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Hamilton County, Indiana

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Culinary travel for grownups By Kate Burkhardt Hamilton County, Indiana invites grownups to grab a plate on the Prairie and take a guided taste tour through Hamilton County. Conner Prairie’s adults-only culinary series returns Conner Prairie Interactive History Park isn’t just for kids. Prairie Plates, a series of adults-only events, explores...

Mr. Lincoln’s Hometown

Celebrate Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois. President's Day... This February soak up some presidential history and beat the winter blues by enjoying a getaway to "Mr. Lincoln's Hometown." Springfield, Ill., offers access to world-renowned historic sites and museums devoted to the life and legacy of the...

Insider’s Guide: Hamilton County, Indiana

Looking for adult fun in Hamilton County, Indiana? We've got the inside scoop! Ready your palates. When it comes to tasty venues that are exclusively “over 21," Hamilton County, Indiana, happens to have several options. Kate Burkhardt, communications coordinator for Hamilton County Tourism, Inc., recommends four...

The Hotel at Kirkwood Center

Stay for full-service pampering with heart. By Hope S. Philbrick This is no dorm. The Hotel at Kirkwood Center is a teaching facility, where community college students work alongside professionals as part of their coursework. So as a guest, you’re automatically enrolled as a test subject—but fear...

The Saint Paul Hotel

Luxury accommodations in Minnesota’s state capital city. By Hope S. Philbrick If you mention to a Minnesotan that you’ll be staying at the Saint Paul Hotel, be prepared to hear some envious oohs and ahhs. “That’s the best hotel in the state,” a family friend told me. Doesn’t...

Mansion Hill Inn

Luxury accommodations in Madison, Wisconsin. By Hope S. Philbrick Maybe you can time travel. When at Mansion Hill Inn in Madison, Wisconsin, it can sure feel like you’ve tricked the laws of time and space. Lounge in bed, glance around the room and there’s compelling evidence that...

Quick Stop: Rockford, Illinois

By Hope S. Philbrick We spent just 20 hours in Rockford, Illinois—eight of them asleep. Though a longer visit to this community is in order—Rockford is one of Illinois’ largest cities; it's smaller than Chicago, but bigger than Peoria or Springfield—if your road trip from Point...

Amishland

Driving through Illinois? Stretch your legs at this roadside stop. Driving north on I-57 through Illinois, the landscape is primarily corn fields, barns and exit ramps. As billboards and blue highway signs make clear, most of the exits offer similar businesses: gas stations, fast-food and hotel...

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Laurent House

Historic home opens June 6 in Rockford, Illinois The newest Frank Lloyd Wright museum, The Kenneth and Phyllis Laurent House, will open to the public on Friday, June 6 in Rockford, Illinois. A series of events beginning Wednesday, June 4 will celebrate the opening. The...