Visitors Guide to
Attractions
in Pike County Illinois
   
   
Abe Lincoln’s
Talking Houses Tour

Pittsfield, IL
217-285-4484
  Simply tune your radio to the AM station listed on the house marker and begin the self guided tour of eleven homes with Abraham Lincoln significance in Pittsfield. The first home on the tour is at the northeast corner of West and Washington Streets. Each home has a yard plaque to depict the home’s history associated with Lincoln. For a copy of the self-guided brochure visit the Pike County Visitors Center at 224 W. Washington Street in Pittsfield or the Bureau’s Office at 3rd and York Streets in Quincy.
Barry Museum
880 Bainbridge Street
Barry
, IL
217-335-2591
  The Barry Museum was founded in 1984 by Norton Walther. The museum houses many items that have been donated by Mr. Walther and others. Some of the Items of Interest include historic town photos, WW I & II Uniforms & Memorabilia, period clothing and furniture. The museum is located on the second floor of the Barry Public Library. Visitation will be by appointment.
Civil War Monument
Summer Hill, IL
  In 1917 the people of Summer Hill erected a statue in the park in honor of the men of the area who served in the Civil War. The statue was refurbished and rededicated in 1992.
Dexter School
Perry, IL
  This one room school house was the second of two schools and was built in 1893. The first school was built in 1845 and was named after Darius Dexter, an early settler, who donated the land for the school. The school was active and well attended until 1948. The building is furnished with old-time desks and fixtures and there are items such as old books and wall maps. The school is located two miles west of Perry and is open during the annual Fall Color Drive or anytime by appointment.
Hull Museum
Hull, IL
  The Hull Museum is located in an old bank building and operated by "Hull History Lives, Inc." The museum features local memorabilia as well as a library section with genealogical records, old clippings and other means of tracing family history. The Hull Livery Stable also belongs to the museum. Visitation will be by appointment.
Kinderhook Historical
Society Museum

Kinderhook, IL
  This museum offers educational tools and preserves the Kinderhook, Illinois heritage. The museum features local memorabilia and information on the Mormon Kinderhook Plates and the Pikes Peak Ocean to Ocean Road.
Lake Pittsfield
Pittsfield, IL
  This 200-acre lake and 480-acre recreational park offers boating, fishing, RV and primitive camping, hiking, picnicking, tennis, softball, soccer, playground equipment and shelters. Camping is equipped with treated drinking water, electrical hookups, lighted areas and a trailer dumping station. Don’t miss the Lincoln Days Civil War Re-enactment held the first week each June.
New Philadelphia Town Site
295th Avenue
Barry
, IL
  The New Philadelphia Town Site is the original site of the now-vanished town of New Philadelphia, Illinois. Platted in 1836, it was the first town in the United States founded by an African-American. The site is now used for archeological studies and is a National Historic Landmark.
   
Pike County Historic Museum
400 E. Jefferson Street
Pittsfield, IL
217-370-0904
  The 19th century East Ward school was renovated in 1978 when it became the home of the Pike County Historical Society and the Pike County Historic Museum. The museum has memorabilia such as a dray wagon, printing press, wedding dresses, furniture and dishes. There are some local histories, photographs, and documents available for historical research.
   
