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This facility features 50,000 square feet of flexible convention and exhibition space that can be configured for gymnastics, martial arts and dance/cheerleading. Each year Gateway Center hosts over 500 events, including state and regional gymnastics competitions.
The original wooden cross was erected in 1850 by a farmer in thanksgiving for his family being spared during a cholera epidemic. Subsequent owners of the property have repaired and replaced it.
Marissa Academy Museum & Coal Miners Monument
Memorabilia celebrating the city's growth from a coal-mining town to the present makes this a fascinating touchstone of local history.
Mascoutah Heritage Museum
The museum focuses on the businesses that helped the city grow, particularly milling.
Marissa Academy Museum and Coal Miners Monument
Memorabilia celebrating the city's growth from a coal mining town to the present makes this an interesting stop.
Mascoutah Country Club
This nine-hole golf course was designed by Darryl Stein.
Heritage House Museum
Three properties -- Dr. Poos Home & Medical Museum; the Frank Schlosser Home, which includes a turn-of-the-century house, barn, harness shop, and commercial laundry; and the Joseph Schlosser Home -- make up the Museum complex.
Three Springs Park
Three Springs Park is a multi-purpose facility with a lighted softball and baseball field that can be converted in to smaller fields for a total of six. Also at the park are tennis courts, soccer fields, basketball courts, and volleyball courts. a half-mile walking trail and playground equipment round out the amenities.
Kaskaskia River Marina
The marina on the Kaskaskia River is the site of drag boat races in September. Next to the marina, enjoy batting cages, ball fields, and roller hockey in the park.
CITY: New Athens
Stroll brick-paved St. Louis Street in the Lebanon Antiques District, where you’ll find more than 20 antique and specialty shops in this historic town that was founded in 1804, during the time of the Lewis & Clark expedition.
St. Clair County Historical Society Museum
This Victorian adaptation of a Greek Revival home was built in the early 1800s. In addition to period furniture and vintage clothing, artifacts, and quilts, the museum contains an extensive research library and gift shop.
3 room bed and breakfast, credit cards accepted, breakfast, deposit required, cancellation policy, private bathrooms.
Emma Kunz House
Visitors are invited to walk through this home, considered to be the oldest Greek Revival-style home in Illinois.
Three Sisters Crafts & Gifts
Three Sisters Crafts & Gifts offers handmade crafts, beads, jewelry-making supplies, home decor, scrapbook and quilting supplies, and much more.
The Hett Theater
Distinguished speakers, concerts, and drama are all part of the playbill at The Hett, McKendree College's showcase Center for the Arts.
Friendly atmosphere and a full menu of delicious items such as pizza, burgers, nachos, and much more. Great service and affordable prices.
Whitey Herzog Field
Citizens Park's 45 acres are home to some of the area's best ball diamonds. Whitey Herzog Field features a lighted baseball complex with batting cages, concessions, and grandstand seating for 300.
Columbia Not-So-Secret Training Loop
The Columbia Not-So-Secret Training Loop is a 63 mile trail of medium to difficult level trails, where local roads interlace across a seemingly endless valley of floodplains, levees, bluffs, and sheer cliffs hundreds of feet high. Start in Columbia where you'll roll over hills that add up to about 3,500 feet of elevation gain. Coast through quaint Mayestown, where store signs read "Open by luck or accident". You won’t need to leave much time for the fast return trip along the riverbank, where tailwinds can push you home at 30 miles an hour.
Rieso Farm Museum & Antiques
There is a large collection of machinery and primitives dating back to the 1800s.
CITY: New Athens
Corner George Inn
The Corner George Inn is a landmark in the 150-year-old Maeystown German settlement, which is listed on the National Historic Register of Historic Places. Also visit the town's 1867 church, one-lane stone arched bridge, general store, sweet shoppe, museum and visitor's center.
Moody Park (formerly Longacre Park)
Lighted tennis courts, playground, sand volleyball courts, baseball, softball, and soccer fields. a 1.5 mi walking/running path, concession stands, picnic pavilions, a large lake. The Midwest Salute to the Arts is held every year here in August.
