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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
815.947.2220


https://www.facebook.com/Stockton-Heritage-Museum-309324911534/

 

Stellas Café - 1890s building on National Historical Registry


Open every day for breakfast and lunch, serving homemade breads, salad dressings, soups, etc. Seasonally, on Sunday's they offer a breakfast buffet in addition to the menu. Stop in to see us in their beautiful, nationally registered, historic building.

100 N Main St, Stockton, IL
815.947.2080


https://www.facebook.com/StellasCafeAndCatering/

 

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
815.745.3302


https://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/parks/r1/APPLE.HTM

 

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
815.291.6700


www.massbachridge.com

 

Woodbine Bend 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
815.858.3939


www.woodbinebend.com

 

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
815.947.3616


www.stocktonbowlinglanes.com

 

Veteran's Memorial

A great many Stockton citizens have served the United States in various wars throughout the years.  They are honored and remembered at Stockton's Veteran's Memorial.

200 E. North Ave. Stockton, IL 61085

815.947-0481


 

Black Hawk Run Golf Course

A beautiful 120 acre, 18 hole golf course that has been in the Stockton area for over 50 years.

3501 S. Golf Rd, Stockton, IL 61085

815.947.3011

www.blackhawkrungolfcourse.com


 

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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