attractions

Attractions

The Palisades Park is just a short drive north of the Sandburr Run. Enjoy awesome hiking trails and rock climbing. Multiple areas for picnicking, parks and beautiful lookouts over the Mississippi River. Home of the famous Indian Head and Twin Sisters natural rock formations.

Where Intellectual Trash and Biker’s Foregather.
We Are a Vintage Motorcycle Museum & Bar seated on Main Street along the bluffs of the beautiful Mississippi River. Come enjoy the camaraderie – awesome museum, great people, great music and ice cold beer.

Thomson local bar and grill.

Illinois biggest biker destination!

Since it’s first opening night on June 28, 1962, the Playhouse has presented more than 350 plays and musicals and nearly 4,000 performances. TLP presents a challenging combination of material each year: a mix of large-scale musicals, new plays, and contemporary classics. The theatre hosts annual educational workshops for children and teens in conjunction with the Magic Owl Children’s Theatre’s productions of plays and musicals for young people and their families. Timber Lake is proud of its national reputation for excellence as a professional summer stock theatre. The theatre has served as launch pad for theatre artists of all kinds who have gone on to excellence in film, television, on Broadway and stages all over the world.

In 1988, the Lansing Family Farm exchanged its humble roots for a destiny very few could have imagined. However, the story only begins there. Not long after the film’s release, believers shaped, molded, and lovingly preserved what Hollywood and a brilliant novel had set in motion that previous year.

It was a cold day in late December 1987, when a volunteer with the Dubuque Chamber of Commerce (working in conjunction with the Iowa Film Board), Sue Riedel, knocked on the door bringing Don Lansing to his feet. A stranger at his door would explain, “We’re thinking of making a movie in the area on a farm. It possibly could be your farm. Would you allow us to take video of the environs?”…

Visit historic sites and savor locally-grown award-winning wines, brews and spirits, or shop for one-of-a-kind gifts. Soothe your body at one of the spas and fly the horizon at dawn or dusk from a hot air balloon.

Thomson Causeway provides the unique experience of island camping on the great Mississippi River and it’s well worth a try! The western edge of the recreation area offers visitors an unobstructed view of the widest spot on the Upper Mississippi River Basin, 3.5 miles from shore-to-shore. Here, campers can enjoy memorable views of the river and the valley, and partake in plenty of great water activities.

The start of the vineyard at Massbach Ridge was in 2000, with the Massbach tasting room opening in late 2003. We started with just a few styles of wines and have expanded to over 15 wines. In 2011, our second wine tasting room was opened in downtown Galena on 117 N. Main St.. We invite you out to either of our locations to discover your new favorite wine and relax in a simple and laid-back atmosphere. Schedule a tour with a group of your friends and family or stop in to one of our upcoming events.