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A Trip for the Whole Family in ILLINOISouth

ILLINOISouth is home to family-friendly attractions that are sure to be fun for everyone. Whether you have a few hours or a few days, everybody will find something fun and exciting to do in our 22 counties.

Find Popeye and his friends on the Popeye Character Trail in Chester, Illinois, or ride the Little Toot Railroad at the Charlie Brown Park in Flora. Stop by Rainbow Ranch to spend some quality time in the petting zoo, or compete in a laser tag tournament at The Edge in Belleville. All of that and more is right here in ILLINOISouth!

Discover even more things to do with the help of our ILLINOISouth kids.

1020 Artworks Studio

1020 Artworks Studio in Belleville, IL is the perfect place to spend a fun- and family-filled afternoon. At their spacious art studio, 1020 Artwork...more!

Albion City Park

Swim, play games, fish, or picnic on your next ILLINOISouth adventure in Albion, IL at Albion City Park. The facilities include a swimming pool and pl...more!

The American Thresherman Association, Inc.

The American Thresherman Association dedicates itself to education and works to preserve the history of agriculture. Each year, their Steam, Gas and T...more!

Art on the Square

Visit the six-time #1 ranking Art Fair in the Nation on your next ILLINOISouth adventure in Belleville! Art on the Square features over 100 interna...more!

Bel-Air Bowl

Bowl 32 lanes at Bel-Air Bowl in Belleville, Illinois, just minutes from St. Louis! Join Bel-Air Bowl for a night of casual bowling with friends an...more!

Belle-Clair Fairgrounds & Exposition Center

Visit Belle-Clair Fairgrounds & Exposition Center for a variety of large events including craft, consumer shows, fundraisers and more! Home of the...more!

Belle-Clair Speedway

Visit the most action-packed track in ILLINOISouth at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, IL. The track hosts midget/sprint and stock car races, demol...more!

Belleville City Parks

Belleville, IL is home to 200+ acres of ball diamonds, batting cages, concessions, grandstand seating, playgrounds and trails. Stop by one of Belle...more!

Benson Blueberries

Pick your own or buy from the roadside stand from late June to the last of July....more!

Bigard Orchard & Berries

Stop by for fresh strawberries May-June, and peaches from July-August....more!

Bird Haven, Robert Ridgway Memorial Arboretum & Sanctuary

Sanctuary for a wide variety of bird species...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...more!

Bond County Fairgrounds

Pagent shows, carnival, sheep show, bingo, demolition derby and so much more!...more!

Borsch Memorial Park

Ball diamonds, playgrounds, pavilions with running water and electricity, and a sand volleyball court....more!

Bradshaw Park

Tennis, baseball, picnic area, playground and concession stands...more!

Braeutigam's Orchards

Blackberries, peaches, apples, pumpkins, tomatoes and eggplant are specialties....more!

Breese Historical Park & Garden

Peruse Breese's history in photographs, memorials and on the granite pyramid in this neighborhood park. Benches and seasonal plants make this a quiet ...more!

Breese North Park

Swimming pool, ball diamonds, tennis courts, shelters, multiple playgrounds, stage for plays and performances....more!

Bryan Memorial Park

Family Aquatic Center with waterslide; tennis courts, basketball courts, skateboard park, picnic shelters, bandstage, playground...more!

Bryant's Miniatures

Come see draft and carriage horses in miniature! They breed and train miniature horses and Shetland ponies, including black and white pintos. Call to ...more!

Centennial Park

A relaxing walking trail winds around the turtle filled pond through the tall shady trees and across rustic bridges. The 30-acre nature park includes ...more!

Centerfield Park

Spend the day at the Slik Trak, go karts, miniature golf, batting cages, bumper boats and video arcade - all in one spot....more!

Centralia Recreation Complex

The Centralia Recreation Complex is a 60,000 square foot multi-sport facility located in historic downtown Centralia, IL. Built near the site of the f...more!

Charley Brown Park

Swimming pool, campground, ball fields, home of Little Toot Railroad...more!

Clark County Fairgrounds

Got a flair for the flame? Come to dazzle us at our 1st ever Backyard BBQ Cookoff!! Sign up and test your skills against other self-proclaimed BBQ Mas...more!

Clay County Fairgrounds

We have many exciting events planned so stay tuned for more details!...more!

