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Father's Day at the Tower
Celebrate Father's Day by giving Dad a free tour of the Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower. All fathers, when accompanied by family members, will receive free Tower tours. See the views from 150 feet above the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers.
Mother's Day at the Tower
Treat your mother to something special on Mother's Day! Bring her to the Confluence Tower and enjoy magnificent views of the region from 50, 100 and 150 feet high above the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. All mothers, when accompanied by a family member, will receive half price admission.
Vintage Baseball Game at Lewis and Clark State Historic Site
Take a step back to the 1860's when baseball was played just a little differently. Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy the spirit of gentlemanly sportsmanship of that time period. This game will be featuring the Alton Baseball Club. For more information please call the Lewis and Clark State Historic Site and ask for Pam (618) 251-5811.
Laux Brickhouse Grille
The newly renovated Laux Brickhouse Grille is the place to be. Offering great local favorites, daily food specials, and icy cold drinks. Perfect for a casual dinner with the family or a date night. Laux Brickhouse will have your mouth watering the second you walk in the door. Open Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Lewis & Clark Frontier Dog Walk
This event will center on walking your dogs on a two mile course. There will be dog trainers, groomers, and dog adoptions from local societies. At 1:00 p.m. a guest speaker will be hosted within the Interpretive Center's theater. The event is only on Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Dogs will only be allowed in the theater between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Dogs may be walked through and around Camp River Dubois. For more information, call (618) 251-5811.
High Flyers Grille
High Flyers is a neighborhood bar and grill serving a full menu of appetizers, salads, soups, pastas, burgers, and steaks (including our famous Pepperloin kabab with garlic butter) and chicken.
Harman Family Bluegrass Concert
Enjoy the toe tapping, hand clapping sounds of the Harman Family Bluegrass Band in a live concert at the Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower. The Harman's music style ranges from traditional to contemporary bluegrass, country, gospel and other various types of music. The concert will help kick off the first season of events at the Tower's newly constructed outdoor amphitheater. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased in advance by calling 618-291-9101. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Chairs on Parade
Chairs on Parade is an event where Carlinville businesses purchases a chair and decorates it to their liking. The event is all about bringing old fashioned fun, family and shopping together while supporting the local business community. The chairs will be on display outside of the businesses beginning on Saturday, August 6th. Part of the event includes the first ever Carlinville Restaurant Week from Monday, August 22nd through Sunday, August 28th, celebrating local food establishments and retail stores. The highlight of that week will occur on Friday, August 26th with a flotilla parade and afterwards an auction for chairs that are donated back to Shop Local First. The profit from the chairs will go to the local food bank. The night will also include Mid-West Largest Squirt Gun fight, and a street party with Captain Geech & The Shrimp Shack Shooters rock band.
RC Jet Rally
This remote control jet rally gathers some of the best scale model jets in the country. Live stunts and performances will be available to the public.
Route 66 Half Marathon, 5K, Mile Dash
Run down Historic Route 66 in this race down memory lane. On this flat course, you will have the opportunity to set a personal best. Plus, its filled with some of the oldest landmarks on Historic Route 66.
Try your hand at the Litchfield TriathLou at Lake Lou Yaeger. Swimming in Lake Lou Yaeger is the best open water swim you will have in the Midwest. There really is no comparison to this large beach with pristine flat racing water. The bike course is flat and fast with some great curves to keep you entertained the whole ride. Both the 5k and 10k runs see very honest mile paces with plenty of flats, and a couple hills throughout. Sprint and Olympic distances are available.
International SUNday Festival
Get a good look at the sun through special solar telescopes during the first-ever International SUNday Festival at the Confluence Tower. Members of several local astronomical organizations will be on hand to celebrate the Summer Solstice (which falls on Father's Day this year) from Noon to 5 p.m. The first 100 families to visit will receive a pair of free Solar Glasses. There will be food vendors, including "Good Looking Kettle Corn", Eppel's Pantry and Princivalli's Cafe on hand. Representatives will also share information about the sun, our nearest star in the Solar System. Amateur astronomers will provide their own optical equipment to safely view the sun including hydrogen, alpha, calcium and white light views. This event is free, although there is a charge to tour the Tower.
5K Freedom Fun Run
Celebrate the 4th of July with the 5K Freedom Fun Run through the picturesque scenery of Litchfield’s Lake Lou Yaeger. Show your patriotic side at this festive 5K.
Blue Carpet Corridor Route 66 Celebration
Enjoy this multi-town scavenger hunt, complete with stops at many famous Route 66 locations. Start your adventure and pick up your passport at the Litchfield Museum & Route 66 Welcome Center.
Big Dawg Dare
Are you a Big Dawg? Try this extreme 5K run through mud, mud, and more mud. Don’t forget, there are 30 obstacles too.
West Fork Encampment
This event will take you back in time with a historic re-enactment of military life from 1750-1820. Military and camping demonstrations will be provided daily. Both campers and public are welcome.
22nd Annual Airport Open House and Fly In
You won't want to miss the 22nd 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. For more information, call (618) 259-2531.
