Bishop Hill is a great place to visit. There are many neat shops to poke around in, historic buildings and charming restaurants. It's like stepping back in time. The Outsider Gallery features unique works by area artisans. There are bowls and baskets made of paper, eggs carved with beautiful Victorian lace patterns, even a fun collection of socially incorrect art.
We stopped in and were quite amused by some of the selections.
Take a gander on the web at http://bishophillgallery.com/ and then take the drive.