Recent Blogs

  • 3/28/2015
    Plan Your Next Corporate Retreat Now!!
    Posted by admin
    Over the last few weeks, I have blogged about all the spring activities that you can enjoy at Heartland Lodge as well as planning your summer vacation. All of the activities mentioned in the blogs…and many more…are great for just about anyone wanting to e
  • 2/18/2014
    Lessons from the 2014 Olympics
    Posted by admin
    Every two years my social life takes a two week break. I spend my evenings curled up under a blanket emotionally investing myself in the lives and pursuits of people I’ll likely never meet. I learn about other countries. I learn about sports I’ll never be
  • 10/6/2013
    Confucius Says...
    Posted by admin
    Work is tough.  It’s draining.  It’s hard.  No matter what you do…I’m sure there are days when it gets to you.  Confucius wrote that if you “choose a job you love, you [will] never work a day in your life.” Ordinarily I wouldn’t be sup...
  • 8/10/2013
    Into to Bitcoins - Online Currency
    Posted by admin
    Ever heard of a bitcoin?  Sounds weird doesn’t it?  Like the name of an indie rock band or maybe a cool new toy?  If you spend time online, you are eventually going to bump into bitcoins.  I know it keeps happening to me.  What ar...
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  • Heartland Lodge is a wonderful experience for all administration.  Everyone was wonderful and the meals were incredible.  Our clay thrower, Hunter, was very fun for our clay shooting experience.
    - Hannibal-LaGrange--Betty Anderson
  • I had attended a two-day company seminar and was very impressed with the level of service for this type of function.  The facilities and food service were exceptional, along with the hay ride and campfire activities!
    - Joe Goerlich
  • Heartland Lodge has a wonderful staff, beautiful surroundings, and comfortable clean rooms!
    - BASF, Mark Hannold
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Team Building Activities

Harpole’s Heartland Lodge is the perfect location for team building activities.  Heartland’s convenient but yet isolated location keeps your group together and bonding as a team the minute they step onto the property.  We have all kinds of team building activities that will keep your group entertained. Our activities are perfect for both men and women, corporate and executive retreats, developing employee motivation, and for any group looking to bring their team closer together as one unit.  Heartland lodge is located in Illinois, right on the Mississipp River bluffs overlooking the Missouri Hills.

  • Team Building Ideas
  • Team Building Games
  • Team Building Exercises

  • "The staff, activities, and other amenitites as well as the food were over the top!"
    Curt Hutton, Trane

Sporting Clays

Group Outing

A round of clays is a great team building activity! Our scenic fifteen station sporting clay course will challenge your entire team and create memories that they will be talking about for months! More on our sporting clay course.

ATV Riding

 ATV Team Building Photo

Riding ATV’s through our property will be sure to get everyone fired up! This will be one of the most popular activities of your retreat! More on our ATV Riding.


Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding Retreat

Enjoying a scenic ride on our trails is a great way for the entire team to have fun together. More on our Horseback Riding.

Old West Chuck Wagon Cookouts

Old West Cookout
Step back in time and enjoy one of our famous chuck wagon cookouts.

Meals (Homemade and Cooked!)

Home Made Meals

You may not think of meals as a team building activity but at Heartland it is! All of our meals are made from scratch (Just like Grandma did) and served family style. After your retreat, ask everyone what was their favorite part was and our meals will be at the top of their list!


Corporate Pheasant Hunt

One of our specialties and a great alternative to the golf course for those who are looking for something their team or customers would enjoy. More on our Hunting Packages.

Scenic Hayride

Scenic Hayride at Sunset

A favorite team building activity from all of our guests who return each year. Enjoy the scenic hour ride along the bluffs of the Mississippi River. The ride takes you along a working Elk farm, cattle and horse ranches, and turns around at one of the most scenic views of the Mississippi River valley.

The view of the sunset is one of the most beautiful in the Mid-West! You will see an abundance of wildlife including Whitetail Deer, Wild Turkeys, and all the beauty the country has to offer.

Bonfire (with Smores!!)

Camp fire

After spending a great day together, what better way to end the day than with everybody sitting around the camp fire telling stories of the day's events, while enjoying a smore or marshmallow!



If you want to create team building, make sure you add paintball to your schedule of activities. This will be a favorite among your group and they will be laughing and talking about it for months!


Heartland has an exclusive arrangement with the local country club for your group to enjoy a round of golf. More on Golf.


We have several different options for your group to enjoy a day on the water. More on our Fishing.

Other Team Building Activities

Your imagination is the only limitation to what we can offer for team building activities at Heartland Lodge. Along with the ones mentioned above some other favorites are scavenger hunts, volleyball, horseshoes, bike riding, croquet, and many other fun activities. Outings can also be arranged to Hannibal MO (Home of Mark Twain) and Springfield IL (Home of Abe Lincoln).

Call one of our activity specialists to arrange your next team building outing! Or send us an e-mail at