Annual Wood River Triathlon
Are you physically fit and up for a challenge? Be a part of the annual Wood River Triathlon. The event will begin with a swim at the Aquatic Center, followed by a bike ride and run through the streets of Wood River.
Lewis & Clark Point of Departure
Come and commemorate the departure of the Lewis and Clark expedition from Camp River Dubois. View life in 1803-1804 as the men prepare for their departure and re-enactors portray military life. On the grounds are craft exhibitors demonstrating early American skills, woodworking, candle making, marching drills, cooking and shooting demonstrations. For more information, call (618) 251-5811.
Litchfield Pickers Market
This open air market specialized in items prior to 1980 including: antique, vintage, and refurbished items. Hundreds of vendors flood the streets of Downtown Litchfield every second Sunday of the month from April to October from 9 AM to 3 PM, beginning on the corner of Union Avenue (Route 16) and State Street. Food is available and live entertainment happens all day in Library Park.
Arrival at Camp River Dubois
Come celebrate the arrival of Lewis and Clark at Camp River Dubois. This annual event commemorates December 12, the day William Clark and the men of the detachment arrived at the confluence of the "Riviere a Dubois," Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. The event will include members of the detachment portraying military life, re-enactors recreating the civilian population and demonstrations. For more information, call (618) 251-5811.
First Stop Bake Shop
Artisan retail bake shop offering a variety of baked goods and wedding cakes. Open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Lewis & Clark Music Festival
Join us for the annual Lewis & Clark Music Festival. Traditional music of the late 1700s and early 1800s will be performed by musicians playing fiddles, dulcimers and flutes. Watch, listen, and participate in this wonderful dance and music festival. Admission is free. For more information, call (618) 251-5811.
In conjunction with the Illinois Audubon Society, hummingbirds will be banded and released at the Lewis & Clark State Historic Site. Participants can adopt and release a hummingbird. This event runs from 9 a.m. - Noon only. For more information, call (618) 251-5811.
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.
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.
Buzzie's Again has a wonderful 50s-60s atmosphere, with great food and service, and is fun for the whole family.
Sweet Ashley's Cottage
Antiques, vintage, retro and rustic home decor. Custom refinished & repurposed furniture. Unique gifts. Open Thursday- Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Hampton Inn & Suites
In the heart of Southwestern Illinois...Welcome to the Hampton Inn & Suites Edwardsville-Glen Carbon. Guests to the Hampton Inn & Suites® hotel in St. Louis-Edwardsville-Glen Carbon will find plenty to do in our area. Our hotel in Edwardsville-Glen Carbon blends the perfect mix of big city style and comfortable small-town charm. While you're here, you'll be near gorgeous homes, 85 miles of beautiful biking trails and the fun of sporting venues such as the GCS Ballpark home of the Gateway Grizzles. Check out fun and quirky spots like the World's Largest Catsup Bottle, less than nine miles from our hotel. Or head to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, a mere three miles from our front door.
Cinco de Mayo Restaurant
Cinco de Mayo's menu is full of Mexican dishes in a warm, relaxed atmosphere.
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.
Michael's Swiss Inn
Michael's Swiss Inn has a restaurant next door called Michael's, offering delicious food served in a wonderful atmosphere.
Don Ole Mexican Restaurant
Satisfy your South of the Border cravings at Don Ole Mexican Restaurant.
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!"
Funderburk's Gas Grill & Deli
Funderburk's offers delicious deli favorites.
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.
Bigelos boasts an eclectic combination of unique pasta dishes, specialty entrees, pizzas, sandwiches, salads and daily specials. In addition to the carefully designed menu, beer connoisseurs will be right at home with Bigelos selection of craft brews as well as local favorites. We also offer many different wines by the glass or bottle.
Dew Drop Inn
At the Dew Drop Inn come in and enjoy good food and drinks.
Roma's pizza was established in Bethalto, IL in 1973 by the Pizzo family. Now into their third generation running this local favorite. They serve their own original recipe pizza from Italy and many other Italian dishes. Open Tuesday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Don't miss out of their mouth watering pizza.
Grace Manor Restaurant at Klingel House
Grace Manor Restaurant offers American dishes that celebrate the flavors of the season, in a warm and friendly environment. Happy Hour Tues. - Sat. 4-6.
Fiona's Family Restaurant
Fiona's offers a variety of delicious home cooked traditional American food. Family-friendly; children's menu. Open 24 hours Sunday - Wednesday.
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.
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.
Galleria Hearth & Home
Gifts and accessories for hearth and home.
Hillsboro Sherwood Forest Campground Montgomery County
Camping, Hiking, Fishing along with many special events. Call ahead for information.
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.
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.
Korte Recreation Center
This great building, operated by the city of Highland, offers a cardio/weight room, indoor walking track, indoor aquatic center and full-size gymnasium. The gym can accommodate two basketball or volleyball courts.
