Welcome to our historic city, seat of Illinois' oldest county, St. Clair.
With a population of over 42,000, Belleville is the largest city in Southern
Illinois and located only 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis.
"Just imagine that not far from where you are right this very minute,
a picture-perfect land of gently rolling woods and sparkling waters is
waiting for you to come explore. Close your eyes and imagine a secret
turnoff to a place of shaded lawns, country roads, and cool, refreshing
Follow the backroads deep into the heart of the Blackhawk Waterways, where
your fondest dreams of family fun really can come true. This is no idle
daydream. The Illinois counties of Carroll, Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside are
very real, yet undiscovered treasures. Best of all, it's just a short drive
from where you live.
Trophy bass and walleyes will test your angling skills, while plentiful
sunfish swim up for a curious look at the kids' toes wiggling in the water.
From the mighty Mississippi to the smallest brook, these uncrowded waterways
encourage an idyllic float downstream, while leaving lots of time and open
waters for powerboat excitement. Splashing in the water or singing songs
around a campfire, thoughts of Chief Blackhawk's warriors will easily come
to mind in this land of softly meandering streams."
This beautiful, 400 square-mile area is dotted with forest preserves,
walking, bicycling, and equestrian trails, recreation sites and nature
centers, as well as outstanding restaurants, shopping malls, and a wide
range of lodging and convention facilities - all within minutes of the
Here in the heart of the Land of Lincoln, you'll find friendly people,
outstanding services and year-round fun for the whole family. Decatur and
Forsyth are unique- big enough to offer a variety of activities, yet small
enough that you will be enthusiastically welcomed by our merchants and other
Settled by Pierce Downer in 1832, the Village of Downers Grove is a
community with a mixture of old and new. Placed among majestic oaks, the
village contains everything from large corporate headquarters to historic
neighborhoods. Downers Grove is truly a unique community with 150
"Sears Roebuck" homes and a variety of dining and shopping
opportunities. Enjoy all the things to see and do while staying in our
friendly and hospitable community!
Located 19 miles west of Chicago, IL, Downers Grove offers accessibility
to all major attractions, museums and shopping opportunities throughout the
Chicagoland area. Best of all, Downers Grove offers safe and affordable
accommodations within easy access of major expressways.
Whether your trip is for business or pleasure, you'll want to see some of
the many sights and sounds of Chicagoland. A short 20-mile drive from
Downtown Chicago, the DuPage region is home to an incredible array of
attractions, world renowned museums, and taste-tempting dishes for both a
casual or elegant dining experience.
Enjoy a full schedule of events at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. Get back
to nature as you camp, hike, boat, fish and hunt in and around DuQuoin in
some of the finest facilities available. Shoppers will find a wide selection
of specialty shops, arts and crafts and antique stores.
Welcome...to historic Galena and scenic Jo Daviess County, the top of
Illinois in the northwest corner. Our hills are beautiful in every season,
welcoming you to this very special place. We hope you'll enjoy your visit
with us, and return often to experience our warm hospitality and 19th
"Our wealth of historic attractions spans six counties and includes
Flanagan House, the Pettengill-Morron House, the Grand Army of the Republic,
St. Mary's Cathedral and Peoria Mineral Springs. Just minutes from Peoria is
Jubilee College State Park, featuring the restored Pioneer College, founded
in 1839. Or visit the site of the original development of the Peoria Area at
the recreated Fort Creve Coeur on the east bank of the Illinois River.
"The city of Quincy stands on the picturesque east bluff overlooking
the Mississippi, where the river swings farthest to the west....The Quincy
of today, which was named an All American City in 1962-1963 and again in
1984-1985, is a modern and progressive industrial city in the heart of a
large and fertile agricultural area. Wide tree-lined streets lead to homes
both large and small. Quincy has three major historical districts. The
Downtown Historic District shows a wide array of architectural styles and
displays the affluence of the period from 1850-1930. Quincy's East End
Historic District contains every formal architectural style found in the
midwest from 1830-1930. The third major historical area is Quincy's German
Village. The sturdy homes, some ornate and others very simple, stand as
reminders of Quincy's German Heritage."
Our region, sometimes referred to as "Little Egypt," includes
the 35 southernmost counties in the state of Illinois. From scenic overviews
in the Shawnee National Forest, to fishing in Rend Lake or Crab Orchard
Lake, to touring an actual coal mine 600 feet below ground to the many
historic sites, Southern Illinois may be just what you are looking for.