This State Historic Site, National Historic Landmark and World Heritage site is located just off of Collinsville Road. The 2,200-acre site, which preserves the central section of the largest prehistoric Indian city north of Mexico, features 65 man-made earthen mounds, including the 92-foot-tall Monks Mound, a wooden sun calendar and world-class interpretive center. Learn more at www.cahokiamounds.com or call 618-346-5160.
Collinsville Historical Museum
The museum is located on 406 West Main Street, Collinsville, Illnois 62234 adjacent to the library. The museum features military display cases of uniforms and memorabilia from the Civil War through Desert Storm. Informative displays pertaining to the community-founding Collins family are featured, as well as coal mining photographs, miner's tools and a multitude of other displays that highlight the community and the area’s history. Visit www.collinsvillemuseum.org , call 618-344-1834 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Collinsville Memorial Public Library
Located at 408 West Main, the Collinsville Memorial Public Library offers more than just informational services. The library has 22 public access computers, the Florence Burkholder Community Room, the Ruth Eckart Programming Resource Center, The Carma Wilbert Adult Reading Room, and the Blum House. The library offers genealogy research resources, homebound delivery services, and children’s programs. Visit www.collinsvillelibrary.org or call 618-344-1112 for more information.
Home until 1997 to the Blum family, owners of the Blum Cowbell Factory from 1876-1956, the Blum House is part of the Collinsville Memorial Public Library and is now available for rental to individuals, organizations and businesses for meetings, parties or any occasion.
Brooks Catsup Bottle
The World's Largest Catsup Bottle stands proudly next to Route 159 just south of downtown Collinsville, Illinois. This unique 170 ft. tall water tower was built in 1949 by the W.E. Caldwell Company for the G.S. Suppiger catsup bottling plant – bottlers of Brooks old original rich & tangy catsup. Recognized the world over as an excellent example of 20th century roadside Americana, the World's Largest Catsup Bottle regularly garners national attention for Collinsville and attracts visitors and tourists every day. In August of 2002 it was named to the National Register of Historic Places.
Try your luck at Illinois’ only downstate horse-racing track, with live thoroughbred races between April and October and simulcast racing year-round. Dine in the Black Stallion Restaurant, Top of the Turf or the First Turn Cafe. Located at 9301 Collinsville Road. For more information call 618-345-4300 or visit www.fairmountpark.com.
Gateway Convention Center
Gateway Center, Southwestern Illinois’ premier meeting and convention facility, features a main hall of over 40,000 square feet of contiguous column-free exhibit space plus a conference wing. Gateway Center has an adaptable floor plan to accommodate any size group. The center also offers an in-house catering service with a full food and beverage menu, spacious lobbies and free lighted parking. Located at One Gateway Drive. Please call 618-345-8998 for more information or visit www.gatewaycenter.com.
Gateway Fun Park
Take time out to play at Gateway Fun Park! Located across from Gateway Center, this entertainment attraction offers two 18-hole miniature golf courses, a quarter-mile go-kart track, an arcade and a restaurant. Get more information at www.gatewayfun.com or call 618-345-7116.
Take a walking tour of local architecture and a cemetery with Revolutionary War and Civil War veterans. Visit the Historical Museum and drive the historic National Road through the city. Plenty of enjoyable distractions await you in our downtown area.
Located in the heart of downtown Collinsville at 204 W. Main, this building is a local landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This theatre building was built in 1917 and was funded by Collinsville’s Mineworker’s Unions. Today it is owned and operated by the Miner’s Institute Foundation. Learn more at www.minersinstitute.org or call 618-344-0026.
Schoolhouse Bicycle Trail
If you ride a bike, walk, run or skate, you are invited to use the new Schoolhouse Trail in Collinsville. The trail, which runs in part along the Schoolhouse Creek in Collinsville, adds 23 miles to Madison County Transit’s bikeway system and offers easy access to the trail from Gateway Center, United Drive near Culver’s, and the CMT-YMCA. Visit www.mcttrails.org/ for more information or call Madison County Transit at 618-874-7433.
Splash City Family Water Park
This award-winning water entertainment park features Illinois’ first and only surfing ride, The Flow Rider. Find family fun for everyone on the multi-level interactive Monsoon Mountain, water slides, lap pool, lazy river, zero-depth pool, sand play area and picnic pavilions. Private event rentals are available.
Located at 10 Gateway Drive, the park is open Memorial Day through Labor Day, Monday through Sunday. Learn more at www.collinsvillerec.com or call 618-346-7529.
Willoughby Heritage Farm and Conservation Reserve
Willoughby Farm is a recreation facility that educates visitors about the family farm of the 1920-1950s, the region’s plant and animal life and geological history. The farm features interpretive trails, a garden and orchard area, the original farm house, the renovated barn and period farm equipment. Located at the end of Willoughby Lane just off of Summit. Get more information at www.collinsvillerec.com or call the Collinsville Area Recreation District (CARD) at 618-346-7529.