Upcoming Event Spotlight

5th Annual Great River Road Run

On October 15, 2016, Hancock County is host to the 5th Annual Great River Road Run - a 1/2 marathon that features the Great River Road from Hamilton to Nauvoo. This sporting event does have a 5K and a 10K option. All three options are runs/walks. In addition to the half marathon, the 5K and the 10K, there is a 13 mile or 55 mile bike ride route that is also available. 

The routes all begin at the Wildcat Springs Boat Dock in Hamilton, Illinois and end in the Nauvoo State Park. Click here to go to the route information page. 

Proceeds go to the Hancock County Food Pantries and Hancock County Food for Thoughts. On Friday, October 14, we will host an Expo and Packet Pickup event for race participants and supporters of this event with an opportunity for all to support the event by participating the Drive 4UR Community event, sponsored by Carson Ford of Carthage, Illinois. This event will take place at the Memorial Medical Building on the Memorial Hospital Campus in Carthage from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A free-will donation meal by Angilini’s Pizza & Pasta House will also be served at this event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will also feature music by Cruisin along with a bounce house and a balloon artists for the kids. 

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​As Nauvoo is a small, rural town, we have created several useful tools to help you in planning your trip to our beautiful community and the surrounding area. The link on the right is our primary Experience Guide and the links below are additional materials. If you would like more information or have questions about anything, please feel free to contact our office! 

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Nauvoo merchants and shops have made it easy for you to enjoy Nauvoo products anywhere you live.  Try browsing these Nauvoo stores online.

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