Clinton County Fairgrounds

The Clinton County Fair is located in Carlyle, IL and celebrates fair week each July. The fairgrounds are located in the SW corner of Carlyle at 1899 ...more!

Code Rulers Escape Room

Escape the room or escape rooms are physical adventure games in which people are locked in a room with other participants and have to use the elements...more!

Cole Memorial Park

Shelters, picnic areas, swimming pool, playgrounds and tennis courts are laid out within the forested park....more!

Community Club Park

Large facility for events, picnic area, playground, site of Fair & Wheat Festival in the Fall....more!

Country Kids Pumpkin Patch

Celebrate the Fall season in ILLINOISouth at Country Kids Pumpkin Patch. The Pumpkin Patch offers a selection of pumpkins, mums and gourds in addition...more!

Coyote ATV Trail Riders & Junkyard International Raceway

Fifty to sixty trucks carrying ATVs pull in every weekend to ride through the ten miles of trails, or race go-karts on the track....more!

Cumberland County Fairgrounds

All of the fun and excitement is once again returning to the Cumberland County Fairgrounds in Greenup, Illinois. We have been working hard to bring yo...more!

Dorney's Pumpkin Patch

Open for fall family activities at the pumpkin patch, Sept. 30-Oct. 29. Day activities are every Sat. 12-5 and Sun. 1-5. The activities include a choo...more!

Drost Park

7 acre lake, pavilions, 1 mile walking trail, boat ramp, playground, Master Gardeners....more!

Du Quoin State Fairgrounds

The picturesque 1,600 acres offers hiking, fishing, picnicking and over 1,500 camping hook-ups. The fairground is host to major equestrian events, RV ...more!

Dupo Community Park

Beautiful 14 acres of family park fun with 2 restrooms, 7 pavilions, 2 playgrounds, walking paths, picnic tables and BBQ grills, ball field, summer mo...more!

Eckerle Park

Swimming pool, picnic areas, ball diamonds...more!

Eckert's Country Store & Farms

Open year-round, with activities all four seasons of the year, Eckert’s Belleville Farm offers seasonally available pick-your-own fruit and vegetables...more!

Eckert's Fun Farm

This family entertainment center features pig races, a petting corral, Mine Shaft Slide and more. Open in the fall for special events....more!

Eckert's Millstadt Family Fun Farm

Escape to the country and have the time of your life at Eckert’s Millstadt Fun Farm. Visiting their working farm is a wonderful way to relax, relieve ...more!

The EDGE

Enjoy the World's Largest Laser Tag Arena at The EDGE in Belleville, IL! The EDGE also offers a 14,000 sq. ft. Laser Rock, Big Arcade, Buzztime Trivia...more!

The EDGE 5 Theatres

The theatres opened in July 2012, and all five theatres have state-of-the-art digital projectors, Dolby Digital Surround Sound, curved silver screens ...more!

Edwards County Fairgrounds

The Edwards County Fair is in the old-time tradition of county fairs and features harness racing, a demo derby, motocross, midway, carnival, bingo, ex...more!

Escape 618

Try Belleville's one and only escape room on your next ILLINOISouth adventure! Escape 618's themed rooms rotate regularly and include themes like Dete...more!

Everett Moody Park at Longacre

Sand volleyball courts, baseball/softball diamonds, soccer field, a 1.5-mile walking/running path, concession stands, picnic shelters, a large lake an...more!

Fairview Park

45 acres of recreation space include a swimming pool, baseball and softball fields, skateboard park, several picnic shelters and a variety of playgrou...more!

Family Sportsplex

This 60,000 ft. facility has indoor/outdoor fields for gymnastics, soccer, basketball, volleyball or almost any sport....more!

Fayette County Fairgrounds

Follow us to get information regarding our annual Festival on our Fairgrounds!...more!

Freeburg Recreation Park

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!

G & C Meyer Farm

Find berries, green beans, okra, potatoes and other veggies, seasonal flowers and bedding plants....more!

Gateway Arch & Riverboats at the Gateway Arch

Discover the Mighty Mississippi River and the "Gateway to the West" during your upcoming ILLINOISouth adventure. Located minutes from Southern Illinoi...more!

