Arcola is a city in Douglas County, Illinois, United States. The population was 2,916 at the 2010 census. The city was founded in 1855, when the Illinois Central Railroad was built through the county. The railroad itself was responsible for surveying, platting and founding the town.
Restaurants in Arcola
4.5 based on 40 reviews
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.
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.
4.5 based on 73 reviews
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!
4 based on 87 reviews
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Well I still like to go over here, there are only a few stores I still visit. It's a shame that they have lost many stores, including Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and many others. There is a playground and a food truck were there once was a food court. I'm sure it's crowded for Christmas shopping but other than that it's a shame because this used to be a very hustling bustling Outlet
4 based on 20 reviews
The first time I was here I stayed in town for a couple of nights with my sister such a neat place, And cool monument. The second time I was here we were on our way Home and stopped in town so I could show the monument to my son and have dinner. Just kind a neat something to see.
4.5 based on 2 reviews
Stopover to the Carnegie Library, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and observe the classic revival architectural details.
This is a cute, small library. We stopped in to look at any genealogical books, maps etc. as we were visiting my husband's family near here.
Prairie Wind Antiques is the perfect place to find antiques, oddities, primitives and collectibles. Eric is a third generation picker and has been collecting antiques for 45 years. After many years of setting up at festivals and flea markets we jumped at the chance to have a permanent shop in downtown Arcola.
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