Pere Marquette Lodge and Conference Center

13653 Lodge Blvd., Grafton, Illinois, 62037, United States | Hotel
Prices starting from $76.00

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Changing scenery

A travel blog entry by simon.schorn on Jun 19, 2014

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With no particular attractions in mind for the day we decided to deviate from our course down the river to visit Springfield on the way to our destination at the Pere Marquette State Park. We had been told that we would see corn fields as far as the eye can see driving through Illinois and, as expected, the scenery started to change straight away. …

Gateway Arch and the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball

A travel blog entry by hulcher

Happy 15th Birthday Will!! Where did the time go? Our destination today has us exploring St. Louis. The Gateway Arch was a thrill. We rode up 630 feet in a pod to the top. We could see 30 miles around. A terrific way to spend the afternoon. For many years Will loved the Cardinal's catcher Yadier Melina. As a birthday treat we're headed to the Cardinals vs the Pirates ...

Corn and Cardinals

A travel blog entry by hgtrip


Four Midwestern states today (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri), endless fields of corn, car games, and we finally crossed the mighty Mississippi and arrived at the St. Louis Cardinals stadium. It was a sea of red and lots of fun, but the Cards lost to the Pirates. The arch ...

Illinois 66 - the beginning

A travel blog entry by aofuzzy


... railroad, and in Illinois this proved to be strictly true. Most of the way I was following the dilapidated telegraph line and railroad, and fortunately, the Illinois route 66 association had signpost the way very well.

The main sights of Illinois are fields of corn as far as the eye can see, and those picturesque little towns like you see in the movies. I soon enough found the restored gas station in Dwight and ...

From 360" below Into the land of mustaches

A travel blog entry by robteague


... to mine salt peter which hit it's peak during the war of 1812. America had gotten most of its salt Peter from India and since we where at war and it's a key ingredient in black powder, England wasn't going to allow that. After the war, trade resumed and the mines in Kentucky closed down one by one, giving us the phrase "to Peter out". After mining tourism became the hot ticket. Mammoth cave got its name from ...

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This hotel, located on 13653 Lodge Blvd., Grafton, is near Grafton Ice Cream Company and Great Rivers Tour Boat Company.
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