Pike County
Visitors Center

224 W. Washington Street
Pittsfield
, IL
217-285-5251
  Located in Pittsfield's community center, the Pike County Visitors Center hosts a multitude of information for all of Pike County regarding events, businesses, activities, attractions, etc. A 24-hour foyer is available with information, brochures, and Pike County Visitors Guides. The Visitors Center is open Monday - Friday from 9 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 5 pm.
Pittsfield Historical Walking Tour
Pike County Visitor Center
2
24 W. Washington Street
Pittsfield
, IL
217-285-5251
  Experience the colorful history of Pittsfield on this self-guided walking tour. The majority of the town central is listed as a historic district on the National Register. Be sure to check out the refurbished William Watson Hotel on the south side of the square and the Lincoln wayside exhibit on the northwest corner of the Courthouse Square. Walking Tour brochure available at the Visitor Center. The Visitors Center is open Monday - Friday from 9 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 5 pm.
Skinner House
106 N. Stanford Street
Griggsville
, IL
217-833-2724
  The Griggsville Preservation & Restoration Society purchased this home, which was built in 1858, from the grand-daughter of D.W.O. Skinner who had owned the home since 1906. The home was restored in 1982 and is used as a community center and genealogy society for the Griggsville Genealogical Group. The home is open for visitors Tuesday and Wednesday morning and Thursday and Friday afternoon.
Vin Fiz Highway & Marker
Nebo, IL
  In September 1911 Calbraith “Cal” Rodgers piloted a Wright Model B airplane on the first transcontinental flight. The flight was a promotional stunt for Armour Company’s soft drink “Vin Fiz,” a popular soft drink at the time. Forty-nine days, sixty-nine landings, and fifteen crashes later Rodgers arrived in Pasadena, CA. Nebo was one of the stops along the way when Rodgers landed here on October 10. The appearance of an airplane, which most people in the county had never been seen brought great excitement to the village. The route was retraced in 1986 and the highway through town has been renamed Vin Fiz Highway. Nebo celebrates the 1911 landing of the Vin Fiz with a festival each year.
Blue Rivers Outdoors
49505 State Highway 106
Pittsfield, IL
217-723-4269
  Blue River Outdoors, Inc. provides quality whitetail deer bow hunts and spring turkey hunts on a well-managed 4000 acres of beautiful wildlife habitat. Our unique program is exclusive to one group of hunters at a time per tract.
Butler Farms Lodge
46744 255th Avenue
Pittsfield, IL
217-723-4451
  Since 1996, Butler Farms Lodge has been a Whitetail Deer and Turkey hunting outfitter in beautiful Pike County. West Central Illinois is world-renowned for its quality whitetails, amazing countryside and exciting bow hunting and for its spring turkey hunts. Lodging is now included with your hunt!
Clark 54 Drive-In Theatre
Highway 54
Summer Hill, IL
217-285-2805
  Spend a summer night with the family in tow, watching the big screen...doesn’t get much better than this! Double features every weekend April- September. Full concessions...Frito chili pie, pizza, ice cream, cotton candy, nachos, popcorn & soda!
Harpole's Heartland Lodge
10236 393rd Street
Nebo, IL
217-734-2636
  Cookouts, horseback riding, hiking trails, plus mountain bike & ATV rentals. Bountiful home cooked meals are included for guests staying at the Lodge. Hunters nationwide know Heartland Lodge as a premier hunting lodge located in prime whitetail deer territory, with some of the best upland wild quail and pheasant hunting in Illinois.
Pine Lakes Resort
1405 Lakeview Heights
Pittsfield, IL
217-285-6719
  Pine Lakes is a beautiful 105 acre campground with a 40 acre lake. We're located in the gentle rolling hills of Pike County in West Central Illinois. Enjoy free fishing, beach swimming, hiking, boat rentals, golf cart rentals, planned activities, game room, hay rides, playgrounds, volleyball, cable TV and more.
Bighorn Lodge
Pleasant Hill, IL
  16177 County Highway 11
217-734-2651
The Ole Red Barn Country
Music & Banquet Hall

Pittsfield, IL
  500 Piper Lane
217-754-3544
Pea Ridge Elk Ranch
Pittsfield, IL
  18279 430th Street
217-285-5115
Pike County Speedway
Pittsfield, IL
  1 Speedway Lane
217-285-4127
   
For Travelers Heading Down River
  Meeting of the Great Rivers
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The Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway area is one of America’s newer scenic byways. With over 20,000 acres of forest and wetlands at the heart of the Mississippi Flyway, it is a nature lovers paradise. Visitors will find spectacular colors in the fall and bald eagles in the winter. History abounds in the region ranging from the prehistoric Cahokia Mounds to sites on the National Register of Historic Places.
  Missouri's Lincoln Hills
The Lincoln Hills region of Missouri north of St. Louis is often called the Northern Ozarks. In the north is Hannibal, which conjures up images of the steamboat era and has become virtually synonymous with Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer, and Huck Finn. South of Hannibal is the Little Dixie Scenic Byway that travels atop limestone bluffs and through the real river towns of Clarksville and Louisiana. At the foot of the Lincoln Hills in Lincoln County is Cuivre River State Park, one of Missouri's largest and most rugged.
   
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