Local Attractions

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site: Explore this fascinating World Heritage site preserving the central section of the largest prehistoric Indian city north of Mexico. Sixty-five manmade earthen mounds, a wooden sun calendar and interpretive
center sit on 2,200 acres.

Fairmount Park: Try your luck at Illinois’ only downstate horse-racing track, with live thoroughbred races between April and October, and simulcast racing year-round. Dine in the Black Stallion Restaurant, Top of the Turf or the First Turn Cafe.

Splash City Family Waterpark: Where else can you surf or bodyboard in Illinois? Ride the wave of the FlowRider, find family fun for everyone on the multi-level interactive Monsoon Mountain, and enjoy water slides, lazy river, zero-depth pool, sand play area and picnic pavilions. Private event rentals and birthday packages are available.
- Open: Memorial Day - Labor Day; Monday - Sunday

Arlington Greens Golf Course: 18 hole, 72 par public course owned and maintained by the Collinsville Area Recreation District. Driving range, putting and chipping greens, lessons, club house, banquet facility for meetings and parities.
- Open: Seven days a week, year round

Gateway Motorsports Park: Experience a first-class, up close and personal racing experience including unprecedented access to the drag strip, the oval, the road-racing track and even a Nationally-sanctioned
karting track.

Historic Downtown Collinsville: See the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle. Take a walking tour of local architecture and a cemetery with Revolutionary War and Civil War veterans. Visit the Historical Museum and drive the historic National Road through the city. Plenty of enjoyable attractions await you in our downtown area.

Gateway Fun Park: Take time out to play! Located across from Gateway Center, this entertainment attraction offers two 18-hole miniature golf courses, a quarter-mile go-kart track, arcade and restaurant.

Wild Country: Dance the night away to country sounds early in the evening, or stay when this venue converts to a hot dance club later at night. Up to 1,500 people enjoy the high tech lighting and sound system as well as the huge dance floor.

Schoolhouse Trail: If you ride a bike, walk, run or skate, you are invited to use the new Schoolhouse Trail in Collinsville. Sorry, but horses are not allowed! The trail, which runs in part along the Schoolhouse Creek in Collinsville, adds 23 miles to Madison County Transit's bikeway system.

Nearby Attractions

Lewis & Clark State Historic Site: Discover one of our newest historic sites that interprets the Corps of Discovery encampment on the banks of the Mississippi River the winter before their famous quest.

Casino Queen: Bet on a good time where gaming enthusiasts will find the hottest table games and the loosest slots in the Midwest. This popular gambling boat is located on the Mississippi River across from the Gateway Arch. This gaming venue is only 8 miles from Collinsville.

National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows: Find inner peace at the largest outdoor shrine in the U.S., situated on 200 wooded and landscaped acres. More than one million people visit the Shrine each year.

Gateway Grizzlies: Cheer on our semi-professional baseball team with outstanding
promotions, great food and great fun, all at affordable prices for family entertainment.

St. Clair Square: Cure your shopping fever at this extensive retail complex featuring 150 specialty shops, department stores and restaurants.

Golf, Golf and More Golf: Tee up! There’s a course for you just minutes from the convention center. Choose from private or public, amateur or nationally-rated courses in all difficulty ranges.

St. Louis Riverfront: Ride to the top of the Gateway Arch for a spectacular view or walk the cobblestone streets of Laclede’s Landing, the 19th century warehouse district that features restaurants, nightclubs, and shops. The St. Louis Riverfront is only 11 miles from Collinsville.

Forest Park Museum District: Tour the cultural core of St. Louis. The Muny Theatre, Science Center, Art Museum, Missouri History Museum and Zoo are all located within this 1,300 acre city park.

Professional Sports: St. Louis boasts three major league teams in baseball, football and hockey. See the Cardinals at Busch Stadium, the Rams at the Edward Jones Dome, or the Blues at the Scottrade Center, all located only 15 miles from Collinsville.