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Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 12:01 am

Springfield and St. Louis host February flower shows

 Surrounding yourself with the sight and scent of orchids can be a sure cure for that case of cabin fever you’ve been harboring since the holidays. But you don’t have to hop on a plane to Haw...
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 12:01 am

Museum riches await discovery four hours away

 Indianapolis is known for the Pacers, the Colts and the Indy 500, but this heartland city has much more to offer. Indy has a wonderful mix of cultural treasures such as the Indianapolis Museum o...
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 12:01 am

Visit the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area

Nine cabins at the Prairie Lake Campground have electricity but no plumbing. Each cabin sleeps six and is within walking distance of the campground’s shower house. Go to www.reserveamerica.com to ma...
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 05:15 pm

A visit to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin, one of his most acclaimed works

In the first act, an evil-looking insect perches on an actress’s arm. Later in the play, bats take flight during a heated argument and finally a small plane drones overhead as the actors reveal ...
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 04:22 pm

Illinois Performers shake up Holiday World

Holiday World is located in Santa Claus, Ind., in the southern part of the state east of Evansville, about four hours from Springfield. In Santa Claus it’s all about Christmas. Oh and about Hall...
Thursday, May 26, 2011 01:43 pm

Visit St. James Farm, a place to tour and wonder

Thinking about gardens and summer and checking out new sights and sounds? Why not head north this summer and check out St. James Farm? For years the locals only saw the gate of the lovely farm where t...
Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:51 pm

Check out antique cars and Beatles memorabilia before heading on to the natural wonders of the Illinois Ozarks

You can find information about almost any kind of history in the small town of Benton. This is where Charlie Birger, the Prohibition-era criminal, was the last person to be hanged in Illinois, as well...

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