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Fall Corn Festival
Come and enjoy a full day of fun at the park that includes an antique tractor and engine exhibit, parade of power, kiddie pedal tractor pull, corn cook-off, the cow train, food, craft vendors, music, corn cook-off and corn-on-the-cob eating contest. Plus, see if you can make it through this year's Great Godfrey Maze.
Legendary country singer Kenny Rogers will perform at Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater this September. He was recently awarded the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award by the County Music Association in 2013. He has also won awards for album of the year (Water & Bridges), favorite all time country duet (Islands In the Stream), favorite male country artist, male vocalist of the year, single of the year and many more. His first major award was a 1977 Grammy for best male country vocal performance for “Lucille.” He also won the Academy of Country Music Awards in 1977 for top male vocalist, single of the year and song of the year. Rogers has sold over 130 million albums worldwide since he began his musical career in the mid 1950s.
Greenville's Art Walk has it all; fine art, savory food, delicious wine and delightful music. Artist from the region are spotlighted at this outdoor event.
Vintage Voices Living History Tour
Relive the past firsthand as local actors/historians "bring to life" some of Alton's most interesting citizens. Individuals and groups will have a chance to learn about the women and men who shaped the city's rich history, View some beautiful vintage costumes and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the City and National Cemetery. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students and will be available at the Alton Convention and Visitors Bureau and online at www.altonlittletheater.org, (beginning Sept. 1) and at the front gate of the City Cemetery each Saturday, beginning at 12:45 p.m. More information about touring opportunities can be obtained by calling the ALT office at (618) 462-3205. www.AltonLittleTheater.org.
Come to Teller’s for a unique dining experience that cannot be found anywhere else in the Metro East. They are a locally owned and operated restaurant and bar located in the historic state bank building in Collinsville. At Teller’s, they try to create an elegant experience at a family price. Join Teller's for dinner and drinks tonight!
Cinco de Mayo Restaurant
Cinco de Mayo's menu is full of Mexican dishes in a warm, relaxed atmosphere.
Challenge of the Bluffs
Beginning in front of the Riverbender.com Community Center, runners will make their way up a scenic and challenging 5-mile route through the Christian Hill and Fairmount neighborhoods and finish on Belle and 4th Street. Walking participants have the option of a 2-mile route to Riverview Park and back on the same course.
Sweeties offers the finest quality, high-end, hand crafted chocolate, old-fashioned candy, a large variety of Jelly Belly beans and candies, gelato, gourmet coffees and teas, and old-time soft drinks. We offer beautiful custom-boxed chocolates for corporate or personal gifts.
CITY: Glen Carbon
Picture This & More
Preserve your family memories with the shadow box and memory box designs offered by Picture This & More, a full service custom framing store. Services include photo restoration, photo, negative and slide scanning and decorative framing to museum quality framing. This shop is located in the Piasa Shopping Center in North Alton.
Peel Wood Fired Pizza
Wood fired pizza, wings, pasta, calzones and desserts - a unique restaurant located in Edwardsville. Pair your meal with a fantastic wine or craft beer from Peel's extensive menu and your meal is sure to be memorable. Come in and enjoy a great meal for lunch or dinner with family and friends.
Westview Wine Cellar & Bistro
Come in and join us for some great food, wine, beer, and entertainment while enjoying the panoramic view from atop the bluffs in Collinsville.
Bully's specialize in slow cooked 'Award Winning' southern style barbecue as well as a variety of sandwiches, fish and desserts. They smoke their quality meats with fresh cut hickory and cook them at low temperatures for juicy tenderness. Bully's cooks its pork shoulders for over 15 hours and it's ribs for over 6 hours! If you have ever experienced 'fall off the bone' tenderness and a distinct hickory flavor, you can understand what makes Bully's Smokehouse legendary. After cooking is complete, they hand pull and chop on the best-selected portions. Bully's four signature sauces will make sure your cravings are filled! All of our soups and side dished are 'made from scratch' daily from the best ingredients! Bully's Smokehouse envisioned a restaurant that would feed the body as well as the soul with amazing food, great service and relaxing atmosphere.
