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Rolling On the River

The Mississippi River

Still located in Northeast Illinois, travel to DeKalb County and the Main Street community of Genoa. Located on the Kishwaukee River, Genoa is a must-stop on the Rollin’ on the River tour. Start off by exploring Russell Forest Preserve, which offers an array of river activities.

Also while in Genoa, visit the Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Museum. The museum holds many items including the first horse-drawn hearse of DeKalb County.

Continue your Illinois Main Street river tour southwest to Quincy. Located on the Mississippi River, there is something for everyone in this Gem City. Start off by visiting Villa Katherine. This 1900 restored Moorish villa, overlooking the Mississippi River, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Another must-stop in Quincy is Quinsippi Island. This island on the Mississippi River features historic cabins, a harbor, and even a beach.

Traveling south of Springfield and into the Southern regions of Illinois, you will find a continuing venue of activities for river enthusiasts. Continue your Illinois Main Street river tour to Southwestern Illinois and the Main Street town of Alton.

This is one of America’s great river towns located right on the banks of the Mississippi River where one can embark on a paddle-wheeler ride. Alton has many other river-related activities to enjoy as well. One can experience the region on a scenic river cruise or enjoy nightlife at Alton’s riverboat casino. Also, if you want to learn about the mighty Mississippi River, visit Alton’s own National Great Rivers Museum.

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07/25/2008 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
Summer Sounds Concert Series - Temple Plaza in Downtown Danville
Temple Plaza in Downtown Danville
Join us for the fifth of six concerts for the Downtown Danville Summer Sounds Concert Series. All concerts are free and open to the public. Beverages and food available for purchase. For more info, please visit and
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07/25/2008 6:00 p.m.
Woodstock Sidewalk Sale Days - Throughout Woodstock
Throughout Woodstock
Shop throughout Woodstock for special sales and bargains.
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