Menard County Tourism Council

We Value Our Partners in Tourism!

Everyone in tourism, and especially those involved in the Lincoln legacy, is committed to partnering and sharing the rich history with the public. Lincoln had such an impact throughout central Illinois and we are committed to sharing information and resources in order to help visitors take advantage of everything to see and do. In the case of Menard County, we are fortunate to be home to so many popular festivals, arts and entertainment every weekend of the year. We encourage you to visit often and see what is new and enjoy great entertainment, unique shopping and fine dining for every taste. There is too much to see and do in just one day so plan to stay in our outstanding and comfortable lodges or B&Bs. Many are within walking distance of the popular sites described in this website. So plan to relax, enjoy and participate in all that Menard County has to offer. And if the Lincoln sites in Springfield have appeal, consider staying in Petersburg and enjoy the small town advantages. Remember, we’re just 30 minutes away.

The following are some links to our partners:

Lincoln’s New Salem
Theatre in the Park
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum
Looking for Lincoln
Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Park
Dickson Mounds Museum
Petersburg Chamber of Commerce
Branson House B&B - Petersburg
Riverbank Lodge - Petersburg
The Loft at the Farm - Rural Petersburg
The Oaks - Petersburg
City of Petersburg
Menard County Government
Menard County Fair
Illinois State Fair
Hill Prairie Winery
Knights Action Park
New Salem Canoe
Shambolee Golf Course
Stier Trolley Express
Marbold Farmstead

Indian Creek Farmstead

West of Wise Winery