Collinsville is a beautiful city in Illinois. It is a small town, with great charm and appeal. The city is just 12 miles from St. Louis, Missouri and many big city attractions. Enjoy history, landmarks, and small city attractions in Collinsville, or take the short car ride to St. Louis for world class attractions. Chicago is another major metropolis within driving distance from Collinsville.There is no limit to the fun you can have when you live or visit Collinsville. There are plenty of things to do within city limits. The Cahokia Mounds Historic Site is known as the biggest pre-historic Native American city north of Mexico. The Cahokia Mounts was the center for religion, economics, and politics. Now it is a popular tourist destination. The view from the Cahokia Mounds is breathtaking and unique. Make sure you bring your camera to capture the moment.Splash City is a great place for residents and visitors to cool off in the summer heat. The facility maintains pools, water slides, and a water playground for children.
The water park covers 12 acres and operated by the city's recreation district. There are five water slides to enjoy. Ride on open slides, closed slides, fast slides, and so on. Parents will enjoy relaxing in the sun, as their children are entertained with rides and more.Fairmount Park is your destination for horse racing in Collinsville. Place a bet on your favorite horse, or just watch for fun. The Maryville Fun Tyme Dugout Lounge is a great location for your child's next birthday celebration. The venue features miniature golf and a large arcade. Video games are modern and interactive. A birthday party at Fun Tyme is one they will never forget.Drive just 12 miles for St. Louis' many attractions. The St. Louis Art Museum is home to many artifacts and masterpieces. Find works of art from Rembrandt, Picasso, Pissarro, and Van Gogh. The St. Louis Gateway Arch attracts tourists from around the world every year. To see live animals, visit the Saint Louis Zoological Park. It is the largest and oldest Zoo in the country, and it does not charge admission. Zagat has rated the zoo as the #1 attraction for families in St. Louis.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan