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Nestled just off Interstate 57, Arcola marks the entrance to Illinois Amish Country. Tucked between the University of Illinois and Eastern Illinois University, our quaint community offers a variety of opportunities for working, relaxing, dining, shopping and learning for residents and visitors alike.

Arcola celebrates its heritage as "broomcorn capital of the world" with the renowned Broom Corn Festival. The festival's parade is Central Illinois' largest and is home to the world famous Lawn Rangers, who twirl and toss their brooms. The community still boasts ties to broomcorn and the broom industry with companies such as the Thomas Monahan Company and the Libman Company.

Arcola's historic downtown is lined with stately buildings and its original brick street. You'll find a host of unique shops that offer shoppers opportunities to purchase art, antiques, locally made Amish baked goods and hand crafted Amish furniture.

If you require something with a little more activity, novel adventures are right around the corner at Arcola's own Rockome Gardens. Some of the features of the park include the popular buggy rides, train ride, and of course the gardens themselves.

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