Gateway Grizzlies Minor League Baseball

Cheer on the home team at GCS Stadium as the Gateway Grizzlies play. Games include theme nights, 7th Inning Stretch activities, Izzy the Grizzlie and ...more!

GCS Ballpark

This 5,000-seat stadium has reserved box seats, lawn seats, party suites and a hot tub. It's home to the Gateway Grizzlies Frontier league baseball te...more!

Glik Park

Four baseball/softball diamonds, five soccer fields or two football fields are featured. There is also a basketball court, skate park, concessions sta...more!

Grayville Memorial Park

Pool, playground, tennis, baseball, basketball, natural performance amphitheater, lake, fishing, boating...more!

Green Acres Farm

Have fun picking fruits and vegetables throughout the growing season....more!

Grimm Acres

Heritage farm animals and several kinds of poultry are raised on the farm. Visitors may arrange a tour by appointment....more!

Grissom's "Lost Creek" Orchard

Seasonal specialties include apples (fall) and peaches (summer), but there's a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and other goodies available. Bring t...more!

Grizzlies' Academy

A state-of-the-art indoor facility that houses the Pro-Batter PX2 Professional Baseball System. It combines major-league quality pitching with life-si...more!

Hamilton County Fairgrounds

The Hamilton County Fair and its fairgrounds are located in McLeansboro, IL. You can visit the fairgrounds on Illinois 14....more!

Harmony Park

Make music with your friends, family and the people of Robinson at Harmony Park. The park includes a series of outdoor musical instruments designed to...more!

Hawkins/Schwartz Orchards

Pick strawberries, peaches, apples, cider and enjoy activities for families....more!

Hesse Park

Four ball diamonds (one lighted), soccer fields, basketball courts, in-line skating rink, picnic shelters, playgrounds, bike trail....more!

Horner Park

Enjoy the natural beauty of Lebanon, IL at Horner Park. This gorgeous park offers a fishing lake, baseball and softball fields, tennis and basketball ...more!

Horseshoe Lake State Park

Find camping, fishing, picnic areas, playgrounds, volleyball and over three miles of hiking trails. Controlled hunting, including pheasant is allowed ...more!

Hutsonville Park

Located on Outer South Rose Street in Hutsonville. It has ballfields, volleyball, small lake, fishing, playground, and picnic areas with shelters....more!

Jasper County Fairgrounds

The Jasper County Fair is fun everyone! We have a demo derby, beauty pageant, live animal races, and so much more....more!

John Brown Melons

The best melons are grown by the river, and the Brown family has been growing on the banks of the Wabash for generations....more!

Kaskaskia Marina & Park

Site of drag races in September, full marina services, batting cages, ball fields, roller hockey....more!

Kern Family Orchard

Visit this small family owned and operated orchard where the goal is to provide fresh, quality fruit and a family friendly experience. Pick your own f...more!

Keyes Park

This fun filled family park is the site of picnics, family reunions, a children's playground, tennis and basketball courts and a skateboard park. The ...more!

Kid's Kingdom

A re-creation of Historic McLeansboro where children can climb, swing, slide and play. The park also offers a pavilion, bathroom facilities, and a woo...more!

Knobeloch Woods Nature Preserve

Hike through 35 acres of dry upland and wet floodplain forest. Birds and spring wildflowers are abundant....more!

Konarcik Park

Take a stroll on the walking trail, play ball, wet a line or swing around the playground. New to Konarcik Park - a highly rated 18 hole disc golf cour...more!

Krause Elk Farm

Learn about these majestic animals on an educational and fun tour of the property. Hear the awesome bugling of the elk and pet "Lakita", the female th...more!

Lakeside Orchard

Located next to Carlyle Lake, the orchard is open in the summer for peaches that are hand-picked at maturity for ultimate sweetness....more!

Lakeside Park

Lighted tennis courts, baseball, playground and picnic facilities...more!

Lakeview Park - McLeansboro

The park offers fishing, the Weinmann Pavilion for outdoor entertaining, cooking sites, and a play area for children....more!

Lakeview Park - Waterloo

Paved walking trail, playground, three large fishing lakes, pavilions with running water, electricity, and barbecue pits...more!

Lanterman Park

Pavilion, picnic shelter, playground, baseball field...more!

