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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...
In Real Life.

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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Twin City Farmers Market | Sterling

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 8:00 am until Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 12:00 pm
Twin City Farmers Market | Sterling

A year-round market

The Twin City Farmers Market in Sterling, IL has both indoor and outdoor vendor facilities enabling the venue to be open every Saturday, 8 a.m. to Noon. A wide variety of handmade goods, crafts, fresh produce, dairy, etc. is available weekly. The cinnamon rolls are quite popular!

For the most up-to-date vendors and products, go to the market's website link (at the top of this event) and check them out. 

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