It's a common misconception that this city was initially named after the nation’s first president but in fact, this city was founded in 1825 by William Holland, Sr., a blacksmith from North Carolina. The first post office however, took after the first U.S. President and later became the name of the city in 1837. This growing city became of national interest to many travelers and each visitor discovers more to do and share every time they visit. When you book with Choice Hotels in Washington, IL, you can easily discover these attractions that other visitors are enjoying during every trip.
What really put the city on the map was the famous Heyl Pony Farm. This farm supplied Shetland ponies to international buyers and you can actually find some of the original barns today on North Main Street. The old canning factory is another point of interest that you simply can’t miss. Washington is just ten miles east of Peoria, the “River City,” of central Illinois so you can visit this city and explore its neighbors as well! The Ronald Reagan Trail can take you through these neighboring cities that are deemed of importance to former United States President Ronald Raegan. If you’re passing through this city or it’s your destination, you will find that a world of history surrounds you in Washington.
Hotels in this city have the amenities you need to really relax while soaking in some United States history. Even if you are attending a conference in a nearby city or in Peoria, this city is close enough that you can complete your work and still recharge at the end of the day. We look forward to making your trip as memorable as possible and when you book with Choice Hotels in Washington, IL, you’ll have the amenities you need relax after a long day of work. Book online and be prepared to unwind!