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The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge
Built in 1927, Old Chain of Rocks was the fifth bridge to cross the Mississippi River, which shortened the distance between St. Louis, Missouri, and Edwardsville, Illinois by 15 miles.
Henry's Ra66it Ranch
This quirky must-see Route 66 attraction, information center and souvenir gift shop is home to rabbits of all kinds, bunny and VW, as well as Mother Road memorabilia.
Louis Latzer Homestead
Louis Latzer, the founder of the Pet Milk Company, built this homestead for his wife and family in 1901. The home had many modern features of the day, including running water pumped by hand to a holding tank in the attic, a manufactured gas light system, speaking tubes between many of the rooms and one of the first telephones in the community.
Scotty's Route 66 Bar & Grill
Drive Route 66 to one of the Mother Road's few remaining original diners, and try your hand at golf on the nine-hole course next door.
The Ariston Cafe
Route 66 Hall of Fame: established in 1924 in Carlinville, relocated to Litchfield in 1929. Specializing in American & Tex-Mex cuisine.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Ralph Korte Stadium & Sports Complex
This 3,000-seat venue is home of the SIUE track & field and soccer programs. The complex, which has hosted the NCAA Division II Championships on three occasions, is completely lighted and has a seperate throwing area for field events.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougar Field and SimmonsCooper Baseball Complex
These newly constructed additions to the sports facilities at SIUE serve as the home of the softball and baseball teams, respectively.
Civil War Monument at the Veterans' Memorial
This monument honors generations of soliders who sacrificed their lives for their country.
Dream Catcher Ranch and Kennel Petting Zoo
Specializing in small animals that kids can touch and play with, at Dream Catcher you can also tour the farm and ride the zoo train.
Ten Talents Gallery and Gifts
Ten Talents Gallery features handmade, individual, and unique items by Illinois artists. We offer such items as jewelry, watercolors, ceramics, wood carvings, and much more.
Main Street Gallery
The Main Street Gallery was created to display the works of juried artist. The art is professionally shown and is available for sale. Blown glass, pottery, paintings, drawings, metalwork, and jewelry are just a few of the art pieces available.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Vadalabene Center
The Vadalabene Center on the Division I campus at SIUE is a flexible venue with seating for 4,000. The main gym can be configured for several different court setups: three full-sized basketball, six volleyball or five badminton. The center is also home to the SIUE wrestling program.
The Wildey Theatre
Opened in 1909 as an opera house and a meeting hall for the Independent Order of Oddfellows, the Wildey has undergone many transformations through the years. The most recent one is a $2 million renovation inside and out.
American Farm Heritage Museum
Farm implements, tools, tractors, and other equipment are featured that date back 100 years. The museum is open for special events including the Outhouse Festival in the fall.
Historic National Road Scenic Byway
The National Road is called the "road that built the nation" because it was the first highway in American history. Today the National Road in Illinois covers 164 miles, from Marshall and the Wabash Valley, to East St. Louis and the Mississippi River.
Skate Zone, Indoor Skating Rink
Show off your best roller skating moves at this indoor skating rink.
Architectural Ceramics has a great selection of ceramics for home decor, gifts, and more.
Street Art Fesival
Artists transform the streets around the historic downtown square into an outdoor art museum as they create fabulous street paintings in chalk. Visitors amble through the streets watching the artists at work as they enjoy a variety of food and beverages, shop at the local artist's expo and listen to live music.
Just outside of Edwardsville, Bilbrey Farms is home to exotic animals and trained birds. Come feed the animals or stay at the bed and breakfast.
Shoal Creek Nature Preserve
This 260-acre site offers nature trails for visitors to explore wetlands, prairie openings, and sandstone bluffs and ledges. The preserve is home to more than 700 plants and 70 bird species, including bald eagles during the winter months.
Pocahontas Antique Mall
Located just 1 mile from the center of Pocahontas, Illinois, Pocahontas Antique Mall has a large variety of antiques and treasures.
A Buck or More
A Buck or More offers flowers, gift baskets, parcels, party favors, supplies, and services.