Super 8 Motel - Litchfield
Conveniently located off Interstate 55 at - less than 30 minutes south of Springfield attractions. Enjoy close proximity to shops and dining in downtown Litchfield, historic Route 66 attractions and outdoor recreation on Lake Lou Yaeger. Facility has 61 rooms with 2 suites. Free Wi-Fi and kids 17 and under stay free.
The Artison Cafe in Litchfield, IL is believed to be one of the oldest restaurants on Route 66. With an eclectic menu of dishes from western favorites, south of the border food, and ocean catches; there’s even Baklava –a delicious sweet and gooey Greek dessert. Come for the history, stay for the food.
Dew Drop Inn
At the Dew Drop Inn come in and enjoy good food and drinks.
CITY: St. Jacob
Art in the Park
The vibrant colors of autumn provide the perfect canvas to paint a relaxing weekend filled with fine art, mouthwatering food and superb entertainment. Lindendale Park offers a tranquil setting where nearly 70 professional artists display their works of fine art. Festival attendees can shop for works of art in twelve categories. Children, too, can shop for just $5.00 at a special art gallery of work donated by the artists.
Funderburk's Gas Grill & Deli
Funderburk's offers delicious deli favorites.
Gateway Fun Park Dining
Pizza, sandwiches and fun for the whole family,
Blue Springs Cafe
Blue Springs is home to the "foot-high" pies, which are a sight to see, also delicious home cooking and friendly service.
Ponderosa Steakhouse - Collinsville
All-you-can-eat buffet and steakhouse.
19th Annual Airport Open House and Fly In
You won't want to miss the 20th annual Fly-In and car show. On Saturday, take a close look at warbirds, antique aircraft and automobiles on display. On Sunday, free flights will be offered for kids ages 8-17, sponsored by Young Eagles EAA Chapter 864. Free admission and parking.
CITY: East Alton
Ted's Motorcycle World
This is the place where biker's dreams come true. The showroom is packed with new Harley Davidson motorcycles, licensed apparel, jewelry, gifts, and a wide range of motorcycle parts and accessories. There is also a large inventory of used motorcycles and a complete service department on site. This is the region's premier Harley Davidson store!
For 74 years, Castelli’s has been serving traditional food to the folks of Alton. Known for its Fried Chicken, Castelli’s doesn’t just rest its laurels on the bird because everything from Italian dishes to steaks and sides are prepared especially for you.
Porter's Steakhouse offers a casually chic dining atmosphere. Deep earth and wine tones envelop the space, with dark wood accents and a stone fireplace adding detail. The ambiance is inviting and comfortable. Several different private dining areas offer great flexibility for accommodating larger groups. An experienced Chef has put his own personal touch on the menu - updating several classic dishes and adding a few new items of his own. Of course Porter's is known for its amazing steaks, but also offers an array of fresh seafood, fabulous sides and house-made desserts. Appetizers are also featured in the bar, where guests can enjoy a casual meal or cocktail in a laid-back setting.
Fazzi's Bar & Grill
Fazzi's Bar & Grill features Greek food and generous portions.
Metro East Park and Recreation District
More than 150-miles of trails line the rural, suburban, and scenic landscapes found throughout Madison and St. Clair Counties in Illinois. Put it this way, you will personally run out of fuel before you run out of trails! The interconnected system of trails that crisscross the region have been built utilizing partnerships and collaboration amongst multiple public agencies, but no contribution has been more significant than that of both Madison and St. Clair County Transit Districts. Each of the transit districts have made trail building a top priority, so new trails are always coming online. Be sure to check out MEPRD's online trail map to see the latest developments!
Erato Wine Bar
The expanded menu options at Erato Wine Bar encompass not only a large selection of boutique wines but an array of international beers, over one hundred spirits, and locally derived cuisine. Erato Wine Bar continues to focus on an ever progressive menu to better serve our patrons.
Third Street Market
Third Street Market features a unique blend of new and old merchandise.
