Things To Do

Area Attractions and Activites

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. Enjoyable attractions, exciting festivals, delicious restaurants, shops, a wonderful library, and a dog park await you!

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

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.

Schoolhouse Trail

Expore the 130-mile system of bike trails on the MCT Trails. Get outside and enjoy nature!

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

Twisted Key Escape Rooms

Imagine yourself in a real-life adventure game filled with mysterious puzzles and brain-teasing clues! This is Twisted Key Escape Rooms. You’ll be immersed in one of our extraordinary environments to solve the challenging clues and puzzles and escape before your time runs out! Our rooms will transport you to another world. You must work together to solve the puzzles to complete the objective in order to escape. We deliver memorable experiences that will keep you coming back for more!

Collinsville Aqua Park

Where else can you surf or bodyboard in Illinois? 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

Gateway Motorsports Park

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.

Unique Restaurants

In Collinsville, there is plenty to choose from when it comes to cuisine, atmosphere, and style. The Old Herald Brewery & Distillery is a family-friendly, full-service restaurant experience featuring craft beers, and spirits produced on-site. They also offer the best destination craft distillery tour in the country. Craving Italian food? Check out Mungo's Italian. Fried chicken on your mind? Check out Ravanelli's. From Mexican, Cajun, Chinese, Greek to American, you can find it all on the menu in Collinsville!

Nearby Attractions

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Professional Sports

St. Louis boasts two major league teams in baseball and hockey. See the Cardinals at Busch Stadium or the Blues at the Enterprise Center, all located only 15 miles from Collinsville.

St. Clair Square

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