Tractor Town – Mosaic Tractor

Tractor Town Macomb

The Tractor Town project was created by artist and teacher Kelley Quinn to bring focus and awareness to tractor and rural roadway safety, celebrate the rural roots of the region, and to extend Macomb’s developing arts corridor. The first of what is hoped to be many tractors throughout the Macomb and McDonough County Forgottonia district, is…

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Looking For Lincoln Self-Guided Tour

Stickle Half-Way House Lincoln #3

Through the Looking For Lincoln offices in Springfield, IL and the U.S. National Parks Service, Macomb celebrates it’s designation as an Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area by way of it’s Looking For Lincoln Self-Guided Tour. This unique attraction allows users to experience 10 significant sites throughout Unforgettable Forgottonia‘s Macomb and McDonough County directly related and pertaining to Abraham Lincoln…

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Windy City Cannabis – Macomb

Windy City Cannabis Macomb

Windy City Cannabis is McDonough County‘s local dispensary.  Located just a few blocks from both Macomb’s Historic Downtown Square and the Western Illinois University campus, Windy City carries a large variety of recreational adult-use cannabis and marijuana products in order to fit the unique needs of each individual. Windy City prides themselves in having a deep…

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Center For The Performing Arts

Architectural rendering of the future Center For The Performing Arts exterior 2

With construction planned to begin mid-Fall 2020, the $8.9M Center for the Performing Arts (formerly known as the Performing Arts Center), will support the academic mission and programs in Western Illinois University‘s College of Fine Arts and Communication and is the first Macomb campus building constructed with public funds in nearly 40 years. The 130,000-square foot Center…

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Macomb Murals Tour

Old Dairy Mural

Conceived in 2018, the Macomb Murals Project was initiated by the offices of Visit Forgottonia/Macomb Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.  Beginning with the inaugural dedication of The Old Dairy Mural, the project was designed with the goal of inspiring other organizations and community members to create their own murals, and the plan worked. Since 2018…

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Living Lincoln Topiary Monument

Abe with Macomb's Living Lincoln Topiary Monument

The Living Lincoln Topiary Monument is a 15 feet high and 8 feet wide bust of our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. It’s mixed media construction of durable cast stone and steel features a unique topiary aspect in which the 16th president’s beard consist of real living flowering plants and greenery, making it the only sculpture of…

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University Art Gallery at W.I.U.

The University Art Gallery on the campus of Western Illinois University provides quality visual art experiences to enhance the cultural life of the university and the McDonough County region. The gallery provides a permanent collection of art for study, and a schedule of changing exhibitions that complement university curricula and initiatives. The University Art Gallery’s…

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Forgottonia Brewing

Among the nation’s micro-breweries, Macomb‘s Forgottonia Brewing is in very good standing.  Just check Trip Advisor’s list of 11 of Our Favorite Breweries in The U.S. or stop at their Taproom, and see for yourself. With a name inspired by the mythical Forgottonia Republic in which it resides, Forgottonia Brewing strive to offer quality house-made craft beer and…

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Annual Events, Festivals & Fairs

For Events, Festivals and Fairs, Forgottonia‘s Macomb and the McDonough County area have everything you’d hope for, from Parades, Carnivals, Beer and Music Fests, to Fireworks, Tractor Pulls, Car Shows, Haunted Houses, Art and Balloon Festivals, Dog Shows and Tests of Endurance, you can find it all Right Here.

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Museum of Geology

Founded in 1975, Museum of Geology in Tillman Hall on the campus of Westen Illinois University, is open to the public and houses more than forty displays and exhibits covering Earth History and processes as well as Earth materials and resources. Touring the Museum you will be introduced to the fascinating world of rocks, minerals and…

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