Autumn on Parade

Downtown Oregon Illinios

Held the 1st weekend of October. According to festival history Autumn on Parade started back in 1970 by a group of seven volunteers wanting to showcase the area’s many fine homemade treats such as bittersweet…

Autumn on the Prarie

8772 S Lowden Rd, Franklin Grove, IL, United States

The Nature Conservancy’s Nachusa Grasslands Preserve presents its annual Autumn on the Prairie Festival.

Billy Barnhart Museum

Conover Square 2nd Floor Suite #141857

Located in the historic Conover Square Mall, this museum features rooms of vintage toys, collectibles, sleighs, farm equipment and relics of the past. Free admission. Open year round.

Bison at Nachusa Grasslands

2075 Lowden Road ​Franklin Grove, IL 61031

Bison can be viewed from outside the bison fenced units only. The bison roam across 1,500 acres of rolling land and are often not visible from the road. Binoculars are helpful. No hiking is permitted…

Black Hawk – The Eternal Indian

The statue, created by Lorado Taft, stands 125 feet above the Rock River. Black Hawk weighs in at 536,770 pounds and is said to be the second largest concrete monolithic statue in the world. Lorado…

Blackhawk Model Railroad Club

Conover Square 2nd Floor Suite #240

The Blackhawk Model Railroad Club was founded in 1999, and has been an attraction in Conover Square ever since.  The club has about 20 volunteer members.  The club was founded to provide an attractive display…

Byron Forest Preserve

7993 North River Road, Byron, IL

The Byron Forest Preserve District is located on the rolling hills along the Rock River in Byron, Illinois. With many acres of prairie and woodlands, you don’t want to miss this beautiful setting during all…

Byron Museum of History

110 N Union Street, Byron IL 61010

The Byron Museum of History is dedicated to preserving the Byron area’s rich history through exhibits, programs, and artifact preservation. The Museum Complex consists of a large Exhibit Hall, the historic Read House – which…

Candlelight Walk

Join us in downtown Oregon, IL the Saturday after Thanksgiving between 4pm and 8pm for an evening of old-fashioned holiday fun. Candlelight Walk Includes: Horse Drawn Rides, Live Reindeer, Santa, Holiday Shopping, Luminaries, Refreshments, Entertainment and…

Carnation Park

1 Webster Street, Oregon IL 61061

Carnation Park consists of approximately 5.5 acres along the scenic Rock River. It is a naturalized park with many areas for riverbank fishing. The natural Midwest prairie has a winding bike trail that travels to…

Castle Rock State Park

1365 W Castle Road, Oregon, IL 61061

Castle Rock State Park is located along the west bank of the Rock River in Ogle County, three miles south of Oregon, on Ill. Rt. 2. The park is centrally located in the Rock River…

Chana School Museum

201 N River Road, Oregon IL 61061

Chana School is a Registered Historic Place in the Ogle County, Illinois, in the county seat of Oregon, Illinois. One of six Oregon sites listed on the Register, the school is an oddly shaped, two-room…

Cin’s Treasures Ceramics & Art Studio

Conover Square 1st Floor Suite #150308

We are a paint your own pottery and canvas art studio.  Walk ins are welcome anytime we are open,  Come pick out a piece and sit and paint it in the comfort of my studio.…

Community Bike Trail

This 7 mile bike trail follows paved trails and well marked residential streets through Oregon.  It takes you past many of the city’s parks, landmarks and shopping areas.  For visitors, it is considered to be…

Eagle’s Nest Art Group

Conover Square 2nd Floor

Eagle’s Nest Art Group welcomes all who are art-minded to join and participate in its full schedule of programs, classes and art shows.  A current schedule of the year’s activities is available at the  studio…

Eagle’s Nest Colony Art Collection

300 Jefferson Street, Oregon, IL 61061 (Inside Oregon Public Library)

Showcases turn-of-the-century works in various mediums, including Lorado Taft and Nellie Verne Walker’s neo-classical masterpieces. The Oregon Public LIbrary’s second-story art gallery’s collection features a vast number of paintings and sculptures.

