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Untouched by glaciers that left their mark elsewhere in the state, this park is rich with rock formations carved by erosion. The Mississippi Palisades State Park is located in Savanna along the lofty, wooded palisades of the Mississippi River, the park's inhabitants include pileated woodpeckers, migratory waterfowl and other upland wildlife. Enjoy hiking more then 15 miles of trails and five breathtaking scenic overlooks.  This is the only State Park the Still allows rock climbing.  Mississippi Palisades State Park has an impressive 241 campsites. 


Savanna Museum & Cultural Center

On the first floor you will find exciting and constantly changing events and exhibits. Permanent displays, exhibits & collections are housed on the second and third floors.

They currently feature a Civil War Soldier Exhibit, Wayne King Room, Model Railroad room an an exhibit honoring Helen Scott Hay, one of the most decorated and honored nurses in history.


The Great River Trail is a breathtaking journey along more than 60 miles of the Mississippi River in northern Illinois. Starting in Savanna, you’ll head south through several small towns with traditions still steeped in river culture before reaching the industrial center of the Quad Cities, which includes Rock Island and Moline. Many opportunities exist for browsing antiques, enjoying catfish dinners, and viewing river traffic. Camping and lodging are available for overnight trips.

Golf Equipment


Savanna and the surrounding area offer various golfing options. Tee off at one of our beautiful golf courses.

Sandburr Run Golf Course & Resort

Palisades Golf Course

Storybrook Country Club


Located on the banks of the Mississippi River,  Savanna has three boat launches to experience every thing the river has to offer.  Spend the day boating, tubing, Kayaking or fishing and the night relaxing with a river view at one of our restaurants, bars or Inns. Visit Marquette park to stroll along the river,  sit and watch the River Boats or do a little fishing.  The Mississippi River is one of the world’s largest river systems and is a must see while in Savanna.  


Founded in 1828,  Savanna is one of Illinois’ oldest towns.  Now located on the Great River Road National Byway,  Savanna’s Historic Downtown has something for everyone.  Brows our quaint shops,  plan a spa day, have dinner and drinks and one of our bars or restaurants,  enjoy some world class live music or just grab a coffee and people watch on main Street.  What ever you enjoy,  you can find it in Downtown Savanna.  


See the downtown shopping list here


Havencrest Castle

A combination of fantasy and reality, the St. Georges were a couple deeply in love with each other since their early teens. Their devotion manifested itself in a passionately creative outpouring of work and lifestyle that at times seem to blur fantasy and reality. Over their 31 years together, Alan and Adrianne St. George expanded the original 22 rooms to 63.

Each room of this 63-room mansion is opulently furnished and decorated with an artist's eye.


Havencrest is only open for May & October tours. You can learn more about the open dates and the history on their website. Advance tickets are encouraged and you can purchase them through their website. 

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The Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center is the office and Learning Center for the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. This family friendly facility is packed with interesting, hands-on exhibits and provides a dramatic view of the world’s most majestic and celebrated river. 

7071 Riverview Rd
Thomson IL 61285

Monday - Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm


From June through August, the Center is open Saturdays from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.


Sit on the deck with a glass of wine and enjoy the view at one of our nearby wineries. Choose to visit one winery or make it a girls weekend and spend a few days staying in Savanna and visiting each one.

Click here to view nearby wineries



Whether you're pulling your camper for the weekend, driving your RV across the states or just looking to unplug and sleep under the stars, Savanna offers plenty of camping opportunites for all explorers.

Click here to explore campsites!


Veterans Memorial

The Savanna Veterans Memorial is a commemorative site located at the north entrance to Savanna overlooking the Mississippi River and the newly constructed Dale Gardner Veterans Memorial Bridge. It was created to honor and recognize the service of our community’s veterans; past, present, and future.  The Memorial provides a reverential venue for residents and visitors alike to reflect upon the sacrifices made by their veteran family members and to demonstrate our community’s recognition of the contributions made by all who have served in the armed forces of the United States 

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