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Hello from Dan N

ew Year’s Greetings as we welcome 2019 and say goodbye to Illinois’ Bicentennial year 2018. What an incredible year it was! I hope you were able to experience some “historical” fun in ILLINOISouth as we celebrated our 200th Birthday!

TABLE OF CONTENTS Western Region Central Region Eastern Region

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Regional Map Membership Roster Advertiser Index

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Featured Made in ILLINOISouth: 3 Stumpy’s Spirits 7 Eckert’s Orchards 37 Nudge Coffee Roasters Excel Bottling Company 39 St. Nicholas Brewing Company 43 Marcoot Jersey Dairy Creamery 45 S.D. Meadows Folk Art Gallery 61 World’s Largest & Other Big Things 63 Mullen’s Dressing 75

We’re making some exciting changes this year, starting with this Visitors Guide. The information is organized by Region, then alphabetized by City/Village. The attractions, museums, shopping and everything else is all in one place. For example, when planning a trip to Salem, you’ll find everything to do there by looking in the Central Region under Salem…how simple is that! As always, the map shows which communities are in the three regions and everything is color coded. Maybe the “Did You Know” fun facts scattered through the booklet will give you some ideas. Also, we’re very proud to showcase our nine makers, creators and artisans throughout this year’s Guide. These “MADE in ILLINOISouth” crafters were recognized by the State in the “AMAZING ILLINOIS MADE” Campaign…that help make ILLINOIS thrive! Our new Website (ILLINOISouth.org) is more user-friendly, as well. I’m sure you’ll find that planning a trip to ILLINOISouth is both easy and fun! Check out our Road Trippin’ section in the seasonal Tourism Times for some incredibly fun trip ideas. Stay connected to all the latest travel info with our Tourism Times newsletter, monthly E-news, website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other e-marketing – then you won’t miss a thing! We look forward to welcoming you as you make some memories and “Find your Adventure in ILLINOISouth!”

The color coding on our map indicates approximately 50 miles across each section. Watch for the colors that coordinate with the map throughout the Visitors Guide.

Dan Krankeola President/CEO

BOARD OF DIRECTORS, STAFF AND CREDITS BOND COUNTY Amy Marcoot Dennis Potthast Treasurer CLARK COUNTY Norma Calvert Bailey Moulding CLAY COUNTY Clint Green Chris Thompson CLINTON COUNTY James Sullivan Sandy Timmermann

EDWARDS COUNTY Martha Speir Dennis Turpin FAYETTE COUNTY Sally Emerick Mayor Ricky Gottman HAMILTON COUNTY Mary Anne Hopfinger Jerry Prince JASPER COUNTY Jane Casey Diane Scott

CRAWFORD COUNTY Mary Kindt

LAWRENCE COUNTY Bill Gray Rachel Hipsher

CUMBERLAND COUNTY Billie Chambers Tania Craig

MADISON COUNTY Mayor Allen Adomite Rosemarie Brown

MARION COUNTY Sonya Germann Vice Chair Ben Stratemeyer

ST. CLAIR COUNTY Cathleen Lindauer John West

Dan Krankeola President/CEO

Tamber Wade Graphic Designer

Jordan Jackovich Visitor Services Christine Sopiars Executive Assistant Coordinator

MONROE COUNTY Clyde Heller Jim Hill

WABASH COUNTY Jim Pfeister Rod Rodriguez Secretary

MONTGOMERY COUNTY Valerie Belusko Sarah Waggoner

WASHINGTON COUNTY Doris Povolish Marvin Steinkamp Chairman

PERRY COUNTY Carrie Gilliam Judy Smid

WAYNE COUNTY Royce Carter Gary Sloan

RANDOLPH COUNTY WHITE COUNTY Emily Lyons Cindy Conley Ronnie White Katherine Sands RICHLAND COUNTY Karen Bell Belinda Henton

STAFF

Jon Weaving Sales & Marketing Manager

Jeremy Drake Distribution Representative

Andy Waterman Sales & Marketing Manager

CREDITS

Darlene Chapman Finance Director Tiffany Garavaglia Content Marketing Manager/Social Media Specialist

Pat White Project Manager Craig Martin Simon Design Design and Production Printing Kingery Printing Cover Photo @lacesgoingplaces

We make every effort to verify the information contained in the Visitors Guide; however, we suggest that you call to confirm hours of operation, rates and reservation requirements before visiting. Many of the museums will open for group tours with advance reservations. © Copyright 2019 - ILLINOISouth Tourism

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Western Cities

Art on the Square, Belleville

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT • Art Fairs, Galleries Entertainment & Theatres ATTRACTIONS • Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries • World’s Largest Unique Sites LODGING • B&Bs and Campgrounds • Hotels & Motels and Lodges MEETING & BANQUET CENTERS

The Weingarten Tasting Room, Belleville

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MUSEUMS & MORE • Limited Days & Appointment Only • Weekends Only RECREATION • Bike & Walking Trails • Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas • Fairgrounds • Golf Courses • Hunting & Fishing • Orchards • Sports Complexes • State Parks SHOPPING • Shopping Centers • Unique Shoppes


Marcoot Jersey Creamery, Greenville Stumpy's Spirits, ALHAMBRA LODGING: Columbia B&B and Campgrounds Mullen's Salad Bur Oaks Campground Dressing, Pales10303 Oaks Rd. tine 618-488-7927 70 Sites Excel Bottling, BALDWIN Breese RECREATION: St. Nicholas State Parks Brewing Baldwin LakeCo., Du Kaskaskia Quoin River State Fish & Wildlife Area Eckert's Country 10981 Conservation Rd. Store & Farms, 618-785-2555 Belleville LODGING: S.D. Meadows B&B and Campgrounds Folk Art, PalesK River Motel & tine Campground Nudge Coffee 7797 State Rt. Hwy. 154 618-785-2564 Roasters, High10 Rooms; 32 camp sites land and Breese BELLEVILLE ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES:

1020 Artworks Studio Guests create artwork using a wide variety of materials and techniques. Art classes and parties are offered. 1020 S. 7th St. 618-267-3205 Art on the Square This juried art show held in May is top ranked by Art Fair Source Book. Over 100 artists from all over the world exhibit for nearly 85,000+ visitors who shop for unique items. Downtown Belleville 800-677-9255

Belle-Clair Speedway Midget/sprint and stock car races, demolition derbies and motorcycle races are regular events. 200 S. Belt East 618-233-0052 Lincoln Theatre The historic theatre features first-run movies, organ concerts, musical performances and special events. Tours by appointment. 103 E. Main St. 618-233-0123 Philharmonic Society Enjoy concerts from the nation’s second oldest continuously performing symphony orchestra (since 1867) and the Belleville Philharmonic Chorale and Youth Orchestra. 116 N. Jackson St. 618-235-5600 Sculptures in the City 30+ artists’ sculptures enhance the landscape in various locations. Call for a Sculpture brochure. 216 E. A St. 800-677-9255

Original Stumpy’s Spirits

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 farm in Columbia, Illinois. Having full control over the grain we grow allows us to do what others can’t. We plant, harvest, mill, mash, ferment, and distill our spirits from grain to glass. This ensures that our products remain pure and unbroken from start to finish. Know that when you enjoy any of Stumpy’s products, you are experiencing small-batch spirits at their finest. stumpysspirits.com www.ILLINOISouth.org

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Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows Amphitheater, Belleville Skyview Drive-In See first-run movies from April to October at one of only 200 drive-ins left in the U.S. 5700 N. Belt West 618-233-4400 The EDGE 5 Theatres The five screen movie theater features high-quality entertainment for the whole family. Comfortable reclining seats, and food and drink service in the Bistro theaters are hallmarks of the facility. 701 S. Belt West 618-236-2101

Skyview Drive-In, Belleville

Escape 618 This is “a real-life Clue Game adventure.” The goal is to get your friends, family, co-workers or other collaborators to work together and use each other’s strengths to quickly solve puzzles that advance the storyline to beat the room. Entering the lobby feels like walking into a play where you’re immersed in the sights, sounds and smells of your adventure. And you have an hour to beat the room! Several scenarios are offered from kid and family-friendly to more ghoulish and scary. 103 E. Main St. Reservations required at escape618.com Turned Treasures Gallery The two-room gallery features woodturning and woodworking artists. The school provides classes for aspiring woodturners. 225 E. Main St. 618-698-3627

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William and Florence Schmidt Art Center The Galleries feature changing exhibits by regional and national artists and a beautifully landscaped sculpture garden. Southwestern Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Ave. 618-222-5278 ATTRACTIONS: Cathedral of St. Peter Built in 1866, the English Gothic architectural masterpiece is the largest Cathedral in Illinois with regularly scheduled services. 200 W. Harrison St. 618-234-1166 Eckert’s Country Store & Farms The extensive greenhouse, restaurant and country store offer something for the entire family. Don’t miss the seasonal special events. 951 S. Green Mount Rd. 618-233-0513


Shrine Hotel Conveniently located, the Shrine Hotel is on the beautiful grounds of the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. 451 S. De Mazenod Dr. 618-397-1162 78 Rooms Sleepy Hollow Motel 601 S. Belt West 618-233-8680 25 Rooms Super 8 Near shopping and restaurants, this hotel has it all. Enjoy free 8-item SuperStart breakfast, gym use at the nearby YMCA and free Wi-Fi. 600 E. Main St. 618-234-9670 42 Rooms Terrace Motel 747 S. Belt West 618-234-1505 28 Rooms Hofbräuhaus St. Louis, Belleville National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows There are 200 beautifully landscaped acres of gardens, devotional areas, an Outdoor Amphitheatre, the Shrine Church, the Lourdes Grotto, Stations of the Cross and the Millennium Spire. 442 S. DeMazenod Dr. 618-397-6700 Scott Field Heritage Air Park See the workhorses of the Air Mobility Command, the C-141 Starlifter and the KC-135 Stratotanker. The C-9 Nightingale, C-130 Hercules, C-21 Lear Jet and C-140 Jetstar are also on display. 763 Seibert Rd. Scott AFB, Shiloh Gate 618-233-2015

September 11 Memorial Walkway An actual 35.25 ft. long steel column, weighing 7,100 lbs. from one of the fallen World Trade Center towers is a signature feature. 1125 S. Illinois St. 618-233-6769 The EDGE Voted the top family entertainment center in the area because of their superior attractions, family-friendly environment and staff. They offer laser tag, four virtual reality attractions, indoor go-karts, bumper cars, bowling, five movie theatres, an arcade and a restaurant and bar. The 82,000 square foot facility caters to adults and kids alike. 701 S. Belt West 618-236-2101

ATTRACTIONS: Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries 4204 Main Street Brewing Co. Enjoy a unique atmosphere and menu inside or in the beer garden that compliments the beers. The 6435 W. Main location has a larger brewery, distribution center and banquet space. 4204 W. Main St. 618-416-7261 6435 W. Main 618-310-0306 Hofbräuhaus St. Louis – Belleville The largest Hofbräuhaus in North America provides an authentic experience as memorable as the 400+ year-old original in Munich. Enjoy traditional Bavarian cuisine, fresh German beer brewed on-site and live entertainment seven days a week. 123 St. Eugene Dr., 618-800-2337

The Weingarten Winery & Event Venue Nestled on several acres of beautiful countryside, enjoy premium wines and beers from around the world. Perfect venue to gather with friends or host a private event. 1780 E. State Rt. 15 618-257-WINE (9463) LODGING: B&B and Campgrounds Silverstein Suite 208 E. Main St. 618-910-8622

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LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Belleville Inn & Suites 931 S. Belt West 618-233-4551 16 Rooms Best Royal Inn 1438 Centreville Ave. 618-233-7410 16 Rooms Mid America Inn 1651 Old Hwy. 158 618-744-1244 22 Rooms

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Town House Motel 400 S. Illinois 618-233-7881 55 Rooms MEETINGS & BANQUET CENTERS Belle-Clair Expo Center The building is booked for monthly flea markets (3rd weekend), consumer shows, dinners, fundraiser raisers and more. 200 S. Belt E. 618-235-0666 Bellecourt Banquet Center and Belle Manor Two beautiful historic buildings offer a unique setting with a specialty menu for all your special occasions. 120 N. Jackson St. 618-233-8490 National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows Several rooms can be adjusted for large and small groups at the Visitors Center on the grounds of the Shrine. Menus are available online. 442 S. DeMazenod Dr. 618-397-6700

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Eckert’s Country Store and Farms Home of the largest pick-your-own orchard operation in the U.S. 951 S. Green Mount Rd. 618-233-0513 RECREATION: Sports Complexes:

Bronx Zoo, Belleville St. Clair County Event Center With almost 30,000 sq. ft. under roof, this facility is perfect for monthly Flea Markets (1st weekend), trade shows, consumer shows, motorcycle swap meets, craft shows, etc. 1550 E. State Rte. 15 618-830-7552 MUSEUMS: St. Clair County Historical Society Museum The Greek Revival home built in the early 1800s houses the museum’s furniture, vintage clothing, artifacts, quilts, and an extensive research library. Mon. - Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and by appointment. 701 E. Washington St. 618-234-0600

MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointment Only Emma Kunz House Considered to be the oldest Greek Revival-style home in Illinois, the house contains antiques and memorabilia from the 1800s. By appointment only. 602 Fulton St. 618-234-0600 MUSEUMS: Weekends Only Labor & Industry Museum The collection in the 1837 German street house focuses on 19th century manufacturing and agricultural industries. Open Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and by appointment. 123 N. Church St. 618-222-9430

Tennis great Jimmy Connors and actor Buddy Ebsen are from Belleville.

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RECREATION: Biking & Walking Trails MetroBikeLink The 6.9-mile trail connects Belleville with the Swansea and Memorial Hospital MetroLink stations to Southwestern Illinois College. Bridges offer trail users safe access across creeks, roads and tracks. 618-628-8090 National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows Walking Trail Walk, run or bike through the beautiful grounds. Illinois Trekkers plan annual events here. 442 S. DeMazenod Dr. 618-397-6700 RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Belleville Parks & Recreation Belleville has 20+ parks with 200 acres of parkland, ball diamonds, batting cages, concessions, grandstand seating for 300, numerous playgrounds and walking trails, including a Skatepark. 618-233-1416

The Henry White Experimental Farm The Illinois Department of Agriculture has owned this since 1988. Visitors can see examples of prairie land, wetlands, reforestation and crop research. Hwy. 158 - 618-233-5583 FAIRGROUNDS: Belle-Clair Fairgrounds & Exposition Center Check the calendar for major events like huge craft shows, a variety of consumer shows and monthly flea markets. 200 S. Belt East 618-233-0052 RECREATION: Golf Courses Elmwood Golf Club 1400 Eiler Rd. 9-hole, 3,030 yds., 36 par 618-538-5826 The Orchards 1499 Golf Course Dr. 18-hole, 6,407 yds., 71 par 618-233-8921 RECREATION: Orchards Braeutigam’s Orchards Blackberries, peaches, apples, pumpkins, tomatoes and eggplant are specialties. 2765 Turkey Hill Ln. 618-233-4059

Family Sportsplex Come see this 60,000-ft. facility with indoor and outdoor fields for gymnastics, soccer, basketball, volleyball or almost any sport. 2346 Mascoutah Ave. 618-277-7111 Lindenwood University The Lynx Arena has two gyms: the main gym can host basketball and volleyball; the recreation gym can hold four volleyball and two basketball games at one time. The campus also has an outdoor soccer facility, tennis courts and a football stadium. 2600 W. Main St. 618-239-6000 Southwestern Illinois College Two gyms can accommodate up to three basketball or volleyball courts at once. The property has baseball and softball diamonds and a full-size soccer field, as well as beautiful fountains and ponds. 2500 Carlyle Ave. 618-235-2700, ext. 5450 Town Hall Archery Visit the indoor archery range with a full-service Pro Shop. 5901 Cool Sports Rd. 618-235-9881 SHOPPING CENTERS: Belleville Crossing Specialty shops, restaurants, Target, Home Depot, PetSmart and more are located here. Frank Scott Pkwy. at IL 15


Green Mount Commons Restaurants, specialty stores, Walmart Supercenter and Lowe’s draw visitors. 32601 Green Mount Commons Dr. 618-624-4089 UNIQUE SHOPPES: Abe’s Gourmet Popcorn 101 E. Main St. 618-233-9010

Basket Case Boutique 1680 Lebanon Ave. 618-233-0290

Collector’s Corner 125 E Main St. 618-825-9075

Don Rodgers Ltd. 6727 W. Main St. 618-398-2421

Keil’s Antiques & Gifts 26 E. Main St. 618-235-3457

Beatnik’s 215 E. Main St. 618-355-4600

Community Kindness Resale Shop 500 E. Main St. 618-222-9980

Eckert Florist 201 W. Main St. 618-233-9970

Keil’s Clock Shop 109 E. Main St. 618-233-0822

Forgotten Treasures 1012 W. Main St. 618-234-4100

Local Lucy’s 310 E. Main St. 618-310-1613

Grimm & Gorly Florist 324 E. Main St. 618-234-4455

Missions Thrift Store 653 Carlyle Ave. 618-416-6201

Happy Hop Homebrew & Gourmet 122 E. Main St. 618-277-2550

Olive Oil Marketplace 18 E. Main St. 618-304-3769

Ben’s 112 E. Main St. 618-277-9278 Blanquart Jewelers 112 E. Main St. 618-277-9278

Adrenaline Prints 126 East Main St. 618-277-9600

Bronx Zoo 1300 E. Main St. 618-741-8157

Artistry On Cakes 507 Sherman St. 618-355-0000

Cattywampus Hand-Me-Downs 1401 W. Main St. 618-803-2526

Balance Coffee & Tea 732 S. Illinois St. 618-641-9900

Circa Boutique 128 E. Main St. 618-257-0163

Crafty Sugar 104 E. Main St. 618-416-7689 Crystal & Spice Shoppe 318 E. Main St. 618-234-5648 Cupcakes Too 324 E. Main St. (inside Grimm & Gorly) 618-234-4466 Curt Smith Sporting Goods 213 E Main St. 618-233-5177

Inside Out Thrift Store 1620 Lebanon Ave. 618-235-2349 Jolly Roger Skateboard 307 N. Illinois St. 618-277-7113

Pairabelles 200 W. Main St. 618-623-5962 Rising Stars Monogram Boutique 202 W. Main St. 618-235-9581

Eckert’s

With three locations in Illinois, Eckert’s is the largest pick-your-own operation in the United States. The Belleville Farm features a Country Store, Country Restaurant and berries, apples, peaches, pumpkins, vegetables, Christmas trees and seasonal activities for adults and children. The Millstadt Fun Farm is open in the Fall for apples and pumpkins and activities like hayrides, bonfires and pig races. The Grafton farm is open for blackberries and peaches in the summer and apples and pumpkins in the fall. eckerts.com www.ILLINOISouth.org

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Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum, Cahokia Shrine Gift Shop 442 S. De Mazenod Dr. 618-397-6700 Simply Sindy Smith Gifts & Cards 1110 W. Main St. 618-401-4964 Suzanne’s Missing Pieces 104 E. Main St. 888-588-4109 The Shelter Shop Resale Shop 13 Bellevue Park Plaza 618-234-4704 The TOCO Shop 825 W. Main St. 618-257-8626 Toot’s Cake & Candy Supplies 214 E. Main St. 618-227-7373 Tribout’s Carnival Supplies 517 S. Illinois St. 618-234-0388 Unique Boutique #3 Public Square 618-473-3333 8

CAHOKIA ATTRACTIONS: Cahokia Courthouse State Historic Site The building was constructed in 1730 and served as the center for political activity for over 100 years. First & Elm Sts. 618-332-1782 Jarrot Mansion The oldest brick house in the state of Illinois was built in 1810, by Nicholas Jarrot, a native Frenchman and landowner. 124 E. First St. 618-332-1782 LODGING: B&B and Campgrounds Cahokia RV Parque 4060 Mississippi Ave., Rt.3 618-332-7700 119 Sites

MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointment Only Holy Family Church & Museum This museum is by the oldest church west of the Alleghenies and holds cherished artifacts. By appointment. 116 Church St. 618-337-4548 MUSEUMS: Weekends Only Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum Learn about the St. Louis area’s storied history of aviation and see Gus Grissom’s flight suit, a collection of TWA artifacts, and a 1941 bi-plane. Fri. Sun. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 2300 Vector Dr. 618-332-3664

LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Comfort Inn and Suites 1607 Pontiac Dr. 618-332-2000 70 Rooms

Popeye Character Trail, Chester

RECREATION: Biking & Walking Trails Metro-East Levee Trail The 7.6-mile trail is a crushed rock surface and runs from Cargill Road in Cahokia to the intersection of Hwy. 157 and Hwy. 163 618-337-9500 RECREATION: Golf Courses The Prairies Golf Course 300 Tricentennial Dr. 618-332-6944 18-hole, 6,456 yds., 71 par

CASEYVILLE LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Americas Best Inn & Suites 2423 Old Country Inn Dr. 618-397-3300 84 Rooms First Western Inn 8787 Sasak Pl. 618-398-5484 32 Rooms Motel 6 2431 Old Country Inn Rd. 618-397-8867 120 Rooms


Quality Inn & Suites 2180 Patricia Ct. 618-398-6745 60 Rooms

ATTRACTIONS: Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries

Rodeway Inn 8950 Tucker Dr. 618-397-4200 54 Rooms

Stumpy’s Spirits Each bottle of vodka, whiskeys and bourbon begins with the grains grown on this 8th generation family farm. Add the water from the spring fed aquifer for a truly delicious farm to glass drink. Open for tastings and tours with seasonal hours. 1727 Centerville Rd. 618-821-7733

RECREATION: Golf Courses Far Oaks Golf Club 419 Old Collinsville Rd. 618-628-2900 18-hole, 6,926 yds., 72 par CENTREVILLE RECREATION: State Parks Frank Holten State Park 4500 Pocket Rd. 618-874-7920 RECREATION: Golf Courses Grand Marais Golf Course 5802 Lake Dr. 618-398-9999 18-hole, 6,727 yds.,72 par CHESTER ATTRACTIONS: Mary’s River Covered Bridge Originally built in 1854 and now restored, the bridge was part of a planked toll road. IL. Rt. 150E east of Chester 618-826-5000, ext 221 Popeye Character Trail Search through town for Popeye and friends on murals and statues. A new character statue is unveiled each year at the Popeye Picnic in September. Rt. 3, Chester 618-826-5125 LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds Randolph County State Recreation Area 4301 S. Lake Dr. 618-826-2706 95 Sites

Far Oaks Golf Club, Caseyville LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Best Western Chester Hotel Experience historic Randolph County from the comfort of this charming hotel. Just minutes from Fort de Chartres, Pierre Menard’s home and Fort Kaskaskia. 2150 State St. (Rt. 150 E.) 618-826-3034 46 Rooms MUSEUMS: Spinach Can Collectibles Museum This is the official Popeye Fan Club at the 1875 Opera House. See memorabilia dating back to the early 20th century. Mon. - Fri. 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 1001 State St. 618-826-4567 Randolph County Museum & Archives Built in 1864, the building is a repository for French-Colonial-era records and special exhibits. Open 2nd & 3rd Tuesdays 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.; 1st & 5th Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. or by appointment. 1 Taylor St. 618-826-2667

RECREATION: Biking & Walking Trails

RECREATION: State Parks

American Discovery Trail This trail stretches across 6,800 miles and 15 U.S. states and runs through Randolph County. discoverytrail.org

