Come visit the unique and historical town of Princeton. This is the kind of place where everybody knows just about everybody else and visitors feel like they might have lived here their whole life. Whether you’re visiting for a day, a weekend or a lifetime, Princeton welcomes you. But, Princeton is much more than just friendly; we’ve got a flair for the arts, an interesting and quirky history dating back to 1831, year-round festivals, events, nature trails, parks and a unique main street that will surely offer fun and one of a kind shopping!

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Princeton Tourism and Visitor Bureau wishes to thank our Princeton professional photographers Steve Coven of Portrait Designs and Nicole Isaacson of Nicole Isaacson Photography for their donation of beautiful photography.  We also thank our Princeton photographers for their donation of beautiful photography: Chad Brokaw of Brokaw Imagination, Shawn Brown of Tribune Printing, Bureau County Fair, Bureau County Metro Center, Kathy Costerisan, FESTIVAL 56, Hunters Ridge, Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway, Mike Lange, Pam Lange, Larry Magnuson of the Bureau County Cattleman’s Association, Plow Creek Farm, University of Illinois Extension Office, City of Princeton, Princeton Chamber of Commerce.

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