Things To Do

Geneseo Attractions:

Within moments of the city’s foremost entertainment, restaurants, and shopping options, Regency Inn Hotel provides the perfect blend of convenient location and modern luxury. Our hotel is within easy walking distance to historic sites, shops, and restaurants, including:

  • Geneseo Historical Museum
  • Geneseo Prairie Park
  • Indian Creek Mini Golf
  • Pegasus Fine Gifts
  • Bishop Hill Historic Site
  • TaxSlayer Center

Geneseo Restaurants:

Feast your eyes and delight your taste buds. Sweet Peas Grill & Bar in Geneseo, Illinois creates fresh, flavorful dishes prepared with you in mind. State Street Cafe is a family owned and operated restaurant. They strive to provide good food at a reasonable price. Other mouth-watering restaurants include Lionstone Brewery, The Cellar, Raelyn’s Pub & Eatery, Alley Oops, and Maple Leaf Restaurant.

Geneseo Shopping:

Where is your happy place? Ours is here. Welcome to Geneseo, which boasts a wide variety of specialty shops. You can find fantastic gifts, antiques, home goods, and service with a smile. C & S is an antique mall that has 2 levels and over 55 dealers, which allows us to offer a wide range of furniture, collectibles, and unique gifts. Other shopping destinations include Urban Farmhouse and Crabapple Cove. Happy shopping!

Recreation and Outdoors:

Enjoy outdoor adventures in Geneseo, with our guide to everything from hot air ballooning and eagle watching to amusement parks and fairgrounds. Geneseo, Illinois is the state that Abraham Lincoln chose to call home, so that makes it pretty special. You can even visit his home at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site. There are also animals a-plenty with attractions like Brookfield Zoo, Summerfield Zoo, and Wildlife Prairie Park. Adventure awaits.

Nightlife and Entertainment:

Whether you want to listen to the blues, dance till dawn or taste the state’s excellent craft brews, we’ve got nightlife in Illinois covered. Experience the most electrifying vacation. Join us at Raelyn’s Pub & Eatery, Sweet Peas Grill & Bar, Legends Sports Bar & Grill, Sugar Maple Golf Club, Barn, and The Combine Bar for a night of great entertainment, food and drinks.

Buffalo Bill Museum

The Buffalo Bill Museum of LeClaire is organized and operated exclusively for educational purposes and to such ends is given the power to establish, to provide facilities for, to maintain and operate a museum to preserve early history, documents and relics pertaining to the Mississippi River, the Indian race, and William Cody, more commonly known as Buffalo Bill, early American life and settlers, and with particular emphasis to be placed on the relations of the above, and the connection with LeClaire Township and Scott County.

Geneseo Historical Museum

The Geneseo Historical Museum features displays of local people and places in an Italianate-style home built in the mid-1800’s. Walk through the 27-rooms which tell the story of how people lived in the past and Geneseo’s history.Hanging in the main floor living area is a chandelier to take your breath away.åÊ Each room is decorated with history and one room you will want to visit is the basement. Geneseo was founded by a group of religious colonists that emigrated from New York. They left New York because they were opposed to slavery and were abolitionist. View the space used for runaway slaves escaping the north on the Underground Railroad.

Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park

The Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park, also just called the Hennepin Canal, is an abandoned waterway in northwest Illinois, between the Mississippi River at Rock Island and the Illinois River near Hennepin. The entire canal is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.Opened in 1907, the canal was soon abandoned because of railroad competition. It was resurrected in the late 20th century as a recreational waterway. Its former name was the Illinois and Mississippi Canal. The main canal length is 75.2 miles , and its feeder canal is 29.3 miles long. The state park spans five counties (Rock Island, Bureau, Henry, Lee and Whiteside) and is 104.5 miles long.

Johnson Sauk Trail State Park

Johnson-Sauk Trail State Recreation Area is an Illinois state park on 1,365 acres in Henry County, Illinois, United States. The park also has a 58-acre lake (Johnson Lake) with various types of fish. The lake has boat rentals and a maximum depth of 21 feet. The park has many trails, and a campground. Ryan’s round barn has a tour every year in the park. Near the round barn, is a scenic 3-acre pond which is a great place to hike to.