Things To Do in St. Charles

St. Charles

Head on down to St. Charles historic shopping district to shop at boutiques, look for antiques and books. And when you’re all done have some coffee at a café. One of the shops is Town House Books, a bookstore for all ages.

Visit Durant House Museum, a restored 1843 prairie homestead.  Costumed tour guides bring the past to life.


Go on a Paddlewheel Riverboat Cruise on the Fox River Queen or the St. Charles Bella on the Fox River. Boat trips are 50 to 60 minutes long and are narrated with history of the area.

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Fun Facts!

  • The first name proposed for the Lincoln Highway was the Coast-to-Coast Rock Highway.
  • By 1927 90% of Americans owned an automobile.
  • The Town of Fulton, Illinois has an authentic, working Dutch windmill.
  • Chicago Heights Illinois is known as The Crossroads of the Nation, because the Lincoln and Dixie Highways intersect.
  • The very first Seedling Mile is located in Malta, Illinois.