Virginia’s Natural Bridge State Park

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Once owned by President Thomas Jefferson, the 215-foot tall Natural Bridge is a limestone gorge carved by Cedar Creek. Natural Bridge State Park is much more than the natural wonder. Beautiful forests, open, rolling meadows, and vistas of surrounding mountains and the James River valley display nature’s splendor. Access these via 6 miles of hiking trails, including the accessible Cedar Creek Trail that leads from the bridge to the Monacan Indian Village and Lace Falls with its 30-foot cascade. Living history programs connect you to the past and explain how people once used the area’s resources for survival and inspiration. Start at the visitor center where you will find exhibits and a gift shop. Find more information and plan your visit:

Third Annual Joliet Restaurant Week

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Your invited to the Third Annual Joliet Area Restaurant Week, a celebration of flavor! Try a wide variety of exceptional eateries offering specials and great deals. There’s something for every palate and every wallet. February 1-13 & 15-17, 2019. #JolietAreaRestaurantWeek See participating restaurants and find more details here: Joliet Area Restaurant Week


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HellsGate Haunted House

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Voted the Scariest Haunted House in Illinois and 11th Scariest Haunted House in the Nation, HellsGate Haunted House has gotten even scarier in 2018. One word: DRAGONS.

A short drive from Chicago, hidden deep in the woods, HellsGate is a multi-level mansion filled with secret passages, giant slides, ghastly secrets, undead abominations, really nervous groundskeepers and a darkness that the gate can no longer contain! This is not just a haunted house, it’s an adventure!

Since you were a kid, you’ve heard about the haunted house with the giant slide, the one hidden out in the woods, the one where you can win your money back, but you were never able to find it… until now! It’s HellsGate Haunted House in Lockport, IL.

This Halloween season, don’t just go to any haunted house, go on an adventure! If you are looking for Chicago’s best haunted house, the scariest haunted house in Illinois, then you must travel through the zombie-infested woods and across the Lost Souls Cemetery to find HellsGate Haunted House.

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Drive-in to the Classic Car Collection in Kearney, Nebraska

Classic Car Collection
3600 E Hwy 30 Suite B
Kearney, Nebraska 68847

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A drive-in theater display, 1950s gas station, one-of-a-kind Rolls Royce Wraith Limo, the famous Pete’s Patriot drag racer and so much more are waiting for you at the Classic Car Collection in Kearney, Nebraska. With over 200 restored vintage automobiles, including a permanent collection and rotating displays, be sure to put it on your bucket list. Learn more about the  Classic Car Collection

Kearney Special Event: make plans now to attend the Classic Car Collection 1st Annual Fundraiser on Sunday, November 11 at the World Theatre. Starting at 5:30pm with a silent auction and small car show, followed by a special presentation of “American Graffiti”. Tickets available now by calling 308-234-1964. Find more event details. 

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Historic Kirby Family Farm

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The Kirby Family Farm’s centerpiece is a functioning locomotive that dates back to the 1800s. The farm is an entertaining and educational destination for children of all ages, with a hands-on historical museum, agricultural experiences and year-round special events. Learn more and plan your visit.

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Omni Prize Art Festival—Ottawa, IL

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OMNI Prize Arts Festival
September 7-9, 2018Ottawa, IL

Omni Prize is the Midwest’s premier juried art festival showcasing visual artists, theatre, film and music in Ottawa, Illinois (just minutes from Starved Rock State Park). For 3 days art will come to life on display on the streets, in restaurants, shops, parks, riverfront and more. Music will be in the air and artists will make art jump in the streets and off the pages as never seen before. Open to the Public with FREE admission. Cash prizes and recognition will be awarded to winning artists from an esteemed jury and from public votes!

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Cruise Through History at the Classic Car Collection

Make a pit stop at the best car collection between Omaha and Denver! With over 200 restored vintage vehicles, the Classic Car Collection in Kearney, Nebraska is your ticket to the past. Complete with a model of a drive-in movie theater, digital displays, and a recreated 1950s gas station, this museum is a truly one-of-a-kind.

In addition to the permanent collection, the collection typically displays approximately 60 vehicles that are on loan from their owners. This group is regularly changing and evolving and ensures a fresh display each time you visit the museum. Lean more.


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Photo of the Week brought to you by Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau SEMO Fair, Cape Girardeau. Whirling rides, rich food and stellar entertainment beckon to a 163-year tradition. Sep. 8-15.

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Joliet’s Rialto Square Theatre

Built in 1926, Joliet’s magnificent theatre is often referred to as “The Jewel of Joliet” due to its ornate architecture and beautiful accents. The palace is located right on Route 66 and is scheduled to host Jerry Seinfeld and “The Sandlot” in July.

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