Explore the former Hardware Capital of the World when you book a private flight to a jet charter airport in Sterling, Illinois.
Nicknamed for its pedigree in the manufacturing and steel industry, Sterling, Illinois is more than just a business hub: it’s a great place to visit with your family and explore the small prairie town. With a population of just under 15,000, Sterling, Illinois is the perfect location for those looking to combine their love of the outdoors with the comforts of city life.
A trip to Sterling, Illinois, is incomplete without a stop at the Sinnissippi Mounds. Situated in Sinnissippi Park, these burial mounds reach back to the Hopewell Native American tradition that flourished in the region more than two thousand years ago. This historic burial site paints a picture of the trade network that wound its way along the Mississippi River long before the grid of asphalt that now connects Sterling to its neighbouring towns and counties.
You’ll also be surprised to learn that this small prairie town is home to one of the premier Japanese gardens in North America. The Anderson Japanese Gardens feature stunning Japanese architecture and floral arrangements sure to bring a sense of calm to those who walk the rock paths.
Before you head back to the airport, be sure to stop at the Midway Drive-In and Diner where you can experience the American past-time of drive-in cinema. And, with a lineup featuring new blockbusters and Americana classics alike, the Midway Drive-In, like Sterling itself, truly has something for everyone.