CITY: Fairview Heights
Meriwether Lewis is reported to have stayed here. It is home to some of the earliest settlers in Illinois (1782) and was named by the French for a spring located on the beautiful site.
Alfred Brown Museum
This museum has a large collection of post cards from the 1904 World's Fair, a drum from the civil war, Native American artifacts, old uniforms, and school artifacts.
The historic theatre features first-run movies, organ concerts, puppet shows, and other special events. Tours are available by appointment.
One of the newest parks with over 9 acres of natural habitat. Sporting a new playground, small fishing pond and a wooden gazebo on its shore.
Everett Moody Park at Longacre
This park is a ball player's dream with two lighted diamonds, including one with grandstand seating and a concessions stand. In the late 1990s this park hosted the Pan-American Games Junior Baseball Tournaments.
CITY: Fairview Heights
Marissa Recreation Area
Two lakes, a nine-hole golf course, a camping area, a cottage/residence area, as well as picnic shelters, are features of this great park.
Built in 1830, this is the only stagecoach stop still intact along the 60-mile Kaskaskia-Cahokia trail.
Clinton County Showcase
The Showcase performs at the historic Avon Theatre. Call for a schedule of plays.
KOA Granite City
77 sites, electricity, water, sewer, showers, reservations.
CITY: Granite City
SummerStage is an amateur thespian organization that began in 1981. The group presents five programs a year including dramas, comedies, and musicals.
CITY: Granite City
Drost Park features a 7-acre lake, pavilions, 1-mile walking trail, boat ramp, playground, and restroom facilities. The University of Illinois' Master Gardeners keep it seasonally beautiful.
Carolyn's Cottage has a large collection of bird houses, Native American art, home and garden decor, and much more.
Frank Holten State Park
A great place to spot water birds, fish, boat, or play a round of golf. The park covers 1,125 acres, including two lakes and a wetlands area.
CITY: East St. Louis
Greater Saint Louis Air and Space Museum
Learn about the history of aviation in the St. Louis area. The Museum is located at the St. Louis Downtown Parks Airport and has Gus Grissom's flight suit, a collection of TWA artifacts, and a 1941 Meyers O.T.W. Bi-plane on exhibit.
Route 66 runs through the island which connects Illinois and Missouri. East side of the Mississippi River.
CITY: Pontoon Beach
Belleville Philharmonic Society
The nation's second oldest continuously performing symphony orchestra (1867-2005) gives concerts throughout the year.
Ron's Lounge has hot sandwiches, pizza, cold drinks, and much more.
40 sites, lake swimming and fishing, tent camping, handicap access.
The Schmidt Art Center and Gallery
Over 350 permanent works, including a beautifully landscaped and sculptured garden, are on display.
This talented troupe can be found at a variety of venues from dinner theater at Fischer's Restaurant to stage shows at Southwestern Illinois College.
The Game Arena
This 64,000-sq.-ft. indoor soccer facility is billed as a "pro venue for the amateur athlete," with two regulation fields that can be converted to four mini fields. The venue also supports a variety of other events, including football, field hockey, baseball training, boxing, wrestling, martial arts, tumbling/gymnastics and dog shows. The complex also has a bar/restaurant and two meeting rooms.
CITY: Glen Carbon
Roland Barkau Memorial Golf Course
This 18-hole golf course was designed by Robert Garard and Gary Hoelcher.
Looking Glass Playhouse
The Looking Glass Playhouse was started in 1972 by a small group of volunteers to raise money for McKendree College by directing and producing a musical play. The play was a success and they have been putting on performances ever since. Drama, musicals, and comedy performances are on the bill.
White Oak Golf Course
This nine-hole golf course opened in 1954.
Grizzlies Baseball Academy
The Grizzlies Baseball Academy is located at the U.S. Cellular Kid's Zone at GCS Ballpark, and features a three-cage setup for hitting and pitching instruction. On site is the Pro-Batter PX2 Professional Baseball System, a top-notch pitching machine.
Jaycee Sports Complex
This complex features 12 ball fields (six are lighted), six soccer fields (one is lighted), one football field and concessions.
U.S. Ice Arena
This ice arena features two NHL rinks, a snack bar, pro shop and meeting rooms.