Lawrence County Fairgrounds

Pagents, Pig Wrestling, Truck pulls, and so much more! Come celebrate our wonderful community and have some fun....more!

Lawrenceville City Park

Swimming pool, playground, baseball, tennis, basketball, picnic shelters, walking track...more!

Leo French Park

Olympic size pool, walking trail, fishing, picnic sites, baseball, softball and basketball....more!

Lily Lane Farms

Farm fresh food from our family to yours!...more!

Lincoln Trail Motosports

220 acres of riding are open daily with an MX track, Thompson Motorsports Practice track, 592 Pee Wee Track, GP track and plenty of trails....more!

Little Toot Railroad

With a puff of steam, the clickety-clack of steel on steel and the lonely whistle, Little Toot rolls through the scenic park and over a 15-foot trestl...more!

Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park

43 ft. Mississippi River overlook platform, picnic area, paved walkways, view of the Gateway Geyser....more!

Marcoot Jersey Creamery

This working dairy has been in the Marcoot family for seven generations. Bring your family to see all aspects of the farm from raising calves through ...more!

Marissa Recreation Area

Features two lakes, a nine hole golf course, camping area, a cottage/residence area, as well as picnic shelters....more!

Marshall Community Swimming Pool

Dive into the Marshall Community Swimming Pool, open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Stop by on your next trip to Marshall, IL....more!

McAllister Park

Visit Lebanon, IL's newest park on your next ILLINOISouth adventure! The park is complete with pavilions and playground equipment to make any day fun-...more!

McConauchie Manor Farm

Visit the farm for Fall Festival Fun Thursdays through Saturdays or by appointment in late September through October. Activities include a barrel trai...more!

McKendree Metro Rec Plex

Discover O'Fallon, IL's go-to hub for sports and fitness! The McKendree Metro Rec Plex features two NHL-sized ice rinks and a championship swimming po...more!

McLeansboro City Pool

The City Pool has been offering splashing fun to the young and the young-at-heart for half a century. The season begins with Memorial Day and ends wit...more!

Metter Memorial Park

Spend the afternoon in Metter Memorial Park, an outdoor oasis in Columbia, IL! The park includes walking trails, halls and pavilions, picnic areas, pl...more!

Mill Pond Park

Tennis courts...more!

Mills Apple Farm

This is an interactive farm with pick-your-own peaches, apples and annual events....more!

Monkey Joe's

The 15,000 square foot space has 20 foot tall inflatable houses for kids to jump in and bounce off the walls, along with slides and mazes....more!

Monroe County Fairgrounds

The Monroe County Fairgrounds features a beauty pageant, truck and tractor pull, animal judging, demolition derby, and so much more!...more!

Moran Orchard

Strawberries, apples, peaches, plums, cider and pumpkins will keep you coming back season after season....more!

National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows

Did you know that Belleville, IL is home to the largest outdoor shrine in North America? The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows 200-acre expanse...more!

Noble City Park

Playground, picnic areas, walking trail...more!

Norris City Park

Picnic area, wading pool, swings, reservoir with fish...more!

O'Fallon Community Park

Katy Cavins Community Center, swimming pool, six ball diamonds (two lighted), four lighted tennis courts, lighted basketball court, playgrounds, kitch...more!

O'Fallon Family Sports Park

This world-class facility sits on 200 acres, boasting state-of-the art tournament baseball fields with advanced sports lighting, postmodern pavilions ...more!

Oblong Park and Lake

Located on East edge of Oblong has a large stocked lake with lighted walking paths, shelters, playgrounds, horseshoe pits and more. Also, County Fairg...more!

Olney City Park

Olney City Park is a great place to see Olney's famous white squirrels! They play amongst the Park's picnic shelters, playgrounds, tennis and pickleba...more!

Organ Farms

Bring the whole family for Fall Country Fun at the farm. Groups can reserve weekdays and evenings and the public is welcome on weekends. Animals, a co...more!

Patriots Park

Walking trails, fishing lake, playground areas, and shelters...more!

Peabody River King State Fish Wildlife Area

Boat docks and fishing areas are easily accessed for all skill levels - even special docks for kids....more!

Pelican Cove Water Park

Pelican Cove Water Park in Robinson, IL features a one of a kind Splash Pad with a 23-foot tall pirate ship, Billy the blue whale and water cannons. Y...more!

