New Athens Historical Society Museum
Experience the history of an early settlement named Athens, which later became the Village of New Athens in about 1866. Open House 3rd Sunday of each month or by appointment.
The McKendree MetroRecPlex is a new, full-service, state-of-the-art sports complex. The complex offers two NHL-sized ice rinks, an aquatic center fit with a 10 lane championship swimming pool, a contemporary fitness area and many other amenities. Memberships and daily passes can be purchased for use of the facility and all its features.
Located the corner of Scott Troy Rd and Hwy 50, our address is 205 Rec Plex Drive, O’Fallon, IL 62269.
Steamboat BBQ in Wheaton and New Athen’s, Illinois is proud to offer authentic southern style BBQ. With a wide selection of different sauces, you will get the best tasting smoked meats in the area. We also pride ourselves in the processes and methods we use in smoking our meats. At Steamboat BBQ we offer regular catering and holiday catering as well. Contact us today at our Wheaton location (630) 665-6227 or our New Athen’s Location (630) 665-6227 to learn more about us.
Bring your Family to the Park for a great day of fun and relaxation. There are 4 pavilions to hold your family reunions, weddings, BBQ’s, picnics, and more. There is plenty of space to fly a kite. Your children can play on the playground, swim at the pool and play ball on one of the small ball diamonds. There is a walking path that circles the park for exercise. All summer long there are many ballgames played at any of the 8 diamonds. Come on out and cheer your favorite team. Tennis Courts, basketball courts, and the skate park help round out the many things there is to do. The lake was dredged and cleaned in 2015. The lake is not stocked with bass, catfish and blue gill.
Each year the Freeburg Homecoming is held in the park which helps The Freeburg Park District raise money to make improvements to your Park. The Homecoming is held the 3rd weekend in August. The 2018 dates are August 17 & 18. If you would like more information, please contact us on Facebook under Freeburg Recreation Park.
Within the Kaskaskia River State Fish & Wildlife Area, there’s excellent fishing and migratory bird watching for outdoor enthusiasts. A two-lane boat ramp, camping and picnic facilities are nearby.
Memorabilia celebrating the city’s growth from a coal-mining town to the present make this an interesting stop. Monday:9am – 12pm, Wednesdays Noon-3pm, Friday: 10am-2pm or by appointment.
This family-owned and operated craft brewery offers the highest quality, German-style beer!! Enjoy the beer garden and renovated, historic building in the heart of Red Bud. Bring your own food or order from nearby restaurants. They are family friendly and ADA accessible.
The beautiful Opera House, built in 1855 in downtown Red Bud, is the site of the new Red Bud Area Museum. German settlers came to this part of Illinois around 1820, and the museums mission is to collect, preserve and display exhibits, artifacts and documents that chronicle the citys history and growth. Regular hours are Tuesday Saturday from 10am-4pm, Sunday 1-4pm or by appointment for groups.
Nestled on acres of beautiful countryside, enjoy premium wines and beers from around the world. Perfect venue to gather with friends, host a private event or a wedding celebration!