CITY: Fairview Heights
Katherine Dunham Museum
Katherine Dunham is probably best known as a legendary dancer who propelled the awareness of the cultures of the African Diaspora via her choreography. Her famous dance technique reflects a fusion of many cultures. Miss Dunham was a true renaissance woman. She was an artist, anthropologist, author, activist, manager, movie star, producer, educator, wife, mother, and so much more. The world needs to know about her wonderful life story and there's no better learning environment than the Museum and Centers for Arts and Humanities she created. The museum houses Miss Dunham's outstanding collection of symbolic and functional art, including more than 250 African and Caribbean art objects from more than 50 countries.
CITY: East St. Louis
GCS Ballpark is home to the Gateway Grizzlies, a professional baseball team in the Frontier League. This 6,000-seat venue plays host to nearly 50 home dates from late May through early September.
Home to newly added in-line hockey rink. Sitting on 30 acres, five tennis courts, soccer field and basketball court, walking track 4 to 10 mile.
Huegen's General Store
Huegen's General Store has a small-town feeling in beautiful Albers Illinois.
Gateway National Golf Links
Gateway National offers an 18-hole, par 71 course made up of rolling links, separated by gentle mounds that meander through lush, green pasturelands.
Lebanon's Queen Anne Bed & Breakfast
Lebanon's Queen Anne, a true "Painted Lady," sits gracefully in her place on IL Highway 4 greeting the many travelers as they pass by. A true Victorian bed and breakfast.
The Ridge Golf & Country Club
This 18-hole golf course was designed by Don Horell.
Open House Theater
Shows are performed at the Turkey Hill Grange, Progressive Grange, and The New Athens Senior Center.
CITY: New Athens
The Lemming Armada Theatre Co.
Performances throughout the year include music, drama, and comedy.
Rock Mill and Museum
The entire village of Maeystown is on the historic register with much of the history preserved in the museum.
Landmark on Madison Bed & Breakfast
Historic classic Greek Revival mansion built in 1906. Built on the site of old Veranda Hotel stagecoach stop on the Vincennes Trail. Full of southern charm. A step back in time.
Built in the 1790s, the house is designed in the French vertical-log style rather than the more familiar horizontal-log style. This is the oldest known residence in Illinois.
CITY: East Carondelet
Old GM&O Depot Roscoe Misselhorn Gallery
Two thousand original drawings, paintings, and woodcuts by Roscoe Misselhorn, the Norman Rockwell of the Midwest, are displayed in the depot. Much of the work is in black and white and depicts historic sites throughout the area.
Mariachi's Mexican Restaurant
Mariachi's offers delicious, authentic Mexican food in a great atmosphere. Mariachi's is family owned and will make you feel like part of the family with their fast and friendly service.
His Rest Bed and Breakfast
Escape to our exclusive bed and breakfast inn lodging in Freeburg, Illinois. His Rest Bed & Breakfast invites you to visit our quiet country retreat where rusticity and romantic elegance meet. We are easily accessible to the highway, yet far enough away allowing you time to unwind in our bed and breakfast. Our luxuriously rustic log cabin was built in 1977 and provides you with the alluring graces of a cozy weekend hideaway. Embrace the simple pleasures of crackling logs in the fireplace, a country stroll in our culinary herb and flower gardens, relax in the redwood cedar hot tub, or visit our library and gift shop. Upon making a reservation with us, let us know if you would like a romantic candlelight dinner served in the privacy of your room. History comes to life at His Rest Bed & Breakfast. Make our area B&B your preferred inn lodging in Freeburg, Illinois.
The Monroe Actors Stage Company (MASC) offers plays from September through June.
Kaskaskia River Marina Campground
100 sites, recreation building, cable TV, swimming, fishing, tent camping, handicap access.
CITY: New Athens
Southwestern Illinois College
The Belleville campus at SWIC has two gymnasiums: the Varsity and Intramural (IM), which can accommodate up to three basketball or volleyball courts at one time. Outdoors, the property features one baseball and one softball diamond, along with a full-size soccer field.
American Legion Post 58 Freedom Farm
40 sites, recreation building, lake swimming and fishing, boating, tent camping, handicap access.
