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Driving distances to Hornbaker Gardens from...
Directions from I-80 at Princeton, Exit 56: Follow Route 26 as it winds through town, and continue south on Route 26 from the east edge of town. About a mile or so south of town, watch for a blue "Tourist Activities" sign for Hornbaker Gardens. Turn right at the blue sign, and go about a half mile. Take the first left, and then go 2 miles until you see our sign.
Directions from Bloomington: Take Route 39 North. Take exit #51 for IL 71. Turn left (west) onto IL 71 toward Hennepin. IL 71 turns into I-180. Continue west and then north on I-180. Take the Route 26 Princeton exit. IMPORTANT: do not exit until you see the large green exit sign that says Princeton. Ignore all the other exits for Rte 26. At the end of the ramp, turn left and go just a half mile and take the first left where you see a blue tourist activities sign indicating Hornbaker Gardens and a large sign on the hillside. Follow this winding road for 2 miles to the top of a steep hill and you'll see our sign and entrance on the right
TRUCKERS and BUS DRIVERS should not use the Directions from I-80, as shown above. Instead, at exit 61, go south on I-180 about 1 mile, and exit at Route 6. Go west about 3 miles to the stop sign on the east edge of Princeton. Turn left, or south, on Rt. 26 and go about 1 mile south of town. Watch for a blue “Tourist Activities” sign for Hornbaker Gardens. Turn right at the blue sign, and go about a half mile. Take the first left (at a Y intersection), and then go 2 miles until you see our sign. Come all the way back on our lane (about ¾ of a mile). There will be a place to turn around.
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