Local Area Attractions Near Lena KOA Holiday
Spring, Summer and Fall, there is always something fun to do at our Lena KOA. We have planned activities for children and adults alike that include games, crafts, ice cream socials, movies, wine tastings, live music and much more. Our themed weekend events begin in May and run throughout the rest of our season. Our friendly staff at the front desk can provide you with all the information about specific activities available during your stay.
Lena Splashland & Mini-Golf
http://www.lenaparks.org/Facilities.html Located in Lions Park. the SplashLand Family Water Park includes a water park, mini golf course, and a food court. The water park has a large water slide, mushroom water fountain and a kiddie pool for the little ones.
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.
For complete information, visit Historic Galena online. Things to see and do include:
- U.S. Grant Home
- The Belvedere
- Brill's Trolley Tours
- Vinegar Hill Lead Mine & Museum
- Galena On The Fly, Inc. (www.buyaballoonride.com)
- Restaurants, Shopping
- ....and much more
Jane Addams Recreation Trails
Go biking, hiking, snowmobiling & cross-country skiing.
New Glarus, WI (Little Switzerland)
New Glarus (America's "Little Switzerland") includes two fine museums, and many specialty shops and restaurants that serve Swiss food. Visit www.swisstown.com for more information.
- Little Norway
- Historic Mining Tours
- Cave of the Mounds
- Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center & Taliesin
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.
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!
Lena Brewing Company
The Lena Brewing Company, located on the outskirts of Lena, Illinois…west of Chicago, south of Madison, and far from ordinary. A place in the country where men are men, women are appreciated, and beer is brewed in earnest and drank with vigor.Here, every beer has a story. Brewed with a respect for traditional ways while exploring new approaches, the art of brewing finds a wanting public here in the heartland.
Generations Brewing Company
Owners Mark Winter and,Steven Winter are currently designing some wicked tasty brews for everyone in the greater Midwest to enjoy! Generations' beers will range from crisp and refreshing to a kick in the jaw hoppy and bold. ,There's already a long list of both traditional and exotic ingredients the brewery is involving in their unique recipes including locally made pretzels, orange blossom honey, coffee barista roasted malts, and indigenous wild hop varieties.
Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery
Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery is a family-run craft brewery located on their family farm. They brew unique & always-changing beers on-site in a renovated barn brewery, and several of their beers are made with hops & more grown right there at the farm.