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Visit the Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site, located on South 4th Street/400 South Lincoln Highway Road, where you can find out more about the local lifestyle during the 1840's, featuring a wide array of educational programs events and special tours, available by appointment.


Explore the Lincoln Douglas Debate Museum, situated on Coles County Fairgrounds, which offers visitors interactive displays and exhibits that reveal the history of debating through film, artifacts, photos and audio selections.


Have a relaxing picnic with the family at the Sister City Park, which can be found on Route 130, south of Lincoln Avenue, featuring picnic tables, volleyball courts, basketball courts and many other fun attractions.


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The Charleston Challenge Duathlon, which is scheduled on September 25, in 2010, offered by the Charleston Parks & Recreation Department, is perhaps one of the most popular and favorite annual sporting events in Charleston.


With a 2-mile run, a 19.1-mile bike ride and a children's race, the event is open for enthusiasts of all ages and skills.


The bike ride takes the participants on a hilly course, west of Charleston, while the runs take the participants on a course through Charleston's city streets, revealing some of the most beautiful and scenic areas in and around the city.


If you plan your visit to Charleston in September, be sure not to miss this fabulous event!




Every year, Charleston celebrates a series of fun and entertaining events. Some of the most popular and favorite ones are listed below. Check it out!


- April: A Festival of the Arts.


- May: Fairbanks Park Arts & Music Festival.


- June: Urbana Arts and Crafts Festival, Woofstock, Civil War Days.


- July: Champaign County Fair, Coles County Fair.


- August: Bloomington Cultural Festival, McLean County Fair




Charleston may not have Miami's or New York's appealing nightlife scene, but there are plenty of things to do on a night out, for people of all ages.


If you're a gourmet, you will be happy to hear that the vast local restaurants serve all types of cuisines, gathered from all over the world. For the more `wild` party-loving ones, Charleston offers sufficient pubs and clubs where you can have fun with friends, enjoy yourselves, have a drink or two, or dance the night away and leave all your worries behind.


Among the places that fit on the list of the most popular and favorite nightspots in Charleston, there are: the Panther Paw Bar & Grill, located on 4th Street, the Stix Restaurant & Sports Bar and the Kahuna's Bar and Grill, which are also located on 4th Street, and the Warehouse Phase 3, which can be found on N 6th Street.

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