Kewanee, in Northern Illinois, is a place that about 13,000 people call home.
This city lies approximately 100 miles (161 kilometers) from the state capital of Illinois, Springfield and about 90 miles (145 kilometers) from Iowa City.
To discover tranquil, shady spaces in Kewanee, spend some time in one of its many beautiful parks and public gardens. To find that perfect park bench take your pick from Geneseo City Park and Windmont Park. Those with green thumbs will adore the colourful blooms in Geneseo Prairie Park.
Get active in the outdoors by exploring the local protected reserves, such as Johnson Sauk Trail State Park and Martino State Fish and Wildlife Area. These natural areas are among the best places where you can discover the scenery.
You can never know what makes a place tick until you know its story; luckily Kewanee has carefully preserved the Ryan's Round Red Barn, one of the region’s most important historic sites. Many people visit this site and also other local preserved old buildings for a history lesson about the events that shaped this region.
One of the most acclaimed music venues around Kewanee is the Richmond Hill Players. Head off well before showtime and share a few pre-show drinks at one of the nearby restaurants, cafes or pubs.
There’s no excuse to neglect your game when travelling in Kewanee; visit Baker Park Golf Course, home to the fastest greens the area. Work on your backswing, see if you can hit a hole in one, then enjoy a few drinks with fellow golf-obsessives in the clubhouse bar.