Herod, Illinois: Herod Cave and Fairy Cliff Cafe Ruins

Roadside rock shelter was once augmented with the Fairy Cliff Cafe (1930s-1960s). Just ruins now, but the cave is still there.

Address:
999 IL-34, Herod, IL
Directions:
On the west side of I_34, either seven miles south of its intersection with IL-145 in Mitchellsville, or 9.5 miles north of its intersection with IL-146 in Humm Wye.
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Herod Cave.

Herod Cave/Fairy Cliff Cafe Ruins

A cave roadside park on Highway 34 includes the ruins of an old restaurant, the Fairy Cliff Cafe (1930s-1960s). The chimney and some electrical components can still be seen.

[Cheri Burnett, 06/30/2021]

Some people have reported there was a caged bear in the cave at one time (but no imprisoned fairies).


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