When you’re planning things to do this summer, why only go to the places you have gone loads of times? Instead, head to Amish country. The biggest Amish communities in Illinois are in the beguiling small towns of Arcola and Arthur. Here is a glimpse of what you can expect to see in these Amish towns in Illinois.

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As always, enjoy yourself, but do be respectful as the Amish live their authentic lives. Have you visited these charming Amish towns in Illinois before?

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What else is there to do in Arthur, Illinois?

Arthur is easily the most charming of all Amish towns in Illinois, and it makes for a picture-perfect day trip or weekend getaway! When you visit Arthur, Illinois, you can expect to step back in time -- in the very best way! To learn a little bit about the Amish community, start your visit to the Illinois Amish Heritage Center. Here you'll find a historic farm as well as the oldest Amish house in the state. This is the best place to learn a bit about the culture and get a better understanding of the Amish in Illinois. Seeing a horse and buggy traveling down the street in Arthur is normal and just adds to the charm of the town. But once you spot one, you'll feel as though you've been transported to a different era. Although it is small, Arthur offers quite a bit including restaurants, bakeries, festivals, and more. And a visit to Arthur, Illinois would not be complete without stopping at Yoder's Kitchen. Add in a charming cottage in Arthur, and you have the makings of a memorable adventure in the Land of Lincoln!

Where are some other places to stay when visiting the above Amish towns in Illinois, Arthur and Arcola?

Looking for more charming cottages and accommodations for when you Illinois Amish Country? Sisters Cottage is an adorable VRBO rental that's located in Arthur, Illinois. Nestled in the heart of the small, quaint town of Arthur, Illinois, this cottage is located next to the Arthur Park. Enjoy the clip-clop of the horse and buggies going by as you relax out front on a porch swing, or enjoy the back porch, which has a table and seating, as you enjoy the perennial garden out back. There's also a fire pit at this cozy rental, for those chilly Illinois evenings!