All Places in Columbia

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    Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail

    The 54-mile Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail (KCT) traverses the eastern edge of the Middle Mississippi River Valley in ILLINOISouth. Cahokia in St. Clair County and Kaskaskia in Randolph County serve as the trail’s bookends. The main trail alignment covers approximately 28 miles on the American Bottom floodplain of the Mississippi River and Read more [...]

  • Bolm-Schuhkraft Park

    Enjoy ILLINOISouth’s great outdoors at Bolm-Schuhkraft Park in Columbia, IL! This park is the perfect place to spend a warm summer day with the family.

  • Sunset Overlook

    Housed in a barn almost 150 years old, Sunset Overlook serves small plates and offers wine, craft beer and cocktails. Enjoy a relaxing rural setting with an urban feel minutes from downtown St. Louis. A perfect place to spend time with family and friends as you watch the sun set, Read more [...]

  • Main Street Abbey

    Built in 1866, the Abbey was an old Catholic church, and a staple of Historic Main Street in Columbia, IL for over 130 years. Since then, renovations to The Abbey have made it one of the area’s premier event spaces! Just fifteen minutes from downtown St. Louis, Main Street Abbey Read more [...]

  • Tiny’s Pub & Grill

    Visit Tiny’s Pub & Grill, a locally owned and operated restaurant in ILLINOISouth since 1975! Home to the ½ pound “Tiny Burger,” Tiny’s Pub & Grill is the perfect gathering place for friends and family on weekends, holidays, birthdays and anniversaries! Tiny’s offers 12 beer selections on tap and a Read more [...]

  • Who Dat’s Southern Food

    Dine at the only authentic Cajun restaurant in ILLINOISouth! Who Dat’s Southern Food’s unique menu blends Cajun cuisine with Illinois specialties, including barbecue and great drinks. Try Who Dat’s in Columbia and find your Cajun adventure in ILLINOISouth!

  • Joe Boccardi’s Ristorante

    Rooted in Italian American traditions, Joe Boccardi’s specializes in fresh, authentic Italian cuisine. Visit their only ILLINOISouth location in Columbia during your ILLINOISouth food adventure!

  • Art 2 Go Studio

    Let Art 2 Go Studio handle your next art adventure in ILLINOISouth! This “create and take” art studio provides the supplies you’ll need to create a work of art at your location. Or, choose to host your gathering at the studio and take your art home with you at the Read more [...]

  • Too Blue Boutique

    Too Blue Boutique in Columbia, IL is calling every shopper’s name! Add Too Blue Boutique to your shopping adventure itinerary on your next ILLINOISouth trip. The boutique offers a wide selection of women’s clothing and accessories, including dresses, rompers and more. Too Blue Boutique has your next favorite outfit ready Read more [...]

  • Proving Ground Cafe

    Try Columbia’s newest craft coffee roaster and cafe on your upcoming ILLINOISouth adventure! Proving Ground Cafe has your pick-me-up coffee, pastries, full breakfast and full lunch ready and waiting for you! Try their specialty seasonal drinks like Sparkling Matcha Lemonade or delicious stack of pancakes.