Perry County Fairgrounds

The oldest continuous fair in Illinois, the Perry County Fair held mid June, has a variety of events and activities. It is located at the Perry County...more!

Peterson Park

Aquatic Center, tennis, basketball, batting cages, mini golf, sand volleyball, picnic shelters, playground, disk golf, and canoe access....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: W...more!

Pumpkin Blossom Hill

Shop for pumpkins, gourds, mums, crafts and antiques from September thru December. Mini corn maze and pumpkin picking for the kids....more!

Rainbow Ranch Petting Zoo

Want to give your kids or group a personal tour of an exotic petting zoo? Looking for a beautiful farm wedding venue or outdoor event that can hold up...more!

Randolph County Fairgrounds

Randolph county fair provides entertainment for the whole family. The fair hosts livestock shows as well as grandstand events...more!

Relleke Farms

During October, enjoy the continual fall festival with straw bale mazes, pumpkins and great food....more!

Richland County Fairgrounds

The Richland County Fair is held at the Olney City Park Fairgrounds. The fair began in 1856 and continues to be one of the best fairs in southern Illi...more!

Robinson City Park

Public swimming pool, large water slides, horseshoe pits, basketball, tennis, pickleball, and volleyball courts, miniature golf, batting cages, band s...more!

Rock Springs Park & Nature Center

Log cabin, nature hiking/biking trails, picnic areas, a pavilion, children's rock climbing playground, native grasses and wildlife and a fenced dog ru...more!

Rogers-Dewitt Park

The 58-acre park features a nature trail with two foot bridges, a meadow and a fishing pond. Primitive camping sites, a night sky observation station,...more!

Rotary Park

Covered picnic shelters, a playground, boat slips, a fitness trail and disc golf are among the amenities here....more!

Route 45 Raceway

U.M.P. Modifieds, Street Stocks and Sport Compacts are run every Saturday night....more!

Salem Community Theatre & Cultural Center

Visit the Salem Community Theatre & Cultural Center for quarterly plays and revues, as well as free movies in the Winter. The venue is also availa...more!

Sam Dale Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area

Fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, swimming, 194 acre lake and a concession stand features a snack bar, restaurant and bait and tackle shop....more!

Sam Parr State Fish & Wildlife Area

Fishing lake, horse trails, hiking trails, picnic area, camping and 840 huntable acres. RV and tent sites....more!

Scheve Park

The old train depot, a full-size caboose and a train car along with pavilions and ag building can be reserved for group events. Picnic areas, dog park...more!

Schwartz Farms

You can find berries, apples, peaches, pears and watermelon in season....more!

Shreve's Pumpkin Patch

Come out and pick your pumpkin and wander through the corn maze. Visit the main building where an assortment of items ranging from ornaments, baked go...more!

Skyview Drive-In

The Skyview Drive-In in Belleville, IL shows first-run movies from April to October. Don't miss the opportunity to catch a show at one of only 200 dri...more!

Southwest Park

Ball diamonds, concession stand...more!

Splatter Mania

From the creator of Sips n Splatters Art Parties comes the brand new business just for kids....more!

St. Clair Bowl

Discover a night of family-filled fun at St. Clair Bowl! With 50 bowling lanes, a Treasure Island Arcade, an adult gaming parlor and delicious food, y...more!

St. Francisville Park

A playground and baseball diamonds await visitors....more!

Stephen A. Forbes State Park

700 acres, fishing, swimming, hunting, horseback riding, camping, picnicking, concession building, and cabins...more!

Streif's Country Market

During September and October, visit the pumpkin patch for just the right one for decorating, cooking and carving....more!

Sumner City Park

Playground, ball diamond, picnic shelters...more!

Sumpter Berry Farm

Bring the family and enjoy a relaxing day picking berries at this family-owned farm....more!

Taphorn Orchard

Visit this family-owned orchard in Beckemeyer, IL for apples, pumpkins and other seasonal pickings!...more!

Three Springs Park

This multi-purpose facility offers lighted softball/baseball diamonds, tennis courts, soccer fields, basketball/volleyball courts, a half-mile walking...more!

World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway

Speed thrills at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway! This flexible venue features regular races on the 0.25 mile drag strip, 1.25 oval track, ro...more!


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