Home of the first Litchfield Chautauqua, with speakers such as William Jennings Bryan and Carrie Nation in 1905. Beautiful lake, playground and picnic areas.
Edwardsville Children's Museum
The museum focuses on expanding young minds through a variety of educational programs. It is available for birthday parties and field trips.
Wagon Wheel Antiques
Wagon Wheel Antiques is located uptown on the square and is a large mall with a great, helpful staff. A large selection of everything for everyone.
Surrounded by stately oaks, Forsee Vineyards offers estate handcrafted wine in a serene country atmosphere. Sit on the patio and listen to music or take your favorite glass and stroll the six acres of vineyards.
Log Cabin Museum
In the park next to Hamel School, this building was built between 1820 and 1852 and moved to Hamel in 1980. Artifacts from the period are displayed inside.
Bur Oaks Camp Ground
All year overnight camping facility
The Doll Corner
The Doll Corner has a large selection of antique dolls and collectibles.
Village Square Antiques
Village Square Antiques is located in a 1880s, two story building and offers a large variety of furniture. At Village Spuare Antiques there is truly something for everyone.
Herring's has a wide variety of unique antiques.
The Thrift Shop
Opened in 1990 to help raise money for the local hospital and nursing home, The Thrift Shop is filled with bargains, hard-to-find items, and new and used merchandise.
Open April 1 - November 11, with 19 sites available for rent. Outdoor recreation surrounds!
Coffeen Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area
22 species of fish are found in this lake, including bass, white crappie, channel catfish, bullhead, yellow bass, bluegill, and carp. This 1,100-acre lake is surrounded by native oak and hickory forests. Picnicking, hiking, and limited hunting and trapping.
Watershed Nature Center
A 3,000 ft. wheelchair-accessible pathway at lake level and wood-chipped trails wind through forested areas. An elevated walkway spans the wetlands and two observation towers, a wildlife viewing blind, an outdoor amphitheater and classroom.
Colonel Benjamin Stephenson House
This two-story brick home is a wonderful example of Federal-style architecture from 1820. Col. Stephenson, who was a contemporary of Lewis & Clark, moved there in 1809.
Historic Wabash Train Depot
This historic train depot features a preserved facade and a renovated interior that houses specialty shops.
Plainview Vineyard grows 16 varieties of grapes in their vineyard. During the summer, be sure to try our frozen wine drinks. All our wine grape varieties were grown, harvested, and bottled at Plainview Vineyard.
Madison County Historical Society Museum & Archives
The 1836 Weir House is filled with an amazing display of artifacts representing local and county history, in addition to a historic research library.
The Palace Theatre
The 60-seat facility is complete with a restored 1928 Barton 12-rank theatre pipe organ. It was originally built to perform popular music and to accompany the silent movies of the 1920s. Group tours available.
Hot Metal Heaven Museum
This museum features a collection of letterpress printing memorabilia.
Governor Coles Memorial
This memorial in Valley View Cemetery honors Edward Coles, the second governor of Illinois (1822-1826). A former slaveowner from Virginia, Coles became an abolitionist and won the 1822 gubernatorial election as the candidate of anti-slavery forces.
Arts of Fire
Arts of Fire has a pottery painting studio, ceramics painting, silver jewelry, and parties.
Bock Sculpture Museum
The museum, located in the original college building on the campus of historic Greenville College, features hundreds of sculptural pieces by Richard Bock, best known for his work with famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Timber Lakes Golf Course
Timber Lakes features an 18-hole, par 72 course.
Hard Road Theatre Productions
Hard Road Theatre Productions is a non-profit community theater organization committed to providing the Highland area with high-quality, affordable, live theater productions.
Historic Montgomery County Courthouse
This historic courthouse was built circa 1858.
Rustic Acres Campgrounds
155 campsites available April 1 - October 31, fishing and boating available
CITY: New Douglas
Red Barn Rendezvous RV Park
30 sites, phone hookups, handicap access
Bond County One Room School Museum
This museum is a living monument to the more than 72 one-story schools throughout the nation that served to educate children and host community gatherings.