Geno's 140 Club
Geno's 140 Club in Bethalto is a great place to have lunch or dinner. The original owners began Geno's in 1942. The same traditions of excellent food and friendly service were begun on their opening day and have continued. Famous for our steaks, stromboli and salads, Geno's 140 Club has a wide menu that has something for everyone. Pasta and sandwiches are offered alongside steak and chicken entrees, with generous portions to satisfy the appetite. Venture out to Bethalto for your next meal at Geno's 140 Club. We'll be happy to see you and you'll be glad you came.
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.
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.
"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.
The Turret Cafe
Great Coffees...Healthy Smoothies...Delicious Sandwiches, Soups, Salads & Desserts.
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.
Broadway Bar & Grill
From Burgers to Salads, to Pizza to Steak, they have it all at Broadway Bar & Grill.
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.
Bull and Bear Grill & Bar
From salads to BBQ to pasta Bull and Bear has it and it's delicious.
Country Side Inn
24-room property - two-story interior corridor hotel. Located near Lake Hillsboro, Glenn Shoals Lake and Coffeen Lake.
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.
Try the "Big Mac" pizza at JR's Place in Hartford and you'll be hooked. This signature pizza tastes just like it's famous namesake burger, but in pizza form. The menu is for those adventurous diners who like to step outside the box when they eat. The kitchen closes early on Saturdays and is not open on Sundays.
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.
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.
Pump House Bar and Grill
Combine gourmet burgers with a sharp bar atmosphere and you will have the Pump House Bar and Grill. The signature Pumpjack Burger is a great "go-to" burger with pepper jack cheese, onion jam, tomato jam and banana peppers. Sides are as fresh as the burgers and sandwiches. Hours: Daily 11 a.m. - 10 a.m. Bar is open until 2 a.m.
Fine American cuisine with excellent service in a casual but stylish setting. Enjoy the more casual, lighter fare in our full-service bar.
Powhatan Restaurant has delicious diner dishes such as burgers and sandwiches. Located next to the Powhatan Hotel. Beer and wine available.
10 rooms, pets allowed, restaurant within walking distance
Fiona's Family Restaurant
Awesome homemade soups made daily at this little family-style diner which offers a larger, more varied menu than many bigger restaurants. One-of-a-kiind sandwiches include gyros, corned beef, and breaded tenderloin. Breakfast is also served. Billed as a "must" stop for anyone in the Wood River area. Hours: Daily 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Third Street Market
Third Street Market features a unique blend of new and old merchandise.
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.
Bella Milano offers the Milano burger, Pasta Con Broccoli, and so many other excellent choices, served by a warm and friendly staff. While you're there, try the featured wine: Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel.
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.
Loft and Home - Litchfield
Housewares and a variety of items.
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.
The Sweetest Things
The Sweetest Things has so many decadent hand made chocolates as well as fresh bakery sweets to indulge in. There is a quaint dining area and a cozy lounge area where you can enjoy a specialty coffee drink or a delicious fruit smoothie. They serve delicious deli style lunches throughout the week, with a menu that always changes. But one item always remains, the loaded baked potato soup. A delicious secret recipe handed down to the owner through the generations that is prepared fresh daily as a side option for the “white bag special” lunch combo.
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.
Tomahawk Camp Ground
142 sites, electricity, water, sewer, showers.
Come in for one of the best dining experiences you will have, in a great environment, surrounded by happy people, awesome drinks and fun food. We're incredibly grateful for having had such amazing friends, family, teachers and mentors along the way. We hope everyone will share in our imagination and desire for creative cooking. Let's eat!
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.
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.
Chang's Chinese Restaurant
Chang's offers delicious Chinese food in a family friendly atmosphere with affordable prices and excellent service.
Located on Main Street, Big Daddy's has wraps, pizza, sandwiches and more.
Dimestore Antique Mall
General antique shop.
Marcoot Jersey Dairy & Creamery
This working dairy has been in the Marcoot family for seven generations. Bring your family to see all aspects of the farm from raising calves through milk, ice cream, butter and cheese production.
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.
21 room hotel, credit cards accepted, cable television, pets accepted, restaurant within walking distance.
Super 8 Motel - Staunton
52 rooms and 4 suites; King size suites; non-smoking available; truck parking; in-house laundry facilities. Handicap rooms. Pet friendly.
My Sister's Closet
Distinctive women's and children's apparel - in business since 1974.
Just miles off I-55, I-70, and I-270, the park has easy access and has many features for travelers, like a petting zoo, playground equipment, picnic pavilions and a small lake.
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.
Sixth Street Diner
Nice, casual, family-oriented diner with the great food you expect from smaller restaurants. Known for their chicken and dumplings, cabbage rolls and burgers as well as their juicy, large chicken wings. Open daily from 5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
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.
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.
Holiday Inn Express - Litchfield
Conveniently located between Springfield, IL and St. Louis, MO. Near the historic Old Route 66. Litchfield Lake Lou Yeager boasts a beautiful lake, nature trails and picnic areas, 3 mi from the hotel. There are a variety of restaurants nearby.
Asian buffet-style food.
M Star Motel
44 rooms, outdoor pool, whirlpool, pets allowed, complimentary breakfast, wireless internet