Piney Creek Ravine 4301 S. Lake Dr. 618-826-2706

Piney Creek Ravine Nature Preserve The 2.2-mile loop features a waterfall and winds through secretive canyons that hide the biggest display of prehistoric petroglyphs and pictographs in Illinois. 618-462-1181

UNIQUE SHOPPES: Jodie’s Ol’ Farmhouse & Bakery 639 State St. 618-826-1870 Spinach Can Collectibles 1001 State St. 618-826-4567 The Healthy Nut 602 Chester Center 618-826-4000

Cole Memorial Park Shelters, picnic areas, swimming pool, playgrounds and tennis courts are laid out within the forested park. Rt. 3 South 618-826-4972

Treasured Memories 918 State St. 618-826-2513

Chester Country Club (semi-private) 1310 Lehmen Dr. 618-826-3168 9-hole, 3,598 yds., 36 par

Hampton Inn Enjoy friendly service and feel at home in a clean and comfortable guest room. Stay connected with Wi-Fi in every room and start your day with Hampton’s Free Hot Breakfast. 165 Admiral Trost Dr. 618-281-9000 77 Rooms

Randolph County State Recreation Area 4301 S. Lake Dr. 618-826-2706

RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas

RECREATION: Golf Courses

LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges

Vintage Market 1208 Swanwick St. 618-826-4123 COLUMBIA ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES: Art & Artisans on Main Spend the day with talented artists and musicians on the third Saturday In September. Main St. 618-281-7934

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MEETING & BANQUET CENTERS: The Falls Reception & Convention Center The waterfall is a beautiful backdrop for any occasion, from a corporate meeting, wedding or festival celebration. 300 Admiral Weinel Blvd. 618-281-3255 Main Street Abbey Located in the former Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, built in 1866, the Abbey is a crossroads of history and state of the art, modern technology. Let us host your wedding, event, fundraiser or party! 411 Palmer Rd. 618-779-8511

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Toddhall Retreat and Conference Center The natural serenity at this facility provides opportunities for study, reflection and renewal. Six conference rooms and sleeping for 100-120 are available. 320 Todd Center Dr. 618-281-8180 RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Metter Memorial Park Year-round, the park’s walking trails, halls and pavilions, picnic areas and playgrounds draw visitors. In the summer, enjoy weekly music concerts, Movies at Metter and Festifall. 206 E. Legion 618-281-7144 RECREATION: Biking & Walking Trails Stemler Cave Woods Nature Preserve The old growth forest remnant is set in the sinkhole plain with over two miles of trails with twelve interpretive points. 2200 Stemler Rd. 618-281-9816 RECREATION: Golf Courses Columbia Bridges Golf Course 1655 Columbia Bridges Dr. 618-281-3900 18-hole, 6,988 yds., 72 par Columbia Golf Club 125 AA Rd. 618-286-4455 18-hole, 5,970 yds., 71 par Fairfield Golf Club 1900 Columbia Quarry Rd. 618-281-7773 18-hole, 5,869 yds., 71 par River Lakes Golf Course 2218 Ramsey Rd. 618-281-6665 18-hole, 5,742 yds., 71 par 10

Gateway Geyser UNIQUE SHOPPES: Bad Sister Boutique 1005 S. Main St. 618-281-2873 Curtis Jewelers, Floral & Design 110 Columbia Center Dr. 618-281-2990 Elements Off Main 107 W. Gundlach St. 618-281-7846 Evalina’s Rags to Riches 124 A S. Main St. 618-520-0569 Fabulous Finds Making a Curtain Call 315 N. Main St. 618-281-1954 Fashion Attic 4 kids 126 S. Main St. 618-281-7466 Fashion Attic Boutique 128 S. Main St. 618-281-7467

Magnolia Gift Shop 208 N. Main St., Ste. D 618-281-8083 Mattingly Jewelers 125 W. Locust St. 618-281-8282 Memory Lane 515B N. Main St. 618-281-4538 Outdoor Decor 124B S. Main St. 618-579-8172 Rabbits & Rags 223 N. Main St. 618-560-9744 Roseberry Farms 603 N. Main St. 618-520-0850 Too Blue Boutique 109 W. Gundlach St. 618-281-2258 Vida Verda Boutique 127 N. Main St. 618-281-6767

Kat Jewelry Boutique & Gifts 115 W. Gundlach St. 618-281-9009

COULTERVILLE ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES:

Knott So Shabby 117 W. Locust St. 618-281-6002

Coyote ATV Trail Riders & Junkyard International Raceway Fifty to sixty trucks carrying ATVs pull in every weekend to ride through the ten miles of trails, or race go-karts on the track. 618-758-2851

La Bella Rosa Boutique 109 N. Main St. 314-440-0039

UNIQUE SHOPPES: Burn “N” Brush 1757 Carter Rd. 618-599-7440 DUPO RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Dupo Community Park Beautiful 14-acre family park. Facilities include: restrooms, pavilions, picnic tables and BBQ grills. Enjoy ball fields, playgrounds, walking paths, summer movies and fireworks. 905 Bluffview Ln. 618-283-3280 EAST CARONDELET MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointment Only Martin/Boismenue House Built in the 1790s in the French vertical-log style, this is the oldest known residence in Illinois. By appointment. 2110 First St. 618-332-1782

EAST ST. LOUIS ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES: Casino Queen The bright lights of Vegas have nothing on the Casino Queen, home of the loosest slots and the hottest table games in town. Hungry? The Queen has you covered from casual to fine dining. Mississippi Riverfront 200 Front St. 618-874-5000 ATTRACTIONS: Gateway Geyser The 40’ high Mississippi River Overlook platform provides a scenic view of the world’s largest geyser with the Gateway Arch in the background. The Geyser goes off at noon daily, May – September. Eastern Shore of Mississippi River 34 S. Front St. LODGING: B&B and Campgrounds Casino Queen RV Park 200 S. Front St. 800-777-0777 Ext. 4 144 Sites


LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Casino Queen Hotel 200 S. Front St. 618-874-5000 150 Rooms MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointment Only Katherine Dunham Museum See costumes, photographs, programs, letters, awards and mementos from Miss Dunham’s career as a dancer, choreographer, teacher, writer and dance company owner. By appointment. 1005 Pennsylvania Ave. 618-874-8560 House of Miles The museum is located in the former home of the late Miles Dewey Davis III. Miles Davis is the most revered jazz trumpeter of all time, not to mention one of the most important musicians of the 20th century. 1701 Kansas Ave. (Miles Davis Way) 618-213-8120 RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park The 43 ft. overlook platform gives a great view of the Mississippi River and the Gateway Geyser. There’s also a picnic area and paved walkways. 185 W. Trendley Ave. 618-346-4905 ELLIS GROVE ATTRACTIONS: Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site A scenic overlook offers views of the Mississippi and Kaskaskia Rivers, and Old Kaskaskia. R.R. 1, 618-859-3741

Fairview City Centre, Fairview Heights.

Sky Zone, Fairview Heights Pierre Menard Home State Historic Site This 1800s house was the home of Illinois’ first Lt. Governor when Kaskaskia was the first State Capital. R.R. 1 618-859-3031 Schoenbeck Ranch So much fall fun abounds. White draft horse wagon rides, Pony rides, farm animals and of course pumpkins! 5991 Sulser Rd. 618-615-1686

EVANSVILLE ATTRACTIONS: Krause Elk Farm See these majestic animals on a tour of the property. Hear the awesome bugling of the elk and learn about the health benefits of velvet antlers. By appointment. 8311 St. Leo’s Rd. 618-282-3789

Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site 4372 Park Rd. 618-859-3741 50 Sites

RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Marina on the Kaskaskia River The boat launch, slips and a marina store are all that is needed for a great day on the Kaskaskia River. 201 Water St. 618-853-2370

EDWARDSVILLE MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointment Only

UNIQUE SHOPPES: Old House Parts 600-600½ Jackson St. 618-277-6666

LODGING: B&B and Campgrounds

Madison County Historical Society Museum & Archives The 1836 Weir House is filled with an amazing display of artifacts representing local history. There’s a research library, too. Wed.– Fri., 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Sun., 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. 715 N. Main St. 618-656-7562

Ray’s Shoe Store 502 Liberty St. 618-853-2231

FAIRMONT CITY RECREATION: Golf Courses Indian Mounds Golf Course 3500 Kingshighway 618-271-4000 18-hole, 3,381 yds., 59 par LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds Safari RV Park 5110 Collinsville Rd. 877-271-0954 45 Sites LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges First Western Inn 1941 Collinsville Rd. 618-482-3088 32 Rooms

ATTRACTIONS: Monkey Joe’s The 15,000 sq. ft. space has 20 ft. tall inflatable houses for kids to jump in and bounce off the walls, along with slides and mazes. 10855 Lincoln Trail 618-398-7800 Sky Zone Wall to wall trampolines fill the space for games like Ultimate Dodgeball or SkyHoops. Toddler Time, Family Night and other special activities provide fun for all ages. 10850 Lincoln Trail 618-589-1111 LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES:

Americas Best Value Inn 305 Salem Pl. 618-624-3636

Midwest Salute to the Arts This juried art show is held in August. One hundred artists in all media are chosen to show and sell their work. Moody Park at Longacre, midwestsalute.com

Comfort Suites 137 Ludwig Dr. 71 Rooms 618-394-0202

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RECREATION: Golf Courses Stonewolf Golf Club 1195 Stonewolf Trail 618-624-4653 18-hole, 6,943 yds., 72 par SHOPPING CENTERS: Crossroads Center Shop T.J. Maxx, Chuck E. Cheese, Dress Barn, Big Lots and SkyZone. 10850 Lincoln Trail Fairview City Centre Find Home Goods, Hobby Lobby, Office Max, PetCo and Fresh Thyme Farmers Market here. Hwy 159 & 50 St. Clair Square Shopping, Fairview Heights Fairfield Inn Join us at the Fairfield Inn by Marriott and enjoy all the amenities, located off I-64 near I-255, minutes from St. Louis and SAFB. 140 Ludwig Dr. 618-398-7124 63 Rooms Four Points by Sheraton Hotel & Fountains Conference Center This hotel boasts 10,000 square feet of meeting/banquet space, full service restaurant, Business Center and the Four Comfort Bed™. 319 Fountains Pkwy. 618-622-9500 120 Rooms Hampton Inn 150 Ludwig Dr. 618-397-9705 61 Rooms Holiday Inn If business brings you to Fairview Heights, this hotel’s location and convenient amenities including Fitness Center, Business Center and Kem’s Restaurant are waiting for you. 313 Salem Pl. 618-212-1300 88 Rooms Super 8 45 Ludwig Dr. 618-398-8338 12

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MEETING & BANQUET CENTERS: The Fountains Conference Center at Four Points by Sheraton The state-of-the-art facility offers it all for conferences of various sizes and needs. Over 10,000 sq. ft. of meeting and pre-function space is available. 319 Fountains Pkwy. 618-622-9500 RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Everett Moody Park Find sand volleyball courts, baseball/softball diamonds, a soccer field, a walking/running path, concession stands, picnic shelters, a large lake and an awesome playground here. Midwest Salute to the Arts is held here in August. 525 S. Ruby Ln. 618-489-2040 Pleasant Ridge Park See the Kinsella Log Home in this 95-acre park which has picnic areas and beautiful woods. 401 Pleasant Ridge 618-489-2040

Fairview Heights Plaza Red Lobster, TBD Bar and Social and Olive Garden are located here along with Gordman’s, Guitar Center and several hotels. North of I-64 at Hwy. 159 Lincoln Place Just down from the Mall is Kohl’s, Lowe’s, Old Navy, Marshall’s and more. Hwy. 159 Marketplace Shopping Center This center houses Ulta, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, DSW Shoe Warehouse and more. Across from the Mall at Hwy. 50 & 159 Shoppes at St. Clair Square Adjacent to St. Clair Square are Talbots, New Balance, Loft, Barnes & Noble, Chico’s and others. 134 St. Clair Square St. Clair Square Mall The two-level mall has more than 1,000,000 sq. ft. devoted to national retailers, boutiques and specialty shops. Dillard’s, Macy’s, JC Penney and Sears are the anchors. 134 St. Clair Square 618-632-7566

Winchester Plaza Strip center with specialty stores and restaurants. Hwy. 159 & Frank Scott Pkwy. UNIQUE SHOPPES: Fantasy Books & Games 1977 W. U.S. Hwy. 50 618-624-0920 Legend of Gamers 4620 N. Illinois St. 618-416-6471 St. Clair Antique Mall 315 Salem Pl. 618-628-1650 The Bead Place 5200 N. Illinois St. Ste. 102 618-222-0772 The Wooden Ladder 10800 Lincoln Trail, Ste. 3 618-394-2060 FREEBURG LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds American Legion Post 58 Freedom Farm 6355 Hilgard MemorialDr. 618-539-6095 40 Sites RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Knobeloch Woods Nature Preserve Hike through 35 acres of dry upland and a wet floodplain forest. Birds and spring wildflowers are abundant. Rentchler Rd. off Hwy. 177, 618-462-1181 FULTS RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Cedar Bluff Park There’s a ball diamond and a pavilion with electricity that’s perfect for groups. Intersection of Church St. & Fults Rd. 618-458-7138

RECREATION: State Parks Fults Hill Prairie Natural Preserve Bluff Rd. S. of Fults 618-826-2706 GRANITE CITY ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES: Alfresco Art Center Alfresco Productions and Summerstage perform here during the year. 1 Granite City High School for Performing Arts 2041 Delmar Ave. 844-248-9780 Summerstage 618-877-2228 ATTRACTIONS: Lock and Dam 26 & 27 See the largest locks in the inland waterway system. Lock 27 is the only lock on the 8.4-mi. man-made canal. 618-452-7107 LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds Horseshoe Lake Recreation Area 3321 Hwy. 111 618-931-0270

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KOA Granite City 3157 W. Chain of Rocks Rd. 618-931-5160 70 Sites MGM Lakeside Campground 3133 W. Chain of Rocks Rd. 618-797-2820 45 Sites LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Budget Motel 3220 W. Chain of Rocks Rd. 618-931-1414 34 Rooms Econo Lodge Inn & Suites 3236 W. Chain of Rocks Rd. 618-797-9835 46 Rooms Midwest Motel 912 Thorngate 618-797-2400 20 Rooms


Relax Inn Motel 1100 Niedringhaus Ave. 618-877-7100 38 Rooms MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointment Only Old Fire Engine Museum Antique firefighting equipment and memorabilia tell visitors how firefighters did their job throughout history. By appointment. 1411 Nineteenth St. 618-931-3723 Old Six-Mile Museum in the Emmert-Zippel House This 158-year-old home displays Civil War artifacts, an American Indian collection and 1830s furnishings. By appointment. 3279 Maryville Rd. 618-877-1208 RECREATION: Biking & Walking Trails Madison County Transit Trails More than 130 miles of bikeways connect communities throughout Madison County with each other and St. Louis. 618-797-4600 or mctrails.org Wilson Park Walking Trail The 1.4-mile paved trail is in Wilson Park. 618-877-3059

Wilson Park, Granite City RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Wilson Park The list of amenities includes: a lighted softball field, seven baseball fields, six lighted tennis courts, playground, swimming pool, water slide and wading pool, ice skating rink, lighted basketball court, 1.4 mile fitness trail, outdoor pavilion, stage and picnic shelters. 2900 Benton St. 618-877-3059

Popeye was “born” in Chester.

RECREATION: Golf Courses Arlington Greens Golf Course 200 Arlington Dr. 618-931-5232 18-hole, 6,947 yds., 72 par

UNIQUE SHOPPES: BSR Used Books 1400 Niedringhaus Ave. 618-920-5932 Hero’s Hideout 3361 Fehling Rd., Ste. 3 618-451-7126

Legacy Golf Course 3500 Cargill Rd. 618-931-4653 18-hole, 6,414 yds., 71 par

Novel Idea Bookstore & More 1400 Niederinghaus Ave. 618-709-7779

RECREATION: Orchards

HIGHLAND ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES:

Relleke Farms Enjoy the continual fall festival in October with straw bale mazes, pumpkins and great food. 473 Sand Prairie Ln. 618-797-6858

Hard Road Theatre Productions Audiences delight in quality productions. They schedule four shows a year, including a children’s production. Highland High School 217-556-6399 Lory Theater This vintage theater started as a Vaudeville playhouse. Recently renovated, they now show first run movies. 810 Main St. 618-410-3211

Art in the Park Celebrate world class art in October at this two-day juried exhibit and sale. This show features original works from 70+ artists in a wide range of art mediums. Lindendale Park 618-654-4727

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Silver Lake Park Enjoy this large lake, fishing, pavilions, playground, sand volleyball and archery range. Additionally, there are nature trails, climbing wall, boat ramp and waterfowl hunting. North Rt. 143 618-651-1386 RECREATION: Fairgrounds

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RECREATION: Sports Complexes

Hettenhausen Center for the Arts Distinguished speakers, concerts and drama are on the bill at the beautiful theater. McKendree University 701 College Rd. 618-537-6863

UNIQUE SHOPPES: Patty Cakes 1018 Laurel St. 618-654-8180

Street Art Festival Artists transform the streets around the historic downtown square into an outdoor museum as they create fabulous street paintings in chalk. 907 Main St. (on theSquare) 618-654-3721 LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds The Tibbetts House: Bed, Breakfast & Books 801 Ninth St. 618-772-8161 3 Rooms

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LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges

RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas

Baymont by Wyndham 20 Central Blvd. 618-651-1100 60 Rooms

Glik Park A large lake, fishing, pavilions, playground, sand volleyball, archery range, nature trails, climbing wall, boat ramp, waterfowl hunting and annual events draw visitors from miles around. 12525 Sportsman Rd. 618-654-4432

MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointment Only Louis Latzer Homestead This house, built by the founder of the Pet Milk Co., is one of the first with electricity and running water inside. Visits are by appointment and during events. 1464 Old Trenton Rd. 618-654-7957

Kaskaskia Bell Shrine and the Liberty Bell of the West The bell was rung as the island was captured from the British during the Revolutionary War by Col. George Rogers Clark and his “Long Knives.” Kaskaskia Island 618-859-3741

Madison County Fairgrounds 618-654-6656

Korte Recreation Center This building has everything: cardio/weight room, indoor track, indoor aquatic center and a full-size gym for basketball or volleyball. Locker room and shower facilities available. 1 Nagel Dr. 618-651-1386

Street Art Festival, Highland

KASKASKIA ISLAND ATTRACTIONS:

Rosemary’s Fabric &Quilts 812 Ninth St. 618-654-5045 Something Special by Penny 1009 Washington St. 618-654-4631 Swiss Gift Shop 1009 Washington St. 618-654-2004 Tibbetts Books 801 Ninth St. 618-772-8161 The Chocolate Affair 1011 Broadway 618-654-9340 The Giving Tree 923 Main St. 618-654-2008

Looking Glass Playhouse Drama, musical and comedy performances are scheduled throughout the season. 301 W. St. Louis St. 618-537-4962 McKendree University Gallery of Art Work by local artists and the St. Louis art community are featured in special exhibits that change regularly. 224 W. St. Louis St. mckendree.edu/artgallery LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds Dr. Jazz Luxury Suite 230 W. St. Louis St. 618-537-2200 1 Room MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointment Only The Mermaid House Charles Dickens stayed here in 1842 while researching his book on American prairies. By appointment. 114 E. St. Louis St. 618-537-8420


Looking Glass Playhouse, Lebanon RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Horner Park This gem of a park has a fishing lake, baseball and softball fields, tennis and basketball courts, horseshoes, pavilions and a walking path. Annual events include Winter Wonderland of Lights. 11109 Widicus Rd. 618-979-6420 (Hall rental) RECREATION: Sports Complexes McKendree University Two gyms can be configured for basketball, volleyball or wrestling. Hypes Field and Bearcat Field house the baseball and softball teams. Leemon Field is home to football, soccer and track. 701 College Ave. 618-537-6873 UNIQUE SHOPPES: St. Louis Street Shopping The brick street is lined with antique stores, specialty shops, boutiques and restaurants. 618-537-2420 Calico Moon 216 W. St. Louis St. 618-537-6240

Fezziwig’s Marketplace 215 W. St. Louis St. 618-726-2230 Heirloom Soaps 111 W. St. Louis St. 618-791-5796 Lebanon Flea Market 126 E. McAllister St. 618-537-2509 Legendary Creations 206 W. St. Louis St. 618-537-6625 Luckenbooth on Brickstreet 222 W. St. Louis St. Facebook Minerva Boutique 208 W. St. Louis St. 618-406-4244 Robin’s Nest Antiques 217 W. St. Louis St. 618-808-5016

MADISON ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES: Gateway Motorsports Park Speed thrills at Gateway Motorsports Park! This flexible venue features regular activities on the 1/4-mile drag strip, 1.25-oval track, road racing course, Gateway Karting facility, INDYCAR races and NASCAR! Check the event schedule for major races. 700 Raceway Blvd. 1-855-racetik (1-855-722-3845) RECREATION: Biking & Walking Trails

Stephen Jackson Antiques 207 W. St. Louis St. 217-469-2381

Old Chain of Rocks Bridge The pedestrian/bicycle bridge connects trail users to both sides of the Mississippi River. 618-451-4838

Rocking R Thrift Store 109 W. St. Louis St. 618-808-0208

RECREATION: Golf Courses

Tiadaghton House 111 W. St. Louis St. 618-808-0311 Whimsey Gifts 210 W. St. Louis St. 618-537-9505

The Chocolate Affair, Highland

Gateway National Golf Links 18 Golf Dr. 800-482-8856 18-hole, 7,178 yds., 71 par

Gateway Motorsports Park, Madison MAEYSTOWN ATTRACTIONS: The entire German settlement is on the National Register of Historic Places. The church built in 1867 and the one-lane stone-arched bridge have been restored. The Corner George Inn, general store, kaffeehaus, sweet shoppe, museum and Visitors Center are open Saturday and Sunday. Corner George Inn 618-580-5875

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LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds Corner George Inn This restored 1884 hotel and saloon offers six charming guest rooms including whirlpool and loft suites, country and Victorian rooms and a summer kitchen guest cottage. 1101 Main St. 618-580-5875 6 Rooms

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Schneidewind Barn Museum Hundreds of interesting items are housed in what was formerly a working farm’s barn. By appointment. 1157 Schneidewind Rd. 618-295-2304 RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas

Maeystown General Store

Marissa Recreation Area Two lakes, a 9-hole golf course, a cottage/ residence and camping area, as well as picnic shelters can be found here. 545 Rec Rd. 618-295-2889 RECREATION: Golf Courses White Oak Golf Course 545 Rec Area Rd. 618-295-2889 9-hole, 3,400 yds., 36 par UNIQUE SHOPPES: Doza Creek Leather 44 Doza Creek Rd. 618-295-3684

Villa Marie Winery, Maryville MUSEUMS: Weekends Only Rock Mill Museum Much of the village history is preserved in the museum. Sat. 10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m., Sun. noon - 4:00 p.m. and by appointment. 1113 Main St. 618-580-5875 UNIQUE SHOPPES: Georgia Mae’s Antiques & Collectibles 1103 Mill St. 618-458-6660 Maeystown General Store 1101 Main St. 618-458-7000 The Village Kaffeehaus/LiL’ Red Roaster Coffee Co. 1103 Mill St. 618-458-8088

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MARINE RECREATION: Orchards Mills Apple Farm This is an interactive farm with pick-your-own peaches and apples and annual events. 11477 Pocahontas Rd. 618-887-4732 UNIQUE SHOPPES: Marine Flea Market 114 E. Division St. 618-887-4950

MARISSA MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointment Only Marissa Academy Museum Recovering from a devastating fire, many artifacts from the original building were saved and others donated. Mon. 9:00 a.m. – noon; Wed., noon – 3:00 p.m., Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. or by appointment. Village Hall 212 N. Main St. 618-295-2632

MARYVILLE ATTRACTIONS: Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries

RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Drost Park Master Gardeners have created a beautiful oasis around the 7-acre lake which has a boat ramp. The park also has pavilions, a one-mile walking trail and a playground. Rt. 159 618-345-7028 MEETING & BANQUET CENTERS: Villa Marie Winery & Banquet Center A perfect location for events with lodging for groups up to 300. 6633 E. Main St. 618-345-3100 UNIQUE SHOPPES: Grumpy Bob’s Emporium 2915 N. Center St. 618-288-3491 The Corner Peddler 2118 S. Center St. 618-698-4632 The Gift Box 23 Executive Plaza Facebook

Villa Marie Winery & Banquet Center Set in the rolling countryside, the vineyard grows Corot Noir, Noiret, Vignoles, Norton and Traminette grapes. A perfect location for events with lodging for groups up to 300. 6633 E. Main St. 618-345-3100

Kaskaskia was the first capital of Illinois.


