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Not certain what you should do in Watseka? Maybe you should add some of these places to your itinerary. Watseka has an unusually diverse array of historical settings for history lovers to explore. Point St. George Site, St. George Reef Light Station, and also Watseka Union Depot, are certainly worth checking out. No offense but your 3rd grade macaroni poster is not art. So why not go a little upscale and see what's up at Krannert Art Museum. Going to the museum is a totally non creepy first date, so maybe get a ticket to Old Zion Museum, or possibly Iroqouis County Historical Museum.

Try something more exciting. Going bowling is a great way to be active. Get everyone together and tear up the lanes while enjoying some brews at Gilman Lanes. Or maybe pick up a seven ten split at Cissna Park Bowl. Watseka has a robust selection of local state parks and recreational opportunities for those who love the outdoors. Get yourself off the couch and bounce to Kay Park or maybe stop by Watseka Public Library and borrow a copy of A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, or some more casual stuff and get some peace and quiet at Bonnies Prairie Nature Preserve. When you want to get outside in Watseka those in the know recommend experiencing beautiful scenery at Forest Park.

Need to re-energize afterwards Ice cream is not just for dessert anymore. Looking for a way to cool off? There's thousands of ways to get your ice cream fix in town. You can find your ice cream fix at Schwan Ice Cream CO, or chill (literally) at Hershey's Ice Cream Store for superb pistachio or maybe some fantastic ice cream sundaes. OK let's decompress a little now. Like to bend an elbow and have some Tecate's, or forget about caution and get conspicuously warm and happy during your trip to Watseka. Down something unique like a Fruity Rum Punch, or maybe a Red Bubbles. While in Watseka check out Porky Barn, Topper, or Westside Lounge. Don't like this itinerary, no problemo just reload the page to get a whole new plan. Or click new itinerary

AMUSEMENTS

Watseka, Illinois amusement parks

A panoply of things to with the kids are a short ride away from Watseka, Illinois. If you are looking for aquariums or want to plan an outing the opportunities are enormous. Visit some new places and get everyone together and have some fun. When you're in Watseka we recommend Jules Raceway or take the fam to Adventure Trails Family Entertainment & for some fun.

ARTSY PLACES

Watseka, Illinois art gallery shopping

Uncover galleries and a bunch of surrealist art right under your nose in Watseka. Whether you are looking for Surrealism or would like to find a place that you can try out your beret. Check out the scenery at some local galleries, you'll find a mixture of artsy places in Watseka. Try Foto Quick or look into artsy stuff at Colonial Studio.

Master's Touch
(815) 457-2468
328 East Garfield Avenue
Cissna Park, IL 60924

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Frame World & Gallery
(815) 933-7263
259 South Schuyler Avenue
Kankakee, IL 60901

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Foto Quick
(815) 935-0101
931 West Broadway Street
Bradley, IL 60915

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Colonial Studio
(815) 933-3716
2293 West 3100N Road
Bourbonnais, IL 60914

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BARS

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Identify the best places to hang and have a few glasses of beer or throw caution to the wind and get totally bashed in and around Watseka. Discover something less urbane like a Blue Dream, Ruby Cooler or possibly a DOM Cocktail. While in Watseka get to Porky Barn, Topper or Westside Lounge. For more varied options visit the Watseka, Illinois bar directory. Scan reviews about your favorite bartender in the citywide bar directory.

The Triple R Bar and Grille
(815) 889-4373
407 E Mulberry St
Watseka, IL 60970

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On Da ROX
(815) 432-4300
217 E Walnut St
Watseka, IL 60970

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Westside Lounge
(815) 432-3644
119 W Oak St
Watseka, IL 60970

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Porky Barn
(815) 432-3828
522 W Walnut St
Watseka, IL 60970

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BOWLING

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Call your friends and show your pin crushing skills while enjoying the fun at Gilman Lanes. Bowling is awesome fun and we've identified all the best places in Watseka, right here. Chill at Cissna Park Bowl. Or for a more comprehensive list of bowling alleys in the area click on the Watseka, Illinois bowling directory. Been to a place that is a real turkey support our community and include it in our directory.