Broadway Bar & Grill
From Burgers to Salads, to Pizza to Steak, they have it all at Broadway Bar & Grill.
Quality Inn & Suites - Litchfield
The Quality Inn & Suites is conveniently located on historic Route 66, only 45 miles from Springfield and several historic points of interest, including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
The Sandwich Shop
The Sandwich Shop offers a large selection of fresh sandwiches such as the French dip, turkey bacon, and much more, in a cozy, small town atmosphere.
Magnums Bar and Grill
A major list of appetizers highlight the menu at Magnums Bar and Grill. Also on the menu: sandwiches, a variety of steak dinners, ribs, frog legs and a unqiue array of open faced dinner sandwiches. Hours: Monday - Saturday, 11:30 a.m. - 9:45 p.m. and Sunday, Noon - 8:45 p.m.
CITY: East Alton
Redz Rib Shack
Redz has delicious ribs and barbeque with tantalizing sides.
Wang Gan Asian Eats & Beats
Wang Gang is a cool Asian restaurant off the beaten path. They offer a blend of Chef created Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine at affordable prices.
Party Magic & Gifts
It's not all about parties at Party Magic & Gifts. Whether you want to host a themed event or just find some new treasure for your home, this store has a great selection of merchandise. Visit their "Oddity Store" for those little odds and ends to give your home just the right look. Hundreds of candles, candle accessories and home decor merchandise available. And if it is a party you want, they have custom balloon decorating, wedding, baby shower, birthday and themed event merchandise. Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon - 4 p.m.
Midwest Motor Sports
Looking for that perfect adult toy? Midwest Motor Sports has 20,000 square feet of two and four wheel motorcycles and ATVs as well as personal watercraft. In addition to the huge showroom, the store features a test tank for test runs of watercraft. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Wednesday and Friday. 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Jubelt’s Bakery in Litchfield offers routine breakfasts and lunches, but this family has been in the bakery business since their German immigrant ancestors arrived a century ago. Stop by for a slice of pie or the whole pie, either way you’re sure to leave with a smile on your face.
Stagger Inn has dishes such as the "Nightmare Burger" and the "Stagger Burger", and also vegetarian friendly dishes like GardenBurgers and numerous salads. Stagger Inn has live performances by local blues and rock bands every Friday night.
Farmers Restaurant & Bakery
Farmers Restaurant has been a 3rd generation family owned business since 2003. They specialize in ‘Famous Pressurized Fried Chicken’, ‘Grandma’s Homemade Cheesecake’, ‘Carrot Cake’, ‘Grandma’s Bread Pudding’ and many delicious pies and other desserts! Their carry-out menu features a choice of family meals at exceptional prices and their dine-in provides variety in our menu such as steaks, seafood, pastas or chicken dinners, and much more! All dine-in customers begin their meals with Farmer's freshly baked yeast rolls and sweet corn muffins. Farmers also serve varieties of salads, soups, chili, and sandwiches, and, of course, many desserts to choose from.
Nuby's offers a great meal with excellent service and a large selection of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, seafood, chicken and of course, steak! Relax with friends and family. Beer, wine, kids' menu.
My Sister's Closet
Distinctive women's and children's apparel - in business since 1974.
Alton Area Landmarks Association Fall Historic House Tour
Take a self-guided tour of the beautiful historic homes, buildings and churches of Alton, some of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There will be 10-12 sites on the tour. Tickets on sale and available at the Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau at 200 Piasa Street. Tickets are $12 for adults and will be sold the day of the tour. For more information, call 618-463-5761.
Santa Cruz Imports & Exports
Hand selected artisan pieces from the villages and mountains of Mexico are showcased in this unique shop located in downtown Alton. A wide variety of landscape pottery, ornamental hand crafted patio furniture, outdoor fireplaces, Talavera Pottery, sculptured metal wall lights, bird cages, decorative water fountains, jewelry, blankets and other items from small to large are available.
Don Ole Mexican Restaurant
Satisfy your South of the Border cravings at Don Ole Mexican Restaurant.
