Thursday, January 22, 2015

Visit the Amish in Arthur, Illinois

Arthur, Illinois is a town of 2,200 residents located 10 miles west of Interstate 57 off exit 203 in East Central Illinois. The friendly, down-home atmosphere welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors every year and helps to back up the town motto, "You're a stranger only once."  Arthur is in the Heart of Illinois Amish Country, with more than 1,000 Amish families living in the countryside around Arthur.
Arthur's surrounding Amish settlement, was established in 1865 by a handful of families, and has grown to over 4,500 members. The Amish farm the rich land of the Arthur area with teams of six to eight horses, and operate numerous "country shops." The horse-drawn, black Amish buggies are a common sight around Arthur and Amish country.

 Be sure to drop by Beachy’s Bulk Foods and Yoder’s Restaurant while in the Arthur community. In the restaurant at Yoder's Kitchen you'll find an incredible selection of fine food and gifts from homemade meals, and friendly service, amidst the backdrop of pure country charm. Whether you choose from the menu selections, or treat yourself to the incredible Homemade Buffet, you can't go wrong. The greatest challenge is leaving yourself ample room for Yoder's homemade pie. Of course, you can always take it with you.
Yoder's Restaurant
Yoder's Restaurant In Arthur, Illinois

Roselen’s Amish coffee shop in Arthur, Illinois. Roselen’s is operated by Amish sisters Rose Plank and Lena Otto.
Roselen’s is just one more example of a local Amish business; the Arthur settlement is highly entrepreneurial. Amish businesses in the Arthur area range from dry goods shops to metal workers to engine repair. But above all the most heavily-represented enterprise among local Amish is woodworking. 

Be sure to Visit The Amish online HERE