Fairgrounds Park

607 Fair Park Drive, Oregon IL 61061

Fairgrounds Park is a neighborhood park that was once the site of the Ogle County Fair. The bike trail travels through mature oaks and a small prairie on the north end. It also boasts a…

Franklin Creek Grist Mill

The Grist Mill is the only Grist Mill still powered exclusively by water in Illinois. Although a reconstruction, the original mill stood in the same site as the reconstructed mill until it was raised in…

Franklin Creek State Natural Area

1872 Twist Road, Franklin Grove IL 61031

A short 15 mile drive south from Oregon on country roads is the Franklin Creek State Natural Area, one mile northwest of the village of Franklin Grove. The beautiful Franklin Creek flows throughout the 664-acre…

Free Community Public Concerts

Concerts in the Park.  Oregon Park District Concerts in the Park are brought to the community by local business sponsors.  Concerts are on Tuesday evenings at 7 pm at the Park West band shell.  Join…

Grand Detour Arts Festival

8334 South Clinton Street, Dixon, Grand Detour Township, IL, United States

Since 1949, The John Deere Historic Site at Grand Detour, Illinois is home to this popular event, which will feature work from over 45 talented artists. Exhibited works include paintings, graphics, sculptures, jewelry, photography, drawings…

Granny’s Berries

3405 S White Rock Rd, Rochelle, Illinois 61068

Welcome to Granny’s Berries.  We are a family owned business established in 1981.  We have u-pick blueberries and raspberries.  Our goal is to provide you with a quality berry along with a fun and relaxing…

Hansen’s Hideaway

2936 S Harmony Rd, Oregon, IL

We offer nightly camping, swimming, horse boarding and seasonal camping. Hansen’s Hideaway Ranch and Family Campground delivers family camping at a modern, working ranch.  The Hideaway is located on 100 acres in the heart of…

Illinois Renewable Energy and Sustainable Lifestyle Fair

Ogle County Fair Association, North Limekiln Road, Oregon, IL

Workshops will cover topics including local foods, how to produce, prepare and preserve your own food, raising small animals, how communities can work together to build more sustainable systems, energy use and efficiency in third…

Jacks Landing

801-945 Lafayette St, Oregon, IL 61061, USA (Located at 2nd Street and Lafeyette Street in Daysville)

Jacks Landing is a 10 acre site located at the corner of 2nd Street and Lafeyette Street in Daysville. The property was generously donated by Craig and Bette Williams on November 25, 2013. Currently park…

John Deere Historical Site

8334 S. Clinton St. Grand Detour Dixon, IL 61021

The company John Deere founded has a presence around the world, but it all started just a few minutes south of Oregon in Grand Detour, Illinois. When you step foot on the grounds, it will…

KI Tracks MX

5067 West Pines Road, Oregon IL

Motocross facility now offering both practice days and racing. We are always CLOSED Tuesdays, Wednesdays and the 3rd Saturday of the month.  Takes Reservations, Walk-Ins Welcome, Good For Groups and Good For Kids.

Kiwanis Park

201 N 2nd Street, Oregon IL 61061

Kiwanis Park is a 2 acre site along the riverfront at the west edge of the Oregon dam. It is close to downtown and directly behind Conover Square shopping center. The site is a popular…

Lake Ladonna Family Campground

1302 S Harmony Rd, Oregon, IL 61061

Welcome to the beautiful Lake Ladonna family campground. Lake LaDonna is located in the heart of one of Illinois’s largest tourism areas, offering tent and RV camping sites, as well as cabins and seasonal camping…

Lions Park

809 Webster Street, Oregon IL 61061

Lions Park is a neighborhood park that hosts the minor and little league baseball season in Oregon. The park lies adjacent to Veterans Field. This park was donated to the City of Oregon and the…

Lowden Miller State Forest

1365 W Castle Road, Oregon, IL 61061

An equestrian parking area and designated horse trails are available. For information on the equestrian program and trail usage, contact Castle Rock State Park at (815) 732-7329. Nestled in the Rock River Valley, just 3…

Lowden State Park

1411 N River Road, Oregon, IL 61061

One of the most picturesque sites along the Rock River is just north of Oregon in Ogle County. Legend has it that Chief Black Hawk, as he left the area after the Black Hawk War,…

Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center

1834 S IL Route 2, Oregon IL 61061

Providing a variety of programs to youth and adults, families and congregations, while connecting the Word of God with the World of God. LOMC is 640 acres of hills, prairies, ponds and forest. A beautiful…

Margaret Fuller and Ganymede Spring 1843

Margaret Fuller, was an American journalist, critic, and women’s rights advocate associated with the American transcendentalism movement. She was the first full-time American female book reviewer in journalism. Her book Woman in the Nineteenth Century…

Mark Twain Day

The annual autumn Mark Twain Day is hosted by the Oregon Rotary Club and located on the dock of Maxon’s Restaurant and Riverboat at 1469 IL Rt 2 N, Oregon.   The event occurs on…

Mix Park

Mix Park is a 2.5-acre site, leased from the City of Oregon by the Oregon Park District. The Park was renovated in 2001 and won the Illinois Parks and Recreation award for Outstanding Facility and…

Nachusa Grasslands

2075 Lowden Road ​Franklin Grove, IL 61031

The 3,500-acre Nachusa Grasslands preserve consists of large remnant prairie, woodlands, and wetlands being reconnected through habitat restoration to create one of the largest and most biologically diverse grasslands in Illinois. Working hand–in–hand with Conservancy…

Ogle County Courthouse

105 S 5th St Oregon, IL 61061

The Ogle County Courthouse is a National Register of Historic Places listing in the Ogle County, Illinois, county seat of Oregon. The building stands on a public square in the city’s downtown commercial district. The…

Ogle County Fair

Ogle County Fair Association, North Limekiln Road, Oregon, IL

1st weekend in August! Providing family fun at a reasonable cost.  Visit the website for more details!

