Itinerary for Theatre Lovers in Illinois

From Itineraries Midwest Summer Issue 2009

This sample itinerary can be customized for anytime of the year!

Day One

9 – 11:00 am
Travel the rolling countryside in Jo Daviess County, near Hanover, IL to the Rocky Waters Vineyard & Winery. A family-owned winery located on a beautiful 25-acre vineyard. Visit the winery, gift shop, tasting room and vineyard, all while enjoying the gorgeous views of the bluff overlooking the vineyard.

11 – 12:00 pm
Take a short drive south to the Savanna Army Depot & Military Museum. The Museum houses large geographic topographical maps of the entire property plus artifacts and memorabilia from this large installation, which operated from 1917 through 1990. Used for testing field artillery, once the largest munitions depot in the country.

12 – 1:30 pm
Kick back with a casual lunch at Buck’s Barn Golf Resort in Thomson. The antique farm implements that decorate the walls provide a lesson in history, as well as interesting topics for conversation.

1:30 – 4:00 pm
A fabulous performance awaits you at Timber Lake Playhouse, located in a wooded setting of Mount Carroll. This quality, live theater has been around for more than 40 years. Their staff is eager to make your visit entertaining, hassle-free, and fun. And their discounts make it so affordable. Their 2009 season is packed with laughs, tears, surprises and excitement. Visit for performance schedule and more information.

4 – 5:00 pm
Check into the lodging of your choice for comfortable group accommodations at:

Super 8 Savanna: conveniently located at the intersection of Hwy 64 & Hwy 84. Featuring a free continental breakfast and bus parking!


Comfort Inn Rochelle is situated in the heart of the “Hub City” at the intersection of State Route 38 (Lincoln Highway) and US Highway 251. Featuring a Belgian waffle bar with their deluxe continental breakfast. (Note: ask the hotel if they feature a theatre package). No matter your choice, all will surely satisfy any group.

6:00 pm
Enjoy dinner at one of many area restaurants and relax for the evening.

Day Two

10 – 3:00 pm
Check out of your hotel and enjoy the scenery along the way to White Pines Inn and Dinner Theatre and see the day’s matinee. A live stage show with talented singers, actors, and comedians, a delicious buffet and a warm welcome are awaiting your group near Mount Morris, Il. Groups love the nostalgic musicals and charming entertainers who perform in the Inn’s intimate 125-seat open-beamed log lodge. Also browse their delightful country gift shop. Visit for 2009-show schedule.

3 – 4:30 pm
Make your way back to towards Galena, IL. and enjoy the many options they have for groups to enjoy. Lodging arrangements can be made at the Country Inn & Suites of Galena. Featuring the TourStop® program, which offers a 50% discount for driver, pre-registration with keys, welcome reception, souvenir/gift upon departure and one complimentary room for every 20 rooms occupied.  You may never want to leave!

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