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 11 significant sites throughout 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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McDonough County’s Largest Mural

Old Dairy Mural

At nearly 15 feet high and stretching over 60 feet long, McDonough County’s Largest Mural stands in a whimsy of colorful display on the north side of The Old Dairy  just off Macomb’s Historic Courthouse Square. Working in conjunction with the Macomb Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, The Old Dairy and the Macomb office of…

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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

With a name inspired by the mythical Forgottonia republic in which it resides, Forgottonia Brewing strive to offer quality house-made craft beer and non-alcoholic beverages in a safe, comfortable, and community-focused setting. A carefully curated selection of snacks with an emphasis on local producers that are specifically selected to pair well with their beverages will be…

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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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Visit Unforgettable Forgottonia / Macomb Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (MACVB)

MACVB/Unforgettable Forgottonia

Located in the historic Macomb Railroad Depot building, the Macomb Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (MACVB) aka Unforgettable Forgottonia promotes events and attractions for the leisure and business traveler with the goal of increasing awareness of our region of Forgottonia to potential visitors. As the host and curators of this site, the MACVB also provides information and resources which…

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