Enjoy and learn at Elizabeth's various attractions listed below.

Apple River Fort Foundation & State Historic Site

Apple River Fort was a defensive stockade built during the 1832 Black Hawk War to protect settlements along the Apple River in Jo Daviess County, Illinois. The Fort shares its story through living history programs from May through October. The Interpretive Center is available throughout the year with displays depicting lead mining and native life.

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PO Box 206
Elizabeth, IL 61028

(815) 275-0430
(815) 858-2028


Contact: Sheila Cottral / Helen Kilgore

Elizabeth Historical Museum

The museum houses over four-thousand local history artifacts including exhibits on lead mining and farming. Many special exhibits hold local flavor with artifacts from area businesses, schools, and churches. Also home to an extensive collection of military artifacts, featuring numerous items from local veterans.

110 Myrtle Street
PO Box 115
Elizabeth, IL 61028

(815) 858-2343


Contact: Pat Tierney / Martha Purchis

Highway 20 Brewing Company


113 S Main St.
Elizabeth, IL 61028

(815) 277-9206


Contact: Karen/Brian Staron

Paul’s Vintage Bike Museum

Collection of rare and vintage bicycles. Open every Saturday 10-2 or by appointment. Admission is free.

137 N. Main Street
Elizabeth, IL 61028

(815) 238-0930


Contact: Paul Studtmann

Rocky Waters Vineyard Winery

Estate winery/vineyard.

2003 W. Hanover Rd.
Hanover, IL 61041

(815) 591-9706
(815) 541-0453


Contact: Kyle Spahn

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