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Central Illinois Agritourism

Illinois’ central cities and towns are bursting with apple orchards, farmers’ markets, and pumpkins galore. Illinois’ capital city offers plenty of agritourism. Springfield features Bomke's Patch, Jefferies Orchard, and plenty to admire at the Washington Park Botanical Garden. And for holiday travelers, try Abe's Corn Maze, the Crowder Tree Farm, and Cassens' Christmas Trees & Crafts.

The Peoria metropolitan area also yields farmstead fun, including the Apple Blossom Farm, Prairie State Tree Farm, and Peoria Riverfront Market. East Peoria is home to the Fon Du Lac Farm and Schaer's Country Market, while Morton offers Ackerman Farms, and the annual Pumpkin Festival. Fun fact, Morton is known as the Pumpkin Capital of the World. In addition to the Morton Pumpkin Festival each September, the area offers the

More agricultural stops are set in the Land of Lincoln. Monticello has the Tipsword Christmas Tree Farm and Wolfe Orchard – plus the Allerton Park & Retreat Center.

For additional agritourism, try Rockome Gardens in Arcola, Forest Hills Tree Farm in Danville, Lincoln Corn Maze in Lincoln, Tuscan Hills Winery in Effingham, and Jacksonville’s Prairie Land Heritage Museum Institute.