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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

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


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


Things to do near Elizabeth, IL

Midway Village & Museum Center

Midway Village represents a late 19th Century village with 26 buildings on 137 acres. Permanent indoor exhibits on area herit...

Weiskopf Observatory

View the stars and planets every Tuesday and Saturday. Free public viewing is guided by our staff. Closed if cloudy....

Midway Village Victorian Herb Garden

Part of the Midway Village and Museum Center is a formal garden with more than fifty varieties of herbs. The garden is locate...

Poplar Grove Vintage Wings & Wheels Museum

The museum was established to preserve history and educate youth about the significant contributions made to our country by w...

Challenger Learning Center for Science & Technology

The mission of the Challenger Learning Center is to honor the memory and spirit of the Space Shuttle Challenger 51-L crew by ...