This is the current conditions weather report for Arcola. The report was made 77 minutes ago, at 10:53 UTC. The wind was blowing at a speed of 9 miles per hour / 14.8 kilometers per hour from the south (180°). The temperature was 61°F / 16°C, with a dew-point at 61°F / 16°C. The atmospheric pressure was 29.97 inHg / 1016 hPa. The relative humidity was 52%. The skies were clear.
Arcola is a city in Douglas County, Illinois, United States. The population was 2,652 at the 2000 census. The city was founded in 1855, when the Illinois Central Railroad was built through the county. The railroad itself was responsible for surveying, platting, and founding the town.
Take a bike tour through the countryside for breath taking Country air, scenery, the diverse farming styles, techniques for planting and harvesting. Visit the home to Illinois' largest Old Order Amish settlement. The rural area is lined with Amish homes, businesses, and schools, plus horse drawn buggies, and Rockome Gardens Theme Park and Outdoor Adventure.
Arcola celebrates its heritage as the "Broom Corn Capital of the World" with the renowned annual Broom Corn Festival. Visitors see broom activities, arts/crafts, free entertainment, great food, and a gigantic parade with the Famous Lawn Rangers.
The Amish Interpretive Center - Learn about the Old Order Amish of Central Illinois
Arcola Depot and Welcome Center - is a restored train depot containing useful visitor information about the area
Raggedy Ann & Andy Museum - This free non-for-profit museum preserve and celebrate the artistic and social contributions of Johnny Gruelle and Raggedy to American popular culture
Rockome Gardens - Nestled in the Amish countryside offering fiftteen acres of beautiful gardens