Ogle County Historical Museum

111 North Sixth Street, Oregon IL 61061

The Ogle County Historical Society began in 1954 as a project of the Ogle County Federation of Women’s Clubs. The Nash Home and Museum opened in 1962. It was the home of the Chester Nash…

Oregon Antiques Show, Sponsored by Oregon Woman’s Club

The 4th weekend in March. Oregon Antiques Show, Sponsored by Oregon Woman’s Club.  Quality antiques from the early 1800’s through the retro era of the 1950’s includes all areas of collecting – furniture, glass, china, pottery,…

Oregon Park District

304 S. Fifth Street, P.O. Box 237, Oregon Ill. 61061

Our Mission “To provide quality services through programs, parks and facilities to fulfill the needs of the community in a fun, safe and friendly environment.” The Oregon Park District was established in 1967 “to efficiently,…

Oregon Park East

Oregon Park East is a 23-acre site that is divided by River Road. There is access above and below the Oregon dam for fishing and canoeing. It is home to the historic Chana School and…

Oregon Park West

701 West Oregon Trail Road, Oregon, IL

Park West is a community park that offers a wide variety of activities. Concerts in the Park, Easter egg hunt, Bicycle rally and High School sports are just a few of the events that take…

Oregon Public Library

300 Jefferson Street, Oregon IL 61061

This Carnegie Library offers a unique experience in art. The 2nd floor boasts over 53 sculptures and paintings including works by Lorado Taft and Charles Francis Browne.

Paddle Wheel Riverboat

1469 Illinois 2 Oregon, IL 61061

The Pride of Oregon is an authentic Paddle Wheel Riverboat. 102 feet of real river charm. She docks at the historic Maxson Riverside Restaurant and Paddlewheel Inn. Built as a replica of the famous Rosie…

Prairie Side Skate Park

Located within Oregon Park West, the Prairie Side Skate Park is open during daylight hours.  Visit the website for more details.

Sculpture Trail

Historical sculpture has been on public display in Oregon since the time of Lorado Taft and the Eagle’s Nest Art Colony in the early 1900’s. The Community Art Legacy (C.A.L.) has been a contemporary project…

Slip & Slurry Pottery

Conover Square 1st Floor Suite #107

Resident potter Reed Bakken has created the highest quality stoneware and porcelain pottery at Conover Square since 1978.  The Slip and Slurry Pottery is a full working pottery studio and sales area.  You can see…

Splash Canyon Water Park

Located with in Oregon Park West, the Splash Canyon Water Park is open daily from 8am – 8pm.  The splash pad is intended for children 12 and younger.  Adult supervision is recommended.

Stronghold Camp & Retreat Center

1922 Illinois Route 2 North, Oregon IL 61061

Stronghold is a beautiful 360 acre property across from the boat launch, about a mile North of town. Home to The Strong Castle, extensive trails, a 9-hole Frisbee Golf course and Hammock City. To stay…

Stronghold Frisbee Golf

1922 IL Rt 2 North, Oregon IL

Stronghold has recently added a 9-hole disc golf course. Bring your own discs or use ours. Course maps are available at the front desk and in the Resource Center.

Town & Country Lanes

4031 W Mud Creek Rd, Mount Morris, IL

Join us in our completely remodeled 12 lane bowling center. Enjoy bowling, try one of our homemade pizzas, relax in our lounge, or bring your group and host a party in our party room. Whether…

White Pelican

White Pelican is a family owned and operated business dedicated to connecting people with all ranges of river experience — the beginner to the veteran — with our community along the water. Offering canoe, kayak,…

White Pines State Park

6712 West Pines Road Mt. Morris IL 61054

Located in the heart of the Rock River valley, the 385-acre White Pines Forest State Park is the south boundary of the historic Chicago-Iowa Trail. Today, the park is perfect for family getaways to enjoy…

Wiggly Field Dog Park

Officially opened in July 2012, Wiggly Field Dog Park is the first off-leash dog park operated by the Oregon Park District. The dog park is a 1 acre fenced off-leash area with two separate entries…