5 Things to Do in Arthur That You Shouldn't Miss

October 1, 2017 Myesha Cogley

Arthur is a village in Douglas and Moultrie counties in Illinois; Arthur's primary street, Vine Street, is the county line. The population was 2,288 at the 2010 census. The Arthur area is home to the largest and oldest Amish community in Illinois, which was founded in the 1860s.
Restaurants in Arthur

1. Beachy's Bulk Foods

259 N Cr 200 E, Arthur, IL 61911-6510 +1 217-543-3447
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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4.5 based on 73 reviews

Beachy's Bulk Foods

Reviewed By loongirl - Kalamazoo

If you're a foodie, Beachy's is worth traveling for. Local cheese and meats are well represented, and the prices are decent. If you like to cook or bake, Beachy's is fabulous - the huge assortment of spices and herbs are phenomenal. Some are hard to find, and again, the prices are reasonable. It's nice to be able to buy small quantities, especially if you are trying them for the first time. Fresh baked Amish goods are wonderful - love the selection of cookies! Be sure to try the cappuccino mixes - good assortment of flavors, and they make great gifts. I always bring home extra for Christmas presents. The cooking and baking ingredients - flours, sugars, rices, toppings - give you plenty of imaginative ideas. Allow yourself extra time to just wander the aisles!

2. Aikman Wildlife Adventure

125 N County Road 425e, Arcola, IL 61910-3756 +1 217-268-2300
Excellent
78%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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4.5 based on 40 reviews

Aikman Wildlife Adventure

Aikman Wildlife Adventure is a drive through and walk through wildlife sanctuary in Arcola, Illinois. Our missions is to provide the highest quality of life possible to all wildlife in need, while maintaining a family friendly environment through interaction, education, conservation and by creating an experience of a lifetime. We are open Friday, Saturday and Monday from 10-5 and Sunday from 12-4.

Reviewed By Roqzy - Urbana, Illinois

Though not a full-fledged zoo, this park has a plethora of animals and birds, exotic, unusual and interesting. We first chose the drive through option. It is about a mile at a slow pace, and you are right there with the animals- zebras, llama, bison, watusi steers, water buffalo, horses, miniature donkeys and horses, elk, ornx, addax, camel, emu, peacocks, geese.... We stopped to watch staff feeding the animals.
We then decided to go through the walking section for another fee. There we saw smaller animals such as porcupines, potbelly pigs, hares, tortoise, pigmy goats, hyenas and more.
A great low key spot to see some exotic nature in central Illinois. Looks like they intend to keep expanding.

3. The Great Pumpkin Patch

1749A Cr 1900N, Arthur, IL 61911-6073 +1 217-543-2394
Excellent
72%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

The Great Pumpkin Patch

Reviewed By supapfunk - Champaign-Urbana, Illinois

Although this isn't a super huge pumpkin patch, there's a lot packed into a small area. Some animals to check out (chickens, pigs, a llama and a goat or two), several small mazes, tons of picture taking opportunities, and multiple little shops/snack bars to get treats from! The best part, in my opinion, is the bakery across from the entrance - the angel food cake is the best I've ever had. Great once a year trip for sure.

4. Country Cheese and More

205 S Vine St, Arthur, IL 61911-1337 +1 217-543-3544
Excellent
62%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Country Cheese and More

Reviewed By Mimaw-Cuyler - Sun City Center, Florida

Periodically while living in Arthur. I would stop in two pick up a pie or two to surprise friends from a dinner invite. The pies were so great with fresh fruit filling & a flaky crust. They serve lunch & make your sand. To order. Stop in just two check out home made jellies &cheese &crafts

5. Amish Adventures and Stellar Tours

202 S Vine St, Arthur, IL 61911-1336

Amish Adventures will give you an up close view of the Illinois Amish Culture and Religion as you travel back in time along our quaint country roads with our professional and informed tour guides. To help our visitors learn more about the Amish culture, we offer a variety of tours such as Amish home tours, Meals in Amish homes, Woodworking Shop, Buggy Shop, and Farm Tours.

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