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Lawrence County

LAWRENCEVILLE • Bridgeport • Sumner • Birds • Saint Francisville

Visitors to Lawrence County will enjoy many opportunities, no matter what their interests.

Red Hills State Park

Red Hills State Park on US 50 offers many activities for persons of all ages. Camping, fishing, horse and hiking trails are just a few options you have when visiting the park.

Mid-American Air Center

Not only is it the fourth largest airport in the state of Illinois it is home to many clubs involving; airplanes, sailplanes, ultra-light airplanes, model airplanes and even car clubs and racing organizations. The Wabash Valley Soaring Club practice most weekends and the Sports Car Club of America have multiple events throughout the year, but the "Day at the Strip", the 3rd weekend in July, is a car show, drag race and all around family fun event. To learn more see our event schedule.  


A portion of the Wabash Wine Trail winds through Lawrence County. Lasata Winery is located in the eastern part of the county on Rt. 33. Wineries Tour Brochure >


Each fall brings festivals to Sumner, Lawrenceville and St. Francisville while each Christmas season you can visit the Live Nativity at the Beulah United Methodist Church south of Sumner. The nativity is a re-creation of Bethlehem the night Jesus was born.

Historic Wabash Cannonball Bridge

Make the famous Wabash Cannonball Bridge at St. Francisville a "must" on your next trip!  The clack-clack of wooden planks and clear view of the Wabash River below make for an exciting ride all for only $1.00!  CLICK HERE to take a ride across the Wabash Cannonball Bridge and/or CLICK HERE to view a car cross from below the bridge.

Scenic Backroad Highway 33

Highway 33 is also known as the Lincoln Heritage Trail where Abraham Lincoln and his family first traveled in the state of Illinois in 1830. Although the road is now a highway it still has scenic views along the way to central Illinois. CLICK HERE to take a modern ride on Highway 33 along the Wabash river.  

Hot Air Balloon Wabash Valley Souring Club Cannonball Bridge Lincoln Memorial

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