Make a Splash this Winter

Tiffany Garavaglia
Cabin Fever

Do you find yourself dreaming of warm water so you can enjoy summer activities like swimming and BBQ? Well, we have plenty of BBQ restaurants and we also have several places for you to take a dip at even when its cold!

Indoor Hotel Pools

Plan a weekend trip to get out of the house and make a splash at these great hotel pools.

Drury Inn Collinsville

Drury Inn, Collinsville

Drury Inn
The Drury Inn in Collinsville, IL is close to all the area attractions and a great property to retreat to this weekend. Guests can enjoy free hot breakfast, fitness center and free soda and popcorn in the lobby. Also, don’t miss their 5:30 Kickback where hotel guests can enjoy free hot food and cold beverages every night from 5:30 to 7pm. Menu changes daily.

The rooms include a large LCD TV, free Wi-Fi and your choice of one king or 2 double bed.

Original Springs Hotel, Okawville

Original Springs Hotel, Okawville

Original Springs Hotel & Bath House
The Original Springs Hotel is located in Okawville, IL and dates back to 1867. The hotel is a member of the National Register of Historic Places and features more than just a place to stay. They also have mineral baths on site to help you relax and unwind.

Cobblestone Hotel and Suites, Newton

Cobblestone Hotel and Suites, Newton

Cobblestone Hotel and Suites 
The hotel located in Newton features many amenities for its guests. There is an on-site beer and wine bar, fresh hot breakfast and is pet-friendly (additional fee). Nearby attractions include the Newton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Park, Prairie Ridge Interpretive Center and more.

Recreation Centers

Korte Recreation Center, Highland

Korte Recreation Center, Highland

Korte Recreation Center
Located in Highland, this recreation center offers an indoor pool like no other in the area. There is a two-story waterslide, children’s play area, lap lanes and a hot tub. Daily rates start at $6.

Centralia Recreation Complex

Centralia Recreation Complex

Centralia Recreation Complex
Located in Centralia, this facility features more than just a pool. There is a 2000 square foot family pool designed for leisure swimming with a lounging deck that overlooks the pool area. There is a water slide, whirlpool spa and a competition pool. If you are looking for something else to do while you are there,  check out the gymnasium, fitness room or the walking/jogging track. Daily admission starts at $3.25

Metro Rec Plex

Metro Rec Plex, O’Fallon

McKendree Metro Rec Plex

Enjoy “Zero Depth Entry” great for little ones at the 145,000-gallon pool. There are also swimming lanes, diving boards and more. There are other amenities on location including a weight room, exercise equipment and ice skating. Day passes start at $5.





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