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local eateries. Whatever brings you to the region, Green Mill Village provides the perfect landing point to Live, Stay, and Play. This year, Green Mill Village Theatre and Events brings a summer, fall and Christmas lineup at its theatre-in-the-round venue that is sure to tickle your funny bone and have you tapping your toes inside the Best Western PLUS Hotel and Suites Convention Center. Last year, Green Mill Village Theatre brought thousands of tourists to see Blue Gate Musical’s production of “Half-Stitched the Musical,” and its new lineup of entertainment pays tribute to Patsy Cline, the bluegrass legends and Christian comedians sure to open hearts and soothe the soul. For ticket information and the current schedule, go to www.gmvtheatre.com. Guests looking for Amish Country of Illinois hotels can get away from it all while still enjoying the best of modern conveniences at the Best Western PLUS hotel. The furniture in the rooms was made by local Amish craftsmen from Simply Amish, plus the artwork is from a local photographer with Amish ancestry, Richard Hershberger. As visitors walk through the serene property, canvases adorn the walls depicting the beauty of the prairie and the tradition and vitality of Amish life. Visitors deserve a property that's clean, comfortable and affordable with the best hospitality in Central Illinois. Located in the middle of Illinois Amish Country, Best Western PLUS regularly C welcomes guests who are looking for a true escape and experience. Whether it's Amish experiences or one of the near-by university campuses
that bring visitors to this part of Illinois, comfort is key. Shop for Amish handcrafted furniture by day, head to the Broom Corn Festival or a Green Mill Village event, explore the area with the family and rest knowing a luxurious pillow-top mattress will be waiting in a spacious guestroom with all the modern amenities including complimentary breakfast, WIFI, microwave and fridge. Green Mill Village, is where tradition meets vitality. To make your reservations, call 217-268-5000 or go to www.gmvdevelopment.com. THE HOLIDAYS Visitors will also receive a special welcome during the Christmas holiday season when shoppers can enjoy holiday music played through speakers lining the town’s sidewalks, festively decorated storefronts, streets and windows, and even a lighted tree at the four-way stop on Arcola’s Main Continued On Page 77
By Choice Hotels
Phone: 217-268-4000 www.choicehotels.com Exit 203 at I-57 & Rt. 133 Opposite Dairy Queen
v Free Continental Breakfast v AARP Discount v 25” Cable TV with Remote Control v Jacuzzi Rooms v Pets with Permission v Outdoor Pool Best Place For a Layover in Amish Country For reservations only:
1-800-228-5150 “Feels Like Home”
Great Pizza, Pasta, Sandwiches, Salads & Breadsticks! Home of The Family Pleaser Villa Grove
102 N. Sycamore
1900 W. Main
528 E. Springfield Rd.
900 S. Court
Open Daily at 11 a.m. • Famous for thin-crust pizza! 2016 Discover Visitor & Vacation Guide To Central Illinois | PAGE 21
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