Veterans Educational Museum
Items on display are from the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm along with flags from 45 countries. Also here is a rare signed copy of Adolph Hitler’s Mein Kampf. Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – noon 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.
CARD is a recreation district featuring six parks, Arlington Greens Golf Course, Splash City Water Park, The Jaycee Sports Complex, and Willoughby Heritage Farm.
The park has over 1900 acres and offers hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding trails, snowmobile trails, walking trail, camping, picnicking and more. There are shelters and a cabin for rent. A small concession business is located in the park. A 13-mile horse trail are located at the north end alongside a campground for horses.
Ten storyboards depicting Abraham Lincoln’s early years as a legislator are installed around Vandalia. Find out about his early romance with Mary Owens, his first protest against slavery and many other little-known historical facts.
The National Road is called the “road that built the nation” because it was the first highway in American history. Today the National Road in Illinois covers 164 miles, from Marshall and the Wabash Valley, to East St. Louis and the Mississipi River.
Spread throughout this area located about 13 miles southeast of Vandalia, are a variety of businesses run by Mennonite families. A country store, several repair shops and other services, greenhouses, produce and baked goods sellers and even a blacksmith can be found here. For a brochure and map, call 618-283-2728.
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.
On a large natural stone in the Park, you can see the trail reported to have been used by Abraham Lincoln and others as they traveled between Vandalia and Springfield, IL in the early 1800s. The Lincoln Trail is on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Americas Best Value Inn – Vandalia has 85 rooms. Amenities include free limited hot breakfast, WiFi, in-room coffee and more. Pets are welcomed. Truck parking is available.
Learn the history of travel and transportation in the early days of our country through interactive maps, exhibits and films. You’ll see how the National Road was an important factor in the westward expansion. The Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
Alpine style home with guest rooms that reflect the innkeepers heritage –Vernon’s is agriculture and Judy’s is railroading. The rural setting offers a pleasant change from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Indian Springs Golf Course is an 18-hole championship course located in Fillmore, Illinois on Route 185. Nestled in beautifully landscaped terrain. Indian Springs is conveniently located 45 minutes east of the St. Louis metro area and 40 minutes south of Springfield. We are located just 6 minutes off interstate 70 from the Mulberry Grove exit.
Plan your next meeting, reunion, wedding or other event in this transformed old abandoned barn which is now a charming and rustic venue on four beautiful acres. The barn holds up to 200 guests, or more if the dance floor is eliminated. There is also a small white country home with several rooms available for smaller groups. Also featured is a large outdoor shaded seating area to enjoy when the weather is right.