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Tourism and Recreation

Visitor Center – Shiloh House
Shiloh House, Zion’s historical museum and Visitors Center, located at 1300 Shiloh Boulevard is open to the public Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The museum offers self-guided tours, Zion memorabilia, artifacts and furniture from the time of the city’s founding along with many items from the Dowie family.

Zion Park District
The Zion Park District’s premier facilities include the Sports Arena and Fitness Studio, Port Shiloh Pool, and Shepherd’s Crook and Shiloh Park Golf Courses.

The Zion Park District is known for its beautiful, tranquil, open spaces and parks. The Park District maintains over 752 acres of parkland throughout the city.

Whether it’s by offering wholesome programs, activities and special events, by providing enjoyable facilities or by preserving the aesthetic beauty of our community, the sole purpose of Zion Park District is the enrichment of lives.


North Point Marina
North Point Marina is located in Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, on Lake Michigan midway between Chicago and Milwaukee. North Point Marina is a world class marina at a world class value to you! Convenient on-site amenities including boat maintenance and repair, fuel, dry winter storage, transient slips, Great Room, beaches, ship’s store and restaurant are available.

Illinois Beach State Park
Illinois Beach State Park is part of the Illinois state park system and is located along Lake Michigan in northeast Illinois in Zion, Beach Park and Winthrop Harbor. The park is broken into two units encompassing 4,160 acres and contains over six and a half miles of Lake Michigan shoreline.

Recreational activities at Illinois Beach State Park include boating, swimming, hiking, bicycling, camping, bird watching, and picnicking. Known primarily for the beach, Illinois Beach State Park also includes dunes, wetlands, prairies, and black oak savanna. The area at the far southern end of the park is a nature preserve.

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