Illinois July 10, 2019
The Illinois Town In The Middle Of Nowhere That’s So Worth The Journey
The remote town of Rushville, Illinois is home to about 3,190 citizens, and it is tucked away in the west-central part of the state. At the crossroads of a couple of US highways, it certainly sees some traffic but is otherwise hidden by miles of fields and forests.
Situated less than 10 miles from the southern portion of the Illinois River, this quiet town has a little bit of everything to give you a full day’s journey. Check it out:
One possible way to begin your day in Rushville is at Roger's Bakery. It is open Tuesday through Friday between 4:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. as well as Saturday between 4:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. The place has been in business since 1982 and is known for its wide selection of sweets as well as its lunch specials.
In addition to sweet tooth-pleasers like cake, doughnuts, pies, and cookies, locals go wild for the homemade pork tenderloins that are only available on Wednesdays as well as the bread and egg noodles.
Address: 231 North Liberty Street, Rushville, IL, 62681
Once you're fueled up, enjoy some nature at Schuy Rush Park. Located on the north side of most of the lake, which is south of town, this is a great place for boating, camping, and picnicking. The grounds also include docks, playgrounds, pavilions, and cabins.
Address: 8000 Schuy Rush Park Road, Rushville, IL, 62681
If you are visiting on a weekend and enjoy history, you may find the local museum amusing. Schuyler Jail Museum was founded in 1972 and is open between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and features tons of interesting items as well as a genealogical library.
Address: 200 South Congress Street, Rushville, IL, 62681
Nature lovers have several options to choose from in this remote town. Scripps Park is slightly more popular and features a golf course, a three-mile walking path, a playground, tennis and basketball courts, baseball diamonds, and a community building.
Address: 705 West Clinton Street, Rushville, IL, 62681
Scripps Park is also the site of Rushville's community pool. Even this remote town has a place for locals to cool off in the warm months. It has concessions as well as an exciting waterslide, diving boards, and separate areas for lane swimming and play swimming.
After all that journeying, you're bound to be famished. Luckily, there are plenty of great places to eat in Rushville. One of the best is Los Charros, which is right by Scripps Park on the southwest side of town.
Nevermind the plain exterior; the food is immaculate at this remote town Mexican joint. Known for its quick service, margaritas, and authentic cuisine, this hot spot serves up some of the best enchiladas, chalupas, burritos, quesadillas, tacos, tostadas, tamales, and more.
Address: 700 West Clinton Street, Rushville, IL, 62681
Make your journey to this town in the middle of nowhere an overnight stay with the perfect getaway for anyone who loves privacy. Peace of Earth Lodge sits north of Rushville, on the outskirts of town on 30 acres where things get very remote.
There are two different cabins as well as a treehouse to choose from at this woodland resort. Each is furnished with TVs, queen-sized beds, Wi-Fi, and large windows for maximum viewing pleasure.
Address: 15503 Ray Road, Rushville, IL, 62681
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