Scheve Park, Mascoutah MASCOUTAH ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES: Espenschied Chapel Built in 1928, the chapel now hosts concerts and special events. 317 Country Rd. 618-566-7425 ATTRACTIONS: Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries Jo-Al Winery & Country Store Come experience some of Illinois’ finest sweet and semi-sweet fruit wines. The Country Store features homemade jelly, candles, soaps and more. 10213 St. Rt. 177 618-566-9463

LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Best Western Plus (Mascoutah/SAFB) 9730 Hayden Dr. 618-808-0280 85 Rooms MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointment Only Berger-Kiel Log House Get a glimpse into local life in the 1800s by viewing the log house, Anstedt barn and period garden. By appointment. 931 N. Sixth St. 618-566-9774

Mascoutah Historical Society and Heritage Museum There’s history from Mascoutah, Engelmann and Shiloh Valley Townships. Harvey C. Pitt’s mounted waterfowl collection is featured along with dolls, wedding dresses, toys and farm items. Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. noon, 1st & 3rd Sundays, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 306 W. Main St. 618-566-9774 RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Prairie Lake Come out for the fishing, walking trails and picnic facilities. 1400 block W. Main St. 618-566-2964

Scheve Park The old train depot, a full-size caboose and a train car, picnic areas, dog park, baseball/softball diamonds, playgrounds, tennis courts, horseshoe pits and sand volleyball courts can be reserved. 901 N. Sixth St. 618-566-2964 UNIQUE SHOPPES: Bee Hollow Market 217 E. Main St. 618-566-8583 Flowers Balloons Etc. 35 W. Main St. 618-566-2244 Junk Drawer Thrift Store 201 E. Church St. 618-795-5554 The Corner Attic Thrift Shop 126-128 E. Main St. 618-830-8230

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MILLSTADT ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES: Wacky Warriors Paintball Join a tournament on the air-ball fields, or hunt down your buddies on one of our many woods-ball fields! Open play packages and parties are available. 3908 Minehaul Rd. 314-518-4436 Xtreme Paintball Park Ten playing fields, pavilions, staging areas and buildings give this place more amenities than any other park in the area. Open weekends for walk-in play or any day for private play. 3545 Douglas Rd. 618-476-9273

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ATTRACTIONS: A Jumping Joy Four different bounce houses and other fun items fill this 4,000 sq. ft. space. Socks are required, so bring an extra pair! 749 W. Washington St. 618-476-6232 Eckert’s Fun Farm This family entertainment center features pig races, a petting corral, Mine Shaft Slide and more. Open in the fall and for special events. 2719 Eckert Orchard Ln. 618-476-3260 LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Lodge @ Pine Lake 5953 Roachtown Rd. 618-476-1858 1 Cabin, sleeps 6 RECREATION: Golf Courses Triple Lakes Golf Course 6942 Triple Lakes Rd. 618-476-9985 18-hole, 6,227 yds., 72 par RECREATION: Orchards Eckert’s Fun Farm Open for apples and pumpkins in the fall and for special events. 2719 Eckert Orchard Ln. 618-476-3260 UNIQUE SHOPPES: Live Oak Wine Décor 513 S. Jefferson St. Unit C 618-476-6153 (by appointment)

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RECREATION: State Parks Peabody River King State Fish Wildlife Area 8900 Darmstadt Rd. 618-785-2555 NEW DOUGLAS LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds Rustic Acres Campgrounds 12246 Binney Rd. 217-456-1122 155 Sites O’FALLON ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES:

Madison County Trails MITCHELL LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds Along the Way Bed & Breakfast 152 Central Ave. 618-931-1537 3 Rooms MODOC LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds Kaskaskia River Project 4800 Lock and Dam Rd. 618-284-7160 15 Sites RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Kaskaskia River Project Check in at the Visitors Center for tours of the Kaskaskia Lock and Dam at the Confluence of the Kaskaskia and Mississippi Rivers. Camping, fishing, a picnic shelter with a grill and boat ramps are also available. 4800 Lock and Dam Rd. 618-284-7160

Ste. Genevieve/Modoc Ferry Cross the Mississippi River into Missouri on this nine vehicle (max) transport. Blink your lights to call the Ferry. 800-373-7007 NEW ATHENS ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES: Open House Theater Company The troupe’s season runs from March – August at the New Athens Gym. 208 Kaskaskia St. 314-216-1653 LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds Kaskaskia River Marina/Campground 1 Harbor Point Dr. 618-475-2223 100 Sites

MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointment Only

RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas

New Athens Historical Society Museum Experience the history of the early settlement of “Athens,” now the Village of New Athens. Open House 3rd Sunday of each month, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. or tours by appointment. 101 N. Johnson St. 618-475-3289

Kaskaskia River Marina & Park The marina, batting cages, ball fields and roller hockey are located right on the River. In September, this is the site of boat drag races. One Harbor Point Dr. 618-475-3123

NHRA, NASCAR, USAC, INDY and other races compete at Gateway Motorsports in Madison.

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Code Rulers Escape Room Enter the locked room with friends or family. It will take ingenuity and cooperation for you to get out in an hour! Reservations by phone. 7 Eagle Center, Suite B2, 618-207-2565 Missoula Children’s Theatre Up to 60 local children are cast in an adaptation of a favorite fairy tale, such as Princess & the Pea, Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, Pinocchio and Treasure Island. Arts Commission 618-624-0139 Sips n Splatters Sip your favorite beverage while you and your friends are guided through creating a masterpiece. Come to an Open Event or schedule a private party. Bring the kids for a Kids n Splatters party or group event. 1405 N. Green Mount Rd. Ste 110 618-416-6707

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Sleep Inn 140 Venita Dr. 618-589-3999

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Super 8 1100 Eastgate Dr. 618-624-6060 96 Rooms Town Place Suites 455 Regency Park Dr. 618-589-0870

The Regency Conference Center, O’Fallon ATTRACTIONS: Centerfield Park Spend the day at the Slik Track, go karts, miniature golf, batting cages, bumper boats and video arcade. 5620 Old Collinsville Rd., 618-624-7074 ATTRACTIONS: Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries

Actor William Holden was a native of O’Fallon.

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Peel Brewing Co. The 7bbl brew house and 8 vessel fermentation room can be viewed through glass panels. Peel is producing a Cream Ale, Brown Ale, Belgian Strong Ale, Oatmeal Milk Stout, Raspberry Hefeweizen and Belgian Double IPA. 104 S. Cherry St. 618-726-2244

LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Baymont by Wyndham 1320 Park Plaza Dr. 618-628-9700 54 Rooms Candlewood Suites 1332 Park Plaza Dr. 618-622-9555 79 Rooms Country Inn & Suites 116 Regency Park Dr. 618-622-8600 66 Rooms Drury Inn & Suites 1118 Central Park Dr. 618-624-2211 180 Rooms Extended Stay America 154 Regency Park Dr. 618-624-1757 89 Rooms

Hilton Garden Inn & The Regency Conference Center Amenities galore! Hilton Garden Inn offers: complimentary internet, full-service restaurant, business center, indoor pool, Banquet/Conference facility and easy access to St. Louis and SAFB on I-64. 360 Regency Park Dr. 618-624-4499 128 Rooms Home-Towne Suites 148 Regency Park Dr. 618-589-3696 89 Rooms La Quinta Inn & Suites 136 Regency Park 618-726-2323 63 Rooms MainStay Suites 128 Regency Park Dr. 866-715-0006 78 Rooms Quality Inn 1409 W. Hwy. 50 618-628-8895 74 Rooms

MEETING & BANQUET CENTERS: The Regency Conference Center at Hilton Garden Inn This venue boasts over 13,500 sq. ft. of flexible banquet/meeting space, including an 11,500 sq. ft. ballroom. The Tuscan décor features a floor to ceiling stone fireplace, handcrafted wood staircase and serene outdoor area by a 6-acre lake. 400 Regency Park Dr. 618-624-4499 MUSEUMS: Gateway Classic Cars & Museum See everything from Model T’s to muscle cars and shop the Antique Mall for classic car models and memorabilia. Mon. – Sat., 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 1237 Central Park Dr. 866-430-2345 Historical Society Museum & Archives Exhibits and research library focuses on local history including native sons, Oscar-winning actor William Holden and illustrator Bernie Fuchs. Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. and by appointment. 101 W. State St. 618-624-8409


Scrapbook Factory 2004 W. Hwy. 50 618-628-8877 Steven Mueller Florist 101 W. First St. 618-632-4027 The Ginger Shop 108 W. State St. 618-622-9955 Three Sisters Crafts & Gifts 129 E. State St. 618-624-7193 Tye-Dyed Iguana 1905 W. Hwy. 50 618-624-8003 Vintage Village 1556 Frontage Rd. 314-462-2675

O’Fallon Sports Park RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Community Park Visit the Katy Cavins Community Center, a swimming pool, six ball diamonds, four lighted tennis courts, a lighted basketball court, playgrounds, kitchen facilities, pavilions, horseshoe pit and even a log cabin. 401 E. Fifth St. 618-624-0139 Family Sports Park Perfect for sports of all kinds, playground activity, picnics and more. 301 Obernuefemann Rd. 618-624-0139

Rock Springs Park & Nature Center Nature lovers feel particularly at home on the hiking/biking trails. It has a children’s rock climbing playground, pavilion, picnic areas and fenced dog run all bordered by native grasses and wildlife. 1428 E. Third St. 618-624-0139

O’Fallon Family Sports Park This facility on 200 acres boasts state-of-the-art tournament baseball fields with advanced sports lighting, postmodern pavilions and concession buildings. There are also soccer fields and a 2.5-mile walking trail. 301 Obernuefemann St. 618-624-0139

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UNIQUE SHOPPES: C & C Sports Stop 115 N. Lincoln Ave. 618-632-7812

McKendree Metro RecPlex This facility has two NHLsized ice rinks, an aquatic center with a 10-lane championship pool, a contemporary fitness area and many other amenities. The McKendree Bearcats and Southern Illinois Ice Hawks use it as their home ice. It is open to the public and daily passes can be purchased. Hwy. 50 & Scott-Troy Rd. 1-844-RECPLEX

Fezziwig’s Marketplace 225 W. First St. 618-726-2330

Green Mount Road Harley Davidson 1560 N. Green Mount Rd. 618-622-0045 Gifts for Individuals 702 E. Hwy. 50 618-624-4434 Heidi’s Handbags 920 Talon Dr. 618-506-3862 Luckenbooth Consignment Gallery 131-133 W. First St. 618-628-1532

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Namely Yours 330 W. State St. 618-624-4438 Pannu’s Gifts & Jewelry 200 Southview Plaza 6 618-624-6734 Pop-u-Lure 506 W. U.S. 50 618-715-8108

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LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds LaClare Manor Bed & Breakfast 315 Main St. 618-284-8752 4 Rooms MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointment Only The Creole House The 1800 house is an example of a combination of French and American architecture. Tours by appointment. Market St. 618-282-2245 RECREATION: Biking & Walking Trails

Fort du Chartres Festival, Prairie du Rocher RECREATION: Hunting & Fishing The Hunt Club This is the place for bass fishing and hunting trophy whitetail, duck, goose and turkey; or for planning a corporate retreat. 6004 Myers Ln. 618-497-2526 UNIQUE SHOPPES: Garden Gate Florist & Gifts 1009 E. Pine St. 618-497-8420

PRAIRIE DU ROCHER ATTRACTIONS: Fort de Chartres The 1750’s French Colonial fort is built atop the original stone foundation. The Winter and Summer Rendezvous draw thousands of visitors each year. 1350 State Rt. 155 618-284-7230

Fults Hill Prairie Natural Preserve Enjoy a 1.6-mile walking or hiking trail. 1 mile south of Fults on Bluff Rd. 618-826-2706 PONTOON BEACH ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES: Tri-City Speedway Regular events including UMP Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks and Factory Stocks are held on the 1/4-mile oval. Special events like the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars are on the 1/2-mile Track. 5100 Nameoki Rd. 618-931-7836

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Mastermind Vodka, Pontoon Beach ATTRACTIONS: Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries Mastermind Vodka A variety of “prototype spirits” are made here including vodka, moonshine, whiskey, gin and rum. Tours of the facility are an interesting way to see how it’s all done. Tours by reservation. 4262 State Hwy. 162 855-668-6352 LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Best Western Plus #4 Regency Pkwy. 618-512-1314 66 Rooms Days Inn & Suites 5105 Hwy. 111 618-797-2727 59 Rooms

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott 5224 Commerce Pkwy. 618-709-7933 81 Rooms La Quinta Inn & Suites 14 Regency Pkwy. 618-797-1200 65 Rooms Motel 6 1240 E. Chain of Rocks Rd. 618-931-2262 53 Rooms Super 8 4141 Timberlake Dr. 618-931-8808 58 Rooms RECREATION: Biking & Walking Trails Eagle Points Trail This 7-mile trail runs from Chain of Rocks Road south to the southernmost tip of Chouteau Island. 618-566-4451

Madison County Transit Trails More than 130 miles of bikeways connect communities throughout Madison County with each other and St. Louis. Many of the trails were built using former rail lines. Call or go to the website to order a map of the entire system. 618-797-4600 or mctrails.org Six Mile Prairie Nature Trail This runs along the canal between Pontoon Road and Maryville Road. Reville Ln. & Hwy. 111 618-931-6100

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RECREATION: Golf Courses North County Country Club 703 W. Market St. 618-282-6590 9-hole, 2,842 yds., 35 par RECREATION: Orchards Pumpkin Blossom Hill Shop for pumpkins, gourds, mums, crafts and antiques from September thru December. 5483 State Rt. 154 618-282-2710 UNIQUE SHOPPES: Creative Concepts Floral & Craft Shop 107 S. Main St. 618-282-3318 The Healthy Nut 115 S. Main St. 618-282-6565 Gateway Grizzlies GCS Ballpark, Sauget RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Chouteau Island Connects Illinois and Missouri by Route 66. East side of the Mississippi River. Pontoon Beach 618-931-6100 RECREATION: State Parks Horseshoe Lake State Park 3321 Hwy. 111 618-931-0270

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RED BUD ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES: Arts & More Gallery Browse two gallery spaces, a framing shop, furniture and antiques. 302 N. Main St. 618-719-7865 ATTRACTIONS: Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries Lieferbräu Brewery This family-owned and operated craft brewery offers the highest quality, German-style beer. Enjoy the beer garden and renovated, historic building. Bring your own food or order from nearby restaurants. We are family friendly and ADA accessible. 118 E. Market St. lieferbrau.com

The Pour Vineyard Comprised of six acres of rolling vineyards, a large lake, and a renovated barn, this new vineyard sits on a Centennial Farm that has been passed down from generation to generation for over 150 years. During that time, it’s been a gathering place for the community. Now the property has a tasting room for their wines (open Sundays 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.) and a great venue for weddings, reunions, banquets and other events. 9673 S. Prairie Rd. 618-304-4516 Red Bud Winery Relax and enjoy your favorite wines on our front porch. We carry a variety of wines from around the world in addition to Lau-Nae wines and our private label. 1524 W. Market St. 618-282-9463

LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Red Bud Country Inn 1617 S. Main St. 618-282-4444 30 Rooms MUSEUMS: Red Bud Area Museum German settlers came to this part of Illinois around 1820, and the museum’s mission is to collect, preserve and display exhibits, artifacts and documents. Tues. – Sat. 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Sun. 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 116 E. Market St. 618-967-4208 RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Ratz Memorial Park and Lincoln Park Both parks have picnic shelters, and plenty of playground equipment. 618-282-3505

The Salon & Boutique 1514 S. Main St., #3 618-282-3870 SAUGET RECREATION: Sports Complexes GCS Ballpark This 5,000-seat stadium has reserved box seats, lawn seats, party suites and a hot tub. It’s home to the Gateway Grizzlies Frontier league baseball team. 2301 Grizzlie Bear Blvd., 618-337-3000 SHILOH ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES: Painting with a Twist Bring friends and your favorite beverage and get step-by-step instructions to create your masterpiece. Make your reservations online. 3760 Green Mount Crossing Rd. 618-206-6500


Trapshooting Hall of Fame and Museum The 5,000+ collection of artifacts chronicles the shooting careers and accomplishments of the greatest trap shooters in the history of the sport from the 19th century to now. Open during scheduled events or by appointment. RECREATION: Fairgrounds

World Shooting & Recreational Complex, Sparta LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Holiday Inn Express Suites Located right off I-64, three miles from Scott AFB and 20 minutes from St. Louis, guests have easy access to attractions, shopping and restaurants. Enjoy free internet access, Express Start Breakfast Bar and more. 3396 Greenmount Crossing Dr. 618-632-0400 80 Rooms RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Three Springs Park This multi-purpose facility has lighted softball/baseball diamonds, tennis courts, soccer fields, basketball/volleyball courts, a half-mile walking trail and playground equipment. 1 Park Dr. 618-632-1022, ext. 5

RECREATION: Golf Courses Tamarack Country Club 800 Tamarack Ln. 618-632-6666 18-hole, 6,400 yds., 71 par Yorktown Golf Course 300 Goalby Dr. 618-233-2000 18-hole, 2,257 yds., 54 par SHOPPING CENTERS: Green Mount Crossing Lodging, restaurants, specialty stores, Target and World Market are all here. 618-624-4089 UNIQUE SHOPPES: Paintball Outfitters 3740 Green Mount Crossing Dr. 618-622-2200 SPARTA ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES: Roscoe Misselhorn Gallery Two thousand original drawings, paintings and woodcuts by Roscoe Misselhorn, the Norman Rockwell of the Midwest, are displayed in the old GM&O depot. 611 W. Second St. 618-443-5668

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Sparta Community Chorus & Players This area group has an annual schedule of performances at the Sparta Community Playhouse. 1325 N. Market St. 618-708-6036

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 1301 N. Market St. 618-443-6020 74 Rooms

White Rooster Farm House Brewery The Brewery’s focus is on preserving the art of traditional methods of brewing and fermentation using barrel aging processes. Tasting room hours: Fri. 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.; Sat. noon - 10:00 p.m.; Sun. noon - 7:00 p.m. 113 W. Jackson St. 618-449-2077

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Briarwood Inn of Sparta 1755 N. Market St. 618-443-4526 28 Rooms

Sparta Country Club (semi-private) 19 Fairway Dr. 618-443-4911 9-hole, 2,863 yds., 35 par

Budget Inn Motel 402 E Broadway St. #1 618-443-3187 32 Rooms

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MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointments Only Alfred Brown Museum The collection has postcards from the 1904 World’s Fair, a Civil War drum, Native American artifacts and more. 132 W. Broadway St. 618-443-6908

LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds County Line Cabins 8636 County Line Rd. 618-443-4009 32 Sites/3 Cabins World Shooting & Recreational Complex One Main Event Ln. 618-295-2700 1,000 Sites

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World Shooting & Recreational Complex This is the largest American shooting facility in the U.S. with 120 trap fields along a 3.5-mile shooting line, 24 skeet fields, archery, single action cowboy shooting, 1,000 campsites, fishing lakes, an events center, vendor mall and picnic shelters. One Main Event Ln. 618-295-2700 STEELEVILLE RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Steeleville City Park The Veteran’s Memorial with benches and seasonal plants is a perfect place for R&R at this park. 107 W. Broadway St. 618-965-3134

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RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Tri-Township Park Visitors like the easy access from I-70, I-55 and I-270 to the petting zoo, playground equipment, ball diamonds, soccer fields, picnic pavilions and small lake. 409 Collinsville Rd. 618-667-6887 UNIQUE SHOPPES: A & R Paints and Crafts 201 S. Main St. 618-667-6211 Jewel Box 199 E. U.S. Hwy. 40 618-667-3973

Annbriar Golf Course, Waterloo RECREATION: Orchards G & C Meyer Farm Find blueberries, black raspberries, blackberries, green beans, okra, potatoes and other veggies, seasonal flowers and bedding plants. 4370 Rock Castle Rd. 618-965-3800 SWANSEA RECREATION: Biking & Walking Trails Richland Creek Greenway Trail This 3.8-mi. asphalt trail has several bridges and picturesque views of Richland Creek. 618-628-8090

RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Centennial Park A relaxing walking trail winds around the turtle-filled pond through the trees and across rustic bridges. The 30-acre nature park includes a fishing pond, hiking trails and picnic shelters. 300 N. Belt East 618-234-0044 UNIQUE SHOPPES: Peace by Piece 2427 N. Illinois St. 618-233-1519 Wild Birds Unlimited 2657 N. Illinois St. 618-235-3370 TROY LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Best Western 2020 Formosa Rd. 618-667-9200 65 Rooms

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites 2011 Formosa Rd. 618-667-2301 75 Rooms Motel 6 909 Edwardsville Rd. 618-667-9916 48 Rooms Red Roof Inn 2030 Formosa Rd. 618-667-2222 72 Rooms Super 8 910 Edwardsville Rd. 618-667-8888 62 Rooms MUSEUMS: Weekends Only Mersinger Pioneer Cabin The cabin is a unique attraction available with educational programs for students. Open the 3rd Sunday of each month, Apr. - Oct., from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. or by appointment. Bud Klaustermeier City Park, Hwy. 162 South 618-667-6662

The Trendy Cottage 116 S. Main St. 618-540-9130 VALMEYER RECREATION: Biking & Walking Trails Salt Lick Point Land and Water Preserve Three trails make up the Salt Lick system and afford beautiful views across the Mississippi River flood plain, including the St. Louis skyline. Intersection of Bluff Rd. & Limestone Ln. 618-935-2131 White Rock Nature Preserve The preserve contains a 2-mile, non-looping trail system through dense and healthy woodlands. 2 miles south of original Valmeyer on Bluff Rd. 618-458-4674 RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Borsch Memorial Park Ball diamonds, playgrounds, pavilions with running water and electricity, and a sand volleyball court make this a centerpiece of the city. MAR Graphics Dr. 618-935-2131

