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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 Museums near Elizabeth, IL

Tampico Area Historical Museum

The Museum of Tampico area features schools, agriculture, prominent families and businesses and includes newspapers, funeral ...

Lincoln Highway Association National Headquarters

Visitors from around the world enjoy researching highway information in this restored 1860 dry goods store built by Abe Linco...

McHenry County Historical Society Museum

Preserved buildings include an 1847 log cabin, an 1885 town hall, an 1895 one-room school house, and a 20th Century modern to...

Winslow Historical Society Museum

Discover the history of Winslow. Featuring displays relating to discovery of cream cheese which had its beginnings in Winslow...