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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 | THE PIANO MAN/an Elton John & Billy Joel Tribute | Timber Lake Playhouse

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023 7:00 pm until Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023 10:00 pm
LIVE MUSIC | THE PIANO MAN/an Elton John & Billy Joel Tribute | Timber Lake Playhouse

The Piano Man show features non-stop Elton John and Billy Joel tributes combined into one night of incredible music and showmanship. This "piano man" & his back up band, the Mad Hatters, are a group of seasoned and talented rock & roll professionals that bring the best in a tribute to two of your favorite piano men!

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  • Conover Square Mall | A one-of-a-kind shopping experience

    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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