WALSH/SHULINE ATTRACTIONS: Charter Oak “8-Sided” School This historical building is a study in physics. County Hwy. 4 618-826-2667 WATERLOO ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES: Monroe Actors Stage Company (MASC) Audiences are entertained at five plays each season in the historic Capitol Theater. The troupe also offers a summer camp for children. 202 S. Main St. 618-939-7469 ATTRACTIONS: Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries Hopskeller Brewing Co. Relax in the intimate atmosphere at this renovated 1850s home. The 7bbl Brew Pub offers their award-winning English and Northwest coast-style ales, wines, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks from Illinois’ makers. Food and outdoor seating are available. 116 E. 3rd St. 618-939-BEER Schorr Lake Vineyards Relax on the deck overlooking the vineyard and lake. Enjoy the estate-grown and produced table and fruit wines. 1032 S. Library St. 618-939-3174 Stubborn German Brewing Co. Visit this German-inspired Taphaus and brewery for an authentic German beer in our Biergarten. 119 S. Main St. 618-939-2277


WILLIAMSON ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES: Wildcat Paintball Park Multiple playing fields and lights make this a great place to paintball. Open year round by reservation and on Sundays, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 390 Third St. 800-965-4206 LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges The Cottages at Shale Lake 1499 Washington Ave. 618-637-2470 5 Cabins, 5 Cottages Monroe County Fair, Waterloo LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds Timberwolf Chalet 603 N. Market 888-551-0803 2 Cabins Senator Rickert Residence Bed & Breakfast 216 E. Third St. 618-939-8242 3 Rooms The SeeMore Inn 4505 HH Rd. 618-939-6650 2 Rooms LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Sunset Motel 206 S. Market 618-939-7503 Super 8 112 Warren Dr. 618-939-2020

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MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointment Only Rex Museum A Lionel train set shares space with British toy soldiers, crystal, porcelain, period furniture, antiques and collectibles. 8219 Gall Rd. 618-939-7810

MUSEUMS: Weekends Only Bellefontaine House Visit the birthplace of Enoch Moore, the James Moore Cemetery, Bellefontaine Spring. May 1 – Oct. 1, Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 309 S. Church St. 618-939-5230 Peterstown House Built in 1830, this is the only stagecoach stop still intact along the 60-mile Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail. Mid-April – Christmas, Sat. & Sun. 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. or by appointment. 275 N. Main St. 618-939-4222 History Museum of Monroe County Western memorabilia including a stagecoach, wagons, bridles, saddles and more, plus antiques and historical artifacts anchor the collection. Sat. & Sun. 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. or by appointment. 724 Elaine Dr. 618-939-5008

RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Konarcik Park Take a stroll on the walking trail, play ball, wet a line or swing around the p layground. There’s even a highly rated 18-hole disc golf course. 5303 Konarcik Rd. 618-939-6671 Lakeview Park Take advantage of the paved walking trail, playground, three large fishing lakes, pavilions with running water, electricity and barbecue pits for a day outdoors. Lakeview Dr. 618-939-8600 RECREATION: Fairgrounds Monroe County Fairgrounds 618-939-7796

RECREATION: Golf Courses Acorns Golf Links 3933 Ahne Rd. 618-939-7800 18-hole, 6,701 yds., 72 par Annbriar Golf Course 1524 Birdie Ln. 618-939-4653 18-hole, 6,863 yds., 72 par Mystic Oak Golf Course 643 Ridge Rd. 618-939-4646 18-hole, 6,358 yds., 72 par

ATTRACTIONS: Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries The Winery at Shale Lake Relax in the wine garden watching deer in the field and wild turkeys and rabbits running through the woods. Stay overnight in a cabin or cottage for a perfect getaway. 1499 Washington Ave. 618-637-2470 NATIONAL SCENIC BYWAYS: Great River Road greatriverroad-illinois.org

UNIQUE SHOPPES: Bountiful Blossoms Florals & Gifts 121 S. Main St. 618-939-9883

Historic National Road nationalroad.org

JSR Jewelry 201 N. Main St. 618-939-5733

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT • Art Fairs, Galleries Entertainment & Theatres ATTRACTIONS • Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries • World’s Largest Unique Sites LODGING • B&Bs and Campgrounds • Hotels & Motels and Lodges MEETING & BANQUET CENTERS MUSEUMS & MORE • Limited Days & Appointment Only • Weekends Only RECREATION • Bike & Walking Trails • Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas • Fairgrounds • Golf Courses • Hunting & Fishing • Orchards • Sports Complexes • State Parks. SHOPPING • Shopping Centers • Unique Shoppes

Top: Kaskaskia Dragon, Vandalia, middle right: Vandalia Statehouse at Lincoln Park, Vandalia, middle left: Timmerman Bed & Breakfast, Aviston, bottom left, Taphorn Orchard, Beckemeyer, bottom right, Faller’s Sporting Clays, Butler. 36


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BREESE ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES

Hidden Lake Winery The winery is nestled in the quiet beauty of the “silent forest” with rolling vineyards, reception halls, ceremony sites, cabins and gift shop. 10580 Wellen Rd. 618-228-9111

Avon Theatre The Clinton County Showcase season includes several plays and a children’s play in the summer at North Park. Indoor performances run October through April. 525 N. Second St. 618-526-2866

LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds Silent Forest Retreat Cabins at Hidden Lake Winery The cabins are perfect for any getaway, whether it be with a significant other, family, friends or a night out with the girls. 10580 Wellen Rd. 618-228-9111 10 Cabins Timmermann House Bed & Breakfast 6130 Old U.S. Hwy. 50 618-228-7068 3 Rooms BECKEMEYER ATTRACTIONS Coal Miners Monument Joseph Koch is depicted here along with eight other local miners who died in a mine explosion in 1947. Louis St. by American Legion 618-227-8331 RECREATION: Orchards Taphorn Orchard Apples are for sale from the orchard in September and October. 1/2 mile south of Old Hwy. 50 on Bartelso Rd. 618-227-8839

ATTRACTIONS: Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries Excel Brewing Co. Known for its signature soda, SKI, the Excel Bottling Co. now makes hoppy West Coast-style beers and traditional German-style lagers. Call for tours. 488 S. Broadway 618-526-7159 LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Knotty Pine Motel 215 N. Fourth St. 618-526-4556 10 Rooms RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Historical Park & Garden Peruse local history in photographs, memorials and on the granite pyramid in this neighborhood park. 496 N. Second St. 618-526-0048 North Park There’s a stage for plays and performances as well as a swimming pool, ball diamonds, tennis courts, shelters and multiple playgrounds. 618-526-7731

Nudge Coffee Roasters

“Brewing coffee at home or grabbing a cup on the go, you deserve the best.” Nudge strives to roast and brew the best, ethically sourced coffee from around the world. It is roasted to its highest potential in small batches, then sold as ground coffee, bagged beans or by the cup. Visit their Highland or Breese locations or order online at www.nudgecoffeeroasters.com. www.ILLINOISouth.org

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CARLYLE ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES: Art & Wine Festival Spend a September day enjoying local wines, artists, crafters, vendors and live music. Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery 15469 State Route 127 618-594-8830 ATTRACTIONS: General Dean Suspension Bridge Built in 1859, the bridge is named in honor of William F. Dean, a Korean War hero. 1st St., east side 618-594-2468 ATTRACTIONS: Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries

Water surfing and boating on Carlyle Lake RECREATION: Golf Courses

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Bent Oak Golf Course 1725 S. Broadway St. 618-526-8181 9-hole, 3,290 yds., 36 par

Fayette County Fairgrounds 618-427-5285

Arches Trail This three-mile hiking trail extends from Hillsboro to Butler on the former Terre Haute and Alton Railroad right-of-way. The name refers to the pre-Civil War arched limestone bridges, which span two creek beds. Rt. 127 East of Fairgrounds

Faller’s Sporting Clays This picturesque sporting clays facility has twelve stations and welcomes individuals or groups. Call for seasonal hours. 3107 Niemeyer Rd. 217-556-2016

UNIQUE SHOPPES: Beyond the Garden Gate 292 N. Clinton St. 618-526-7351 BROWNSTOWN LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds Brazle Haus Bed & Breakfast 2311 N. 1450 St. 618-247-2207 2 Suites Okaw Valley KampGround 1341 E. 1650 Ave. 888-470-3968 54 Sites

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RECREATION: Sports Complexes Buck Stop Archery The 3-D Archery Range is a mile-long trek through the woods. The full-service Archery Pro Shop offers a complete line of bowhunting and target archery equipment. R.R. 2, 618-427-5264 BUTLER LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds Rainmaker Campgrounds 865 Rainmaker Trail 217-532-6370 25 weekend 200 permanent sites

RECREATION: Fairgrounds Montgomery County Fairgrounds 217-532-2440

RECREATION: Sports Complexes Deer Tales Archery & Grill This is a 20-yard indoor range that carries used bows as well as full set-up bow hunting accessories to get ready for archery season. 14066 IL 127 Facebook

Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery Not only can you sample fine local wines, but the restaurant serves first-rate barbecue and has banquet facilities. 15469 State Rt. 127 618-594-8830 Twelve Oaks Vineyard The reserve wines wear the label of the variety of grapes grown in this vineyard. Enjoy the fruit flavors in the wines and relax in a country setting with family and friends. 18975 Vogel Rd. 618-594-7459 LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds Boulder Recreation Area 25501 C. Rd. 1850N 618-226-3586 82 Sites Coles Creek 16225 Coles Creek Rd. 618-226-3211 114 Sites


Dam East Spillway Campground 801 Lake Rd. 618-594-5253 15 Sites Dam West Campground 801 Lake Rd. 113 Sites 618-594-4410 Eldon Hazlet State Park 20100 Hazlet Park Rd. 618-594-3015 327 Sites Hickory Shores Resort 21925 Dove Ln. 618-749-5288 148 Sites McNair Camping 801 Lake Rd. 618-594-5253 32 Sites

LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Carlyle Lake Lodge 19942 Harbor Dr. 719-231-0950 3 Rooms - Sleeps 8 Centerstone Inn & Suites 1371 William Rd. 42 Rooms 618-594-8888 ` Hazlet Cottages on Carlyle Lake 20750 Hazlet Park Rd. 618-594-8702 20 Cottages Hickory Shores Resort 21925 Dove Ln. 618-749-5288 2 cabins, 2 cottages

Mariner’s Village #1 Resort Dr. 618-594-7666 68 Rooms & 5 Cabins Persimmon Lodge 15334 Lake Rd. 618-795-9788 2 Rooms MEETING AND BANQUET CENTERS: Mariner’s Village at Carlyle Lake Reserve the entire building or one side depending on the size of your meeting, wedding or other event. Catering is available, and the Mariner’s Village Hotel is across the parking lot near Carlyle Lake. #1 Resort Dr. 618-594-7666

MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointment Only Clinton County Historical Museum The museum is housed in the 1866 home of Judge (and Senator) Sydney Breese, who was a contemporary of Abraham Lincoln. It includes furniture, periodicals and other historical memorabilia. Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; 1st Saturday month 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. and by appointment. 1091 Franklin St. 618-594-7907

Payday candy bars originally were made in Centralia.

Excel Bottling Company

Excel produces flavored soda using cane sugar, returnable bottles and vintage bottling equipment in Breese. The favorite soft drink, Ski, was added in 1961 and accounts for the majority of the soda produced. They are one of the few “mom & pop” bottlers left in the country, and the only returnable bottling line left in Illinois. In 2012, the owners established the Excel Brewing Company to begin making their own craft beers. Since then, they have brought hoppy, West Coast style beers to the Midwest, as well as traditional German-style lagers. www.excelbottling.com www.ILLINOISouth.org

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Centralia Balloon Fest RECREATION: Biking & Walking Trails Carlyle Lake Prairie View Trail The trailhead is the Carlyle Lake Visitor’s Center. It continues east for 10 miles across the Carlyle Lake/Kaskaskia River Dam and the saddle dams. 618-594-2484 RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Boulder Marina The Marina is on the east side of Carlyle Lake adjacent to the Boulder Recreation Area. It has modern concrete docks, water and electric service, a gas dock and ship’s store, boat lifts, private ramp and more. 26000 Boulder Access Rd. 618-226-3223

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Carlyle Sailing Association The harbor accommodates over 280 boats in a “dry-sail” format. CSA offers “club” type activities from May - Oct. including weekend racing, Learnto-Sail programs for kids/adults, sailboat/kayak rental and more. Eldon Hazlet State Park, 618-594-3622 South Shore State Park The Park is currently undergoing some renovations, but portions of it are open to the public. 14205 Huey Rd. 618-594-2484

West Access Marina Year-round facility on the southwest end of Carlyle Lake with safe, clean facilities, ideally situated for water sports, sailing, fishing and lounging. Pontoon rental available from Dam West Pontoon Rentals 14222 Lake Rd. 618-594-2461 RECREATION: Fairgrounds Clinton County Fairgrounds 618-594-4169 RECREATION: Golf Courses Carlyle Lake Golf Club 11717 State Rt. 127 618-594-2758 9-hole, 3,309 yds., 36 par

Governors Run Golf & Country Club 3300 Governors Dr. 618-594-4585 18-hole, 7,013 yds., 72 par RECREATION: Orchards Lakeside Orchard Located next to Carlyle Lake, the orchard is open in the summer for peaches. 20711 U.S. Hwy. 50 618-594-8809 McConauchie Manor Farm It’s fall festival fun Thursdays – Saturdays or by appointment in late September - October. Ride the barrel train, visit the corn maze, corn bin, horse swings and more. 9360 Brinkman Rd. 314-699-4430

Voss Pecans The only pecan grove/orchard in Illinois has fresh or frozen pecans all year. 10101 Slant Rd. 618-594-4122 RECREATION: Sports Complex Henkel’s Hook & Arrow There is an indoor archery range, coupled with hunting and fishing supplies. 951 Twelfth St. 618-594-4818 RECREATION: State Parks Carlyle Lake 801 Lake Rd. 618-594-5253 Eldon Hazlet State Park 20100 Hazlet Park Rd. 618-594-3015


St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst is from Germantown.

Crooked Creek Winery, Centralia UNIQUE SHOPPES: K&L Antiques & Collectibles 1191 Methodist St. 618-532-5724 Missions Thrift Shop 1279 Franklin St. 618-560-2572 Ten Pin Antique Mall 11515 State Rt. 127 618-792-9709 The Crescent Moon 3720 12th St. 618-594-2338 CENTRALIA ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES: Cultural Society & Community Art Center The Little Theater Players, Philharmonic Orchestra, Actors in Action and others use this venue for plays, performances, concerts, exhibits, and other events. 1250 E. Rexford St. 618-532-2951

ATTRACTIONS: Centralia Carillon The 65-bell instrument rings out three times a week and for special events. The park also features a museum and tours of the unusual 165 ft. tower. 114 N. Elm St. 618-533-4381 ATTRACTIONS: Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries Crooked Creek Winery Handcrafted Illinois wines are made in a peaceful, country setting. Open for tastings Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons. 24585 W. 10th Street Rd. 618-267-6792 Roundhouse Wine Co. The vineyards, winery and pavilion are set amidst the natural beauty of Raccoon Lake. 1938 Dogwood Ln. 618-532-1600

LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds Centralia Garden Estates Bed & Breakfast 210 S. Maple 618-533-2337 4 Rooms LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Best Western Plus 8145 Jolliff Bridge Rd. 618-918-2559 Centralia Motel 215 S. Poplar St. 618-532-7357 MUSEUMS: Centralia Historical Society Museum The 3-story former grocery warehouse houses a large model train layout, agriculture and oil memorabilia, the 1947 mine disaster display plus local “Orphan” sports items and more. Wed., Fri. and Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 240 S. Locust St. 618-545-0657

RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Centralia Lake There’s a public boat dock for fishing, skiing and boating. 618-533-7622 Fairview Park The 45 acres of recreation space include a swimming pool, baseball and softball fields, Skateboard Park, picnic shelters and playground equipment. The centerpiece of the park is an old locomotive. W. Broadway & Hwy. 161 618-533-7623 Foundation Park Best known for the annual Balloon Fest and Holiday Festival of Lights, there are walking trails, nature areas, 36-hole disc golf course and gathering places. 600 N. Pleasant Ave. 618-533-0001

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Raccoon Lake The park is open for boating, fishing, kayaking and canoeing year-round and hosts a major powerboat racing event annually. Hwy. 161 & Country Club Rd. 618-533-7623 RECREATION: Golf Courses Greenview Golf Course 2801 Putter Dr. 618-532-7395 18-hole, 6,441 yds., 72 par RECREATION: Orchards Beal’s Orchard Pick blueberries mid-June through mid-July. 471 Jasper Rd. 618-822-6169

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Forsee Vineyards, Coffeen Schwartz Farms You can find berries, apples, peaches, pears and watermelons in season. Enjoy fun family activities. 1941 Copple Rd. 618-532-8058 RECREATION: Sports Complexes

Carlyle Lake covers 26,000 acres – the largest manmade lake in the state.

Centralia Recreation Complex The fitness rooms, a walking track, competition size indoor pool with a waterslide, gym and meeting space make this a favorite spot. 115 E. Second St. 618-532-3214

Kaskaskia College Blue Devil Gym They have hosted all kinds of events on two basketball courts, a volleyball court, a baseball field, a softball diamond, and a full-size soccer field. 27210 College Rd. 618-545-3146 UNIQUE SHOPPES: Byrd’s Nest Gift Shop 1071 W. Broadway St. 618-532-2200 Collectic Designs 325 S. Locust St. 618-918-2500 Centralia Coin, Stamp, Inc. 330 W. Broadway St. 618-533-4200 Forever Clothing & Accessories 140 N. Locust St. 618-316-2198 Gamers Guild 237 S. Locust St. 618-918-3879

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Jim’s Coins 135 E. Broadway St. 618-532-1558 Johnston Jewelers 701 W. Broadway St. 618-532-8900 Silver Age Collectibles 122 S. Locust St. 618-300-1055 Straith’s Jewelers 126 S. Locust St. 618-532-4141 Trends 319 E. Broadway St. 618-532-3020 The Game Emporium 200 E. Broadway St. 618-918-2445 Winning Edge 120 S. Locust St. 618-533-2393

COFFEEN ATTRACTIONS: Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries Forsee Vineyards Relax in the outdoor pavilion or wrap around deck, or come inside year-round to enjoy a glass of your favorite wine. 18165 N. 4th Ave. 217-534-6347 RECREATION: State Parks Coffeen Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area 15084 N. 4th Ave. 217-537-3351 DIX RECREATION: Orchards Hawkins/Schwartz Orchards Pick strawberries, peaches and apples. Enjoy cider and activities for families. Rt. 37, 1/2 mile south of Dix 618-266-7756


St. Nicholas Brewing Co.

Since the 1800’s, the St. Nicholas Hotel has been a landmark in Du Quoin. The building was severely damaged in a fire, but a restoration in 1879 allowed it to continue as a premier hotel in Southern Illinois. However, by 2005 it had been abandoned and was at risk of being demolished. Fortunately in 2009, it was recognized as an historic site and a second renovation began. Five years later, the St. Nicholas Brewing Company opened its doors as a microbrewery and restaurant. All the beer is brewed in house and paired with your favorite pizzas and sandwiches. The brewery offers tours on the first and third Saturdays of the month at 2:00 & 4:00 pm (large groups can reserve other days/times). The tour includes tasting four brews and a souvenir glass ($10/person 618-790-9212). www.stnicholasbrewco.com or Facebook DONNELLSON RECREATION: Orchards Stoecklin’s Orchard This U-Pick orchard’s season begins in late May with gooseberries. Plan to come to the annual Hummingbird Festival and watch up close as a Master Bird Bander from the Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders captures and bands hummingbirds (usually last Saturday in June). This event is free and open to the public. Enjoy blueberries in June, pawpaws in September, chestnuts in October and pecans in November. 1709 Ayers Rd. 217-537-3801

RECREATION: Sports Complexes Hooks N Horns This full-service archery and gun range has a 25-yard indoor range and everything you need to archery hunt. The shop has custom fletched arrows and custom made bow strings. 14223 N. 4th Ave. 217-537-3211 DUBOIS MEETINGS AND BANQUET CENTERS: Dubois Center Nestled in 308 wooded acres with two lakes, the center offers camping and a Retreat and Conference Center. Year-round accommodations in lodges or cottages are available for individuals and groups. 2651 Quarry Rd. 618-787-2202

DU QUOIN ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES:

Du Quoin Fairgrounds 655 Executive Dr. 618-542-1515 1,200 Sites

Library of Arts The facility provides all types of classes and a place for artists to display their work. 6 S. Washington St. 618-790-4036

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ATTRACTIONS: Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries St. Nicholas Brewing Co. The beer at this microbrewery and restaurant is paired with your favorite pizza or sandwiches. 12 S. Oak St. 618-790-9212 LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds Francie’s Inn Bed & Breakfast 104 S. Line St. 618-542-6686 5 Rooms

Budget Inn 1266 S. Washington St. 618-542-5014 24 Rooms Fairgrounds Inn 1520 S. Washington St. 618-542-5000 59 Rooms Midwest Inn 423 W. Main St. 618-542-2108 37 Rooms Super 8 1010 S. Jefferson Ave. 618-542-4335 38 Rooms MorMad Lodging & Farms 1600 Holly Rd. 618-357-1358 6 Cabins Twisted Pair Lodging 30 W. Main St. 618-305-0669 2 Rooms

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RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Du Quoin City Lake This 210-acre lake has a shoreline length of 12 miles. There is an excellent population of crappie in the lake. 618-542-3841 Keyes Park This family park is the site of picnics, family reunions, a children’s playground, tennis and basketball courts. The Veterans Memorial is here with a ceremony held each year after Veterans Day. Washington St. & Park Sts. 618-542-3841 West Side Park Not far from downtown is the city swimming pool, baseball and softball complex. W. Park St. & N. West Sts. 618-542-3841

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Bob’s Civil War Fort, Germantown

RECREATION: Fairgrounds Du Quoin State Fairgrounds The picturesque 1,600 acres offers hiking, fishing, picnicking and over 1,500 camping hook-ups. The fairground is host to major equestrian events, RV conventions, motocross races, monster truck and tractor pulls, demolition derby, the Du Quoin State Fair and more. 655 Executive Dr. 618-542-1515 UNIQUE SHOPPES: Baked by Gene 22 N. Division St. 618-318-7241 Favorite Things by Judy & Co. 216 E. Main St. 618-542-4697 Florals & Flair 200 E. Main St. 618-542-4386

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Marks Bakery 301 E. Main St. 618-542-5110

FARMERSVILLE RECREATION: Biking & Walking Trails

Two Raggedy Sisters 211 E. Main St. 618-542-6644

Green Diamond Bike Trail The 4.3 mi. trail is a soft oil-and-chip surface. At the north end, the trail starts in a thick woodland swamp, and at the half-mile mark, there’s a scenic bridge crossing Macoupin Creek. I-55, Exit 72 to S. Cleveland

Ye Olde Country Store 218 E. Main St. 618-542-4466 FARINA MEETING AND BANQUET CENTERS: Summer Breeze Wine House & Barn Venue Plan your next meeting, reunion, wedding or other event in this old barn, which has been transformed into a charming and rustic venue for up to 200+ guests. 1499 N. 2170 St. County Rd. 2175 E. 618-322-6330

FILLMORE LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Pheasant Valley Farms 18116 Deer Trail 888-833-7312 Sleeps 4 – 6

RECREATION: Golf Courses Indian Springs Golf Course 21347 IL 185 217-538-2392 18-hole, 6,264 yds., 70 par RECREATION: Hunting & Fishing Pheasant Valley Farms Four hundred acres of peaceful farmland and hunting preserve. Stay in the farmhouse (sleeps 4-6), hunt quail, pheasant, deer, wild turkey, chukar in season. 18116 Deer Trail 888-833-7312


GERMANTOWN ATTRACTIONS: Bob’s Civil War Fort The replica Civil War Fort, complete with a jail, watchtowers, cannons, livery and log cabins, was begun in 1984 and is still in process. By appointment. 6251 Shoal Creek Rd. 618-523-4749 GREENVILLE ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES: Factory Theatre This building has had many incarnations including housing a steam laundry, ice company, dairy and glove factory. Since 1973, it’s been a theater that draws almost 3,000 patrons each year with a season of up to six plays. 315 E. College Ave. 618-664-6550 Globe Theatre The marquee is patterned after the grand marquees of the 1920s, but the audio-visual equipment is state of the art. Three screens run first-run movies. 105 N. Third St. 618-664-4400 ATTRACTIONS: Marcoot Jersey Dairy & Creamery See all aspects of the farm from raising the Jersey calves to producing milk, ice cream, butter and cheese. 526 Dudleyville Rd. 618-664-1110

ATTRACTIONS: Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries The Family Vine A beautiful setting, delicious food featuring fresh brick-oven pizzas and, of course, their specialty wines make this place a destination. 1349 Red Ball Trail 618-664-9293 LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Comfort Inn & Suites 2265 IL Rt. 127 618-664-9700 66 Rooms Econo Lodge Inn & Suites 1731 S. State Rt. 127 618-664-3030 79 Rooms Red Carpet Inn 1525 S. State Rt. 127 618-664-1950 39 Rooms Super 8 1700 S. State Rt. 127 618-664-0800 43 Rooms MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointment Only One-Room Schoolhouse Museum The building was restored by retired teachers and is on the grounds of the modern Jr. High School. 1200 Junior High Dr. 618-664-9272 Richard W. Bock Sculpture Museum See hundreds of sculptural pieces by Richard Bock, best known for his work with architect Frank Lloyd Wright. By appointment. Greenville College Campus, 315 E. College Ave. 618-664-6724

Marcoot Jersey Dairy Creamery

This family has been raising Jersey cows on their farm for seven generations in Greenville. They are passionate about the quality of the farm, milk and products they make, and are pleased to share that passion with you and your family. They handcraft only the highest-quality artisan and farmstead cheeses, and many other products like fruit & whey ices, primarily grass-fed beef, clover honey, and more.

