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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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Classic Car Cruise Night | Mt Carroll

Saturday, Sep. 16, 2023 4:00 pm until Saturday, Sep. 16, 2023 9:00 pm
Classic Car Cruise Night | Mt Carroll

Head to the  brick streets of  historic downtown Mt Carroll from 4 to 9 pm for their monthly Cruise Night featuring food, music and lots of classic cars. Follow our event on FB to get updates, pics and videos from each Cruise Night. 

2023 Cruise Night Schedule:
June 17 4-9 pm
July 15  4-9 pm
Aug 19  4-9 pm
Sept 16  4-9 pm

Photo credit to Race Angel Photography


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    April 10, 2023
    From an old piano factory to a one-of-a-kind shopping experience While visiting the Blackhawk Waterways region of northwest Illinois (Carroll, Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside Counties), a shopping mecca straight out of the 70s must be put on your itinerary. Conover Square Mall is a historic shopping center in Oregon, Illinois,…
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