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& the
Illinois Valley area

Small town charm with a big heart! Historic Princeton has a variety of great restaurants and shops on it's TWO (yup!) Main Streets, both listed on the National Register of Historic Places! Up for some sight seeing? Don't miss out on the Red Covered bridge (one of five remaining in IL), Hornbaker Gardens (you've not been to anything like it!), The Owen Lovejoy Homestead (a museum dedicated to highlighting this underground railroad stop), and many other fun places around the area! Within 1 hr you can be to Starved Rock State Park, the Quad Cities, Peoria, Joliet, and many more places to explore. Quilting in the Valley in LaSalle and The Quilt Box in Kewanee are just a short drive away from The Cottage for all of your supply needs! No matter what time of year you visit, you'll find festivals and fun! Shadows of the Blue and Gray, Festival 56, Homestead Festival, Beef & Ag Days, Street Concerts on Main St., just to name a few.

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