While visiting the farm, read about the family and cows and plan a visit to the country store, or enjoy the convenience of ordering online. In addition to a la carte cheeses, there’s a cheese of the month club and many creative gift box pairings, or create your own custom combination. Facebook or www.marcootjerseycreamery.com www.ILLINOISouth.org

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The DeMoulin Museum See bucking goats, trick chairs and a guillotine! These lodge initiation devices and related paraphernalia from the early 1900s were made by the DeMoulin Brothers. Today, the company is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of band uniforms. June - Aug.: Fri: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Sat., 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Sun: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.; Sept. - May, Sat: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. or by appointment. 205 S. Prairie St. 618-664-4115 Hoiles-Davis Museum Formerly a private residence, this is now home to an extensive collection of Civil War and WWI memorabilia, Indian artifacts and more. Mid Apr.; - Oct.: Sat. 10:00 a.m. noon; Sun. 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Nov. - Mid Apr.; First Saturday of the month: 10:00 a.m. - noon or by appointment. 318 W. Winter Ave. 618-664-1590 RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas

De Moulin Museum, Greenville MUSEUMS: Weekends Only

Hall of Fame Baseball Player (Catcher) Ray Schalk is from Litchfield.

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American Farm Heritage Museum Farm implements, tools, tractors and other equipment dating back 100 years are featured. Open Saturdays May – Oct. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., by appointment and for special events. I-70 at IL 127 618-664-3050

Governor Bond Lake Camping, fishing, water skiing, boating and jet skiing are amenities offered at the lake. 618-664-1644 Kingsbury Nature Preserve This park has 80 acres of natural habitat along Governor Bond Lake with five miles of horseback riding (north side) and walking trails. 1375 Iron Gate Trail 618-664-4969


American Farm Heritage Museum, Greenville Patriot’s Park Walking trails, fishing lake, playground areas, and shelters are located here. Rts. 140 & 127 618-664-4969 RECREATION: Fairgrounds

UNIQUE SHOPPES: Greenville Resale Shop 114 E. Harris Ave. 618-664-1141

HILLSBORO ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES

Heart Two Heart Jewelry 504 S. Third St. 618-664-3673

Orpheum Theatre Enjoy the movies in this classic early 20th century building with interior art deco ornamentation and modern, relaxing chairs. 316 S. Main St. 217-532-6606

Bond County Fairgrounds 618-664-1412

Kelcey’s 110 N. 2nd St. 815-374-0521

RECREATION: Golf Courses

Lambert’s Antiques and Collectibles 118 W. Main St. 314-583-5540

Twin Oaks Golf Club 21900 State Rt. 127 618-749-5611 9-hole, 3,190 yds., 36 par RECREATION: Sports Complexes Long Gymnasium & Crum Rec Center Greenville College H.J. Long Gymnasium, a 2,000-seat venue, houses varsity volleyball and basketball, and the Crum Recreation Center has a terrific gym setup for basketball, tennis, or volleyball. 315 E. College Ave. 618-664-6622

Lisa’s Resale 113 W. College Ave. 618-367-1682 Pepin’s Country Store 215 S. Third St. 618-664-9340 The Green Door 102 S. Second St. 618-789-1885 The Thrift Shop 700 S. Fourth St. 618-664-2728 Third Street Market 520 S. Third St. 618-664-0083 Watson’s Health Mart 214 W. Main St. 618-664-3600

Opera House Brewing Co., Hillsboro

Sherwood Forest Campgrounds, Hillsboro ATTRACTIONS: Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries Opera House Brewing Company Try out their craft beers as well as guest taps from other regional breweries. Recess Brewing is initially brewing their recipes, but the plan is to bring the brewing to their location soon. 405 S. Main St. Facebook LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds Sherwood Forest Campgrounds 920 City Lake Rd. 217-532-5211 200 electric; 75 primitive sites

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LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Countryside Inn 8105 IL 127 217-532-6176 24 Rooms MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointment Only Harkey House When Solomon Harkey built his two-story Federal style home in 1834, the village was less than 12 years old. A plain house by today’s standards, it must have seemed a mansion at a time when the courthouse was a simple log structure. By appointment. 305 S. Broad St. 217-532-5642

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Bremer Sanctuary The 203-acre wildlife sanctuary is open from dawn to dusk 365 days a year for those who wish to enjoy the sounds and sights on this preserved land. 194 Bremer Ln. 217-532-2339 RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Glenn Shoals Lake and Old Lake Hillsboro The breathtaking lakes are one of Hillsboro’s main attractions. Have fun in the sun while boating, skiing, canoeing or relax with a fishing trip in the serene environment. 761 City Lake Rd. 217-532-6778 (fishing & tournaments) or 217-532-6534 (marina) Continued on page 50

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American Obstacle, Kinmundy RECREATION: Hunting & Fishing Quail Crossing Hunting Preserve Twelve hundred acres filled with prairies, food plots and milo strips affords outstanding cover for your choice of quail, pheasant or chukar. Hunt with your own dogs or they provide guided hunts. 11 Lake Crest Ln. 217-556-1712 UNIQUE SHOPPES: Books and Moore 106 W. Seward St. 217-532-3929 Diamonds and Dogs 1710 Vandalia Rd. 217-532-2800 Down Home Charm Consignment Shop 423 S. Main St. 217-532-2272

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Sage on Sage 509 S. Main St. 312-834-7745

Lakeside Camping 21079 Thomas Ln. 618-749-5228 19 Sites

The Dressing Room 221 S. Main St. 217-532-3700

Hide-A-Way Campground 42 Hummingbird Ln. 618-749-5369 95 Sites

The Holiday Shop 304 S. Main St. 217-851-7844

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IRVING MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointment Only

Keyesport Cabins and DT’s Motel 203 Whig St. 618-749-5413 8 Rooms

Irving Area Historical Museum Located in the former Irving National Bank building, the Museum shows the history of this small village in Montgomery County. 201 E. State St. By appointment.

Stones Throw Cottages 618-210-2188 2 cottages – sleeps 2

KEYESPORT LODGING: B&Bs & Campground Green Acres Camp Ground 512 Washington 618-749-5626 or 5359 50 Sites

RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Trade Winds Marina The marina is able to accommodate boats up to 45 ft. in covered slips and 40 ft. in open slips. The clubhouse features showers, restrooms and a lounging area for members. 10 Tradewinds Dr. 618-749-5649

KINMUNDY ATTRACTIONS: American Obstacle This outdoor adventure park offers zipline packages, outdoor tactical laser tag, kayaking, rock wall, and team building for individuals, families and groups. 7859 S. Rt. 37 217-690-3367 LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds Stephen A. Forbes State Recreation Area 6924 Omega Rd. 618-547-3381 125 Sites MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointment Only Ingram’s Pioneer Log Cabin Village The pre-Civil War furnished cabins are open for self-guided tours. By appointment and during events. 6260 Gesell Rd. 618-367-0545

RECREATION: Sports Complexes American Obstacle This outdoor adventure park is available for team building, groups, and family adventures. 7859 S. Rt. 217-690-3367 RECREATION: State Parks Stephen A. Forbes State Park 6924 Omega Rd. 618-547-3381 LITCHFIELD ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES: Skyview Drive-in Opened in 1951, this is the last remaining original drive-in on IL Route 66. One of the three Litchfield Route 66 roadside exhibits is located here. 1500 N. Historic Route 66 217-324-4451


Ariston Café, Litchfield ATTRACTIONS: Ariston Café This is said to be the oldest café on Route 66. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and in the Route 66 Hall of Fame. New owners Martin and Kara Steffens and Will and Michelle Law continue Ariston’s great reputation for service, excellent food and unbelievable desserts. 413 N. Historic Route 66 217-324-2023 Carnegie Library This original building was designed by Paul Moratz and funded by noted philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1904. 400 N. State St. 217-324-3866

Jubelt’s Bakery & Restaurant This three-generation family business has been on Route 66 since 1922. A full service bakery, Jubelt’s has adapted to meet the changing lifestyles of customers now featuring homemade soups, salads, hand-formed burgers, specialty sandwiches, dinners, and fresh bakery items such as doughnuts, Danish, cinnamon rolls, pies and much more. 303 N. Historic Route 66 217-324-5314 Niehaus Cycle Sales Located on Old Route 66, the business is home to one of three roadside Route 66 exhibits. 718 Old Route 66 217-324-6565 LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds Lake Lou Yaeger 3 Primitive Dr. 217-324-4771 8 cabins, 47 RV, 25 Equestrian Sites unlimited primitive/tent

Kamper Kompanion 18388 E. Frontage Rd. 217-324-4747 28 sites Lazy Days Campground 22756 White Park Ln. 217-324-3233 130 sites LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Baymont Inn & Suites 1405 W. Hudson Dr. 217-324-2500 64 Rooms America’s Best Value Inn 224 N. Ohren Ln. 217-324-2181 55 Rooms Hampton Inn 11 Thunderbird Circle 217-324-4441 68 Rooms Holiday Inn Express & Suites 4 Thunderbird Circle 217-324-4556 79 Rooms Quality Inn & Suites 1010 E. Columbian Blvd. North 217-324-9260 60 Rooms Super 8 Motel 211 Ohren Ln. 217-324-7788

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Lake Lou Yaeger, Litchfield MEETING AND BANQUET CENTERS: Litchfield Community Center This 9,000 square foot building is great for receptions, banquets, workshops, meetings and other events. The auditorium holds up to 450 people and has a stage and bar area. The Senior Room is available for groups of 20 – 30. There is off-street parking and a handicap entrance. 1100 S. State St. 217-324-9075 MUSEUMS: Litchfield Museum & Route 66 Welcome Center The retro design of this building, with exterior neon trim and the restored Vic Suhling gas station neon sign, welcomes visitors. Inside, historic artifacts show the city’s relationship to Route 66. Mon. - Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Sun. 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Nov. – Mar. Closed Monday 334 Historic Old Route 66 N. 217-324-3510

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RECREATION: Biking & Walking Trails Shoal Creek Conservation Area/ Route 66 Hike & Mountain Bike Trail Walk through the Conservation Area to see over 700 species of plants, 70 species of butterflies and 70 species of breeding birds. The Route 66 Trail is over 5 miles round trip at Lake Lou Yaeger. Mountain bikers find difficulty ranges from easy to hard. Hiker skill level is easy to moderate. 4313 Beach House Trail 217-324-5832 RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Lake Lou Yaeger Recreation Area The 1,400 acre lake and 300-acre park includes boating, fishing, picnic areas, playgrounds, B&Bs and Campgrounds, a beach and horse trails. 4313 Beach House Trail 217-324-5832

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Walton Park This park is complete with baseball fields, archery range, pavilion, bandstand, pond, covered bridge and more. 10207 Niemanville Trail 217-324-9075 RECREATION: Sports Complexes Litchfield Sports Incorporated Individual, group and team training is offered in the 40,000 sq. ft. indoor facility. 120 W. St. John St. 217-313-2121 Shooters’ Retreat Check out the indoor shooting range and retail store. They offer conceal carry and firearm safety classes. 311 W. St. John St. 217-324-6555 UNIQUE SHOPPES: The Briar Rose 216 N. State St. 217-324-2442 Lindsay’s RC Hobbies 407 N. State St. 217-324-3900 Litchfield Vintage Mall 121 W. Ryder St. 217-324-5100 Nana’s Hidden Attic 18395 West Frontage Rd. 217-324-0404 Ooh La La Décor & More 201 N. State St. 217-324-4327

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Quilt Top Shop 421 N. State St. 217-313-2220 The Treasure Room 217 N. State St. 217-324-0689 Whiskey River Dry Goods Co. 904 West Union Ave. 217-313-2242 MULBERRY GROVE LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds Cedarbrook RV Park & Campground 1109 Mulberry Grove Rd. 618-326-8865 100 Sites Timber Trails Campground 1276 Matt’s Ln. 618-326-8264 200 Sites NASHVILLE ATTRACTIONS: Rainbow Ranch Petting Zoo Bottle feed kids, lambs and calves on a real working farm. Pet the goats, chicks, rabbits and camels. Special events are planned seasonally. 9906 State Rt. 15 618-424-7979 Roadside Chapel This tiny treasure stands on stilts and offers respite for weary travelers. I-64 at Rt. 127 618-327-3700 LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds

Phyllbena’s Antiques 623 N. State St. 217-851-1822

Washington County State Recreation Area 18500 Conservation Dr. 618-327-3137 51 Sites

Sweet Repeats 303 N. State St. Facebook

LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges

The Overstock Shop 817 W. Union St. 217-556-1718

Best Western/U.S. Inn 11640 State Rt. 127 618-478-5341 48 Rooms

Rainbow Ranch Petting Zoo, Nashville


There are twenty wineries, ten craft breweries and two distilleries in ILLINOISouth.

Roland Barkau Memorial Golf Course, Okawville MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointment Only Washington County Historical Museum Built in 1871 as a private residence, this building now holds hundreds of artifacts like the display of period wedding dresses. Saturday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. or by appointment. 326 S. Kaskaskia St. 618-531-9564 RECREATION: Fairgrounds Washington County Fairgrounds 618-327-3298 RECREATION: Golf Courses Nashville Municipal Golf Course 660 E. Memorial Dr. 618-327-3821 9-hole, 3,200 yds., 36 par RECREATION: State Parks Washington County State Recreation Area 18500 Conservation Dr. 618-327-3137

UNIQUE SHOPPES: 2 Brothers’ Antiques 15271 State Rt. 15 618-327-8726 Bits of Gold 184 W. St. Louis St. 618-327-4261 Lee’s Sports 206 E. St. Louis St. 618-327-8866 NEW BADEN RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Village Park Enjoy lots of outdoor activities at the swimming pool, tennis courts, ball diamonds, soccer field, hockey rink, walking path, playground, sand volleyball court, basketball court, horseshoe pits and picnic facilities. 1103 E. Hanover St. 618-588-3813 UNIQUE SHOPPES: Berkemann’s Baker’s Dozen 115 W. Hanover St. 618-588-4233

NOKOMIS MUSEUMS: Weekends Only The Bottomley-RuffingSchalk Baseball Museum More than 100 central Illinois people who have contributed significantly to the game of baseball are honored. The three namesakes are all in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Sat. 9:00 a.m. - noon; Sun. 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. or by appointment. 121 W. State St. 217-563-8807 RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Nokomis Memorial Park The war memorial, lighted baseball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, a batting cage, pavilions, playground and recently renovated pool make this a great outdoor destination. 118 Memorial Park Dr. 217-563-2423

UNIQUE SHOPPES: Brett’s Used Furniture 108 W. State St. 217-563-7617 New 2 You 114 W. State St. 217-741-1162 Nokomis Gift and Garden 123 Morgan St. 217-563-2736 OKAWVILLE LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Original Springs Hotel & Bath 506 N. Hanover 618-243-5458 37 Rooms Super 8 812 Hen House Rd. 618-327-3021 39 Rooms MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointment Only Heritage House Museum The complex encompasses three properties; Dr. Poos Home & Medical Museum; the Frank Schlosser Home, a turn-of-the-century house and commercial laundry; and the Joseph Schlosser Home. By appointment and during events. Okawville Tourism 618-243-5694

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RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Community Club Park This large facility with a picnic area and playground is the site of the Fair & Wheat Festival in the fall. 511 S. Hanover St. 618-243-6285 RECREATION: Golf Courses Roland Barkau Memorial Golf Course 1501 N. Waterworks Rd. 618-243-6610 18-hole, 6,513 yds., 71 par UNIQUE SHOPPES: Annette’s Flowers & Gifts, Wedding & Special Event Rentals 703 N. Hanover St. 618-243-5400 Country Lace & Holiday Shop 609 N. Hanover St. 618-243-5586

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Magnuson Grand Hotel & Conference Center, Raymond OLD RIPLEY UNIQUE SHOPPES: Sheila’s Resale & Antiques 1001 Main St. 618-401-2470 PANAMA ATTRACTIONS: Coal Miners Memorial In 1915, after a severe explosion that injured and killed many immigrant workers, mine owners dedicated land for burial grounds. The monument was erected in 2003 to honor those who lost their lives during the duration of the mine operations. Union Cemetery

PINCKNEYVILLE LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds Oxbow Bed & Breakfast 3967 State Rt. 13/127 618-357-9839 6 Rooms North Town RV Park 5481 State Rt. 127 618-977-0324 31 Sites Pyramid State Park 1562 Pyramid Park Rd. 618-357-2574 48 Sites LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Pinckneyville Inn 5700 State Rt. 154 618-357-5600 47 Rooms MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointment Only Illinois Rural Heritage Museum Visitors enjoy exhibits depicting life in rural areas. Thurs. - Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sun. 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Closed holidays. Tours by appointment. 187 Fairground Rd. 618-357-8908 or 618-571-8908

Perry County Jail Museum The Sheriff and his family lived upstairs, and women prisoners were kept in locked rooms. The collection includes a one-room school, clothing, furniture, and other artifacts dating to the 1800s. Mon. 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Wed. 8:00 a.m. – noon; or by appointment. 108 W. Jackson St. 618-357-2225 RECREATION: Fairgrounds Perry County Fairgrounds 618-790-4868 RECREATION: State Parks Pyramid State Park 1562 Pyramid Park Rd. 618-357-2574 UNIQUE SHOPPES: Antique Mall 3438 State Rte. 127 618-357-3470 Caring & Sharing Thrift Shop 814 S. Main St. 618-357-2246

Pocahontas Antique Mall Design by Precision Laser 105 S. Walnut St. 618-535-7100 Hicks Trading Station 4952 State Rt. 13 618-357-2583 Mann and Son Sporting Goods 515 W. Water St. 618-357-2911 Stotlar Drug Store & Gifts 1 N. Walnut St. 618-357-8781

UNIQUE SHOPPES: Mercantile & Sweet Shoppe 105 Academy St. 618-669-2133 Pocahontas Antique Mall 311 W. Johnson St. 618-669-2969 The Refined Cellar 202 Moreland St. 618-669-2050 Village Square Antiques 202-204 State St. 618-669-2825

The White Rabbit 109 S. Walnut St., Ste. 2 618-357-8630

Wagon Wheel Antiques 202 W. National St. 618-669-2918

POCAHONTAS LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds

RAMSEY LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds

Tomahawk Camp Ground 119 Tomahawk Dr. 618-669-2781 142 Sites

Ramsey Lake State Park P.O. 97, Ramsey Lake Rd. 618-423-2215 160 Sites

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RECREATION: Golf Courses

Lighthouse Motel 101 W. Johnson St. 618-669-2293 21 Rooms

Ramsey Lake Golf Course R.R. 1, Box 221 618-423-2261 9-hole, 2,750 yds., 35 par RECREATION: State Parks Ramsey Lake State Park Ramsey Lake Rd. 618-423-2215

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William Jennings Bryan Museum, Salem RAYMOND LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Magnuson Grand Hotel & Conference Center 19067 W. Frontage Rd. 217-324-2100 94 Rooms MEETINGS & BANQUET CENTERS: Magnuson Hotel & Conference Center Whether you need a meeting space for 8 – 10 people or a banquet for 200, the Conference Center can accommodate your group. Full food and bar service, dance floor and multiple set up options are available. 19067 W. Frontage Rd. 217-324-2100 RECREATION: Golf Courses Shoal Creek Golf Course 505 N. West St. 217-229-4544 9-hole, 3,172 yds., 36 par

RECREATION: Orchards Kern Family Orchard Visit this small family owned orchard to pick your own fruits in season, pet the farm animals and shop for goat milk soaps, fresh honey, fruits and vegetables. 7375 MacKay Ave. 217-820-1266 UNIQUE SHOPPES: Lighthouse Antique Mall 19130 W. Frontage Rd. 217-324-6111 SALEM ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES: Salem Community Theatre & Cultural Center Community plays and revues are staged here quarterly and free movies are shown in the winter. 119 S. Broadway St. 618-548-2222

ATTRACTIONS: Richard Pollard’s Yard Art Take a self-guided tour through the unusual artwork made from “found” objects. 1870 Broadway 618-548-1830 LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds Badollet House Bed & Breakfast 310 N. Washington 618-548-3412 4 Rooms Marion County Agriculture Fair Rt. 37 South 618-548-1251

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Continental Motel 1600 E. Main St. 618-548-3090 25 Rooms

MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointment Only

Guest House International 1812 W. Main 618-548-4212 93 Rooms

William Jennings Bryan Museum Some of the original furnishings and household items are on display at Bryan’s birthplace, the house his father built. Bryan is well known as the prosecutor in the Scopes trial, in which a teacher was arrested for teaching Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. Tours by appointment. 408S Broadway 618-548-2222, ext. 0

Holiday Inn Express & Suites “Formula Blue” Design with indoor pool, exercise room, ExpressStart Breakfast. Intersection of I-57 and US 50.102 Holiday Ln. 618-740-0913 86 Rooms Super 8 118 Woods Ln. 618-548-5882 58 Rooms

LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Comfort Inn & Suites 1800 W. Main St. 618-548-2177 65 Rooms

