The Heirloom Market & Cafe

Thomson’s own Heirloom Market is one of the most unusual shops you will ever see. Located right in the middle of town, this shop is a mixture of new and old, blending cutting edge solar technology with old time ways in a most...

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Train Depot Museum

Railroads and trains have been a major part of life here in Thomson, Illinois since the 1800’s, and just a walk around town will convince you that this little community is steeped in railroad tradition. So, it’s not a...

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Arnold’s Bikes

If you are coming to enjoy one of the many Bike Trails that meander along the Mighty Mississippi River here in Thomson, Illinois , Gary Arnold’s phone number should be on your speed dial before you leave. Gary owns and operates...

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Thomson Prison

Whether we like it or not, this little town has been put on the map by politics. Over a dozen years ago, the State of Illinois decided to build a prison just a few miles north of our quiet community. That is when the 140 million...

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Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center (Sloan Marsh Overlook)

Just a few miles North of Thomson, Illinois, you will find an overlook to the Mississippi River, showing off Sloan Marsh in all it’s beauty. This refuge and viewing area brings you back to a time before concrete and...

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Mickelsons Landing

Our local area has many attractions for the fishing or hunting enthusiast. One of the favorite local fishing holes is Mickelson’s Landing, along Pool 13 on the Illinois side of The Mississippi River. Kept a secret for many...

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Potters Marsh

Potters’ Marsh has been a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts for hundreds of years. The wetlands in this marsh are a safe-haven for many birds and animals. As early as 500AD, Potters’ Marsh was an area providing food and shelter...

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Mississippi Palisades State Park: A Perfect View

While driving down “The Big River Corridor”, you might want to spend some time taking in the sights at the 2500 acre Mississippi Palisades State Park, just north of Savanna. This park is located on top of a bluff,...

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Lock and Dam 13

So you say you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city but you don’t want to go far? How about taking a ride along the Big River Corridor. If you want to get up close and personal with the mighty Mississippi...

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Thomson Causeway

If you enjoy camping with a view of the Mighty Mississippi river, Thomson Causeway Recreational Area along the Big River Corridor is a “must see”. With 76 electric and 5 tent campsites, the park is just right for any camping...

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French Bluffs

While traveling to Thomson, Illinois, a great place to catch some clean country air, get a vigorous walk in, or just catch up on some local history, is The French Bluff natural area. With it’s high bluffs, jutting plateaus and...

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Great River Bike & Hike Trail

If you are in the mood to bike or hike your way through the Big River Corridor, you have come to the right place. With over 60 miles of continuous paths, the “Great River Trail” has everything a bicyclist or hiker could want....

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