One Room Schoolhouse Museum
Bring your children and show them a glimpse into education before the 20th century. Located on the Jr. High grounds, this schoolhouse was restored by the Bond County Retired Teachers Association.
Buy jack-o-lanterns, decoratives guords, squash and mini pumpkins here.
The Quilted Garden
The Quilted Garden has distinguished quilting fabric, supplies, silk, ribbon, embroidery, classes, and gifts.
The monument is a tribute to Swiss poet Heinrich Bosshard, who wrote Semparcherlied here in the 1850s.
Ben Marne Asparagus
Buy fresh asparagus in season at this roadside stand or pick your own.
Mennel Milling Of Illinois
This mill produces everything from animal feed ingredients to cake, biscuit and organic pastry flour.
CITY: Mount Olive
Carnegie Public Library
This historic 1904 building houses one of the most complete genealogy departments in the area.
The Holy Dormition of the Theotokos Catholicon of the Patriarchal Russian Orthodox Catholic Church
Established in 1907 by a group of Russian immigrants who lived and labored in Beneld, the group built homes and raised their families while adding their customs to the area's ever-mixing cultures.
Springers Creek Winery
Enjoy the cozy atmosphere of cushy chairs, antiques, and the welcoming hospitality of owners Sam Makler and Colette Andre as you sample a fine glass of wine.
Andria's Countryside Restaurant
With such delicious dishes as Prime Beef Carpaccio, Fried Calamari, and Escargot en Croute, Andria's is a rare jewel of dining delight.
Annie's Frozen Custard
Annie's Frozen Custard has a variety of tasty flavors and portions so generous two can share.
Originally built as a private residence in the 1870s, the house now holds an extensive collection of Civil War memorabilia, World War I bond posters, Native American artifacts, domestic arts, and items from local manufacturers.
The marquee dates back to the 1920s, but the audio-visual equipment is state-of-the-art. Three screens show first run movies on the ground floor, with a coffee shop and bistro upstairs.
Glik Park Complex
The Glik Complex features four baseball/softball diamonds, five soccer fields and two football fields. The park also has a basketball court, skate park, concession stand, and a 2.7-mile walking trail spread over 50 acres.
From My House To Yours
Historic home with five rooms plus a garden area crafts, used furniture, candles, nick knacks, flavored coffees, old plows, wheel barrel and more. "Five rooms to browse".
CITY: Mount Olive
O'Brians Top of the Town
Piano bar and entertainment lounge. Dinner and cocktails, wine dinners, tastings and live music.
Maggie's Primitive Cottage
Maggie's Primitive Cottage sells Life's Little Care Package Greeting Cards, Cugino's gourmet soups and sauces, and much more.
Children's Museum of Edwardsville
Toddlers to 12-year-olds can enjoy the unique interactive exhibits and seasonal events at this fun children's museum.
10 rooms, pets allowed, restaurant within walking distance
Rustic Acres Campgrounds
155 sites, recreation building, swimming pool, lake fishing, boat rentals, tent camping, handicap access.
CITY: New Douglas
Located north of Greenville in Sorento, this covered bridge holds festivals every year that draw thousands of visitors.
Fine American cuisine with excellent service in a casual but stylish setting. Enjoy the more casual, lighter fare in our full-service bar.
Heart Two Heart Jewelry & Collectibles
Heart Two Heart has a wonderful variety of fine jewelry and collectibles.
The Music Theatre Company
The Music Theatre Company explores the musical in the interest of expanding the canon of musical theatre through fully-staged productions, commissions of new works and musical experiments.
Beaver Dam State Park
Camping, fishing, and restaurant. Named for beavers whose dam-building formed the lake more than a century ago, the state park is not home to the industrious rodents today.