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UNIQUE SHOPPES: Purple Elephant Antiques 2524 S. Broadway St. 618-548-0777 Rusty Nail 2039 W. Main St. 618-548-3034 Steve’s Antiques 5038 Rt. 50 East and 201 E. Main St. 618-740-0486 SANDOVAL RECREATION: Golf Courses Colonial Golf Course Old 51 S. Road 618-247-3307 18-hole, 5,657 yds., 70 par SMITHBORO UNIQUE SHOPPES: CMR Saddlery 811 E. Third St. 618-664-3055 Red Hawk Golf Club, Tamaroa RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Bryan Memorial Park The waterslide is a hit with visitors. Tennis and basketball courts, a skateboard park, picnic shelters, a band stage and playground round out the facilities. 100 W. Boone St. 618-548-2222 RECREATION: Fairgrounds Marion County Agricultural Fair 618-548-1251

ST. ELMO RECREATION: Golf Courses St. Elmo Golf Club R.R. 2 618-829-3390 9-hole, 3,220 yds., 36 par UNIQUE SHOPPES: Driftstone Pueblo 702 W. Tower Rd. 618-829-3158 SORENTO ATTRACTIONS: Ripson Bridge This covered bridge holds a festival every year that draws thousands of visitors. 618-664-9272 TAMAROA RECREATION: Golf Courses Red Hawk Golf Club 6204 State Rt. 154 618-357-9704 18-hole, 6,115 yds., 70 par

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Photo By: Kimberle Hall

ATTRACTIONS: Kaskaskia Dragon This hard to miss roadside attraction is constructed of sheet metal, weighs 4 tons and measures 40-feet long and 30-feet tall. It was built by employees of Walt Barenfanger’s Kaskaskia Supply True Value store. In addition to the great photo op, be sure to buy a token (across the street) and see the dragon’s eyes glow and his nostrils breathe fire. Corner of Veterans Parkway & Rock Island Ave. off I-70. www.kaskaskiadragon.com or Facebook

National Road Kiosk, Casey

Looking for Lincoln Storyboards Ten storyboards depicting Abraham Lincoln’s early years as a legislator can be seen throughout Vandalia. 618-283-2728 Madonna of the Trail Statue This is one of the twelve statues in the U.S. honoring pioneer women who traveled along the National Road. Corner of Fourth & Gallatin Sts. 618-283-1161

National Road Kiosk, Vandalia TRENTON UNIQUE SHOPPES: Bunny Rose Cottage 25 W. Broadway St. 618-334-8903 Dogwood Vintage 208 W. Missouri St. 618-789-7100 Kunz Carpentry Warehouse 18 S. Main 618-224-9636 Leona’s Unique Boutique 205 E. Broadway St. 618-224-7397

Mannhard Hardware & Gifts 219 W. Broadway St. 618-224-7281 Trenton Floral 101 W. Broadway St. 618-224-7396 Warehouse 300 300 S. King Oak St. 618-806-7115

VANDALIA ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES Artworks Gallery Special exhibits are scheduled all year in the Fayette County Museum. 301 W. Main St. 618-283-4866

National Road Interpretive Center Learn the history of travel and transportation in the early days of our country through interactive maps, exhibits and films. 106 S. Fifth St. 618-283-9380 Vandalia Statehouse State Historic Site The oldest Illinois State Capitol building is Federal-style architecture. At the top of the staircase are the Senate and House of Representatives where Abraham Lincoln began his political career. 315 W. Gallatin St. 618-283-1161

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LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds Vandalia Lake Rt. 185 618-283-4770

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LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Americas Best Value Inn Amenities include free limited hot breakfast, WiFi, in-room coffee and more. Pets are welcomed. Truck parking is available. 1920 Kennedy Blvd. 618-283-4400 85 Rooms Economy Inn 1500 N. Sixth St. 618-283-2363 44 Rooms Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 21 Mattes Ave. 618-283-0010 70 Rooms Jay’s Inn 720 Gochenour St. 618-283-1200 21 Rooms Ramada 2707 Veterans Ave. 618-283-1400 60 Rooms MUSEUMS: Fayette County Museum The museum contains Lincoln-era memorabilia and artifacts of the people living in the county. Of special interest is an original paper press from the Capitol and Lincoln’s “froe.” Mon. – Sat. 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 301 W. Main St. 618-283-4866 Veterans Educational Museum Displays are from the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm, along with flags from 45 countries and a rare signed copy of Adolph Hitler’s Mein Kampf. Mon. Fri. 8:00 a.m. - noon or by appointment. 321 S. Seventh St. 618-283-0832 800•442•1488

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Vandalia Lake Beach MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointment Only Little Brick House See china, furniture, engravings and books belonging to settlers during the time Abraham Lincoln attended the legislature (1834-1839). Tours by appointment. 621 St. Clair St. 618-283-2728

RECREATION: Biking & Walking Trails Illinois Central Railroad Riverwalk Enter behind the Fayette County Health Department at 416 W. Edwards St. Look for the “Did You Know” signs to learn the history of the railroad and Abraham Lincoln’s involvement with the trail. 618-283-1029 Lincoln Loop Walking Trail Start at Locust and Jefferson Sts. or in the 1000 block of West Fillmore. There are three pavilions for picnics, playgrounds and a creek along the way. 618-283-1029 RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas

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Lincoln Park With the Vandalia Statehouse in the background, sit next to the life-size bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln for a great photo. 310 W. Gallatin St. 618-283-2728

Vandalia City Parks Nestled throughout six separate parks are picnic tables, pavilions, grills, swings, slides, swimming pool, six baseball/softball diamonds, two soccer fields and three tennis courts. 618-283-1029 Vandalia Lake The lake is a destination for camping, fishing, nature walks and boating. The beach is open for swimming and has a bathhouse and picnic areas. Rt. 185, 618-283-2728 RECREATION: Golf Courses Vandalia Country & Golf Club (semi-private) 1110 S. Eighth St. 618-283-1365 9-hole, 2,782 yds., 35 par SHOPPING CENTERS: Dutch Prairie Mennonite Shops Visit a country store, Amish furniture maker, repair and other shops, greenhouses, produce and baked goods sellers and even a blacksmith. Hwy. 51, 13 mi. south of Vandalia 618-283-2728

UNIQUE SHOPPES: Country Folk 110 S. Third St. 618-283-3095

Sweet Peas Consignment Shop 2505 Veterans Ave. 618-980-5015

Iya’s Gift Gallery 501 W. Gallatin St. 618-283-3481

The Money Pit Guns, Gold & Silver 504 W. Gallatin St. 618-283-8746

L&M Antiques 410 W. Gallatin St. 618-423-2600 Ma & Pa’s 1922 W. Veterans Ave. 618-292-9834 New 2 You 15 Old Capitol Shopping Center 618-704-9041 Piccadilly Primitives 1920 W. Veterans Ave. 618-367-0473 Shelley’s Balloons & Gifts 2520 Veterans Ave. 618-283-0949 Sisters 1401 Veterans Ave. 618-283-1018 Something Special & Old Capitol Wine Cellar 402 W. Gallatin St. 618-283-1810 Stuff for Sale 1505 Veterans Ave. 618-292-3932

Tiger Lily Florist & Gifts 131 N. Fifth St. 618-283-1199 WITT MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointment Only Witt Area Historical Museum Come and see the richly documented history of our area. By appointment. 298 W. Broadway 217-594-2883 or 217-594-7777 NATIONAL SCENIC BYWAYS HISTORIC NATIONAL ROAD nationalroad.org ROUTE 66 illinoisroute66.org


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Eastern Cities

White Squirrels, Olney

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT • Art Fairs, Art Galleries Entertainment & Theatres ATTRACTIONS • Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries • World’s Largest Unique Sites LODGING • B&Bs and Campgrounds • Hotels & Motels and Lodges MEETING & BANQUET CENTERS MUSEUMS & MORE • Limited Days & Appointment Only • Weekends Only

Edwards County Historical Society Museum, Albion

RECREATION • Bike & Walking Trails • Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas • Fairgrounds • Golf Courses • Hunting & Fishing • Orchards • Sports Complexes • State Parks. SHOPPING • Shopping Centers • Unique Shoppes

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ALBION ATTRACTIONS: Grimm Acres Heritage farm animals and several kinds of poultry are raised on this farm. Tours by appointment. 237 W. Terminal St. 618-445-1896 MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointment Only Edwards County Historical Society Museum This museum is located at the birthplace of Louis Lincoln Emmerson, Governor of Illinois from 1929-1933. Open by appointment. 212 W. Main St. 618-445-3433 Historic 1859 Edwards County Jail In 2004, the former County Jail was restored to house the society’s library and genealogical collection. Nearby, the Gov. Emmerson Home contains most of their museum collection. By appointment. 212 W. Main St. 618-445-3433 RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Albion City Park The facilities include a swimming pool, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, soccer fields, a fishing lake and a playground. 618-445-2303 RECREATION: Fairgrounds Edwards County Fairgrounds 618-445-3615

RECREATION: Hunting & Fishing Outdoor Only Outfitters Deer hunting (bow or shotgun) is aailable on more than 2,500 privately-owned acres as well as a first-class lodge. R.R. 3, Box 62a 618-446-3330 3 Rivers Resources A professional guide and outfitters specializing in whitetail deer and more are available at this hunting lodge. 993 County Rd., 600E 618-839-6940 UNIQUE SHOPPES: Apple Tree Boutique 15 W. Main St. 618-445-3333 Prairie Albion Antique Mall 11 W. Main St. 618-302-2146 William’s Antiques & Supply Co. 229 N. Fourth St. 618-445-2491 BRIDGEPORT RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Lanterman Park Visitors can use a pavilion, picnic shelter, playground or the baseball field. Park Ave. & First St., 618-945-7323 UNIQUE SHOPPES: Apple Tree Boutique 15 W. Main St. 618-445-3333 The Rusty Bucket 132 W. Olive St. 618-945-3485

S.D. Meadows Folk Art Gallery

Located in a restored 1900s storefront along the Lincoln Heritage Trail in Palestine, a self-taught artist, Steve Meadows, opened his gallery 30 years ago. Originally he made mostly brightly colored and fantastic wood carvings, but fifteen years ago, Meadows began focusing on what he calls “Junk Art or “Recycled Art.” He refers to his shop as “A gallery outside the box. Original, one of a kind folk art pieces and a fun selection of collectable items, primitive furnishings, pottery and accessories.” Find the Gallery at 217 S. Main St., Palestine, on Facebook or 618-586-5242.

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RECREATION: Hunting & Fishing Skillet Fork Outfitters There are more than 6,400 acres of prime hunting land for trophy Illinois whitetail. Lodging with home-cooked meals is available. 1104 County Rd. 1800 North, 618-599-7700 RECREATION: Orchards John Brown Melons Seasonal melons, pumpkins and hard to find beautiful decorative gourds are available. 1011 E. Main St. 618-384-8355 One Room School Museum, Carmi BURNT PRAIRIE UNIQUE SHOPPES: The Rusty Bucket 132 W. Olive St. 618-945-3485 CARMI LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds The Social House at the Fountains 301 W. Main St. 618-380-2232 9 Rooms The Webb Hay House 111 S. Main Cross St. 618-382-5500 5 Rooms

LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Campbell Outdoors 1327 County Rd. 800 N 877-384-3337 25 Rooms MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointment Only L. Haas Store Museum Hanna, “The Humane Hangman,” is showcased with the tools of his trade from an era when criminal sentences were carried out on the gallows. Open by appointment and for special events. 215 E. Main St. 618-382-8425 Mary Smith Fay Genealogy Library This is a great source for local history and searching family archives. Open Tues. - Fri. 11:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. 203 N. Church St. 618-382-8425

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The Matsel Cabin & One-Room School In the 1850s-era cabin, the front room is painted with milk paint and furnished in the manner the family would have done. The school museum reminds us that the “latest educational technology” used to be a blackboard, piece of chalk and a few textbooks. Open by appointment and for special events. Main Cross & Robinson St. 618-382-8425 Ratcliff Inn Museum The collection features items such as a bookcase, rope bed, cloak, etc. from the original owner. By appointment and for special events. 14 E. Main St. 618-382-8425 Robinson Stewart House Miss Mary Jane Stewart, granddaughter of a U.S. Senator, donated the house and furnishings to the Historical Society. Open by appointment and for special events. 110 S. Main Cross St. 618-382-8425

RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Bradshaw Park Tennis courts, baseball diamonds, a picnic area, playground and concession stands are featured. Illinois & East Sts. 618-384-2001

SHOPPING: Unique Shoppes H.D. Bean Jewelers 123 E. Main St. 618-382-8170 Hippie Hill Produce Plus 2090 County Rd. 950 E. 618-838-5713 Karger Kollectibles 103 E Main St. 618-382-3841

Burrell Woods Park & Campground In addition to the RV Park and lake, there are also picnic shelters available. CR 1000 E & 1525 N 618-382-2693

Rhoda’s Doll & Toy Emporium 102 E. Main St. 618-387-1255

Eckerle Park Enjoy the swimming pool, picnic areas and ball diamonds for outdoor activities. 200 State St. 618-382-8411

The Courtyard 320 E. Main St. 618-382-3283

RECREATION: Fairgrounds White County Fairgrounds 618-382-2662 RECREATION: Golf Courses Carmi Country Club 883 County Rd. 1350 N 618-384-5011 9-hole, 2,794 yds., 35 par

Second Time Around 121 E. Main St. 618-383-6530

CASEY ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES: Lincoln Trail Motorsports 220 acres of riding are open with an MX track, Thompson Motorsports Practice track, 592 Pee Wee Track, GP track and plenty of trails. 649 Co. Rd. 2150 E. 217-932-2041


ATTRACTIONS: World’s Largest Golf Tee The wooden golf tee measures more than 30 ft. from the ground to the top, with a head diameter of 6.26 ft. and a shaft diameter of 2.1 ft. It weighs 6,659 lbs. Casey Country Club, 203 NE 13th St., 217-932-2030 World’s Largest Knitting Needles and Crochet Hook The knitting needles weigh 50 lbs. together and are more than 13 ft. in height. The crochet hook weighs 9 lbs. and is 6 ft. 1-1/2 in. tall. The Yarn Studio, 2 E. Main St., 217-932-2030 World’s Largest Mailbox This giant mailbox stands more than 32 ft. tall and could hold over 5,000 cubic ft. of mail! Visitors climb into it and deposit actual mail causing the large red flag to raise. 19 W. Main St. bigthingssmalltown.org World’s Largest Pitchfork This 60 ft. long wood and steel pitchfork weighs 1,940 lbs. Find it at Richards Farm Restaurant. 607 NE 13th St. 217-932-5300 World’s Largest Rocking Chair Majestically standing 56 ft. 6 in. tall and 38 ft. from end to end, the 46,200 lb. chair is made from Western Red Cedar. You can’t miss it across the street from the World’s Largest Wind Chime. 109 E. Main St. bigthingssmalltown.org World’s Largest Wind Chime The beautifully landscaped steel wind chime measures a total of 55 ft. in height. The four steel pipe chimes vary in length creating their own unique sound. Visitors can ring the chimes weather permitting. 109 E. Main St. bigthingssmalltown.org

World’s Largest Wooden Shoes The Clogs began as a chainsaw carving by artist Jim Bolin, and evolved into this pair of shiny, wooden shoes that are on display in the Candy Depot behind the Mailbox. 20 W. General Robey St. 217-932-4460 The Gavel One of the newest items to be judged by the Guinness Book of World Records is the 16’6” long Gavel made of Red Oak. It’s 36” in diameter and 61” high and sits in front of the Clark County Courthouse in Marshall. It was built in Casey and will be brought back for judging in 2019. Teeter Totter The 82 ft. long Teeter Totter sits in the park across from the Rocking Chair and Wind Chime waiting for its Guinness judgment day. It’s not a WL yet, but creator Jim Bolin is sure it will be! Although the eight official World’s Largest things that are listed in the Guinness Book of World Records are the main attractions in Casey (soon to be joined by the Gavel and Teeter Totter), keep your eyes open for all the other “big things” around town. See the list in the MADE in ILLINOISouth listing (at right) that are soon to be joined by a 15 ft. Barber Pole…and who knows what else these creative folks might build.

World’s Largest & Other Big Things

Prepare to be amazed! The small town of Casey has a big presence in the Guinness Book of World Records. There are eight official World’s Largest record holders (Mailbox, Rocking Chair, Golf Tee, Knitting Needles/Crochet Hook, Wind Chime, Pitchfork and Wooden Shoes) with at least two more (Gavel and Teeter Totter) to be judged soon. In addition to the World’s Largest, however, the town also boasts nine more Big Things (Rocking Horse, Birdcage, Pencil, Yardstick, Bat, Bookworm, Minion, Big Top and Wooden Token Coin). Check it out on Facebook or

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Hanna House Museum, Fairfield LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds Fairview Park Campground Fairview Park 217-932-2600

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KOA Campground 1248 E. 1250th Rd. 217-932-5319 78 Sites LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Days Inn & Suites 933 N. State Hwy. 49 217-932-2212 52 Rooms Eighteen-Ninety Sleepover 14 South Central Ave. 217-232-2959 12 Studios MUSEUMS: Illinois Amateur Softball Association Museum In 2010, the IASA selected Casey as the permanent home for their Hall of Fame. The museum became a part of the current Casey Softball Hall of Honor. Open daily 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fairview Park 217-932-2600

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RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Fairview Park Park amenities include five pavilions, a horseshoe pitching arena, saddle club, bandstand, stocked ponds, baseball and softball diamonds, a campground, children’s playground and beautiful gardens. 217-932-2600 RECREATION: Golf Courses Casey Country Club (semi-private) 203 N.E. 13th St. 217-932-2030 9-hole, 2,525 yds., 35 par UNIQUE SHOPPES: Candy Depot 20 W. General Robey 217-932-4460 The Yarn Studio 2 E. Main St. 217-932-5851

CLAREMONT ATTRACTIONS: Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries Berryville Vineyards Walk through the oak forests and picnic in the vineyards. Stop at the tasting room for fruit and grape wines from 20 varieties of grapes. 1955 N. Prairieton Rd. 618-869-2054

UNIQUE SHOPPES: Sunflower Broom Shop 301 First St. 618-966-3869 ENFIELD LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds Hamilton County State Fish and Wildlife Area 8 mi. southeast of McLeansboro off Rt.14 618-773-4340 5 cabins, RV & tent sites

CLAY CITY UNIQUE SHOPPES: The Price Is Right 107 S. Main St. 618-676-1349

UNIQUE SHOPPES: Ducks Antiques 101 E. Main St. 618-926-0439

CROSSVILLE LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges

FAIRFIELD LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges

Hammell’s Wildlife Connection 1886 County Rd. 2150 N 618-375-2365 10 Rooms

Briarwood Inn of Fairfield 116 N. Market Ave. 618-842-3667 27 Rooms

RECREATION: Hunting & Fishing

MUSEUMS: Weekends Only

Lamont Outdoors, L.L.C. Guided hunts during deer and turkey seasons are offered on 7,000 acres. 2114 County Rd., 1800 East 618-966-4868

Hanna House Museum Several special exhibits include military items from WWII and the Vietnam War, the Oil Boom, medicine, and many more. By appointment. 101 E. Center St. 618-842-3544

RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Lakeside Park Lighted tennis courts, baseball fields, a playground and picnic facilities make this a good spot for outdoor fun. 618-842-4802 Leo French Park Enjoy an Olympic size pool, walking trail, fishing, picnic sites, baseball, softball and basketball. 618-842-4802 Southwest Park This facility caters to use of the ball diamonds and concession stand. 618-842-4802 RECREATION: Fairgrounds Wayne County Fairgrounds 618-842-3871 RECREATION: Golf Courses Fairfield Public Golf Course 701 N. W. Ninth St. 618-842-7222 10-hole, 842 yds., 70 par


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Eighteen-Ninety Sleepover, Casey UNIQUE SHOPPES: Ambermarie’s Antiques & Gifts 208 E. Main St. 618-599-6167 Beads by Becky 300 E. Main St. 618-599-9348 Black’s Fashion Flowers 310 E. Main St. 618-847-7076 Brenda’s This & That 1002 W. Main St. 618-842-6109 Bullard’s Farm Market & Bakery 1005 E. Main St. 618-842-6666 Carnaby Square 115 E. Main St. 618-842-7318 Farmer’s Daughter 203 E. Main St. 618-842-7766 Rusty Star Consignments 126 W. Main St. 618-516-7193 Serendipity Cards & Gifts 113 S. East 2nd St. 618-842-3821 Taylor’s Mini-Mall 806 W. Delaware St. 618-842-7101

The Clothes Line 122 W. Main St. 618-842-4724 The Corner 102 E. Main St. 618-842-7400 The Courtyard 312 E. Main St. 618-599-6946 The Gray Area Boutique 117 S.E. 2nd St. 618-302-7379 The Hub 120 E. Main St. 618-919-2575 The Willow Tree 106 E. Main St. 618-516-3112 Uniquely Rustique 705 W. Main St. 618-842-3544 Your Flower Shop 204 E. Main St. 618-842-2631

FLORA ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES: Route 45 Raceway UMP Modifieds, Street Stocks and Sports Compacts are run every Saturday night. 7003 Hickory Hill Ln. 618-553-1074 ATTRACTIONS: Little Toot Railroad With a puff of steam, the train rolls through the scenic park over a 15 ft. trestle. This nostalgic trip is a thrill for all ages. Charley Brown Park Old U.S. Rt. 50 618-662-8040 LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Best Western Lorson Inn 201 Hagen Dr. 618-662-3054 41 Rooms Flora Motel 8290 Old Hwy. 50 618-662-2153 19 Rooms Red Carpet Inn 900 N. Olive St. 618-662-2181

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MUSEUMS: Flora Depot Museum The Depot is right by the tracks and houses not only the Museum, but a conference room and offices. Search the photos and exhibits for the love story remembered here. Also note the George Rogers Clark statue in the parking lot. Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 223 W. Railroad St. 618-662-5646 RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Charley Brown Park Not only does the Little Toot Railroad offer rides through the park, there’s a swimming pool, disc golf course campground and ball fields. Don’t miss the holiday light display at Christmas. Old Hwy. 50 618-662-4625 Rotary Skate Park Skateboards and roller blades are welcome at this park! E. North Ave. 618-662-4625

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RECREATION: Fairgrounds Clay County Fairgrounds 618-662-3247 RECREATION: Golf Courses Flora Golf & Country Club 121 Golf Course Ln. 618-662-2500 9-hole, 3,054 yds., 35 par RECREATION: Hunting & Fishing Coon Creek Bowhunting A guide will show you the best places to hunt white tail deer on 280 beautiful acres. Cabins are available for rent and only bowhunting is allowed. 511 Buckeye Rd. 618-662-2956 Flora Coon Hunters Association This association hosts over a dozen events each year, including Purina Nationals, PKC and UKC hunts. Charlie Brown Park, Rt. 2 618-662-2589

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GRAYVILLE LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds Hilltop Campgrounds Memorial Park Dr. 618-375-3671 20 Sites Rest Up Campground & RV Corral 200 Koehler St. 618-375-0310 20+ sites, 2 cabins 1 tiny house & tent sites LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Super 8 2060 County Rd. 2450 N 618-375-7288 55 Rooms Windsor Oaks Inn 2200 S. Court St. (I-64 & IL 1) 618-375-7930 60 Rooms Rest Up Campground & RV Corral, Grayville UNIQUE SHOPPES: Anthony’s Gourmet Fudge & Candies 109 E. North Ave. 618-662-2400 Bear Creek Outpost 1051 E. North Ave. 618-662-5100 Copperhead Antique Mall 129 E. North St. 618-662-3093 Mel’s Sporting Goods 520 S. Elm St. 618-662-8663 Walldogs Mural, Marshall

My Mother’s Legacy 704 N. State St. 618-662-2360 Red Barn Antiques & Collectibles 384 Cedar Elm Dr. 618-662-8275

Actors Dick and Jerry Van Dyke were born in Greenup.