"Life is good at Kahuna's!" Come on by for a burger, shake, fries, and of course, your favorite flavored Ski! HOME OF THE COMET-KAZIE.
Randy's House of BBQ
Randy's award winning House of BBQ is dedicated to providing excellent quality BBQ in a casual comfortable atmosphere. Their Pork, Chicken, Ribs, and Beef Brisket are prepared just like in the old days in a pit cooked over Hickory, Apple, and Wild Cherry wood. This is so you can taste as well as smell the flavors while enjoying your meal. Whether you are looking for a place to take your family to dinner or if you would prefer to just stop by and pick it up, we have the grill fired up and ready to serve you.
MaMa Mia's Restaurant
Homemade croutons might not be enough to entice you to Mama Mia's Restaurant, but they will certainly bring you back for more! This small Italian-style diner features great food selection and generous portions. The all-you-can-eat chicken tenders are delicious and it's difficult to make it past the first plate! Breakfast served all day. Hours: Daily 5:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
CITY: Wood River
Jimmy the Greek's
This family-owned restaurant has become a staple of fine-dining in our community. Our warm, intimate atmosphere, combined with the love and dedication put into every dish we serve, continues to provide us with what brings our family the greatest satisfaction: happy, loyal patrons. Whether it be our delicious selection of Greek dishes which have been handed down from generation to generation, or our selection of both modern and classic fine-dining staples, we strive to ensure that every dish leaving our kitchen is of the absolute highest quality. It is our hope that you may come, eat, and enjoy yourselves to the fullest. OPA!
S & S Sandwich
Welcome to S & S Sandwich Shop of Alton - North Alton’s only independently owned sandwich shop. Our goal is to provide fresh, quality, seasonal food fare at a great value. Every attempt is made to use only local products in our menu items. We currently serve sandwiches, soups and salads prepared by our chefs. Our daily specials change often to exploit the best of each season.
School House Grill at Senior Services Plus
Senior Services Plus’ School House Grill offers a selection including a daily special, a soup and salad bar, as well as a variety of grill options. The School House Grill is an option for any age and is open to the public. Come join us for breakfast or lunch. Daily lunch specials include our own chef's creations and "GET FIT" meal items.
Known for pressure fried chicken, great Italian dishes, mouth-watering steaks, and a huge menu with generous portions. We are unique in that every entree is a three course meal at reasonable prices.
Doc Holliday's Saloon & Eatery
In the mood for a "Shoot Out" filet mignon? How about a "Cowboy" on your dinner plate? Steaks, fish, ribs and pasta are among the many entrees available at Doc Holliday's Saloon & Eatery located in Cottage Hills (between Alton and Bethalto). This full-service bar and restaurant carries out the western theme with its menu offerings from Doc's Smoked Ribs to the OK Corral Sirloin. For smaller appetites, pizza and sandwiches are also available. Hours: Daily 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. The bar is open until 2 a.m. Su - F and 3 a.m. on Saturday.
CITY: Cottage Hills
Mainstream Boutique has unique and artsy jackets, handbags, watches, jewelry, home decor, great gifts, and so much more. You'll get noticed when you wear Mainstream Boutique.
Joe's Pizza and Pasta
All-you-can-eat Spaghetti Night, homemade family-style pizzas and daily pasta lunch specials have made Joe's Pizza and Pasta a household name in Wood River. The restaurant is known for its homemade pizzas and pastas featuring a secret Italian family recipe. Dine in or carry out. Hours: Sunday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
CITY: Wood River
Town Club of Alton, Inc.
Stop by this neighborhood bar & grill. You’ll find friendly folks, good food and cold beer.
Metro St. Louis premier country night spot. Free country dance lessons on Wednesdays. Dance mix music and country featured.
Friday's South has a great atmosphere for enjoying delicious pizza and burgers with friends and family.
