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Sterling

Welcome to Sterling, a Northern Illinois destination that's filled with surprises!

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Sterling Vacation Packages

From Sterling, Madison is roughly 90 miles north, and Chicago is approximately 110 miles to the east.

Put on a pair of walking shoes and take a trip to Oakdale Nature Preserve, located 30 miles from Sterling. Another good option is Castle Rock State Park, which is 20 miles away.

Study the local environment at Sinnissippi Park, a nearby natural area.

Take in some sports at Alliant Energy Field, the place where the Clinton LumberKings and Ashford University Baseball Team do their thing. After the game, follow the local fans to the nearby pubs to either celebrate or commiserate, depending on the score.

Ski Snowstar Winter Sports Park is where you should be during the winter months. It's 60 miles from the centre of Sterling.

Consider visiting Woosung. It's 11 miles away from Sterling, and where you can find Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home and Dixon Memorial Arch. Alternatively, Dixon is around 11 miles away. When you get there, go to Historic Dixon Theatre and Dixon Historic Center.

Around 25 miles to the west of Sterling is Clinton, a regional hub which is home to Fulton's Dutch Windmill, Showboat Theater and Clinton Community College. Bickelhaupt Arboretum and Camanche Depot and Museum are a couple more places you can check out.

Need to de-stress? Spend some time cycling, shore fishing or joining in on any of the other relaxing activities the surrounding region has to offer.

Swimming and canoeing are two of the exhilarating watersport activities that will keep you active.

Many visitors like to take in a bit of culture while they're here. Sound appealing? You'll find a range of nature museums and history museums in the region.

When the weather is good, why not take the opportunity to discover the region's gardens?

If you really want to get to know Northern Illinois, take the time to stop at its cafés and restaurants.

Experience the spirit of national pride on the 4th of July for Independence Day.

To catch your flight back to reality, make your way toward the nearest airport, 40 miles to the northeast.

Accommodation in Sterling

There are only a few places to stay in Sterling on the Expedia lodging page, so it's wise to reserve a room early.

The Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Rock Falls and Days Inn - Rock Falls are the best accommodations in and around Sterling.


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Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Rock Falls

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Rock Falls

2106 First Avenue, Rock Falls
4.3
of 5, from 166 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Rock Falls, this hotel is 8.1 mi (13.1 km) from Sauk Valley Community College and within 16 mi (25 km) of Loveland Community House and Museum and Dixon Historic Center. Ronald Reagan Birthplace and Lincoln Monument State Memorial are also within 16 mi (25 km).

$64
Quality Inn & Suites

Quality Inn & Suites

136 Plaza Dr, Dixon
4.3
of 5, from 161 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Dixon, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home and Dixon Historic Center. Dixon Memorial Arch and Historic Dixon Theatre are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$59
Super 8 Rock Falls Sterling Area

Super 8 Rock Falls Sterling Area

2100 1st Ave, Rock Falls
3.6
of 5, from 129 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Rock Falls, this motel is 8.1 mi (13.1 km) from Sauk Valley Community College and within 16 mi (25 km) of Loveland Community House and Museum and Ronald Reagan Birthplace. Lincoln Monument State Memorial and Lincoln Statue are also within 16 mi (25 km).

$60
Super 8 Dixon

Super 8 Dixon

1800 S Galena Ave, Dixon
2.9
of 5, from 136 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Dixon, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home, Dixon Historic Center, and Dixon Memorial Arch. Historic Dixon Theatre and Dixon Welcome Center are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$68
Days Inn - Rock Falls

Days Inn - Rock Falls

2105 1st Avenue, Rock Falls
3.2
of 5, from 262 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Rock Falls, this hotel is 8.1 mi (13.1 km) from Sauk Valley Community College and within 16 mi (25 km) of Lincoln Monument State Memorial and Lincoln Statue. Ronald Reagan Birthplace and Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home are also within 16 mi (25 km).

$56
All Seasons Motel

All Seasons Motel

1904 1st Ave, Rock Falls
3.6
of 5, from 17 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in a national park, this motel is 8 mi (12.9 km) from Sauk Valley Community College and within 16 mi (25 km) of Loveland Community House and Museum and Lincoln Statue. Ronald Reagan Birthplace and Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home are also within 16 mi (25 km).

$112
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Rock Falls

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Rock Falls

301 E 2nd St, Rock Falls
4.6
of 5, from 23 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated on a river, this hotel is 6.9 mi (11.2 km) from Sauk Valley Community College and within 16 mi (25 km) of Loveland Community House and Museum and Lincoln Monument State Memorial. Lincoln Statue and Dixon Welcome Center are also within 16 mi (25 km).

$47
Magnuson Hotel Dixon

Magnuson Hotel Dixon

443 Illinois 2, Dixon
3.0
of 5, from 85 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Dixon, this hotel is 3 mi (4.9 km) from Sauk Valley Community College and within 6 mi (10 km) of Lincoln Monument State Memorial and Lincoln Statue. Dixon Welcome Center and Historic Dixon Theatre are also within 6 mi (10 km).

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