Family Sportsplex is known throughout Southern Illinois as a great soccer complex, boasting seven outdoor fields that support league games and several club tournaments each year. The facility can be configured to accommodate four basketball/volleyball courts and an indoor soccer field for year round competition.
Krause Elk Farm
Tour this farm where the elk roam on 55 acres of the 600-acre spread.
Knotty Pine Inn & Motel
The Knotty Pine Inn has a large variety of dishes such as pizza, sandwiches, and much more. Also, a fully-stocked bar. In addition, there is a cozy motel.
Try one of Wally's famous burgers or one of the many other great choices on the menu.
In The Heat Of The Night - Misselhorn Art Gallery
A respected Philadelphia homicide detective is mistakenly accused of murder in a racist southern town, and is then hired to help the local sheriff with the investigation. The movie town's name was changed to Sparta so that signs in the Illinois community where the flick was filmed would not have to be changed. The railroad station used in the film is now the Misselhorn Art Gallery, which features a permanent exhibit dedicated to the movie.
Sparta Country Club
This nine-hole golf course opened in 1910.
St. Louis Air & Space Museum
Learn about the history of aviation in the St. Louis area.
World Shooting & Recreational Complex
Largest shooting facility of its kind in the U.S. Find more than 100 trap fields on a 3-mile line parallel by 5,000 parking spaces. Over 20 fields for skeet also. 3-D archery range, rifle and pistol ranges, 1,000 campsites, events center building & more.
Located in Wodland Park, this ball field was named in honor of baseball player Athur Fletcher.
Stonebridge Golf Club
Stonebridge offers 18 holes of first-class golf.
Clinton Hill Golf Club
Boasting some of the largest greens in the Midwest, the 18-hole Clinton Hill has matured into one of the finest public golf courses around, with a great blend of par 3s, 4s and 5s.
Todd Hall Retreat and Conference Center
Visitors are invited to walk the tree-lined paths and beautiful labyrinth. The center is open for group reservations.
U.S. Ice Sports Complex L.C.
An ice arena offering hockey leagues open skate and entertainment for all ages. The facility offers two rinks, a game room and concession area.
CITY: Fairview Heights
Stop in or make a reservation to ride the trails. Lessons are also available.
Our Common Ground
Our Common Ground is a nonprofit organization dedicated to growing local art by organizing mixed media shows in rural communities.
Charter Oak "8-Sided" School
This building is a great study in physics as well as history. It was designed to withstand strong winds and capture light throughout the day.
Located within the Kaskaskia River State Fish & Wildlife Area, Baldwin Lake boasts excellent fishing and migratory bird watching for outdoor enthusiasts. A two-lane boat ramp, camping, and picnic facilities are nearby.
King's Point Sports Club
This sports club offers resistance training, aerobics classes, cycling, tennis courts and aquatics.
Curtains Up Theatre Company
The Company performs at The Miner's Theatre.
The Happy Cow
The Happy Cow offers homestyle cooking in a cozy, homelike atmosphere, and served with a smile from their friendly staff.
America's Best Inn & Suites
83 room hotel that is handicap accessible, credit cards accepted, cable television, outdoor pool, pets accepted, restaurant within walking distance, complimentary breakfast.
St. Peter's Cathedral
This Renaissance Gothic architectural masterpiece has a 222 ft. tall bell tower. Tours avalaible.
O'Fallon Family Sports Park
This world-class facility sits on 200 acres, and features four lighted baseball/softball diamonds, 12 ball diamonds and soccer fields.
Arthur's offers delicious, homestyle barbeque with a wonderful smokey flavor to satisfy any barbeque lover.
CITY: East St. Louis
Cahokia R V Parque
Swimming, fishing, boat rentals, RV and cabin rentals, tent camping.
Town Hall Archery
Town Hall provides archery supplies and training to athletes.
Far Oaks Golf Club
This par 72, Goalby-designed golf course has 18 challenging holes.
Shenanigan's has great food such as wings, burgers, sandwiches, steak, and much more. Shenanigan's also has a large game room and party room for you next event. Local bands perform every Friday & Saturday night!
Papa Vito's Pizza - Waterloo
Papa Vito's has delicious pizza and sandwiches.