Special Events – Things to do in Illinois

If you are looking for things to do in Illinois, Heartland Lodge hosts several special events through-out the year. Enjoy one of these special events or create your own! We are open all year and many guests make their own special getaway! We offer activities like horseback riding, ATV rentals, sporting clays, hayrides & bonfire with smores and more. Visit our activities page to see a list of all the activities.
August- Dive Bar Tour Weekend
Dive Bar Tour Guides in Illinois Are you ready to take a dive into the best bars in historic Calhoun County and enjoy the local culture? Grab your friends, spouse or family and embark on a weekend full of fun, laughter, and good times.
August- Wine & Brewery Tour Weekend
Special Events Things To Do In Illinois Enjoy wine and beer tasting, scenic cruise down the Mighty Mississippi River (the same one Tom Sawyer took a raft down!), historic downtown Hannibal, Missouri, wonderful meals, first-class accommodations, and a lot of fun with your friends or significant other.
February – Romance Month
Inside view of the Heavenly View Cabin February is one of the most romantic times of the year to be at the lodge. So, instead of making Valentine’s Day the only romantic day of the month, we have decided to make February “the romance month”! Curl up in bed with the love of your life and enjoy the fireplace, or soak together in your very own two-person Whirlpool!
Girls’ Getaway Weekends
girls getaway weekend in illinois We hosts four Amazing Girls’ Getaway Weekends each year! Our getaway weekends are truly fantastic. You and your friends will enjoy gourmet meals, first-class accommodations, and a host of unforgettable activities. After a long week of staff meetings, laundry, ringing phones, and e-mail updates, don’t you think you deserve a vacation? Imagine it – no cooking, no cleaning, and no worries. Just good friends relaxing and enjoying each others’ company.
Fourth of July Celebration
fireworks nearby the lodge The lodge is a perfect location for your July 4th getaway! There is plenty to do around the resort or take a day trip to one of the surrounding towns who will be having Fourth of July Celebrations.  Enjoy our famous evening hayride that stops and overlooks a scenic view of the Mississippi River Valley. From this view you will watch Pleasant Hill’s firework show. (One of the best in Illinois and the mid-west.)

Father’s Day ATV Riding Event
Heartland's Atv/ Utv Photo Contest! In celebration of Father’s Day, we will be hosting a special ATV/UTV riding event Father’s Day Weekend. Prizes, promotions and special activities will be offered all weekend long!