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The Shrine has 200 beautifully landscaped acres of gardens and devotional areas, including the Outdoor Amphitheatre, Shrine Church, Lourdes Grotto, Stations of the Cross, Millennium Spire, the Visitors Center with a restaurant and gift shop, and the Shrine Hotel.
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.
Built in 1888, this home was occupied by Dr. Robert Poos, a local practitioner and druggist. Dr. Poos was also the staff physician at the Springs Hotel and Bath House, later known as the Okawville Original Springs Hotel.
Patchwork Corner Crafts has a wide variety of quilting and craft supplies.
Located just outside the city of Carlyle, this historic 130-year-old bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the area. The original bridge served as a crossing over the Kaskaskia River.
Join the group at this small intimate club featuring performers from St. Louis and the local area.
The beautiful house is an example of an 1830s hotel. Charles Dickens once visited there in 1842 while researching a book he wrote on prairies in America.
The Scrapbook Factory offers all the supplies you need to create the scrapbook of your dreams.
This monument honors generations of soliders who sacrificed their lives for their country.
The Thomas Kinkade Gallery of Belleville is full of beautiful works by Thomas Kinkade.
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.
The log house gives a glimpse into local life in the 1800s. While at the park, visit the refurbished caboose and passenger train.
Open from April to October, this theatre shows first-run movies, and is one of only 200 drive-inns left in the United States.
This building was the former home of Judge Sidney Breese, who came to Illinois from New York. He studied law here and became Assistant Secretary of the State of Illinois.
Groups regularly perform at the "Black Box" Main Stage theatre.
Artifacts, pictures of coal mining, railroading, business, farming in and around Centralia. A work in progress by the Centralia Area Historical Society to preserve the past of Marion County.
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.
The historic theatre features first-run movies, organ concerts, puppet shows, and other special events. Tours are available by appointment.
Visitors are invited to walk through this home, considered to be the oldest Greek Revival-style home in Illinois.
Centerpieces of the collection are newspapers and memorabilia from the coal mining days with tributes to railroad history.
The Labor & Industry Museum is the only public institution devoted to the history of the labor and industry of Belleville and southwestern Illinois. The centerpiece is Jumbo, a 19th-century steam engine along with coal mining, carpentry, and stove-making exhibits.
There is a large collection of machinery and primitives dating back to the 1800s.
Memorabilia celebrating the city's growth from a coal mining town to the present makes this an interesting stop.