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Historic Crawford County Illinois has something for everyone... historic sites, golf courses, camping, recreational lakes and rivers, unique shops, family-oriented annual events, museums, fine dining and excellent hotel/motel accommodations.

The county offers three golf courses, including the beautiful Quail Creek Country Club, which has been host to PGA tour events. Shooting and archery ranges, hiking, biking and horseback trails, sports courts, beautiful parks, fishing lakes, a conservation area and campsites are located throughout the county. The free-flowing Wabash River serves as the winding eastern edge of Crawford County Illinois.

Perhaps the single largest event in the area is the Pioneer City Rodeo in Palestine each Labor Day weekend. First held more than 30 years ago, the rodeo, sanctioned by the PRACAS and WPRA, attracts thousands of visitors each year. Palestine is also home to the historic three-story Fife Opera House constructed in 1898.

The Oil Field Museum in Oblong is one of only seven such facilities in the nation. It features two buildings of displays, tools, books and literature, working models and photographs regarding the boom days of oil discovery in Crawford County Illinois in the early 1900's.

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