Concord Bowl
(815) 429-9088
PO Box 114
Iroquois, IL 60945

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Gilman Lanes
(815) 265-7711
Highway 45 & US Highway 24 East
Gilman, IL 60938

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Cissna Park Bowl
(815) 457-2840
110 West ENZ Avenue
Cissna Park, IL 60924

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St Anne Bowl
(815) 427-6748
Dixie Highway
St Anne, IL 60964

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BRAIN FREEZE

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Ice cream is great for everyone. First date, afternoon treat, or decadent dessert everyone likes ice cream. Like to try some gourmet ice cream? We have a million ways to get your ice cream fix in Watseka. Looking for the best Cookie Dough Flavored Ice Cream with Cookie Dough and Chocolate Chips or maybe in the mood for some traditional cherry we've got your back. When your in Watseka get to Schwan Ice Cream CO or make an appearance at Hershey's Ice Cream Store. Visited a place with superior frozen yogurt or the shreddin birthday cake ice cream? Tell everyone about it here or add it to our listings.

Hershey's Ice Cream Store
(815)933-3808
4 Meadowview Centre
Kankakee, IL 60901

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Hershey's Ice Cream Store
(815)928-9250
1600 North State Route 50
Bourbonnais, IL 60914

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Schwan Ice Cream CO
(815)932-6666
511 Larry Power Road
Bourbonnais, IL 60914

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Dairy Queen
(815)932-6441
121 South Main Street
Bourbonnais, IL 60914

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COFFEE BARS

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Coffee is not as much a beverage choice as it is a lifestyle choice these days. The proliferation of flavor choices are best enjoyed when prepared by real professionals. Finding the right place with the right vibe and the right grinds makes it so much better. Watseka has a buttload of great places to get caffeinated. Try some new specialty flavors like Golden Pecan Flavored Coffee or Caramel Corn Flavored Coffee. We recommend you check out Dunkin Donuts when you're in Watseka. Know of a place that serves the best Café mélange? Add it to our directory.

Coffee Cup
(217) 283-6500
401-499 E Lincoln St
Hoopeston, IL 60942

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Coffee Cup
(217) 283-6500

Hoopeston, IL 60942

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Dunkin Donuts
(312) 226-8807
2925 Riverstone Ct
Kankakee, IL 60901

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The Coffee Suite
(815) 939-0100

Kankakee, IL 60901

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RESTAURANTS

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There are lots of great places to try in Watseka from Chinese to four star dining there are diverse choices to satisfy your culinary cravings. Peruse the Watseka, Illinois restaurant listings and find some great places to try for dinner. While you're in town look into Gordos Tacos or try out some of the other local institutions like George's Pub or Gordo's Taco's.

FAIRGROUNDS

Watseka, Illinois fairground games

Who doesn't like going to the fair? If you're looking for something to do this weekend the fairgrounds always have great fun stuff for all. Even when the fair is not in town there are cool things to do. From livestock auctions to speedway racing and livestock exhibitions the local fairgrounds near Watseka are cool for finding local entertainment options. Hop in the car and experience a little slice of americana and the events at Will County Fairground.

Jasper Co Fairgrounds
(219) 866-9971
2671 W Clark St
Rensselaer, IN 47978

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Will County Fairground
27924 S Harlem Ave
Peotone, IL 60468

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Fairbury Fair
(815) 692-3222
600 S 3rd St
Fairbury, IL 61739

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Lake County Fairgrounds
(219) 661-3071
889 S Court St
Crown Point, IN 46307

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FAST FOOD PLACES

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In a hurry and need to feed the beast? We've got you covered from Mc Muffins to after hours grindage satisfy your cravings for something with too many calories in Watseka. Are you hungry now how about a good old Sonic FRITOS Chili Pie or a satisfying Sonic Chocolate Cream Pie Shake - Large? Locate all the fast food choices in Watseka here in the Citywide Information fast food listings. Make sure to get to Dairy Queen East or drop by Cissna Park Dairy Queen. Buon appetito!

Dairy Queen East
(815)432-2037
802 E Walnut St
Watseka, IL 60970

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Cissna Park Dairy Queen
(815)457-2368
500 N 2nd St
Cissna Park, IL 60924

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Noble Dairy Queen Stores Inc
(815)933-4211
1700 E Maple St
Kankakee, IL 60901

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Dairy Queen
(815)932-4441
1045 W Station St
Kankakee, IL 60901

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GOLF COURSES

Watseka, Illinois Citywide golf swing

Why is golf more enjoyable than baseball or football? For starters the PGA Tour raises more money for charity in one year than the National Football League does in two. Now that's settled so clean off your wedges put your clubs in the car and check out the well groomed municipal courses and driving ranges easily accessible to Watseka. Hubbard Trail Country Club has some stimulating water hazards which are complimented by fantastic scenery. Or head to the pro shop at Shamrock Golf Club, check out the newest gear from Ping or shave some points off your game with the new Mizuno MP-630 Fast Track Tour Driver when your done bounce to the 19th hole Know of a course that's a complete eagle? Add it to our directory.

