City of Monmouth

Welcome to the Maple City!

Visit Monmouth

Monmouth is a delightful town in the heart of West Central Illinois with a little something for every traveler! If you love history you will want to check out the historic markers around town that commemorate the proud history of Monmouth. Some of which include visits by famous figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Douglas, Wyatt Earp, Joseph Smith, and Ronald Reagan to our historical development as an agricultural community.

Visit our shopping district where you can find that perfect accent piece for any room of your home or the perfect gift for that special someone. Walk down our maple lined streets full of Victorian homes for an understanding of why Monmouth truly is the Maple City! Enjoy a picnic in one of our many parks or a fantastic meal at one of our restaurants that are guaranteed to please even the pickiest of eaters! There are also plenty of opportunities to take in a sporting event, theatre play, musical performance or art gallery to make your visit memorable.

Welcome to Monmouth - we hope you will enjoy your stay!

Dining Out

If you like to eat, we've got the experiences you crave! From the brand-new Petey's Pub & Grill to Cerar's, a world-class steak house, we can satisfy your hunger. For a great lunch in a historic building downtown, check out Olivia's Cookie Jar or swing by Market Alley Wines for a glass of your favorite vintage. Monmouth also boast several authentic Mexican restaurants. For a full listing of great dining and drinking experiences, vist our Business Directory and click on the Food & Drink tag. We'll set a place for you!


If you are looking for a relaxing place to get a way for a night or two, we've got a place to call home. Our new, $12 Million AmericInn Hotel is the newest and best lodging facilities for 40 miles. For something more private, we've got Jonny's Guest House. For a full listing of lodging options in Monmouth, head to our Business Directory page and click on the Lodging tag.

Community Events

From historic pottery to live music... historic airplanes to muscle cars... dancing stars to the Prime Beef Festival, Monmouth hosts annual events sure to entertain you and your family. Our events celebrate our community, our heritage, our history and our progressive future. Mark your calendars, pack up your supplies and make a plan to have some fun in Monmouth t one of our great events. We'll see you there! For full event listings, check out our Events page.

Arts & Culture

If you are a fan of the visual arts, performing arts or live music, Monmouth has much to offer. From the Buchanan Center for the Arts located on the Public Square to the Len G. Everett Gallery at Monmouth College, you'll find great gallery spaces with continually changes exhibits. The Wells Theatre at Monmouth College provides an intimate venue for student and travelling plays. On the music front, you'll find live music every weekend at local venues, plus we have the ongoing Maple Leaf Community Concert Series and the Deep Blue Innovators Blues Festival in October.

For complete listing of the cultural organizations in Monmouth, check out our Arts & Culture page.