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The Illinois lands have some of the richest soil in the world. Logan County is no exception to this. As you drive through the county you will see fields of harvests for miles. However, parts of the land are original prairie, covered in lush trees, plants, and flowers. The scene of what would have been in the days of the Indians and settlers. It is the reason why they all chose to settle here. 

As you travel through the county, take some time to explore these luscious outdoors. Maybe have a picnic in a park, walk in the shoes of a botanist at Creekside Environmental Center, or take a drive through the scenic  Historic Elkhart Hill.

Scroll down for more information about our parks and outdoor activities. 


Golf Courses


Lincoln - Lincoln Elks Golf Course

Atlanta - North Greens Golf Course




Route 66 Bike Trail

Ride Illinois Bike Trails


Park District Information


Atlanta Park District Website

 Lincoln Park District Website

Mt. Pulaski Park District Website

Chestnut/Beason Park District

Elkhart Park Information



Explore the vast amount of deep rooted history that lies in Logan County. If the roads and buildings could speak, they would tell tales of the past hidden deep within. We are thankful that pieces of the past still are evident in buildings adorning the historic downtown streets and squares throughout Logan County. So take the time to stroll the streets to listen and learn from the voices of the past. 


Downtown Atlanta - Arch Street and Race Street

Downtown Elkhart - Governor Oglesby Street

Downtown Lincoln - Historic Square: Kickapoo Street, Pulaski Street, McLean Street, Broadway Street. Also, surrounding streets of Sangamon, Pekin, Chicago, and Delavan.

Downtown Mt. Pulaski - Historic Square of Lafayette Street, E. Cooke St., E. Jefferson St., and S. Washington St.


See more history and information below:






3rd Fridays in Downtown Lincoln

Downtown Lincoln

Held on the 3rd Friday May-July 

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Abraham Lincoln National Railsplitting Festival

Postville Courthouse 

Held the third weekend in September

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ALMH Farmers Market

Logan County Fairgrounds 

1408 Short 11th St.

Lincoln, IL 62656


Held on Saturdays 8am-12pm May-September 

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Balloons Over 66

Various locations throughout Lincoln

Held the end of August 

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Lincoln Christmas Express

Downtown Lincoln 

Beginning the last weekend in November


  • Gingerbread House Contest- Local residents can participate in creating a Gingerbread House. The houses will be judged by the community and will stay on display from December 11th - December 18th at the Lincoln Art Institute.  For more information and/or to enter a house, see the following form: Gingerbread House Entry Form


  • Small Business Saturday
    • Beginning Saturday, November 27th, come tour 25 of your favorite Downtown local businesses to launch your Christmas Season. You will receive a ticket to be stamped at each location. Turn in your ticket by December 18th for a chance to win $650, $375, or $250 in local gift cards.
      *You must visit at least 10 participating locations and make a purchase (no minimum required, where applicable). Your ticket can be turned in at any participating business.
    • Your favorite participating businesses include...
      Abe's Carmelcorn, Copper Penny, Debbie's Downtown Floral, Deep Roots, Flossie and Delzena's, Guest House Coffee & Pastries, Guzzardo's Italian Villa, Idle Hour, Indigo Quilt Studio, Lincoln Art Institute, Lincoln Grand VIP Cinema, Mama's Arcade, Mary Todd's Hallmark, McEntire's Appliances, Mystic Rose Antiques, Pink Shutter, Podbelsek Family Creations, Renew Consignment & Thrift, Sherwin Williams, Sir Renna Tea, Small Town Creations, Sorrento's Pizzeria, Spirited Republic, The Bee, & Top Hat Creamery


  • FREE Carriage Rides - Come take a ride in a carriage around the Courthouse Square. Nov, 26th: 6:00-9:00 PM, all other Friday nights from 5:00-8:00 PM - Dec. 3rd;  Dec. 10th; Dec.17th and Saturday afternoons from 12:00-3:00 PM - Nov. 27th; Dec. 4th; Dec. 18th. 
    • A big thank you to all our sponsors who make this FREE event possible!
      Abe's Carmelcorn, Bennet Funeral Home, Copper Penny, Debbie's Downtown Floral, Deep Roots Cafe, Guest House Coffee & Pastries, Guzzardo's Italian Villa, Indigo Quilt Studio, Jenny Abbott - American Family Insurance, Joe Ryan - Country Financial, Lincoln Art Institute, Logan County Title Co., Mary Todd's Hallmark, ME Realty, Michelle Bauer - Country Financial, Midwest Dental, Renew Consignment, Sir Renna Tea, Small Town Creations, Sorrento's Pizzeria, Spirited Republic, The Bee, & Top Hat Creamery


For more information visit the 2021 CHRISTMAS EXPRESS FACEBOOK EVENT  


  • Christmas Parade- Come kick off the holidays this year with Lincoln's Christmas Parade! The Christmas Cruise is Thursday, December 2nd, 2021, starting at 6:30 PM.
    This year’s theme will be “Christmas Movies”.
    Christmas Parade Entry Participants: If you wish to have an entry in the Christmas Parade in Downtown Lincoln, please fill out the form by clicking the link! -Christmas Parade Participant/Float Entry Form


 For more information visit the CHRISTMAS PARADE FACEBOOK EVENT



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Logan County Fair

1408 Short 11th St.

Lincoln, IL 62656


Held at the end of July

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Route 66 Weekend

Lincoln, Illinois

Held the second weekend in June

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