Shewami Country Club
(815) 429-3769
Golf Rd
Sheldon, IL 60966

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Shagbark Golf Course
(815) 268-7308
1262 N 640 East Rd
Onarga, IL 60955

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Shamrock Golf Club
(815) 937-9355
Route 17E
Saint Anne, IL 60964

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Oak Springs Golf Course
(815) 937-1648
6740 S 3500 E Rd
Saint Anne, IL 60964

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HISTORIC PLACES

Watseka, Illinois Citywide historical places buildings

While you are staying in Watseka we recommend you get to Point St. George Site, St. George Reef Light Station, or stop by Watseka Union Depot. Watseka has a dozen or more interesting historical places and building for history enthusiasts to enjoy. Look into the Watseka, Illinois historical places directory to find more great historical places a hop, skip, and a jump from Watseka. Or browse the Illinois historical places directory for current information on all of the historical stuff to see in Illinois.

LIBRARIES

Watseka, Illinois library listing

Why do I wanna go to the library? Book sales: Libraries often sell used books for a steal. If you're hankering over a particular book, get it at a library sale for cheap to add to your permanent home collection. revisiting the great classics like The Awakening to brilliant somewhat new novels such as Huntress by Malinda Lo. It's all at the library for free! Whether you're interested in R. D. Blackmore or Guy Davenport, the Watseka, Illinois library directory has a multitude of great places to read. Wherever your interests lie you'll find a huge selection of genres including Music, Philosophy, Travel, and Memoir. impressing your mother in law with your huge brain while bloviating about poets like Mark Doty at the dinner table.

MUSEUMS

Watseka, Illinois museums

Watseka offers multiple museums and galleries to students and teachers who are interested in the arts. Go back in time at Krannert Art Museum or get a ticket to Old Zion Museum. Going to the museum is a great way to make your wife happy cause none of her friends husbands would take them. Need another reason? Museums help bring change and development to communities. Still need more? How about stunning contemporary art? Still don't know if you should go to the museum, here's another reason. Bluntly your Star Wars poster is not art so go find out what art really is at at Iroqouis County Historical Museum.

NIGHTLIFE

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You don't have anyone to explain it to so maybe let's go all Chris Brown on the dancefloor at the A-List nightspots inside Watseka. Watch the bartender as he regards you in befuddlement as you smoothly drink your third Chocolate Monkey and exhibit your Strobing techniques at Topper. After you freaked on the dancefloor head to Westside Lounge or take in the scenery at Iroquois Cafe Be sure to tip your waiters and waitresses and get to Cissna Park Dairy Queen for your post party munch. Know a nightclub that's insanely fun? Be cool and add it to theThe Watseka, Illinois nightlife directory.

On Da ROX
(815)432-4300
217 E Walnut St
Watseka, IL 60970

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Westside Lounge
(815)432-3644
119 W Oak St
Watseka, IL 60970

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Porky Barn
(815)432-3828
522 W Walnut St
Watseka, IL 60970

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Topper
(815)432-9893
1898 N State Route 1
Watseka, IL 60970

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PARKS

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Watseka has diverse local state parks and great recreational areas for families with kids. Get the kids in the car and bounce to Kay Park or maybe stop by Watseka Public Library and pick up a copy of Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock, or another good book and get some peace and quiet at Bonnies Prairie Nature Preserve. While you're in Watseka those in the know suggest experiencing natural beauty and grounds at Forest Park.

SHOPPING

Watseka, Illinois shopping mall listing

You had the day from hell and you're in the mood to take care of yourself you don't need a reason, we got you. Shopping is my therapy too. Whether you're looking for huge designers such as Max Azria or want to tell your girlfriends about the cool designer Novia Dart item you got this weekend. Watseka has a number of choices to get your shop on look into The Watseka, Illinois shopping directory to find shopping malls with premium shops and merchandise from Aativijay Gupta, Badgley Mischka, Saher Dia, and Irina Shabayeva. When you're in Watseka find something nice at Big Lots, or rollover to Ben Franklin for something more casual find great sale stuff.

