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Make the most of your time at the Enjoy Illinois 300

The Enjoy Illinois 300 gives both locals and visitors a great reason to come explore the diverse attractions and charming towns of Southwest Illinois as we welcome NASCAR fans to our great state. Read on to get a taste of things to do in the area as you race through town, then plan a future trip to properly experience all this diverse region has to offer.

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Featured Itineraries

Cars driving on the Great River Road.

Meeting of the Great Rivers Meeting of the Great Rivers
Car stopped on Route 66

The Birthplace of the Road Trip The Birthplace of the Road Trip
Family with bikes on a bridge

Family Fun In Southwest Illinois Family Fun In Southwest Illinois
Worlds Largest Rocking Chair

Adventures in Downstate Illinois Adventures in Downstate Illinois

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Things to do Nearby

If you have a few hours between race activities, there’s no shortage of must-visit sites in this vibrant region. Nearby Collinsville is home to the iconic World’s Largest Catsup Bottle as well as the historic Cahokia Mounds (an ancient Native American city).

You can also explore the area on foot or by bike via the Madison County Transit Trails, get in nine holes on the beautiful Madison Golf Course, or discover a variety of things to do in nearby Alton. This guide to exploring Illinois’ scenic byways offers even more ideas if you’re willing to venture a bit further out.

Support Local Makers

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    Mississippi Mud Pottery

    Natural clay materials are molded and crafted right before your eyes into creative, functional stoneware pottery. Read more about Mississippi Mud Pottery
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    Eckert's Country Store & Farms - Belleville

    This Eckert's location has a greenhouse, restaurant, Country Store, and fruits and vegetables to pick in season. Read more about Eckert's Country Store & Farms - Belleville
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    Old Herald Brewery & Distillery

    This former site of the Collinsville Herald newspaper has been transformed into a full service restaurant, production brewery, and craft distillery. Read more about Old Herald Brewery & Distillery
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    Abe's Gourmet Popcorn Shop

    Abe's Gourmet Popcorn Shop is in Belleville IL in the corner of the Lincoln Theatre building. Read more about Abe's Gourmet Popcorn Shop
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    LongStory Coffee

    Local coffee roaster based out of Belleville, IL. Specializing in artisanal fair trade coffee. Read more about LongStory Coffee
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    Kruta Bakery

    Four generations of family baking has helped Kruta Bakery perfect their signature Stollen pastries, breads, danish rolls, and more baked treats. Read more about Kruta Bakery
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    Stumpy's Spirits Distillery

    From fresh limestone well water to grain grown on the land surrounding the distillery, we source nearly all of our ingredients from our 8th generation family… Read more about Stumpy's Spirits Distillery
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    The Old Bakery Beer Company

    The Old Bakery Beer Company produces creative, high quality food and handcrafted beers with organically grown hops and malt. Read more about The Old Bakery Beer Company

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