The Country Lamb 4178 N. State Rd. 618-662-5412 Two Glitzy Girlz Boutique 101 W. North Ave. 618-662-0414

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RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Grayville Memorial Park Visitors can meet the local folks at the pool, playground, tennis and basketball courts or baseball diamonds. Check out the natural performance amphitheater and/or fish and boat at the lake. Oxford St. & Park Ln. 618-375-3671 UNIQUE SHOPPES: Buy-U-Boutique 214 E. North St. 812-454-9605 House of Gendron 204 E. North St. 940-230-0548 Piece Time Quilt Shop 110 E. North St. 618-375-2800


Cameo Vineyards, Greenup GREENUP ATTRACTIONS: Cumberland Covered Bridge Traveling the Historic National Road through Greenup, it crosses the Embarras River. The one-lane bridge looks old, but don’t be fooled – it has no weight restrictions. West of Greenup on Cumberland Rd. 217-923-3401 ATTRACTIONS: Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries Cameo Vineyards The winery is surrounded by 4,000 French-American hybrid grapevines. The comfortable tasting room welcomes guests to settle in for a while. 400 Mill Rd. 217-923-9963

LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges

MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointment Only

Budget Host Inn 716 E. Elizabeth St. 217-923-3176 29 Rooms

Greenup Train Depot and Museum Static displays, dioramas, trains running through model layouts and even a train circling the room inches from the ceiling will grab your attention. Thurs. - Sun. 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Winter hours: Saturday only 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 213 W. Cumberland St. 217-923-9306

Greenup Inn 400 S. Haughton Hwy. 217-923-5512 30 Rooms MUSEUMS: Cumberland County Historical & Genealogical Museum Find exhibits related to Veterans, the National Road, Abraham Lincoln, county founders and favorite sons, Jerry and Dick Van Dyke. Wed. - Sat. 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 213 W. Cumberland St. 217-923-9306

Illinois Military Museum The Carnegie Library has cleverly converted bookshelves into displays of medals, photos,weapons and memorabilia. Mannequins are outfitted in soldiers’ uniforms from as far back as the Civil War. Thurs. - Sun. 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Winter hours: Saturday only 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and by appointment. 101 N. Mill St. 618-445-3072

Hutson Memorial Village, Hutsonsville RECREATION: Fairgrounds Cumberland County Fairgrounds 217-923-3191 RECREATION: Orchards Grissom Lost Creek Orchards There’s a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and other goodies available. Bring the family for the fall maze, pumpkins, mums and a petting zoo. 680 Rt. 130 217-923-3736

HUTSONVILLE ATTRACTIONS: Hutson Memorial Village The reconstructed 1812 settler village honors the Hutson family. The village consists of a church, store, barn, home, museum, inn and weaver’s cabin. Open every Sunday, June October from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. or by appointment. Outer South Rose St. 618-563-4531 RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas

Grandma’s Place Primitives 107 S. Kentucky St. 217-923-9233

Hutsonville Park There are ball fields, a volleyball court, a small lake, fishing, playground and picnic areas with shelters. S. Rose St. 618-563-4092

Greenup Archery 101 E. Cumberland St. 217-923-3143

RECREATION: Hunting & Fishing

SHOPPING: Unique Shoppes

Simply for You Boutique 106 W. Cumberland St. 217-923-3344 Village Mercantile 101 W. Cumberland St. 217-923-3585

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Crawford State Fish & Wildlife Area Seasonal hunting on 1,129 acres with restrooms, 8 stocked ponds, hiking & horseback tracks and ranger on duty. Closes at dusk, no camping. 12609 E. 1700th Ave. 618-563-4405 800•442•1488

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UNIQUE SHOPPES: Wabash Coffee House & Big River Antiques 101 N. Main St. 618-563-4444 INGRAHAM LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds Kuhl’s Kozy Kampground 1023 N. 500th St. E. 618-752-5473 100 Sites JOHNSONVILLE RECREATION: State Parks Sam Dale Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area R.R. 1 618-835-2292 KEENES RECREATION: Orchards Ayer Market and Greenhouse There is a large variety of heirloom and hybrid vegetables – over 100 varieties of tomatoes plus berries, fruits and flowers. 156 Hwy. E 15, Keenes 618-732-8558 LAWRENCEVILLE ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES: The Finishing Touch Local artists show and sell original pottery, handmade jewelry, stained glass, and home décor. 703 12th Street 618-943-3000

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New Leaf Mandarin Spa, Lawrenceville ATTRACTIONS: New Leaf Located in a renovated 1930s building, this venue incorporates a high-quality fitness center, Mandarin Spa, full-service hair and nail salon, and COCO’s Café and Wine Bar along with the Barn at New Leaf event center. 1215 State St. 618-707-2400 Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries Lasata Winery L.L.C. “Lasata” is a Native American word for place of peace. From blush and sweet to white or dry, taste a variety of wines at this serene spot. R.R. 2 Box 64B Hwy. 33 618-884-1200

LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds Cloud Nine Bed & Breakfast 1207 Twelfth St. 618-943-5900

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River Park Camping 618-943-2116 10 + Sites LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Gas Lite Motel County Rd. 870N 618-943-2374 20 Rooms

MEETING & BANQUET CENTERS: The Barn at New Leaf It’s perfect for weddings and ideal for corporate or church events (team building, meetings & seminars), art shows, craft shows, reunions, parties, receptions and showers. The maximum capacity inside of the barn is 150 people, however, during the warmer months of the year, the 3 barn doors open up to the screened in porch for extra seating and a beautiful outdoor patio. 606 13th St. 618-707-2400

NBA Hall of Famer Jerry Sloan is from McLeansboro.

MUSEUMS: Lawrence County Historical Museum See displays of historical local artifacts, along with models of the oil field industry. Open Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 619 Twelfth St. 618-943-4317 MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointment Only Lawrence County Genealogy Library 1100 Lexington St. 618-943-3870 or 618-943-4317 RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Lawrenceville City Park Check out the swimming pool, playground, baseball diamond, tennis and basketball courts, picnic shelters and walking track. 618-943-2116


Stone Arch Bridge In an area once known as Calvert Hallow, this bridge was built by army engineers in 1831. Each stone was shaped by hand and no mortar was used. U.S. Hwy. 40 217-826-8087 LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds Lincoln Trail State Park 16985 E. 1350th Rd. 217-826-2222 204 Sites Walldogs Mural, Marshall LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Harlan Hall, Marshall Nature Study Area This natural area is a lowland study spot. Rt. 1 North 618-943-3516 Robeson Hills Nature Preserve Rugged terrain makes the walking trail a challenge. 812-888-8888 GOLF COURSES: Lawrence County Country Club Rt. 2, off U.S. Hwy. 50 618-943-2011 9-hole, 3,193 yds., 36 par RECREATION: Orchards Dorney’s Pumpkin Patch Pumpkins (u pick or pre-picked), gourds, straw, and Indian corn sales begin in mid-September (4:00 p.m.-dark). Activities including corn maze, inflatable, corn box, hillbilly golf, gold mine, hayride, pumpkin bowling alley and lots more happen every weekend in October. ($ 8 admission). 14144 Old US Highway 50 618-943-2699

UNIQUE SHOPPES: Collectors Gallery 617 N. Twelfth St. 618-943-5398 DeLories Photo, Prints, Framing & Confections 707 Twelfth St. 618-943-2307 Fry’s Country Gifts Rt. 4 Box 40 618-943-3545 The Finishing Touch 703 Twelfth St. 618-943-3000 The Porch Place 2401 James St. 618-943-7655 LAWRENCEVILLE/ RUSSELLVILLE ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES: The Finishing Touch Local artists show and sell original pottery, handmade jewelry, stained glass, and home décor. 703 12th St. 618-943-3000

RECREATION: Orchards Benson Blueberries Pick your own or buy from the roadside stand from late June to the end of July. R.R. 2 Box 91 618-928-2115 LOUISVILLE MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointment Only Clay County Historical Society Museum The former Clay County Jail, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is open to groups or individuals by appointment. 105 S. Main St. 618-686-7541 UNIQUE SHOPPES: The Potter’s Shed 156 S. Church St. 618-665-4438 The Mustard Seed 250 Rt. 45 S. 618-665-7333

MARSHALL ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES: Gaslight Art Colony The gallery features individual artists monthly, with showings of their work on the 3rd Saturday of the month. 516 Archer Ave. 217-808-2115 Walldog Murals Known as the “Walldogs,” the loose affiliation of sign painters, graphic artists and other talented individuals reunite annually to entertain and transform a community. 217-826-2034 ATTRACTIONS: Harlan Hall Built in 1872, the two-story Victorian brick building featured a livery stable on the first floor and an Opera House. It now serves as a community center and the National Road Welcome Center. 603 Locust St. 217-826-2498

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Lincoln Suites 105 W. Trefz Dr. 217-826-6535 34 Rooms Mill Creek Cabins 20482 N. Park Entrance 217-889-3901 7 Cabins Relax Inn 107 E. Trefz Dr. 217-826-3031

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Super 8 Motel 106 E. Trefz Dr. 217-826-8043

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MEETINGS & BANQUET CENTERS: Harlan Hall The community center, which can seat up to 220, is available for weddings, private parties and events big and small. 603 Locust St. 217-826-2498 MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointment Only Genealogical Library Founded in 1975, the building houses historical records including family history, county births, deaths, marriages, war records, etc. Open Thur. – Sat. 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 512 Locust St. 217-826-2864

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Lawrence County Genealogy Library 1100 Lexington Street 618-943-3870 or 618-943-4317 MUSEUMS: Weekends Only Clark County Historical Museum The Manly-McCann House, built in 1838 and on the National Register of Historic Places, houses most of the collection. Open Sundays from 2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m. 402 S. 4th St. 217-826-2252 RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Mill Creek Park On the Lincoln Heritage Trail Road, the 2,600 acres of land, with 811 acres of water, provides camping, cabins, trails, boating, fishing and biking. 20482 N. Park Entrance Rd. 217-889-3901 FAIRGROUNDS: Clark County Fairgrounds 217-826-8005 GOLF COURSES: Marshall Golf Club 110 Golf Course Rd. 217-826-2404 9-hole, 2,747 yds., 35 par RECREATION: Hunting & Fishing Buck Valley Wildlife Guided tours for white tail deer, quail, pheasant and chukar (in season) are available or hunt or fish on your own. Cabins sleep 4 – 6, and the banquet hall can handle up to 160. Open all year, reservations required. 7680 N. 1540th St. 217-279-3585 Lincoln Trail State Park 16985 E. 1350th Rd. 217-826-2222 70

RECREATION: State Parks Lincoln Trail State Park 16985 E. 1350th Rd. 217-826-2222 UNIQUE SHOPPES: Clover Field Market 13566 N. State Hwy. 1 217-826-6181 MARTINSVILLE ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES: Linn Park Amphitheater This open-air venue hosts a variety of musical performances and familyfriendly events. Near Cumberland & Mill St. 217-232-3232

World’s Largest Horseshoe, Martinsville

ATTRACTIONS: World’s Largest Horseshoe The horseshoe is 1,144.2 pounds of solid cast iron that measures 5 ft. 1-1/4 in. h by 5 ft. 8 in. w by 4 ft. 5/8 in. thick. It held the Guinness Book of World Records title from June 21, 2013 untilSeptember 8,2015. 620 S. York St. 217-382-5512 LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds 21 Guns Campground 13699 N. 550th Rd. 812-264-2549 87 Sites McLeansboro Derby MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointment Only Lincoln School Museum Representative of the brick construction of one-room schools in the 1880s, this restored building is typical of the era. It is located on a spur of the National Road. 7400 E. 1500th Rd. 217-276-7578

UNIQUE SHOPPES: Darcie’s Scrapbooks & More 47 W. Cumberland St. 217-382-6672 Mustard Seeds 46 W. Cumberland St. 217-994-1404 Sister Stitch Designs 15 W. Cumberland St. 217-382-1050

McLEANSBORO ATTRACTIONS: First Official Airmail Mural Painted by American artist, Dorothea Mierisch, the mural commemorates the first official airmail flight that took place on September 26, 1912. Post Office, 211 S. Jackson St., 618-643-2423

Leakey Creek Bridge Legend has it this is the site of the “headless horseman”— a haunting continued from late 1820s when Joel Leaky was decapitated by an evil son-in-law. Rt. 14 east of McLeansboro 618-643-2723


MEETINGS & BANQUET CENTERS: Big Red Barn This unique 2,000 sq. ft. event space is open year-round for weddings, reunions, corporate and other groups. There’s a variety of scenic, comfortable, indoor and outdoor settings. Inside, there is seating for 250 people and a 650 sq. ft. dance floor. 1000 S. Hancock 618-927-2624 MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointment Only Hamilton County Museum The McCoy home is the Public Library, but the second floor is the Museum with photos and other artifacts detailing local history. Hours: Mon. – Fri. 1:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m. 118 S. Washington St. 618-643-2125 RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Heard’s Pond Park The pond was originally built to supply water for the Louisville and Nashville Railroad steam Engines. There are a series of fishing sites connected by a paved pathway to a pavilion and fire pits. 312 W. Broadway 618-643-2723 Izaak Walton Park Check out the Izaak Walton Log Cabin built in 1936. It offers a boat ramp onto Lake McLeansboro, restroom facilities and the recently restored cabin. 1400 Izaak Walton Way 618-643-2723

Kids’ Kingdom This is a magical recreation of the historic city for children to climb, conquer, swing and slide. There is a pavilion, bathroom complex and a wooded area to explore. 402 W. Meadow Acres Dr. 618-643-2723 Lakeview Park Visitors enjoy the fishing, the Weinmann Pavilion for outdoor entertaining, cooking sites, and a play area for children. 1104 Lakeview Dr. 618-643-2723 Rogers-Dewitt Park This 58 acre park contains a nature trail with two footbridges, a meadow and a pond for fishing. It is currently being developed to include primitive camping sites, a night sky observation station and additional educational components. 7542 Golf Course Rd. 618-643-272 FAIRGROUNDS: Hamilton County Fairgrounds 618-427-5285 GOLF COURSES: McLeansboro Golf Course 618-643-2400 9-hole, 3,012 yds., Par 36 RECREATION: State Parks Hamilton County State Fish and Wildlife Area 8 mi. southeast of McLeansboro off Rt.14 618-773-4340 Ten Mile Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area Co. Rd. 475 E 618-643-2862

Brubeck Art Center, Mt. Carmel UNIQUE SHOPPES: Buttercup Bakery Ollie St./Pillsbury Rd. 618-841-1317 The Budget Shop 104 S. Washington St. 618-925-6587 MT. CARMEL ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES: Brubeck Art Gallery Local artists are the main focus in photography, painting, sculpture, textiles and quilts, as well as other visual arts. Wabash Valley College, 2200 College Dr. 618-262-8641 Brubeck Arts Center at Wabash Valley College Seven or eight shows are scheduled through the year, including musicals, plays and variety acts. 2200 College Dr. 618-263-5124

ATTRACTIONS: Uptown Amphitheater & U.S.S. Wabash Bell See this pocket park featuring historical murals and a bell from the U.S.S. Wabash naval ship named after the mighty Wabash River. 332 Market St. 618-262-5116 LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds Conservation Lake Campground Beall Woods State Park 9285 Beall Woods Ave. 618-298-2442 34 Sites Mt. CarMerriel RV Park 224 Golden Aces Way 618-263-3084 8 Sites LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Shamrock Motel 1303 N. Cherry St. 618-262-4169 13 Rooms Super 8 Motel 937 Enterprise Ln. 618-262-4800 43 Rooms The Cottage 415 N. Mulberry St. 812-306-1427 4 bed, 1.5 bath

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MUSEUMS: Wabash County Museum See rotating exhibits about local history. Featured: the Lone Ranger display, history of oil, railroad display and more. The museum has 5,000 sq. ft. of public space for exhibits, meetings and a research genealogy library. Open Tues., Thurs. and Sun. from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 320 N. Market St. 618-262-8774 RECREATION: Biking & Walking Trails Lake Froman The one-mile walking trail is made up of all-natural wood chips. N. 1600 Blvd. 618-262-4822 RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Conservation Lake Fishing, RV and tent campsites, a playground and boat ramp (trolling motor only) are the primary amenities. The shelter house can be reserved. All campsites have direct water hook up and electricity. N. 1600 Blvd. 618-298-2442 800•442•1488

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Henpeck Mercantile, Oblong Froman Park Located on the north side of town, the park has playground equipment, ball fields, a small lake and picnic shelters. 618-262-4822

“Sam the Snowman,” aka Burl Ives, was born in Newton and Oil was discovered in Oblong in 1906 – still drilling.

Municipal Park Come out and play at the 18-hole golf course, tennis and basketball courts, pool, picnic sites and shelters. 700 Park Rd. 618-262-4822 RECREATION: Fairgrounds Wabash County Fairgrounds 618-262-5725

Washington Park, Robinson RECREATION: Golf Courses Mt. Carmel Municipal Golf Course 700 Park Rd. 618-262-5771 18-hole, 6,121 yds., 71 par RECREATION: Hunting & Fishing Wabash County Quail Club Hunter safety classes, free youth pheasant hunts, quail trails every Saturday (Oct. - Apr.), monthly member meal and trap shooting every Sunday afternoon. 18789 E. 400 Rd. 618-262-6090 RECREATION: State Parks Beall Woods State Park 9285 Beall Woods Ave. 618-298-2442

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UNIQUE SHOPPES: Backyard Markets 522 N. Market St. 618-263-7750 Berries & Blooms Boutique 123 W 4th St., Suite 1 618-262-8100 Constant Cravings Candy 522 N. Market St. 618-263-7750 Eclectic Boutique 335 N. Market St. 618-262-3521 Food For Thought 408 N. Market St. 618-263-3684 The Grind 431 Walnut St. 618-599-6888


ATTRACTIONS: Burl Ives Grave The legendary entertainer is buried near where he was born. A beautifully carved granite monument marks his grave. Ives will always be remembered for voicing Sam the Snowman. Mound Cemetery 618-783-3399 LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds Sam Parr State Fish & Wildlife Area 13225 E. Illinois Hwy. 33 618-783-2661 395 Sites Sparks Lazy Acres Campground 5641 E. 400th Ave. 618-553-9653 28 Sites

Burl Ives Tribute, Newton

Newton Lake Gottman’s Custom Jewelry 424 N. Market St. 618-262-5046

Smith Jewelers 406 N. Market St. 618-262-4339

NEOGA LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds

KBlooms A Flower Shop 130 W. 8th St. 618-262-7673

The Attic 426 N. Market St. 618-262-5625

Great Stuff Consignments 15954 Hwy. 1 618-263-3560

The Corner Apparel 335 N. Market St. 618-262-5500

Lake Mattoon Campgrounds & Marina 1290 County Rd. 000 E 217-254-6680 50 Sites

Modern Ruth Boutique 424 N Market St. 618-450-2151

Vintage Collections Antique Mall 338 N. Market St. 618-262-2513

Pat’s Pawn 519 N. Market St. 618-262-4471 Schoogies 423 N. Walnut St. 618-262-4754 Shop Jodi Gale 12861 N. 1920 Blvd 618-262-3629 Schuh’s Firearms 17473 Hwy. 1 618-262-8092

Wild Rose Boutique 432 N. Market St. 618-240-3349 MT. ERIE RECREATION: Hunting & Fishing TNT Game Preserve This preserve offers 600 acres for deer, turkey and bird hunting. Rt. 1, Box 39 618-854-2771

RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Lake Mattoon There’s boating and fishing year-round, plus a campground and marina. 1282 County Rd. 000 E 217-234-3611 RECREATION: Hunting & Fishing Little Wabash Shooting Preserve Field shoots for chukar, pheasant and quail are open to the public. Dogs and guides are available. 610 E. Fifth St., 217-895-2677

UNIQUE SHOPPES: Patty’s Cakes and More 661 Chestnut Ave. 217-895-2727 NEWTON ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES: Fairview Drive-In Tune in to FM Radio and hear to the movies. Go and enjoy a nostalgic trip. Rt. 33 East 618-455-3100 MVP Happy Holler Hang out on the banks of the Embarras River and enjoy fishing, horseshoes, bonfires, Ping Pong and live music. Meet “Miss Piggy,” our pot-bellied mascot. 10524 East 1400th Ave. 618-783-4555

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LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Cobblestone Hotel & Suites 100 Gregory Dr. 618-783-5550 37 Rooms Illinois Wildlife Connections 13998 N. 1425th St. 618-562-2770 7 Rooms River Park Motel 10024 N. State Hwy. 130 618-783-2327 16 Rooms The Outdoor Sportsman’s Lodge 2635 N. 250th St. 618-752-5075 6 Cabins MUSEUMS: Jasper County Museum The Museum, together with the Newton Library, was started in 1966 by two druggists, Henry and Frank Schackman, who donated the first items. Mon., Wed., Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Tues. and Thurs. 10:00 a.m - 7:00 p.m.; Sat. 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 100 S. Van Buren St. 618-783-8141 800•442•1488

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RECREATION: Biking & Walking Trails

RECREATION: Hunting & Fishing

Out and Back Trail This 8-mile trail is relatively short, but even the most experienced mountain bikers find it a challenge. A total of 22 miles of trails run along the shoreline of the lake, but Out and Back is the only one open to biking. Newton Lake Fish & Wildlife Area 618-783-3478

Illinois Wildlife Connections Hunt 4,000 acres for deer and turkey with a comfortable year-round lodge. Meals are available. 13998 N. 1425th St. 618-783-3131

Eagle Trails This multi-use system links Sam Parr State Park to Downtown Newton. It includes an aquatic center, Embarras River bridge, sidewalk renovation and more. 618-783-8451 RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas

Palestine Rodeo Arena

Peterson Park In addition to the usual tennis and basketball courts and ball fields, this park has an Aquatic Center, batting cages, Disc golf, mini golf and canoe access. 701 E. Marion St. 618-783-8451 Prairie Ridge State Natural Area Rare grasslands, wildlife and migratory birds can be found on the 3,800 acres. 5295 N. 1000th St. 618-783-2685 RECREATION: Fairgrounds Jasper County Fairgrounds 618-783-3901

Heath Confectionary, Robinson

Outdoor Sportsman’s Lodge Guided fishing and boat rental are available along with 6 cabins. 2635 N. 250th St. 618-752-5075 RECREATION: Orchards Bigard Orchard & Berries Stop by for fresh strawberries May-June and peaches July-August. 10505 N 1400 St. 618-783-3251 RECREATION: State Parks Newton Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area 3490 E. 500th Ave. 618-783-3478 Sam Parr State Fish & Wildlife Area 13225 E. Illinois Hwy. 33 618-783-2661 UNIQUE SHOPPES: Five Sisters Jewelry and Gifts 912 S. Van Buren St. 618-783-8394 Kidz Korner 100 S Lafayette St, Unit A 618-843-5031 Kindred Boutique 100 S Lafayette St. 618-843-0615 MBT’s This ‘n That Shop 1003 S. Van Buren St. 618-783-2725 Simple Rewards Day Spa & Salon, Inc. 606 W. Jourdan St. 618-783-3772

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Warehouse Antiques 204 S Lafayette St & 113 W Jourdan 618-554-1448 NOBLE LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Buckhorn Wildlife & Lodges 2939 Otterdein Ln. 618-723-2361 2 fully-equipped lodges RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Noble City Park Take the kids to the playground, bring a picnic and walk around the trail. 618-723-2212 RECREATION: Hunting & Fishing Buckhorn Wildlife Preserve Hunt deer, turkey and other small game on 1,000 acres. They are available for meetings and events. 2939 Otterdein Ln. 618-723-2361 UNIQUE SHOPPES: The Country Barn Shoppe 2451 E. IL 250 618-843-2276 NORRIS CITY ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES: Katherine Sands Studio This is a working studio with a gallery showroom for Ms. Sands and other regional artisans. Their creations are for sale in the shop. 104 E. Main St. 618-383-2040


Mullen’s Dressing

After serving as a cook in Europe during WWII and returning home to perfect his “French sauce” (the basis for the current Imitation French dressing), John D. Mullen opened his manufacturing and bottling plant in Palestine in 1948. Mullen ran the profitable and fast-growing business until 1963 when it was purchased by new owners. Ever since the company has adhered to the quality standards set by the founder and now, 70 years later, are still making the dressings from his original secret recipes. Believe it or not, they have customers living out of the area who order the dressing, glazes and sauces by the case. Find them on Facebook @mullensdressing, 618-586-2727 or mullensdressing.com.

