Welcome to Mt. Morris

Whether you’re visiting Mt. Morris IL for an hour, a weekend, or a week, visitors of all ages and stages will find vibrant and varied attractions, events, and activities year-round.

Best concerts in Ogle county found in Mt. Morris, Illinois in our downtown campus

Best Concerts in Ogle County

Mt. Morris is filled with excellent local and regional musicians during the summer. Whether you are a fan of intimate solo acts, classical bands, big concerts, or kickin’ bar bands, there is something for every musical taste from big band through folk to country or classic rock.

Local Flavor

When you’re visiting Mt. Morris IL, you are in the midst of the best farmland in the nation, and we do not take our food scene lightly. Whether you crave great pub grub, fine dining, or generous homestyle cooking, you will find it in Mt. Morris and within an easy drive. This region has classic Italian cuisine, authentic Mexican dishes from family recipes, bar food featuring burgers piled high, craft beverages, soul-satisfying comfort food, and local specialties from artisanal masters. Parking is free and reservations are rarely needed.

Enjoy a burger and beer at Idle Hour in Mt. Morris, Illinois
Impressive straw sculpture depicting the Statue of Liberty on display during the National Straw Sculpting Festival held annually in Mt. Morris, Illinois

ONLY In My Town

You’ll be amazed at the attractions, events, and activities within Mt. Morris – not to mention in the area. Whether you’re here for an hour, a weekend, or a week, visitors of all ages and stages will find vibrant and varied adventures year-round.

Plenty of options for a beautiful, rustic wedding in and around Mt. Morris, Illinois

Wedding Venues

Scenic wedding and event venues are sprinkled throughout the region in parks, farms, nature centers, and gardens, ready to accommodate indoor and outdoor weddings of all sizes.

Cabin at White Pines nearby Mt. Morris


You will find motels, picturesque cabins, charming B&Bs, and campgrounds are plentiful throughout this region.

Mt. Morris Campus College Plaque with description of Rock River Seminary, the first institution of higher education in Northern Illinois

Historically Speaking

Mt. Morris was settled around 1837 by adventurers from the east coast seeking open spaces and a better life. It still offers stunning rural views and a high quality of life for anyone seeking to make My Town, Mt. Morris, their town.