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Havana is a town of approximately 3,600 residents, located in central Illinois on the banks of the Illinois River. It is the county seat for Mason County. Havana is near the Chatauqua National Wildlife Refuge, which is 4,500 acres of wildlife habitat that is home to large concentrations of wild ducks. The Refuge offers boundless opportunities for fishing, hunting and birdwatching. Other recreational activities near Havana include golf, tennis, auto racing, hiking, biking, cross country skiing and snowmobiling. Riverfront Park in Havana includes three blocks of river frontage on the Illinois River, along with 3 boat launches, picnic shelters, hiking, camping and a playground. Many other recreational areas are near Havana, including Sand Ridge State Forest and Jake Wolf Memorial Hatchery, Spring Lake State Park and Anderson Lake. The town of Havana hosts several special events throughout the year, as well. The 4th of July Heritage Days are held along Riverfront Park, the Watermelon Festival is held the first Saturday in August, Oktoberfest the first weekend after Labor Day and a Christmas Parade the fourth Saturday in November. A special Holiday Tour of Homes in Havana is also held the second Sunday of December.

Surrounding areas: Peoria, Illinois (38.7 mi)

Havana Vacation Rentals

Havana Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Red Lion Motor LodgeUS 136 EHavana, IL (309) 543-4407
Sycamore Motor Lodge271 E DearbornHavana, IL (309) 543-4454
Super 8 Motel Canton2110 N Main StCanton, IL17.9 mi.(309) 647-1888
Super 8 Motel BeardstownRR 2Beardstown, IL27.4 mi.(217) 323-5858
Comfort Inn Pekin3240 Vandever AvePekin, IL28.7 mi.(309) 353-4047

Havana Weather & Climate

Central Illinois , near the Illinois River, lies in the humid continental zone. The climate has four distinct seasons. Winters are cold and summers are warm and humid. Generally, more than half of the annual rainfall occurs during the growing season, from May to October. Heavy snowfall is common in winter and occasionally blizzards can occur. Summer, on the other hand, is hot and humid, with July being the hottest month of the year. Violent thunderstorms are possible March through June, sometimes producing hail and strong winds. The state of Illinois is also vulnerable to tornadoes. Many people think autumn is the most pleasant time of the year in Illinois, with sunny, mild days and cool nights, perfect for viewing the colorful fall foliage.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 31°F 14°F 1.85 in. -
February 38°F 19°F 1.94 in. -
March 50°F 29°F 3.02 in. -
April 63°F 40°F 3.45 in. -
May 74°F 50°F 4.43 in. -
June 84°F 60°F 3.81 in. -
July 88°F 63°F 3.87 in. -
August 86°F 61°F 3.45 in. -
September 79°F 52°F 3.21 in. -
October 67°F 40°F 2.86 in. -
November 50°F 30°F 3.26 in. -
December 37°F 19°F 2.63 in. -

Havana Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Greater Peoria Regional airport (PIA) located about 31 miles northeast of Havana in Peoria, Illinois, the Capital airport (SPI) located approximately 37 miles southeast of Havana in Springfield, Illinois, the Central Illinois Regional airport (BMI) located roughly 61 miles east of Havana in Bloomington Normal, Illinois, and finally the Decatur airport (DEC) located around 70 miles southeast of Havana in Decatur, Illinois.

Havana Attractions

Water Parks
Caribbean Water AdventureSpringfieldIL40.7 mi.
Fairview Family Aquatic CenterNormalIL58.0 mi.
Wacky WatersDavenportIA88.9 mi.
Raging Rivers Water ParkGraftonIL93.9 mi.
The LandingMonroe CityMO99.4 mi.
Golf Courses
Lakewood GolfHavanaIL 
Four WillowsMason CityIL20.5 mi.
Country Hills Golf CourseGreenviewIL22.9 mi.
Shambolee Golf ClubPetersburgIL24.0 mi.
Fairway Hills Golf CourseVirginiaIL25.4 mi.
Lick Creek Golf CoursePekinIL28.4 mi.
Shaw Creek Golf CourseBushnellIL29.1 mi.
Scripps Park Golf CourseRushvilleIL29.3 mi.
Parkview Golf CoursePekinIL29.8 mi.
Ski Areas
Ski SnowstarTaylor RidgeIL81.7 mi.
State Parks
Dickson Mounds State ParkIL4.5 mi. 
Spring Lake State ParkIL16.5 mi. 
Lincolns New Salem State ParkIL25.4 mi. 
Fort Creve Coeur State ParkIL33.7 mi. 
Railsplitter State ParkIL37.5 mi. 
Jubilee College State ParkIL38.2 mi. 
Argyle Lake State ParkIL39.5 mi. 
Lakeview Museum of Arts & SciencesPeoriaIL36.8 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Illinois State MuseumSpringfieldIL40.7 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Zoos and Aquariums
Glen Oak ZooPeoriaIL36.8 mi.
Henson Robinson ZooSpringfieldIL40.7 mi.
Miller Park ZooBloomingtonIL57.4 mi.
St. Louis Zoological ParkSt. LouisMO115.7 mi.

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