Other Area Attractions and Events

If you are traveling to the area to visit Chaplin Creek Village or to participate in one of our events, you can learn more about the other interesting places to visit or special events in the area at the following web sites.


H.I. Lincoln Building


The H.I. Lincoln Building is a historic treasure in nearby downtown Franklin Grove. The building was faithfully brough back to life and supported by a group of local citizens known as the Farming Heritage.

To learn more about the H.I. Lincoln Building and how you might get involved in supporting the efforts of the Farming Heritage in preserving this wonderful old building, please visit http://www.franklingroveil.org/nflncbld.htm.


Lee County Tourism Council


Chaplin Creek Village is just one of many interesting things you’ll experience when you Encounter Lee County. To browse through others, please visit their web site at www.encounterleecounty.com.

The information for the Lee County website, visitors guide, rack card and calendar of events is compiled by the Lee County Tourism Council – A part-time office serving with full-time dedication. The Lee County Tourism Council is a locally funded not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to promote the unique and interesting things throughout our county.

For copies of our Visitors Guide and annual Calendar of Events, please call 815-288-1840 or email at office@leecountytourism.com.


Blackhawk Waterways Convention & Visitors Bureau


Blackhawk Waterways Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is a non-profit, official State of Illinois Convention and Visitors Bureau . . . dedicated to promoting the Illinois counties of Carroll, Lee, Ogle and Whiteside as a tourism destination, and dedicated to helping you plan your personal trip here, or coordinate a group trip or event.

The CVB maintains its office and Visitors Center in the quaint Ogle County, Village of Polo and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors consisting of representatives of the visitor industry, local governments and experienced businesspersons.

To learn more about other area attractions and events please visit Blackhawk Waterways CVB web site at www.bwcvb.com.

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