Thomson is a charming, growing, and eclectic little village, with much more than you would expect to find. In addition to the Great River Trail, in Thomson you will find charming “Old Time” facades on the downtown buildings, a train depot museum with lots of local history, a unique bike shop, a beautiful campground right on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi River, plus a variety of great food, pizza and ice cream at several locations through out Thomson. Coming soon: a friendly community pub with organic espresso/coffee/lattes.ganic espresso/coffee/lattes.


Boat Launches

Largest at Riverview Rd/4 Mile Road, plus small launch in the Thomson Causeway.


Dusty’s Pizza Plus

Great pizza & pasta plus delicious restaurant fare, freshly baked bread, salad bar, soup, daily specials, and desserts, and breakfast until 2pm.


817 W. Main St.


Bear’s Drive In

Excellent Soft Serve Ice Cream, plus great food! Outdoor seating, to-go orders and pickup window.


1904 IL Rt 84


The Station/Rt 84 Diner

Full gas station with both standard vehicle, diesel, and truck fueling, plus a great diner inside The Station. Offering a variety of great diner fare and specials with a retro style “lunch counter” along with table seating.

(815) 259-2700

1865 IL Rt 84


My Go to Place

Great Bar and Grill located right on the Great River Trail in the Riverview Area north of town. Great food and
pizza, perfect place to stop for a break on your ride.

5403 Riverview Rd


Heirloom Market & Cafe

Panini’s, sandwiches, homemade soup, gourmet coffee, & more, plus gardening supplies, heirloom seeds, fresh produce, gift shop.
Open Thurs-Sat 7am-4pm & Sun 11am-4pm

2200 IL Rt 84


Sandburr Run Golf Course / Sandtrap Bar / Hotel

5020 IL Rt 84


Executive Inn Motel



Arnold's BikesArnold’s Bikes

Comfort Bikes, Recumbent Trikes & 2 Wheelers, a Variety of used bikes, plus Rentals and Repairs.

831 W Main Street
Thomson, Illinois


Thomson Train Depot Museum

Packed with local history: Photos, memorabilia, and more. Open 1pm-4pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Other hours available by

W. Main Street
Thomson, Illinois


Upper Mississippi Wildlife Refuge/Ingersoll Learning Center

Featuring Wildlife Viewing Station Lookouts over the marshland, plus Educational Displays inside. Located at North Riverview Rd, right on the Great River Trail.


Casey’s at Rt 84 & Main St.

Open 24 hours, 7 days a week! Gasoline, propane, pizza & more, full convenience store.


CDG Ceramics

Unique Ceramics – You can come in, relax and paint your own ceramics or we have a wide variety of finished products painted by us in our store front. We also offer a huge selection of greenware, bisque, paints and supplies for all your ceramic needs, plus classes.

(815) 631-4296
1904 Rt 84


Thomson Causeway/Campground

Tent camping, motor home facilities, showers available. Hiking trails, recreation areas, small boat launch, playgrounds, right on the banks of the Mississippi River. Great additional scenic “loop” to add to your bike ride.


Opening Soon: Thom’s Inn

Friendly community atmosphere with quality spirits, beer on tap, wine, organic espresso & lattes. Future plans include live music and more.

826 W. Main St.


Sandburr Run Golf Course/Sandtrap Bar/Hotel

5020 IL Rt 84


Fairhaven Farms