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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


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


Things to do Museums near Elizabeth, IL

Aplington House - Polo Historical Society

Lincoln slept at the Aplington House two nights in 1856. Lincoln was a personal friend of Senator Aplington, the founder of P...

Camp Grant Museum

Camp Grant Museum is a museum of postcards, pictures and memorabilia of the U.S. Army's World War I and II induction and trai...

Essex Historical Society Museum

The Essex Historical Society Museum features a one-room school house and historical Essex artifacts contained in an adjacent ...

Stockton Historical Museum

Located downtown in a restored 1890s building, the Stockton Historical Museum presents Stockton's history of the Chicago Grea...