Prime Table Family Restaurant
Homemade soups and desserts, fresh garden salads and a wide array of breakfast, lunch and dinner entrees are featured at this family-oriented restaurant located between Alton and Bethalto. Have country fresh eggs for breakfast, a tenderloin with mashed potatoes for lunch or steak, pasta or center cut pork chops for dinner. Everyone's taste buds will be tempted and delighted. Hours: Daily 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
CITY: Cottage Hills
Buzzie's Again has a wonderful 50s-60s atmosphere, with great food and service, and is fun for the whole family.
E.L. Flanagan's is where food, friends and fun come together. They have wings, appetizers, salads, sandwiches & wraps, pizza & pasta, soups & chili, steaks & chops, chicken & seafod and burgers and baskets.
Eagle's Nest Restaurant
Eagles Nest has a varied menu where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. The place is clean, cheerful and features home-cooked fare. Very reasonably priced.
Ramon's Eldorado Restaurant
Ramon's has authentic mexican cuisine, a Mariachi band that plays from table to table, and a good selection of beer, including imports such as Dos XX and Modelo.
Bull and Bear Grill & Bar
From salads to BBQ to pasta Bull and Bear has it and it's delicious.
Diamond Mineral Springs
Diamond Mineral Springs is a down home country restaurant. Choose from the buffet or order from the large menu full of your country favorites such as fried chicken, mashed potatoes, buscuits with apple butter, and much more.
Phil's Bar and Grill
The locals call it one of the best kept secrets in Wood River. Phil's Bar and Grill features a steakhouse-quality pepper loin, which is a hit with customers. Sandwiches, barbeque, seafood, cheese steaks, fish and chips and hamburgers are also on the menu. This family-friendly establishment is open Monday - Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
CITY: Wood River
Cunnetto's is a full service restaurant that offers diverse menu of American cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is also a sports bar serving drinks nightly.
Fancy That! Gifts, Collectibles, and Antiques
Fancy That! offers gifts by type and occasion, collectibles, antiques, small engines, lawn mowers, power equipment, and mower repair.
Aunt Sam's Uptown Eatery
Aunt Sam's specializes in providing a warm, clean, inviting atmosphere for people to come and get a good meal. Whether you're looking for breakfast, brunch or lunch, we will be able to accommodate. We also make pies, cheesecakes, cakes, muffins and cookies. So if you're looking for a good treat, come on in and try us out, we look forward to having you as our guest.
Steve's Lighting and Antiques
Antiques abound at Steve's Lighting and Antiques in historic downtown Alton. Find that special piece or discover something you can't live without in this large antique venue. Hours: Wednesday - Thursday. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wild Trak Bikes
Take a ride along the many bicycle trails around Alton with a bike from Wild Trak Bikes. The shop features new and used bicycles including road bikes, mountain bikes, comfort bikes and children's bikes. Service is also available for all bikes makes and models. Hours: M - F 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., S 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Pasta, salads, sandwiches or just the classic thin crust pizzas. Sorry, we don't take reservations. Just come on in.
Hampton Inn - Litchfield
Brand New Hotel offers a variety of rooms from standard double queen rooms to king and whirlpool tub suites. Relax in the hotel indoor heated pool and whirlpool or host your next meeting in our executive conference room.
Furniture Doctor and Antique Mall
Antiques -- Repair and upholster draperies and refinish.
Boogie's Restaurant & Sports Bar
Boogies is Maryville's #1 spot for steaks, sports, burgers, cold beer, hot wings, and Good Times. Now a Wi-Fi hot spot, complimentary for all our guests!"
Put a quality used merchandise store and a pet store together and you will have Riverbend Resale in historic downtown Wood River. Store owners find items that can be re-purposed including clothing. There is also a small pet store focusing on fresh and salt water fish and other small critters.
CITY: Wood River
Fairfield Inn - Collinsville
64 rooms, indoor pool, whirlpool, complimentary breakfast
The Wood Barn
The Wood Barn has all the supplies you need to build your own barn.
Adams Brother's Coffee House
Adam's Brother's Coffee House offers a variety of tasty American classics.