Magnuson Grand Hotel
This Magnuson Hotels affiliate is within driving distance to St. Louis, the University of Illinois at Springfield, Lincoln Land Community College, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, golf courses, and shopping areas. Guests will enjoy relaxing in the 10 acres of flowered gardens with gazebo and fish pond, an indoor pool, free wireless internet, local cuisine at the Captain’s Table Restaurant, refreshments at the Yacht Club Lounge, exercise facilities, meeting space is available, pets are welcome with additional charges and some restrictions. Rooms feature either one king bed or two double beds, patio, free wireless internet access, cable TV with extra stations, air conditioning, free local calls, coffeemaker, hairdryer, microwave, mini-fridge, alarm clock, and iron and board. Poolside rooms may be available upon request for an additional charge.
Bur Oaks Camp Ground
Open all year, swimming and fishing, handicap access.
This Edwardsville IL hotel features full-service facilities and amenities including: • Free breakfast with hot waffles • Free local calls • Free weekday newspaper • Indoor pool Guests will enjoy walking the spacious and beautifully landscaped grounds. Business travelers will appreciate conveniences like free wireless high-speed Internet access in all rooms, data ports and access to copy and fax services. There are two conference rooms with over 1,500 square feet of meeting space. The hotel offers deluxe guest rooms and suites that feature microwaves, refrigerators and two-person whirlpool bathtubs. All rooms are equipped with coffee makers and cable television. In addition, non-smoking rooms are offered. The Comfort Inn & Conference Center is proud of its courteous and professional staff. They look forward to hosting both business and leisure travelers when staying in the Edwardsville.
Oak Brook Golf Course
Oak Brook features a 27-hole golf course.
Galleria Hearth & Home
Gifts and accessories for hearth and home.
Bond County Courthouse
Surrounded by shops and restaurants on the square, the 19th-century courthouse offers a great view of the town's hundreds of flower and fruit trees in season.
Civil War Monument at the Veterans' Memorial
Generations of soldiers who sacrificed their lives for their country are honored.
Michael's Swiss Inn
20 rooms, credit cards accepted, non-smoking, cable television available, convention facilities, small meeting rooms, outdoor pool, pets accepted, restaurant within walking distance, loung/bar on premises, complimentary breakfast served.
A Taste of New England Antiques
We have a wide variety of antiques with a taste of New England.
The Winery at Shale Lake
Rent a 4-wheel Surrey bicycle and take a bottle of wine down to the lake. They make six varieties of wine on site. You'll love the picturesque setting: the wine garden; deer running across the field; wild turkeys making their way into the woods and lots of rabbits. Campgrounds are available for anyone who wants a real getaway.
Bead-It has a wide variety of silver, pearls, Swarovski crystal, seed beads, Chinese lamp beads, unique jewelry and much more. At Bead-It, you can also make your own jewelry with our friendly staff ready to help.
La Boutique has unique fashions for unique women.
Twin Oaks Golf Club
Twin Oaks offers a scenic nine-hole golf course.
Floral Designs by Cindy
A large inventory of fresh flowers, plants, European/dish gardens, contemporary and traditional arrangements, silk arrangements, wedding flowers, funeral designs, gourmet gift baskets, and candles.
Chang's Chinese Restaurant
Chang's offers delicious Chinese food in a family friendly atmosphere with affordable prices and excellent service.
Michael's Swiss Inn
Michael's Swiss Inn has a restaurant next door called Michael's, offering delicious food served in a wonderful atmosphere.
This historic home is furnished with memorabilia from the early days of Montgomery County, and is open by appointment.
6 room hotel, cable television, restaurant within walking distance.
90 rooms, pets allowed, complimentary breakfast, wireless internet
Bilbrey Farms Inc. Bed & Breakfast and Exotic Animal Farm
A farm with more than 45 animals including exotics such as a llama and zebra. This B & B features state-of-the-art amenities in a tranquil farm setting. They also feature a party barn which holds 100 people.
9th Street Cafe
9th Street Cafe offers delicious home cooking with large portions your family will love. While you wait for your fantastic food - which won't be long - you can read all about the history of Highland, Illinois.
House of Plenty
House of Plenty has a quaint, old-fashioned atmosphere, with delicious homecooking. Be sure to try one of their excellent homemade pies.