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100 miles due west of Chicago lie the rolling hills, old growth forests and the pristine rivers of the Blackhawk Waterways in Northwest Illinois. With its quaint cabins and darling bed & breakfasts, it's the perfect weekend getaway in Illinois. Every mile is steeped in history, surrounded by outdoor beauty and dotted with charming villages. The Blackhawk Waterways is what your vacation getaway looks like...
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John Deere

Historic Site

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photo: Jack Hughes

Mississippi Palisades

State Park

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photo: Jack Hughes

Nachusa Grasslands

Bison Herd

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De Immigrant Windmill

working windmill

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Live Music - Elle King

Saturday, Aug. 06, 2022 6:00 pm until Saturday, Aug. 06, 2022 11:00 pm
Live Music - Elle King

Elle King
MC Motopark, Mt Carroll
Aug 6th  6 pm

The Rhythm Section Amphitheatre in Mt Carroll is proud to host Elle King performing live. She is an American singer, songwriter, television personality, and actress. Her musical style encompasses country, soul, rock and blues. 

Gates open at 6pm and the show starts at 7pm. Appropriate for ages over 21. Ages 16 and over allowed with adult. Food and alcohol available for purchase inside the venue - No outside coolers allowed! Camping available for $10 per rig.


Please note that we are a CASH ONLY venue, so make sure to stop by the ATM before you head out here!

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