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West Street Sculpture Park

Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood of Galena on West Street (unsurprisingly), is the West Street Sculpture Park. Artist and blacksmith John Martinson has covered his property with large-scale sculptures. The park is open to the public and you are… Continue Reading →

Galena, IL

Galena, IL is a charming little town on the banks of the Mississippi River, and bears many of the architectural hallmarks you see on towns further south. Red brick with cream trim abounds, there porches galore and even the most… Continue Reading →

Woodstock, IL

Like Spring Green, Woodstock is a town you don’t go to specifically for one thing, but instead for the ambiance. Made famous(ish) as the filming location for the Bill Murray movie Groundhog Day, this charming little town is a lovely… Continue Reading →

Historic Auto Attractions

Despite calling itself an “auto museum”, the Volo Auto Museum has an awful lot of things that are not cars. In fact, a large number of displays could be described as “not at all cars. Even a little bit.”  This… Continue Reading →

Anderson Japanese Gardens

Less than an hour and a half drive from Madison is a gem of a garden. The Anderson Japanese Gardens are worth a visit any time of year. They are a lush, exotic oasis. The gardens surround a large pond,… Continue Reading →

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