Popeye's Chop House
Popeye's has great steaks, chops, olive oil salads, and much more, all in a dinning room with a rustic feel, and excellent service.
CITY: St. Rose
This is a shop dedicated to the preservation of the art of quilting. From its 1800s reproduction quilting fabric available for sale to sharing the craftsmanship of quilting with customers, keeping the spark of this craft alive is the life force behind this cozy, friendly shop. Heirloom quilt patterns also available. Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
CITY: Wood River
Slackers CD's & Games
Slackers is a comic book, video game, movie and music haven for devoted fans. Each week new release comic books, video games and movies are featured. Find your favorite Batman, Avengers or Astonishing X-Men titles. Movies, CD's and video games are also traded.
Wellness Matters, LLC
Relax and Rejuvenate with a full body deep tissue massage, theraputic facial treatments, Migun Far-Infrared Massage Bed. Health and Wellness Business/Practice. Retail includes Standard Process Whole Food Supplements, Tart Cherry Juice, Ezekial Bread, Celtic Sea Salt, Nordic Natural Fish Oil Supplements, Indigo Wild Products- all natural goats milk soaps infused with essential oils. Also includes room sprays, lotions, rubs. Swan Creek candles- all natural soy and lead free. Serrv products- fair trade program, handmade items from Third World countries. Located in Historic Downtown Carlinville off Route 66.
Extended Stay Suites
72 room hotel, credit cards accepted, pets accepted, complimentary breakfast.
Greenville Flower Shoppe
Greenville Flower Shoppe offers floral arrangements, gift baskets, party favors, supplies, and services.
Choose and cut your own scotch pine, white pine, Austrian pine and other nursery trees. Shrubs, flowering trees and evergreens are also sold.
Stop by for some great BBQ. The portions are huge and delicious.
Bandana's- Bar-B-Q is Southern Style BBQ - seasoned with a "dry rub" and cooked sauceless,then hand-cut to order straight from the smoker. All Bandana's pork, beef, chicken and ribs are specially prepared over a pit of select hardwoods to create our signature smoked flavor.
Asian buffet-style food.
Red Rooster Inn
Welcome travelers, wayfarers and refined persons. Celebrating 100 years, this historic inn is on the Courthouse Square in Hillsboro. Restaurant and bar at the facility.
Johnson's Corner Restaurant
Home of the "original pork tenderloin," pond raised catfish and homemade onion rings. Alton's most affordable sit-down restaurant. One of Alton's best kept secrets!
Eagle watch in style with binoculars from Piasa Photo. This full service camera shop offers binoculars for rent for the avid bird watcher as well as a complete line of camera equipment for the amateur and professional photographer. Hours: M-F 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., S 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The MEPRD Trailhead features dawn to dusk trail parking, parking lot surveillance, trail maps, air compressor, bicycle parking, picnic areas, drinking fountains, a pet drinking fountain, rest areas and most importantly, clean restrooms! Conveniently located in close proximity to I-55, I-70, I-255, and IL 157, MEPRD's Trailhead offers easy access to the regional trail system.
Home of the bottomless cup of coffee with a nice blend of breakfast and lunch menu options, Kumar's offers a homey, friendly coffee-shop atmosphere for locals and visitors alike. Famous for their omelets and hashed browns. Open Tuesday through Thursday, 6 a.m. - 3 p.m., Friday, 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday, 6 a.m. - 3 p.m.
CITY: Wood River
Country Hearth Inn and Suites
39 rooms, non-smoking, handicapped accesible, credit cards accepted, cable television available, fitness room, pets accepted, and complimentary breakfast served.
My Antique Store
One of the premiere glassware antique shops in the area, My Antique Store features high quality items for the serious glass collector. Depression glass, Fostoria, milk glass, amethyst glass, crackle glass, carnival glass and stoneware are among the many pieces found as you explore room after room of glassware filled shelves. Costume jewelry and silverplate flatware is also available. Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Southwestern Farm & Home Museum
This living memorial offers an insight into rural and farming life, with exhibits that include antique farm implements and a number of household items.