Morton, Illinois is a family-oriented village nestled in the heart of the Illinois River Valley. Known as “The Pumpkin Capital of the World,” Morton holds an annual 4-day Pumpkin Festival every fall. An enduring event for more than 40 years, the festival features pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin chili, and of course, pumpkin pie.
The Nestles/Libby’s plant located in Morton packs 85 percent of the world’s canned pumpkin, making it a vital part of the community’s economy. Several other businesses call Morton home, including the world headquarters for Caterpillar Logistics.
Morton’s beautiful Main Street has decorative sidewalks lined with benches. This busy shopping area has many boutiques and gift shops. In addition, Morton has three large shopping centers and several restaurants.
Located just minutes from Peoria, Morton is near I-74 and I-474, making it convenient to nearby metro areas. If living in a small, friendly village appeals to you, check out Morton Illinois apartment rentals.