Tag: Play in Chester

  • Spinach Can Collectibles Museum

    This is the home of 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 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Randolph County State Recreation Area

    Randolph County State Recreation Area is a mecca for outdoor recreational activities. Fishing, hiking, picnicking, boating, hunting and camping are just a few of the choices on the 1,101 acres at the site. Located five miles northeast of Chester, Randolph County SRA lies in the rolling hill country of southern Read more [...]

  • Popeye Character Trail

    Popeye stands tall in the Elzie C. Segar Memorial Park by the Visitors Center in Chester. Search through town for his friends on murals and statues: Wimpy, Olive Oyl, Sweet Pea, Jeep, Bluto and more. Character statues are unveiled each year at the Popeye Picnic in September.

  • Piney Creek Ravine Nature Preserve

    The 2.2 mile loop trail features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. It winds through secretive canyons that hide the biggest display of prehistoric petroglyphs and pictographs in Illinois.

  • Mary’s River Covered Bridge

    Built in 1854 as part of a planked toll road, Mary’s River Covered Bridge is a must-see for any history buff. In fact, Mary’s River Bridge is the only covered bridge remaining in Southern Illinois! Since its construction, the bridge has been restored using original timber and stone abutments. The Read more [...]

  • Governor Bond State Memorial

    Visit the Governor Bond State Memorial, which marks the burial site of the first Governor of Illinois, Shadrach Bond. U.S. Senator Elias Kent Kane, Illinois’ first Secretary of State and architect of the state constitution is also buried here. And, erected in 1883, the obelisk monument is a historical item Read more [...]

  • Fults Hill Prairie Natural Preserve

    Upland forest, savanna, hill prairie, limestone glade, limestone cliff and sink hole ponds. The area is rich in plants and animals species. From the south end of Fults, take Bluff. The 1.6 mile walking or hiking trail is located 1 miles south of Fults on Bluff Rd.

  • Cohen House

    This beautifully restored mid-1800’s home has cobalt blue windows that were described in a book by author Mark Twain. Tours by appointment and open for special events.

  • Chester Country Club (semi-private)

    Whether it’s your way of working out stress, enjoying a day with friends or completing a business deal, we know the importance a good round of golf can have on your life. That is why Chester Country Club takes pride in providing a complete country club experience from the moment you Read more [...]