Metro East Attractions


Cahokia Mounds

One of the greatest cities of the world, Cahokia was larger than London was in AD 1250. The Mississippians who lived here were accomplished builders who erected a wide variety of structures from practical homes for everyday living to monumental public works that have maintained their grandeur for centuries. Cahokia Mounds is located in Collinsville, Illinois off Interstates 55/70 and 255. Cahokia Mounds is just fifteen minutes east of St. Louis, Missouri.

30 Ramey Street
Collinsville, IL 62234


FUN at Centerfield Park ! 
Here at Centerfield Park in Fairview Heights Illinois, we would like to make your special day FUN and memorable. We offer FUN for all ages. Miniature Golf, Batting Cages, Go-Kart’s, Bumper Boats, Pedal Boats, Video Arcade, Snack Bar and a Pavilion & Patio Area that are perfect for Birthday Parties and Group Outings.

5620 Old Collinsville Road
Fairview Heights, Illinois 62208

Dr. Jazz

Dr. Jazz is an old fashioned soda fountain and grille in downtown Lebanon, Illinois. It’s fun for the whole family! They’ve been serving award winning Cedar Crest ice cream for the past eight years. Cedar Crest produces some of the finest ice cream in the country and they have the ice cream delivered from their Wisconsin location. It’s fantastic!

230 West St. Louis Street
Lebanon, IL



Eckert’s Farm

Create Family Memories 
at Eckert’s Country Store and Farms

Eckert’s Farms, family-owned and operated since 1837 by seven generations of Eckerts, is the largest pick-your-own orchard operation in the United States.

Starting as a simple roadside stand in 1910, the Eckert family now owns and operates farming, entertainment and retail entities in BellevilleGrafton and Millstadt, IL. We have grown from simple fruit orchards into family entertainment centers that feature special children’s activities, annual events, festivals and the Eckert’s Country Store and Restaurant.

Here at Eckert’s our mission is “To Create Family Memories” for you and your family. We’ve been entertaining families on our farms for many years. We invite you and your family to visit Eckert’s and share some of our country. It’s truly an experience you just can’t get in the city!

Relax, browse our site and stay a while. Better yet, pack up the kids and plan to spend a day at one of our farms. We offer something for all ages.

Edwardsville Children’s Museum

Welcome to the Edwardsville Children’s Museum! Whether you’re looking for a great field trip destination, an awesome spot to host your child’s birthday party, or just want a great family-friendly place to spend the day in Edwardsville, Illinois, we’ve got just what you want!

722 Holyoake Road, Edwardsville, IL 62025

$5.00 per person, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays 10-4

Gateway Grizzlies Baseball

Enjoy a family-friendly game of minor league baseball! Kids can participate in games, play on the playground, and eat the fun ballpark food.
2301 Grizzlie Bear Blvd, Sauget, IL 62206
(618) 337-3000 

Looking Glass Playhouse

Looking for a local theater to get your kids involved with? Looking Glass Playhouse is in Lebanon, Illinois and is a great place to be in a show or attend one with your family. Before or after a show, visit Dr. Jazz, an old fashioned soda fountain and grille. It’s right across the street!

301 West St. Louis Street, Lebanon, lllinois


Skyview Drive-In

One of the only drive-in movie theaters left in the country, Skyview is a fun time for the whole family! Two screens each play two movies back to back. Pack a picnic dinner or order from the concession stands!

Opens April 4th, 2014

5700 North Belt West, Belleville, IL 62226


The Edge

This place has it all! From the world’s largest laser tag arena to video arcades and movie theaters, The Edge is the place to go for families with kids of all ages. They even have two movie bistros where you are served your food while you watch the movie!

701 South Belt West, Belleville, IL 62220