy the chance to mingle with your fellow campers.
When the sun goes down, group campfire time begins. Group campfire time brings lots of fun: toasting marshmallows, hot chocolate, cider, sing-a-longs and live entertainment.
At our pancake breakfasts, we serve up a scrumptious stack of pancakes hot off the griddle. We round out the meal with sausage links, scrambled eggs, coffee, milk and orange juice. Pancake breakfasts occur throughout the season on select weekends. ($)
Our "Hey" rides occur every Saturday evening, May 11 through October 12. Our antique 1946 Farmall "H" tractor pulls our Lena KOA wagon throughout the campground as our KOA recreation team leads our participants with fun songs and activities.
- Little Norway
- Historic Mining Tours
- Cave of the Mounds
- Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center & Taliesin
New Glarus Brewing Co.
Welcome to our quaint little brewery nestled on the outskirts of New Glarus, Wisconsin. The brewery is run by an enthusiastic couple, Daniel & Deb Carey, who have successfully combined business management and brewing professionalism. Our philosophy is based on individuality, cooperation and the employment of 100% natural ingredients to produce world-class, handcrafted beers for our friends in Wisconsin. Cheers! http://newglarusbrewing.com
Minhas Craft Brewery - Monroe
The Brewery in Monroe has been owned over the last 160 years by some of the most prominent citizens of the area. They were 1st or 2nd generation immigrants, tracing their origins from Switzerland, France, Britain, Germany and Denmark. Visit the website for tour information. http://minhasbrewery.com