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“Historic Swedish village”

Bishop Hill Illinois
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed August 4, 2014

Liked various shops and museums. People are so friendly. Village is packed with history. During week, village is very quiet after 6 pm. We stayed at Gallery Inn which is lovely. Suggest getting food for evening at bakery by 4pm.

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Reviewed July 31, 2014

Nice area to visit. Everything is within walking distance. Beautiful park in the center, with all the shops and restaurants surrounding.Handmade pottery, brooms, handmade mittens and of course Chocolates.

2  Thank Sarah K
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Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is a nice Little Place North of Galesburg. It's the settlement for the Swedes who came here in the 1840s. Since we are from Sweden it was an interesting place to visit. There are some museums that show the history of Bishop Hill and the area and´a few cafés and restaurants as well. Of course there are a couple of stores, especially one dedicated to Swedish food, design and souvenirs. If I am right the museums don't have entrance fees but are grateful to donations.

2  Thank Marie-Louise K
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Reviewed July 18, 2014

I have travelled to Bishop Hill multiple times over the years. It was a beautiful place of rolling green hills dotted with well kept farms. I always enjoyed the drive through Henry County.

Now, the countryside has been covered with wind turbines, hundreds of them. The local government must have all approved this. I guess revenue from supplying Chicago power wins.

America the Beautiful, gone.
I won't be going back.

2  Thank DemRascals
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Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were expecting to see homes to tour or guides to help us. this place is about 8 streets total with a couple small shops. Seemed almost deserted.

3  Thank Lizatutor
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