Southwestern Illinois

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Museum - One of the greatest cities of the world, Cahokia was larger than London was in AD 1250. The Mississippians who lived here were accomplished builders who erected a wide variety of structures.

Greater St Louis Air & Space Museum - Serving the public through: Preservation and display of historic air and space craft and artifacts. Several aircraft on display, an extensive aerospace library, as well as other items of significance.

Alton Museum of History and Art - Through the exhibits, experience the incredible past and present of this historic area so that you too may discover the people, places and events that influenced our ancestors and continue to shape our destiny.

Childrens Museum of Edwardsville - Founded in the fall of 1998, in response to a community need for local interactive educational enrichment for children infant to 12 years of age.

Gateway International Raceway - Boasting a 65,000 seat 1.25 mile oval & 20,000 seat mile dragstrip, Gateway International Raceway has brought quality motorsports events to the banks of the Mississippi river for more than 40 years.

Labor & Industry Museum - The only public institution devoted to the history of the labor and industry of Belleville and southwestern Illinois.

Raging Rivers Water Park - Features an 18,000 square foot wave pool, two body flumes, runaway raft ride, whirlpool, lazy river, white water rapids, and a special area for children.

Jarrot Mansion - Construction of the Mansion began in 1807, making it one of the earliest surviving masonry buildings in Illinois. The historic home is also notable for its use of American Federal architectural design, rather than the traditional French Colonial style common in the area.

Alton Little Theater - Dorothy Colonius liked the word "amateur". It came from the Latin for "love". An amateur is one who does what he does for love, love of a sport, love of painting, of singing--or love of theater. This is why she worked so hard for most of her life to help establish a community theater in Alton.

Center for American Archeology - Nationally and internationally renowned for its multidisciplinary approach to archaeological research for over forty years, the Center for American Archeology has long been a leader in contemporary Midwest Archeology. The surrounding area is often termed 'The Nile of North America', as the Center is located in the heart of one of the world's most archaeologically rich regions.

Fairmount Park Racetrack - Live Horse Racing all summer long! Simulcast Racing Year Round- watch and wager on horse races from America's greatest tracks.

Jersey County Historical Society - There are many interesting artifacts kept here including a Military room and methods of transportation. Be sure and visit the museum, you'll be glad you did.

Mineral Springs Haunted Tours - Alton is the most haunted town in Illinois and the Mineral Springs Hotel is the most haunted building in Alton! Mineral Springs Haunted Tours is the only tour that takes you into and through this magnificent old structure.

Splash City Family Waterpark - Employs nearly 165 lifeguards, cashiers, guest services individuals and maintenance workers annually. The water park averages about 51,000 admissions from around the region each year.

Colonel Benjamin Stephenson House - An important landmark that links the early history of Edwardsville to the earliest days of the Illinois Territory circa 1809 and the establishment of Edwardsville as the center of government and commerce.