Area Attractions

For outdoor lovers, Canton is the perfect base to explore the beautiful Illinois River Road Scenic Byway. The Powerton Fish and Wildlife Reserve and the Peoria River Shoreline are within a 30-minute drive.

About more than 1400 acres of open space available in Canton for numberous outdoor activities. If you like hiking, biking, boating, bird watching, wildlife, hunting and fishing this is a perfect place for you.

Banner Marsh / Rice Lake

These areas provide various outdoor activities, including hunting, fishing, boating, dog training, picnicking, wildlife observation and photography.

Banner Marsh offers a variety of hunting opportunities, including waterfall, dove, upland game and deer (archery only). During waterfowl hunting season, Rice Lake is also popular with sportsmen, the area is open for hunting, and there is a daily draw for walk-in hunters. Because of its wetland acreage and river backwater, this area is a hunters paradise. Archery deer hunting also is available.

With more than 200 clear water bodies holding numerous species of fish, including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, walleye, crappie, bluegill, redear, green sunfish and channel cat, fishing is a common interest among many who visit the area.

Row boats, canoes and small motor boats are all popular watercraft at Banner Marsh. Jet skis, water skiing, swimming and operation of boat motors in excess of 25 horsepower are all prohibited in both wildlife areas.

Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway

The Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway is rich in cultural heritage from Native Americans, French exlporers, American settlers and immigrants who were drawn to the Illinois River, with all of its rich resources. Nature lovers will be thrilled to explore the abundant wetlands, prairies, woodlands, lakes and wildlife habitats, or visit some of the most ambitious conservation and wetland restoration projects in the country. Hiking, biking, hunting, fishing and boating, birding or wildlife watching-its everywhere on the Byway.

Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive

Cruise the backroads of Fulton county and take part in the Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive, Central Illinois’ premier arts & crafts fair, which takes place during the first two full weekends in October. Each year, the Spoon River Drive attracts more than 100,000 visitors to Fulton County, on the hunt for handmade items, crafts, genuine collectibles, antiques, furniture, primitives, original art and artisans, plants, flowers, candles, and more.

Dickson Mounds Museum

A branch of the Illinois State Museum and a national historic site. One of the major on-site archeological museums in the country, Dickson Mounds offers a unique opportunity to explore 12,000 years of Native Americans in the Illinois River Valley.

Linn Lanes

You can bowl the night away with friends,and relax in our Sports Bar We have 20 automatic scoring lanes for leagues, open bowling, or bumper bowling. Cosmic bowling with glow in the dark lanes, laser lights, available on Fridays and Saturdays.

Big Creek Park Outdoor Pool

Public swimming pool. Open daily from 12pm to 7pm.

Majestic Theatre

Movie theater in Canton, Illinois.

Skateland Canton

Roller skating rink in Canton, Illinois.

Snowman’s Reindeer Farm

Celebrate this Christmas season by giving your family a unique holiday experience that will send your children to bed dreaming of Santa’s magical ride. Several of the reindeer that live at Snowman’s Reindeer Farm frequently fly with Santa on Christmas Eve and you can meet them in person! Visitors of all ages enjoy interacting with the reindeer inside two reindeer barns.

Brown’s Oakridge Zoo

Browns Oakridge Zoo is a family owned and operated zoo established in 1990. Beginning with a single pot bellied pig and a few whitetail deer, the number of species housed at the zoo has grown to include five Siberian tigers, several black bears, two lions, and many more exotic and domestic animals.