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Elizabeth, Illinois

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Apple River Fort State Historic Site

Experience the history of this reconstructed fort. The Apple River Fort was the site of an important battle during the Black Hawk War. It was the only fort attacked by Black Hawk during the turbulent summer of 1832. On June 24, 1832, the settlers at the fort turned back an attack by some 200

Elizabeth, IL Forts


Long Hollow Tower & Scenic Overlook

Location includes picnic tables, shelters, restrooms. Climb the lookout tower for a spectacular view of Jo Daviess County'

Elizabeth, IL Scenic Views


Timber Ridge Gardens

Meander through perennial nursery and 15 acres of display gardens. 800 hosta varieties, 2500 perennial, grass, tree and shrub varieties.

Elizabeth, IL Gardens

Things to do near Elizabeth, IL

Long's Garden

Walk-through gardens, many 15-20 years old. Nursery selling 170 different ornamental grasses, trees, and shrubs. ...

Chaplin Creek Historic Village

Home of the Franklin Grove Area Historical Society, Chaplin Creek is an evolving prairie community set in the 1835-1895 perio...

Blackhawk War Monument

Located on the site of Kellog's Grove, an early settlement established in 1827 on a mail route between Peoria and Galena, and...

Silver Creek and Stephenson Railroad Antique Steam Train

All aboard the antique steam train, as a 36-ton 1912 Heisler steam locomotive pulls three cabooses, including an antique red ...

Shenandoah Riding Center

Shenandoah Riding Center offers one-hour guided trail rides in the scenic Galena Territory. ...