Explore the great outdoors and other fun things to do in Freeport, IL

Whether you’re in Freeport for business or leisure, you’ll find plenty of relaxing things to do near our Country Inn & Suites hotel. Families can play ball at the nearby Little Cubs Field, a replica of Chicago’s Wrigley Field, or head to Krape Park to rent a boat, ride the carousel, and enjoy a picnic. For a fascinating look at playtime in the past, tour the Arcade Company’s cast-iron toy collection at the Stephenson County Historical Society Museum and Arboretum. Need a break from meetings during a business trip? You can jog along the Jane Addams Trail, tee off at Park Hills Golf Course, or head to the Freeport Art Museum to browse the collection. For evening entertainment, check out the current offerings at Winneshiek Playhouse or the Ferguson Fine Arts Center.

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Ferguson Fine Arts Center

1.44 mi / 2.32 km from the hotel
Ready for some comedy, drama, or music? You can get it all at the center’s 398-seat theater located on the Highland Community College campus. To see art by students, faculty, and local artists, head to the center’s Highland Gallery.

Freeport Art Museum

1.25 mi / 2.02 km from the hotel
Browse the impressive collection of art and artifacts at this museum, housed in a former school building that was built in 1911. To make the most of your visit, ask the knowledgeable staff for more information about your favorite pieces.

Jane Addams Trail

3.83 mi / 6.16 km from the hotel
Easy for walkers or beginner bicyclists, the Jane Addams Trail is nearly 19 miles long, winding through downtown Freeport and into the area's beautiful woodlands.

Krape Park

0.86 mi / 1.38 km from the hotel
Offering plenty of shady trees, a carousel, a disc golf course, boat rentals, and multiuse trails, this popular park is the perfect spot for a family picnic. Be sure to check out the park’s 44-foot waterfall and mini golf.

Little Cubs Field

0.63 mi / 1.01 km from the hotel
If you’re traveling with any younger Chicago Cubs fans, make plans to stop at this scale-model replica of Wrigley Field. Admission is free, and the facility offers a limited supply of balls and bats for visitor use.

Oakdale Nature Preserve

3.38 mi / 5.44 km from the hotel
More than 133 acres of prairies, forests, and streams are yours to enjoy at this beautiful nature preserve. You can jog along the four miles of trails and stop to enjoy lunch in the picnic area.

Park Hills Golf Course

2.12 mi / 3.41 km from the hotel
Sling your clubs in the trunk and head out to play on one of the two 18-hole courses at this challenging golf spot.

Stephenson County Historical Society Museum and Arboretum

1.04 mi / 1.68 km from the hotel
Stroll this museum’s three-acre arboretum before touring its fascinating collection of vintage toys made in Freeport. You can also visit three historic buildings, including the beautiful Taylor House, once a station along the Underground Railroad.

Winneshiek Playhouse

1.44 mi / 2.32 km from the hotel
Home to the Winneshiek Players, said to be one of the country’s oldest continuous amateur theater groups, this venue entertains audiences throughout the year with everything from dramas to comedies and musicals.