August 19, 2022

Road Trip Spotlight: Driving Tours of Fall Foliage in Illinois

While many people flock to New England for beautiful fall foliage, we have an equally colorful autumn right here in the Midwest. If you are looking for a spectacular fall drive without having to travel too far from home, here are some of our favorite driving tours for seeing fall foliage in Illinois. Illinois River […]

Road Trip Spotlight: Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site

Looking for a fun and educational way to spend the weekend with your family? Check out Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, located just a short drive from Graue Inc. New Salem Village This reconstruction of the historic New Salem village is meant to mimic what the settlement would’ve looked like in the 1830s. This […]

Road Trip Spotlight: Lincoln Trail State Park

If you’re itching to take a family road trip outside of Lincoln, Illinois, consider heading to Lincoln Trail State Park. This beautiful park is an excellent road trip destination if you’re looking to make some long-lasting memories with your loved ones in the great outdoors. Short Drive Away Lincoln Trail State Park is roughly a […]

Road Trip Spotlight: Matthiessen State Park

Illinois is a beautiful place to explore in the fall, with the changing leaves adding more color to nature spots. If you’re itching for the adventure and relaxation that comes from traveling with your loved ones but don’t want to stray too far from home, visit Matthiessen State Park. Matthiessen State Park is a gorgeous […]

Road Trip Spotlight: Eagle Creek State Park and Wolf Creek State Park

Moderate temperatures and beautiful colors make fall the perfect time to take a road trip around Illinois. Just over an hour away from Lincoln, you’ll find two of the best parks in the area: Eagle Creek State Park and Wolf Creek State Park. Eagle Creek State Park Eagle Creek State Park sits on the coast […]

Road Trip Spotlight: Garden of the Gods in DMA

Many nature enthusiasts may be familiar with the Garden of the Gods park in Colorado Springs. However, fewer may realize that we here in Illinois have our own Garden of the Gods, located in the Shawnee National Forest. This area makes for a great road trip destinations for Illinois residents and visitors alike. Interesting sandstone […]