Wal-Mart
(815) 432-2200
1200 E Walnut St
Watseka, IL 60970

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J C Penneys
(815) 432-5436
1120 E Walnut St
Watseka, IL 60970

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Ben Franklin
(815) 265-4590
102 N Central St
Gilman, IL 60938

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Big Lots
(815) 932-4426
43 Meadowview Ctr
Kankakee, IL 60901

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SPAS / SALONS

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Oh the benefits of being a woman it's just easier C'mon you can easily explain why a a mani/pedi budget is a neccesary thing, your friends are supportive when you're single and depressed about it, and you never have to put air in your own tires. Oh it's great to be a woman but, you gotta come correct whether you're needing a lavender infused facial detox mask treatment, calming massage treatments, a cutting edge new haircut, or your feet look like you just escaped from prison. The focus is on you. You need to look good so you can feel good and keep your game strong. Not to worry. We've got all the stylists, salons, eyebrow threading, and fitness hook up's you need to stay on top and be beautiful in Watseka. Peruse all your options in the Watseka, Illinois Spas, Salons, and Skin Care Listings.

Riverside Health & Fitness Center
(815) 929-1200
350 N Wall St
Kankakee, IL 60901

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Curves
(815) 472-0964
128 E Washington St
Momence, IL 60954


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Color ME Tan
(815) 744-8826
573 William R Latham Sr Dr
Bourbonnais, IL 60914

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Riverside Fitness Center
(815) 929-1200
100 Fitness Dr
Bourbonnais, IL 60914

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THEATRE / ARTS

Watseka, Illinois theatres performing arts

Watseka has an array of great local theatre offerings within reach. Taking in the theatre is a fantastic way to expand your horizons and the best part is you don't have to wear 3D glasses. C'mon get some culture it won't kill you. Find local productions of the classics like A Free Man of Color by John Guare: The wealthiest African-American man in New Orleans has to completely reconsider his beloved city when the Louisiana Purchase means the encroach of racism and segregation. Or find local interpretations of entertaining musicals such as All That Jazz. Check out the Watseka, Illinois theatre and performing arts directory to find all the theatre options. We recommend you check out Country Theatre Workshop or Lorraine Theatre when you're in town.

Country Theatre Workshop
(815)457-2784
1280 East 770 N Road
Cissna Park, IL 60924

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Lorraine Theatre
(217)283-5311
324 E Main St
Hoopeston, IL 60942

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Ace Entertainment
(888)317-2388
1973 E Pine St
Kankakee, IL 60901

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Kankakee Valley Theatre
(815)935-8510
90 S 3000w Rd
Kankakee, IL 60901

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WORLD FLAVORS

Watseka, Illinois italian restaurant directory

Are you tired of getting your dinner from the gas station? No worries, Watseka has massive numbers of killer places to get your tastebuds to far away places. Papa John's Pizza usually is a tasty possibility or get to Dayton Tap Incorporated for more detailed eats or to find the greatest chicken parm close to Watseka look into the Watseka, Illinois world flavors directory. Know of a place that's got choice Thai or tubular pepperoni pies support them and write them a boss review.

El Paso
(219)374-8666
10833 W 133rd Ave
Cedar Lake, IN 46303

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Papa John's Pizza
(765)364-9000
187 E South Blvd
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

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Dayton Tap Incorporated
(815)434-3015
3112 East 1961st Road
Ottawa, IL 61350

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Pegasus Pizza
(309)263-7700
151 W Bradley St
Morton, IL 61550

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ZOOS

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Plan a day at the zoo and everyone is assured a wonderful day of fun, and with all the walking it's a healthy way to get some exercise. Between running around searching for the Fish exhibit and the Otter attractions find a moment for a family photo op with the zoo's many picturesque surroundings. While you're looking for wild wild fun (literally) in Watseka take in the scenery Champaign County Conservation Area, or for other wild times browse the Watseka, Illinois zoo directory.


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About Watseka


Watseka is a city in and the county seat of Iroquois County, Illinois, United States. It is located approximately west of the Illinois-Indiana state line on U.S. Route 24. The population of Watseka was 5,670 in 2000, and 5,375 in 2009.
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Watseka, Illinois History

Incorporated in 1865, the name "Watseka" derives from the Potawatomi name "Watch-e-kee", "Daughter of the Evening Star", the wife of early eastern Illinois settler Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard.The Old Iroquois County Courthouse was constructed in 1866, with two additions built in 1881 and 1927. In the early 1960s, an Iroquois County resident, Mrs. Katherine Clifton, bequeathed to the county in her will a large sum of money and a site upon which to build a new courthouse. It is the only courthouse in the United States built entirely with private funds.The old courthouse was advertised for sale and fell into disuse. In 1967, during the Centennial Celebration of Watseka, the …Read More
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Watseka, Illinois Geography

Watseka is located near the center of Iroquois County, at the intersection of U.S. Route 24 and Illinois Route 1. The Iroquois River winds along the north side of the town and is joined by Sugar Creek on the west side of town. The south half of the town is in Belmont Township; the north half is in Middleport Township. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of, all of it land.

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