ATTRACTIONS: Bryant’s Miniatures Call for a tour and see the miniature horses and Shetland ponies, including black and white pintos. 866 County Rd. 300 East 618-378-3558 MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointment Only Norris City Museum Tour the 1920s-1940s Wakeford Place and see a large collection of veterans’ photos and paraphernalia. 1st Mon. per month, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or by appointment. 205 E. Main St. 618-378-3243

RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas

Katherine Sands Art 104 E. Main St. 618-383-2040

MUSEUMS: Limited Days & Appointment Only

RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas

Norris City Park The picnic area, wading pool, swings and reservoir filled with fish make this a family-friendly spot. 700 N & Rt. 1 618-378-3611

Lisa’s Attic 106 E. Main St. 618-384-6627

Illinois Oil Field Museum Featured are displays, tools, books, and a full library of petrology-related literature, working models and photos unique to oil production in the area. A grouping of oilfield equipment which dates from the early 1900s, during the boom days of oil discovery in Crawford County, is displayed outside. Open Memorial Day – Sept., Wed. – Sun. 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.; October Sat. & Sun. 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. or by appointment. 10570 N. 150th St. 618-562-4664 or 618-592-3431

Oblong Park & Lake Fish in the large stocked lake at this park which has lighted walking paths, shelters, playgrounds, horseshoe pits and more. This is also the County Fairground site. 618-592-3122

SHOPPING: Unique Shoppes DoOver Décor 108 S. Division St. 618-383-4856 Genesis Flowers & Gifts 209 E. Main St. 618-378-3342 Jodi Duncan Design 112 S. Division St. 618-379-9999

Sterling Bling & More 105 N. Division St. 618-926-3193 Unique Creations 112 E. Main St. 618-313-2921 OBLONG ATTRACTIONS: Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries Irene’s Vineyard All grapes are locally grown except for Chardonnay. In addition to wine tasting there is entertainment and a snack food area. 8500 N. 2250th St. 618-592-4892

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RECREATION: Fairgrounds Crawford County Fairgrounds 618-592-4333 UNIQUE SHOPPES: Henpeck Mercantile Co. 102 E. Main St. 618-592-4455 The Vault Antiques 102 W. Main St. 618-480-1062

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Robinson City Park OLNEY ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES: John Stull Performing Art Center at Olney Central College Live Broadway-style musicals and plays are staged here annually. 305 N. West 618-395-7777 ATTRACTIONS: White Squirrels The discovery of white squirrels in the Olney area more than 100 years ago spawned local legends and continuing interest. The albino population has flourished with the aid of vigilant individuals and organizations. Area Parks 618-395-7302

ATTRACTIONS: Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries

Fox Creek Outfitters 5371 Fox Rd. 618-392-2124 3 Cabins

Fox Creek Vineyards The vineyard sits amidst low rolling hills on a farm that’s been in the family for generations. Sample the wines and spend time in the country. 5502 N. Fox Rd. 618-392-0418

Hahn’s Lake Retreat 3324 N. Van Rd. 618-395-7146 9 Rooms

LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds

Point Comfort 5302 N. Honeysuckle 618-395-3810 1 Unit only House

The McClure Guesthouse 215 S. Fair St. 618-204-6337 4 Rooms

Royal Inn Motel 1001 W. Main St. 618-395-8581 15 Rooms

Lakeside RV Park 5238 N. Silver Rd. 618-393-4352 60 Sites

Shady Timbers Lodge 4560 E. Miller Grove Ln. 618-393-4900 1 Cabin

Taylor Lake Campground 6152 N. IL 130 618-392-2800 10 Sites

Super 8 Motel 425 S. West St. 618-392-7888

LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges

Travelers Inn Motel 1801 E. Main St. 800-232-0976 16 Rooms 618-39-7302

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MEETINGS & BANQUET CENTERS: Holiday Motel & Restaurant The facility offers a variety of meeting spaces and a 75’ x 90’ Concourse with a 400-person capacity. A full bar and private buffets are available. 1300 S. West St. 618-395-2121

Heritage House & McsBurg Schoolhouse This Victorian Home built in 1874, features complete turn-of-the-century furniture and artifacts. April to Sunday before Christmas; Sunday 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. or by appointment. 330 S. Kitchell St. 618-395-1963

MUSEUMS: Weekends Only

RECREATION: Biking and Walking Trails

Carnegie Museum The collection of books and artifacts of World Famous Ornithologist Robert Ridgway and artifacts from the oil, military, education, farming and medical industries are on display. Apr. - Oct., Sun. 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. or by appointment. 401 E. Main St. 618-395-1963

East Fork Trails Hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders enjoy the marked trails through more than 70 acres of wooded area and farm ground. East Fork Lake 618-395-7302 RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Bird Haven, Robert Ridgway Memorial Arboretum & Sanctuary Located on the south side of East Fork Lake near Miller’s Grove, this is home to a wide variety of bird species. 618-395-7302


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Opera House, Palestine Borah Lake One of three major lakes in the area, Borah covers 36 acres for fishing, swimming at the beach, a playground and boating. 618-395-7302 East Fork Lake & Millers Grove A wide variety of fish draw anglers for sport fishing and tournaments. About five miles of trails are behind the dams, and the White Squirrel Saddles Club hosts events and have open horse shows, sanctioned events and conduct a “Gaitway to Motion” program. Arena – 5311 N. Silver Rd. 618-869-2026 or 618-395-7302 Musgrove Park Spend the day enjoying the Aquatic Center with a water slide, soccer fields, a playground, skateboard park and basketball courts. N. Silver & Mack Ave. 618-395-7302

Olney City Park The famous white squirrels are often seen here among the picnic shelters, playgrounds, tennis court, community building, sand volleyball court, ball diamonds and horseshoe pit. Bring your camera! 305 N. West St. 618-395-7302 Rotary Park Covered picnic shelters, fitness trail and disc golf, a playground and boat slips are the primary facilities at this park. Kiwanis Rd. 618-395-7302 Vernor Lake This 45-acre recreational lake is a favorite for boating and fishing. 618-395-7302 RECREATION: Fairgrounds Richland County Fairgrounds 618-392-0766 RECREATION: Golf Courses East Fork Par 3 5636 E. Branchwood Ln. 618-395-3505 9-hole, 808 yds., 27 par

Richland Country Club 5499 N. IL 130 618-395-1661 18-hole, 6,156 yds., 71 par RECREATION: Hunting & Fishing Fox Creek Outfitters Stay in the private cabin, with all the amenities, when hunting for trophy whitetail deer and Eastern wild turkey. 5371 Fox Rd. 618-392-2124 SHOPPING CENTERS: Thomas Factory Outlet, Inc. 333 N. Walnut St. 618-392-3042 UNIQUE SHOPPES: Fabulous Finds & Ruby Chandelier Boutique 630 W. Chestnut St. 618-919-0532 Ivy’s Cottage 403 S. Whittle Ave. 618-392-4897 Kay’s Bait on the Lake 5559 N. Sugar Creek Rd. 618-392-5010 Nature Creations 5584 E. Gadde Bridge Ln. 618-393-4900

Pacific Cycle 4730 E. Radio Tower Ln. 618-393-2508 Wild Imaginations 503 S. West St. 618-354-0411 Wildwoods Gallery & Framing and White Squirrel Shop 209 E. Main St. 618-393-7263 PALESTINE ART FAIRS, GALLERIES, ENTERTAINMENT & THEATRES: S.D. Meadows Folk Art Gallery A self-taught artist, Meadows opened his gallery 30 years ago. Originally, he made mostly brightly colored and fantastic wood carvings, then he began focusing on what he calls “Junk Art or “Recycled Art.” He refers to his shop as “A gallery outside the box. Original, one of a kind folk art pieces and a fun selection of collectable items, primitive furnishings, pottery and accessories.” 217 S. Main St. 618- 586-5242

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ATTRACTIONS: Fife Opera House In 1898, David Fife began the construction of the second story opera house over his hardware store and undertaking business. The modern theater offered electric lights, beautiful murals, and plush seating for the public’s enjoyment. Today, restoration has included the hand painted murals and rolled curtain, as well as the renovation of the entire second story. 123 S. Main St. 618-586-9418 Pioneer City Rodeo Arena Crowds numbering 10,000+ gather over Labor Day weekend for the annual rodeo. If you’ve never seen bull and bronc riding, barrel racing and similar events, now’s your chance. The arena is also used for other activities during the year. 9663 N. 1875th St. 618-586-2222

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Red Hills State Park, Sumner RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Leaverton Park A band shell, community buildings, playgrounds, shelters, volleyball, tennis and basketball courts, horseshoe pits and ball fields make this site a destination for visitors. N. River Rd. 618-586-2147 UNIQUE SHOPPES: LaMotte Trading 116 E. Grand Prairie St. 618-586-2616 S D Meadows Gallery 217 S. Main St. 618-586-5242 PARKERSBURG RECREATION: Hunting & Fishing Pine Lodge Outfitters Two lodges that sleep 4-8 with a fully-equipped kitchen are available for deer hunters. 4830 E. Wayne Ln. 618-395-7146

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Ridge Outfitting Hunts are semi-guided. A typical five-day hunt will include six days and five nights with lodging at a local motel. Bow, muzzle-loader and firearm hunts (and combos) are available in season. 555 N.130 618-263-7077 ROBINSON ATTRACTIONS: Harmony Park Come play on a series of more than 12 varieties of outdoor musical instruments, such as chimes and drums that are designed to make notes in harmony with each other. People of all ages and abilities can work together to create something beautiful. Washington Park 618-546-1557

Pelican Cove Water Park The one-of-a-kind Splash Pad features a 23 ft. tall pirate ship, Billy the blue whale, water cannons and sprayers with two slides and a 265,000 gal. heated pool. Robinson City Park 618-544-7616 LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds The Cobalt House 402 South Cross St. 618-469-1053 4 Rooms Whispering Oaks Camp Ground 7556 E 1415th Ave 618-553-3400 49 sites LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Baymont Inn & Suites 1500 W. Main St. 618-544-8448 65 Rooms Country View Inn & Suites 100 Abraham Lincoln Dr. 618-544-4222 63 Rooms

MUSEUMS: Heath Museum & Confectionary This may be the sweetest museum around! There is a large collection of Heath candy pictures and other memorabilia on display. Plus enjoy ice cream and sodas from an old-fashioned soda fountain while listening to your favorite oldies on a vintage juke box. Then shop for bags of candy. Open Mon. – Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 125 S. Court St. 618-544-5309 MUSEUMS: Weekends Only Crawford County Historical Museum Browse items of local ephemera, historical significance, James Jones exhibit, archaeological displays, memorabilia, vintage clothing, militaria and more. Open from 2:00 4:00 p.m. Sundays or by appointment. 408 South Cross St. 618-544-3087

RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Robinson City Park Highlights of the park are the public swimming pool, large water slides, horseshoe pits, basketball, tennis, pickleball and volleyball courts, miniature golf, batting cages, band shell, playgrounds and ball fields. 1201 S. Cross St. 618-544-3834 Washington Park Hiking trails, tennis courts, fishing, sled hill and the Deer Run Golf course offer lots of outdoor fun. Corner of Condit & Prairie Sts., 618-544-3834 RECREATION: Golf Courses Deer Run Golf Course Corner of Condit & Prairie St., 618-544-2350 9 hole, 1,071 yds., 27 par Oak Glenn Golf Course 11234 N 600th St. 618-592-3030 18 hole, 6,086 yds., 71 par


WEST SALEM ATTRACTIONS: Moravian Church and Cemetery The church building was dedicated in 1846. According to custom, the cemetery is laid out in four sections: married men, married women, boys and girls. 157 E. Church St. 618-456-8532 ATTRACTIONS: Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries

Oil Field Museum, Oblong Quail Creek Country Club & Golf Resort 1010 E Highland 618-544-8674 18 hole, 6612 yds., 72 par UNIQUE SHOPPES: Antiques on the Square 109 S. Court St 618-546-1557 Big Daddy’s Drawers (Antiques & More) 115 S. Court St. 618-553-6046 Darnold’s Antiques & Crafts 7970 E. Laurel Ln. 618-544-2437 ST. FRANCISVILLE ATTRACTIONS: Wabash Cannonball Bridge Built in 1906 for the Big Four Railroad, the bridge is now a one lane toll bridge ($1). Turn on your headlights to alert oncoming traffic that you’re headed across. St. Francisville Rd. LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds Riverside Campground E. Main St. 618-948-2335 95 Sites

RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas St. Francisville Park A playground and baseball diamonds await visitors. 618-948-2335 UNIQUE SHOPPES: Black Jewel LLC 11036 Popcorn Ln. 618-948-2303 SAINTE MARIE MUSEUMS: Weekends Only Sainte Marie Foundation Museum Exhibits feature artifacts from the 177-year old village’s history, including an examining room from the last medical doctor to practice in the village. Open the first Sunday of each month from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. or by special request. 113 S. Washington St. 618-455-3153 SUMNER LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds Red Hills State Park 1164 Pine Tree Rd. 618-936-2469 105 Sites

RECREATION: Biking & Walking Trails

RECREATION: Hunting & Fishing

Red Hills State Park Eight miles of trails of moderate difficulty wind through the Park. 618-936-2469

Red Hill State Park 618-936-2469

RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Sumner City Park The playground, ball diamond and picnic shelters are good spots to let the kids blow off some steam. E. Cedar St. 618-936-2415

RECREATION: State Parks Red Hills State Park 1100 N. & 400 E., R.R. 2, Box 252A 618-936-2469 WABASH LODGING: B&Bs and Campgrounds Conservation Club Campground at Conservation Lake 618-262-5435 35 Sites

RECREATION: Fairgrounds Lawrence County Fairgrounds 618-843-7138 RECREATION: Hunting & Fishing Hasewinkle Outdoors We believe in low-pressure trophy whitetail buck hunting, allowing only 4-6 hunters per package. You have the freedom to scout and place your own stands at a location of your choice. 4150 Ridgley Rd. 618-936-2975

Homestead Vineyards Come enjoy the atmosphere where time slows down. Tour the vineyard, enjoy the scenery and reap the benefit of our motto, “work hard, wine down.” 1785 County Rd. 777E 618-456-3560 LODGING: Hotels & Motels and Lodges Farm House Hunting Lodge 1878 Country Rd. 200 E 618-943-5341 3 Rooms RECREATION: Community Parks, Lakes & Recreation Areas Mill Pond Park Tennis courts are the main amenities in the park. 618-456-3167

WAYNE CITY UNIQUE SHOPPES

XENIA UNIQUE SHOPPES:

The Tin Shed 701 W. Robinson St. 618-895-2155

Charley’s Antiques 1019 S. Church St. 618-678-4132

This Primitive Place 202 N. Mound St. 618-895-2630

Desires of the Heart 564 Co. Rd., 2375N 618-678-4110

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Grandma’s Old House 301 Church St. 618-678-4183

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Gateway Motorsports Park Madison 618-215-8888 PLATINUM LEVEL

Oak Tree Management Services Hofbräuhaus & Shrine Restaurant 618-394-6425

ILLINOISouth Tourism is a membership-based Bureau. We offer many levels of participation with a broad range of benefits including marketing assistance, promotional placements and discounts on advertising in our publications. Throughout our history, the members have been the driving force of our success. Today, ILLINOISouth Tourism is proud to be of service to 23 counties.

Thank you all for allowing us to showcase your cities and villages in this beautiful – and FUN – part of Illinois! Visit www.ILLLINOISouth.org, on Member Benefits & Levels for more details.

DIAMOND LEVEL

Gateway Grizzlies Minor League Baseball Sauget 618-337-3000 Monroe County 618-939-8681 Randolph County 618-826-5000 City of Olney 618-395-7302 St. Clair County 618-277-6600 City of Vandalia 618-283-2728 RUBY LEVEL

Clark County 217-826-2034 Crawford County/ Robinson Tourism 618-546-1557 City of Columbia 618-281-7144 Du Quoin Tourism Commission 618-542-8338 City of Fairview Heights 618-489-2000 The City of Grayville 618-375-3671 City of Greenville 618-664-9272 City of Litchfield 217-324-5253

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Madison County Edwardsville 618-692-6200

Excel Bottling Co. Breese 618-526-7159

Montgomery County 217-532-9577

Highland Chamber of Commerce 618-654-3721

City of O’Fallon 618-624-4500 Village of Okawville 618-243-5694

Illinois Department of Natural Resources 618-295-2700

City of Troy 618-667-6741

City of Mascoutah 618-566-2964

City of Waterloo 618-939-8600

Village of Marissa & Marissa Chamber of Commerce 866-326-4256

Wabash County 618-262-5116

Art on the Square artonthesquare.com

McKendree Metro RecPlex O’Fallon 618-589-3800

Centralia Tourism 618-532-6789

City of Nashville 618-327-3058

Embarras River Tourism Council 618-783-3399

City of Pinckneyville 618-357-6916

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Lawrence County 618-943-5219 City of Salem 618-548-2222 Village of Shiloh 618-632-1022 Washington County 618-327-4800 SILVER LEVEL

Belle Clair Fairgrounds & Exposition Building Belleville 618-233-0052 Belleville Tourism 618-233-6769 City of Breese 618-526-7731

St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission St. Louis, MO 800-325-7962 Village of Sauget 618-337-5267 City of Sparta, Sparta Chamber of Commerce 618-443-2917 Vandalia Bus Lines Caseyville 618-344-1272 BRASS LEVEL

Albion & Edwards County Chamber 618-445-1896 American Obstacle Kinmundy 217-690-3367

City of Carmi 618-384-2001

American Thresherman Association 618-654-9474

City of Chester & Chester Chamber 618-826-2326

Ainad Shriners of Southern Illinois 618-874-1870


Bel-Air & St. ClairBowl Belleville & O’Fallon 618-233-1703 Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery 618-594-8830 Carlyle Lake Project U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 618-594-2484 618-594-7459 Carlyle Lake Wine Trail 618-594-7459 Carlyle Sailing Association 314-325-WAVE Centralia Carillon 618-533-4381 Centralia Recreation Complex 618-532-3214 Clinton County 618-594-2464 Village of Coulterville 618-758-2813 Eckert’s Country Store & Farms Belleville 618-233-0513 Hamilton County 618-643-2721

Kaskaskia Church Foundation Kaskaskia Island 618-826-2667 Lebanon Chamber 618-537-8420 Les Amis du Fort de Chartres Prairie du Rocher 618-612-9098 Village of Maeystown 618-580-5875 Memorial Hospital Belleville 618-233-7750 Village of New Baden 618-588-3813 National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows Belleville 618-397-6700 Village of Pocahontas 618-669-2431 Rainbow Ranch Petting Zoo Nashville 618-424-7979 Southern IL Beer Trail 618-521-5813 City of Red Bud 618-222-2315

The Weingarten Belleville 618-257-9463

Super 8 Waterloo 618-939-2020

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CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

Americas Best Value Inn Vandalia 618-283-4400 Best Western Chester Hotel 877-826-4701 Corner George Inn Maeystown 618-458-6660 Fairfield Inn Fairview Heights 618-398-7124 Four Points by Sheraton and The Fountains Conference Center Fairview Heights 618-622-9500 Hampton Inn Columbia 866-715-0006 Hilton Garden Inn & Regency Conference Center O’Fallon 618-624-4499

City of St. Elmo 618-829-3319

History Museum of Monroe County Waterloo 618-939-5008

St. Louis Downtown Airport Sauget 618-337-6060

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Shiloh 618-632-0400

Hoyelton Community Club 618-493-7300

The EDGE 618-236-2101

Rest Up Campground & RV Corral Grayville 618-375-0310

Illinois National Road Association Vandalia 618-283-9380

Twelve Oaks Vineyard Carlyle 618-594-7459 Warehouse 300 Trenton 618-806-7118

Carmi Chamber 618-382-7606

O’Fallon/Shiloh Chamber 618-632-3377

Casey Chamber 217-232-3430

Okawville Chamber 618-243-5694

Greater Centralia Chamber 618-532-6789

Olney & the Greater Richland County Chamber 618-392-2241

Columbia Chamber 618-281-7114 Coulterville Chamber 618-443-8610

Flora Chamber 618-662-5646 Freeburg Chamber 618-539-5613

Hamilton County Chamber 618-308-0740

Hidden Lake Winery Aviston 618-228-9111

Nashville Chamber 618-327-3700 Oblong Chamber 618-592-4355

Greenville Chamber 618-664-9272

Holiday Inn Fairview Heights 618-212-1300

Metro-East Regional Chamber Fairview Heights/Swansea 618-233-3938

Breese Chamber 618-526-0021

Fairfield Chamber 618-842-6616

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salem 618-740-0913

Village of Steeleville 618-965-3134

Greater Belleville Chamber 618-233-6769

Mascoutah Chamber 618-566-7355

Hillsboro Chamber 217-532-3711

Litchfield Chamber 217-324-2533

Jasper County Chamber 618-783-3399

Marshall Chamber 217-826-2034 Martinsville Chamber 217-251-5505

Super 8 Belleville 618-234-9670

Palestine Chamber 618-586-2222 Pinckneyville Chamber 618-357-3243 Prairie du Rocher Chamber 618-284-7308 Red Bud Chamber 618-282-3505 Robinson Chamber 618-546-1557 Salem Chamber 618-548-3010 Southwestern Madison County Chamber 618-876-6400 Sparta Chamber 618-317-7222 Troy/Maryville/ St. Jacob Chamber 618-667-8769 Greater Fayette County Chamber 618-283-2728 Wabash County Chamber 618-262-5116 Waterloo Chamber 618-939-5300

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America’s Best Value Inn, Vandalia

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Gateway Motorsports Park 34

National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows 95

Art on the Square

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Gateway Grizzlies Inside Back Grayville, City of

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Get to Know M.E.

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Greenville, City of

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Breese, City of

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Carmi, City of

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Centralia, City of

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Lebanon, City of

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Columbia, City of

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Olney, City of

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Schoenbeck Ranch

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Shawnee Wine Trail Lodging Assoc.

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Waterloo, City of

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2019 ILLINOISouth Tourism Visitors Guide  

Explore the 23 counties that call ILLINOISouth home. This visitors guide features accommodations, attractions, shopping and more. Read onli...

2019 ILLINOISouth Tourism Visitors Guide  

Explore the 23 counties that call ILLINOISouth home. This visitors guide features accommodations, attractions, shopping and more. Read onli...