Fill your itinerary with fun things to do in and around Stockton

Reserve a hotel room at the Country Inn & Suites, Stockton, IL to stay near top things to do in Jo Daviess County, starting with a hike through the great outdoors at Valley of Eden Bird Sanctuary. You can dive into local history at the Stockton Heritage Museum or saunter through downtown Stockton on a tour of its vibrant murals. Need a break from meetings? Grab your friends or colleagues and head over to Woodbine Bend Golf Course for a round, or zip over to MCMotopark for a thrilling car race. If you’re looking for great day trips, you can drive about 45 minutes west to hit the slopes at Chestnut Mountain Resort or roughly an hour east to try the exciting water rides at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Rockford.

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Apple River Canyon State Park

6.54 mi / 10.53 km from the hotel
From fishing in mountain streams to hiking over scenic bluffs, this park offers a variety of things to do in the natural beauty of Jo Daviess County.

Apple River Fort State Historic Site

11.05 mi / 17.79 km from the hotel
Tour a replica of this 19th-century frontier fort, where a small band of soldiers mounted a successful defense against superior numbers during the Black Hawk War.

Stockton Heritage Museum

0.6 mi / 0.96 km from the hotel
On Saturdays from May through October, guests can visit the Stockton Heritage Museum for an educational look at the history of Kraft Foods and the Chicago Great Western Railroad.

Chestnut Mountain Resort

20.03 mi / 32.23 km from the hotel
Whether you take to the ski slopes in the winter or fly down the Alpine Slide in the summer, you can experience family-friendly thrills all year long at Chestnut Mountain Resort.

Freeport Art Museum

19.19 mi / 30.89 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.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

53.84 mi / 86.65 km from the hotel
Illinois’ largest water park, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor features tube rides, waterslides, and a lazy river.

Massbach Ridge Winery

9.91 mi / 15.94 km from the hotel
Enjoy a peaceful vineyard tour at this family-owned winery, and don’t miss the chance to sample some of the finished product in the tasting room.


16.14 mi / 25.97 km from the hotel
Experience the fast-paced thrills of motocross firsthand at this local track, which offers open practice rides. Is spectating more your speed? Check out the online calendar for races scheduled during your visit.

Winneshiek Playhouse

19.87 mi / 31.98 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.

Woodbine Bend Golf Course

7.51 mi / 12.09 km from the hotel
Grab your golf clubs and head over to this beautifully maintained course for a relaxing afternoon with friends or colleagues. After completing the course, you can stop by the on-site restaurant and bar for a delicious meal.

Valley of Eden Bird Sanctuary

6.38 mi / 10.27 km from the hotel
Home to over 100 bird species, this beautiful 409-acre preserve offers more than six miles of hiking trails. At peak birdwatching season (April through August), you might even catch a glimpse of rarities like the bobolink or the red-headed woodpecker.

Downtown Murals

0.62 mi / 1 km from the hotel
Wander through downtown Stockton on a tour of the city’s vibrant murals, which tell stories of its past and present. Don’t forget to drop by local shops and restaurants on your way.