Life’s a Trip in Vandalia

Tiffany Garavaglia
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History, Life's A Trip, Museums, Recreation, Vandalia

Vandalia is the perfect stop on your trip down Interstate 70. Vandalia has a rich political history, serving as the state capital from 1819 to 1839.  (more…)

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Easter Bunny Sightings!

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Attractions, Holidays, Spring, What's Happening

Peter Cottontail is making his way through ILLINOISouth. See below for dates, times, and locations you can catch the Easter Bunny and check out an egg hunt.

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ILLINOISouth: Your Spring Break Destination

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Attractions, Spring

Spring break is upon us! If you are looking for somewhere to get-away that won’t break the bank or your gas tank, check out ILLINOISouth!
Check out the map for more below for some great spots!
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What’s to do in Waterloo?

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Accommodations, Attractions, Shop Local, Shopping

Waterloo is full of small town charm. With great shopping, restaurants, and events held throughout the year, Waterloo makes the perfect overnight trip! (more…)

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Life’s a Trip in Olney

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Life's A Trip

olney-mapOlney has a bit of everything and makes a perfect trip for your family. Olney is 2 and a half hours from downtown St. Louis and is worth the drive down Highway 50. There are plenty of things to do, places to shop, and restaurants to try in this family-friendly community.

Known as the home of the White Squirrels, Olney treats these little creatures as local residents. You don’t have to go to any one spot to see them but they frequent the local parks including Olney City Park where you will see people feeding the squirrels on most days. (more…)

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National Margarita Day in ILLINOISouth – February 22nd, 2017

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Uncategorized

Happy National Margarita Day! Here in ILLINOISouth we have plenty of local places to grab a margarita and some authentic Mexican cuisine. Below are a couple of selections from our territory.

Chavas Mexican Restaurant in Edwardsville
Chavas has 2 locations (St. Louis and Edwardsville). The menu is the same (more…)

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A Weekend in Litchfield & Hillsboro

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Accommodations, Attractions, History, Museums, New Counties, Nostalgia, Outdoors, Recreation, Rt. 66, Shop Local, Shopping, Uncategorized, Wineries

Looking for a great weekend trip? Litchfield and Hillsboro are great places for a girls getaway, couples retreat, or a family gathering. Both are located in Montgomery County with Litchfield being a stop on the famous Route 66. With plenty of history, as well as things to do, these Illinois cities  make the perfect weekend getaway! (more…)

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Sights to See: Casey

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Accommodations, Attractions, Food, Life's A Trip, Outdoors, Recreation, Summer

It’s time to start planning for vacations this year! ILLINOISouth is home to many great sights and has something for everyone. This combined with our restaurants and dining options you can make a whole trip out of our Sights to See!

In this edition of Sights to See check out the city of Casey. Casey is home to several “World’s Largest” items featured in the Guinness’s Book of World Records. Spend the day snapping pictures with you in the largest rocking chair and let the kids send a letter from the World’s Largest Mailbox.

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Sights to See: Carlyle Lake

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Accommodations, Attractions, Food, Life's A Trip, Outdoors, Recreation, Summer

It’s time to start planning for vacations this year! ILLINOISouth is home to many great sights and has something for everyone. This combined with our restaurants and dining options you can make a whole trip out of our Sights to See!

In this edition of Sights to See check out Carlyle Lake. Check out the events to celebrate the 5oth anniversary of the lake. There is plenty to see and do around Carlyle!

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Sights to See: Gateway Motor Sports

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Accommodations, Attractions, Life's A Trip, Motorsports, Museums, Sports, Summer

It’s time to start planning for vacations this year! ILLINOISouth is home to many great sights and has something for everyone. This combined with our restaurants and dining options you can make a whole trip out of our Sights to See!

On this edition of Sights to See check out Gateway Motor Sports. This family-friendly activity will have you on the edge of your seat with some racing fun! Located only 15 minutes from St. Louis, Gateway Motor Sports Park and its surrounding amenities provide a weekend full of fun!

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