Booking a Hotel in Jacksonville, IL

Jacksonville is sure to charm visitors with its small-town friendliness and the city’s vibrancy of natural resources, educational institutions, and thriving community. There is something for everyone in Jacksonville, home of MacMurray College and Illinois College, with many cultural and recreational experiences awaiting. Illinois College hosts wonderful performances by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra regularly throughout the year. Visitors can enjoy live plays and performances at the Playhouse on the Square and the Illinois College TheatreWorks or take in a movie at the historic Illinois Theater. Dive into history at the Prairie Land Heritage Museum showcasing antique farm machinery, farming methods of the past, steam engines, and crafts. Explore the diverse collections at the Strawn Art Gallery, which is housed in a stunning historic building. Get a breath of fresh air at the Emma Mae Leonhard Wildlife Sanctuary & Nature Trail and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature around Lake Mauvaisterre.


Top Things to Do in Jacksonville, IL

  • Big Eli Ferris Wheel
  • Crazy Horse Bluegrass Festival
  • Eclectic Art Gallery
  • Emma Mae Leonhard Wildlife Sanctuary & Nature Trail
  • Godfrey Park, Play-For-All Park
  • Illinois Theater
  • Imagine Foundation
  • Jacksonville Community Park
  • Jacksonville Main Street’s Art Fair on the Square
  • Jacksonville Speedway
  • Jacksonville Stadium Cinemas RMC
  • Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
  • Morgan County Fairground
  • Nichols Park
  • Nichols Park Golf Course
  • Northridge Hills Golf Course
  • Playhouse on the Square
  • Prairieland Heritage Museum
  • Strawn Art Gallery
  • TheatreWorks

Colleges & Universities Near Jacksonville, IL

  • Illinois College
  • MacMurray College

Historical Sites Near Jacksonville, IL

  • Beecher Hall
  • David A. Smith House
  • General Benjamin Grierson Mansion
  • Governor Duncan Mansion
  • Jacksonville Historic District
  • Woodlawn Farm

Hospitals Near Jacksonville, IL

  • Passavant Area Hospital

Airports Near Jacksonville, IL

  • Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport

Military Bases Near Jacksonville, IL

  • Scott Air Force Base
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