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Chaplin Creek: Time-Travel Prairie Haven
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22 Reviews
Franklin Grove, IL
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Max Rig Size
Over 45 ft
Max Nights
1
Parking Spaces
5
Same Day Requests
No
About
Immerse yourself in the charm of yesteryear while luxuriating in the plein-air haven of RV camping at a historical treasure tucked in the heartland. This unique location offers more than a picturesque backdrop for your recreational vehicle; it's a journey through time to the mid-19th century where the pioneering spirit thrives amidst the prairie. Pitch your home on wheels on the periphery of a meticulously restored village that echoes the simple life of a bygone era. This evolving historical restoration, centered around a quintessential crossroads, mirrors the organic growth of early small communities, offering a glimpse into the past where each building tells a story and every artifact holds a forgotten conversation. RV campers at this serene spot will relish the opportunity to explore the heritage of a settlement named after its first pioneers. Let the whispers of history guide you through streets once bustling with the activity of early settlers who laid the foundations for the future while you revel in the present convenience and comforts of your modern RV setup. With the past at your doorstep and the great outdoors as your living room, this location provides a blissful blend of education, relaxation, and rustic beauty, perfect for those seeking an unconventional camping experience. As you unwind under the stars, the prairie settlement of a mid-19th-century village serves as a silent testament to the enduring legacy of America's resilient ancestors. Come, park, and be part of the living history that shapes the enchanting narrative of this unique destination.
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Opening hours
Monday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Suitability
Pets Welcome
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Slideouts Allowed
Amenities
Hiking
Birding & Wildlife Viewing
Historical Exhibit
Items for Purchase
We accept donations only. While parking at Chaplin Creek Village, which has a lot of area for walking on a self guide tour, bird watching and some wild life, other points of interest close by is the Franklin Creek State Park, loaded with many hiking trails and natural springs to drink out of, also the Nachusa grass land with 5000 acres of prairie and the largest buffalo herd east of the Mississippi.
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Parking & Arrival
Please text 815-973-4304 when 45 minutes out with estimated time of arrival, so we can be there to show you the parking locations.
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Max Rig Size:
Over 45 ft
Parking Spaces:
5
Parking Surface:
Grass
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