Bill Royer welcomes you to his 56-acre farm in Washington, about three hours from downtown Chicago, where he and his family raise Suffolk sheep. Bill is looking forward to the birth of nearly 25 lambs between late January and March. If you visit, expect to pet and hold, and possibly bottle-feed, a baby lamb. Call Bill at (309) 472-3231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a tour.
Wildlife Prairie Park offers picnic areas and food to buy on site. Stop for lunch and see bison, elk and deer.
The Caterpillar Visitor Center in Peoria also is a worthwhile stop, full of interesting, family-friendly exhibits.