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Stockton Heritage Museum

Stockton Heritage Museum is a not-for-profit entity dedicated to the preservation and teaching of Stockton area history. Visit the museum on Saturdays, May-October, from 10am to 2pm or by appointment.

107 W Front Ave, Stockton, IL


Stellas Café - 1890s building on National Historical Registry

Open every day for breakfast and lunch, serving homemade breads, salad dressings, soups, etc. Dinner on Thursday through Saturday offers an extended menu. Seasonally, on Sunday's we offer a breakfast buffet in addition to the menu. Stop in to see us in our beautiful, nationally registered, historic building.

100 N Main St, Stockton, IL


Kidstown Wooden Playground

The wooden, kid-friendly haven was built by Stockton Community members in only five days.  It took a year to organize and raise the funds necessary to build the park, but once the funds were collected, local businesses and individuals came together and donated both their tools and their time in order to build the play area. Hundreds of Stocktonites worked together during those five days to establish the park, which stands to this day as an example of the joy a community can create when all of its' citizens work together.

236 N Pearl St, Stockton, IL


Apple River Canyon State Park

Apple River Canyon State Park is in the hilly northwest corner of Illinois in Jo Daviess County near the Wisconsin border. Limestone bluffs, deep ravines, springs, streams and wildlife characterize this area. Once a part of a vast sea bottom that stretched from the Alleghenies to the Rockies, the scenic canyon area was formed by the action of the winding waters of the Apple River.

8763 E. Canyon Road, Stockton, IL


Massbach Ridge Winery

Massbach Ridge Winery has been crafting estate grown wines since 2003. With a diverse selection of estate-grown Illinois wine.

8837 S. Massbach Rd., Elizabeth, IL


Woodbine Bend Championship Golf Course

An immaculate 18-hole links-style golf course, Woodbine Bend Championship Golf Course offers a challenge and a great time for golfers of all skill levels. Group packages are available - making this a great guys getaway or reunion site - plus they offer daily specials for everyone!

3500 E Center Rd, Stockton, IL


Stockton Bowling Lanes

Stockton Bowling Lanes is Stockton's oldest continually operated business!  A fun, family atmosphere is always what you'll find on one of their 8 standard lanes. It also has been recently remodeled to accomodate an expanded menu and bowling needs.

102 S Ward St, Stockton, IL


Local Architecture

The Village of Stockton boasts a wide array of eclectic and beautiful turn-of-the-century buildings.  Peter "Pete" Schroeder, was the primary architect of many downtown buildings, including the Masonic Temple (now Hartig Drug), the W.E. White Building (Stella's Cafe and Catering), and the Kringle Building, now Stockton Floral and Gifts. Schroeder had very little formal training, but nevertheless designed these buildings to follow the Queen Anne style of architecture.  Distinctive elements of the Queen Anne style of architecture include colorful paint jobs, turrets, decorative gables, extensive motifs, oriole bay windows, and delightfully detailed interiors.  One of Schroeder's buildings, the W.E. White Building, (currently Stella's Cafe and Catering), is even listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was added there in 1997.

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4th of July Celebration

Jul 04

4th of July Celebration
9am - 10pm | Memorial Park

NW IL Jazz Fest

Jul 15-Jul 16

NW IL Jazz Fest
Sat 10-7, Sun 10-4 | Memorial Park

Fall Into Stockton

Aug 19-Aug 19

Fall Into Stockton
Downtown Stockton