27 Underrated Metro East Destinations

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Attractions, Beer, Farms, Food, News, Orchards, Shop Local, Shopping, Wine, Wineries

The River Front Times recently published an article on the 36 Metro East Destinations That Are Totally Underrated and since so much in our territory was listed we decided to break down the underrated spots that fall in ILLINOISouth. See the List Below: (more…)

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Life’s a Trip in Collinsville

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Accommodations, Attractions, Events, History, Life's A Trip, Museums, Recreation

collinsville-mapCollinsville is a great stop with plenty to see and do. At under 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, Collinsville encompasses a small town feel with big city attractions and events.   (more…)

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Lakes You May Not Know About in ILLINOISouth

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Attractions, Front Page News, Outdoors, Summer

Who is ready to unwind and relax in the open water? ILLINOISouth is home to plenty of water for whatever you want to do whether it is fishing, boating, water sports, or sitting on the beach. Check out some of the great places to pack up and head out to when you need a little water in your life.

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Thunderbirds are coming to Scott Air Force Base

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Centennial Anniversary

2Happy anniversary to Scott Air Force Base in St. Clair County, Illinois. As part of the celebration of their anniversary, the U.S. Air Force’s Thunderbirds will perform at the event. The last time they performed at SAFB was in 2012.

The Scott Air Force Base Air Show will take place June 10-11th with free entry.

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Find Time to Wine: Cameo Vineyards

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Find Time to Wine, Wine, Wineries

Who is ready to take a trip to a secluded winery for the ultimate experience in relaxation and fun. Cameo Vineyards is nestled away in Greenup, Illinois approximately 2 hours from the city life of St. Louis. This vineyard crushes approximately 35 tons of llinois grapes each year to produce over 14 varieties of wine.  (more…)

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Sailing Fun for Everyone

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Outdoors, Sports

Carlyle Sailing Association Offers Family Sailing Fun to All

55-minutes-from-stlCarlyle Sailing Association is a not-for-profit organization providing sailing and fun for all ages.  Everyone is welcome at their harbor facility at the south end of Eldon Hazlet State Park and all you need is a desire to get on the water and try sailing.  A multitude of programs
are offered.  For those seeking an easy, relaxed experience, there are Saturday cruises. For those that have a competitive streak you can enjoy racing programs of various skill levels each weekend.  Of course, all are accompanied by an after-sail get together to enjoy everyone’s company and talk about the day.  In addition, here are programs just for kids from 8 to 16 with US Sailing certified adult supervision.  Activities occur every weekend between the end of April and the beginning of November.

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Dining Around with Dan: Jonny’s Pizza in Fairview Heights

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Dining Around with Dan, Food

About Jonny’s Pizza and Pasta

Jonny’s Pizza and Pasta is located in Fairview Heights, Illinois only 15 minutes from St. Louis and Scott Air Force Base. The owner, Jon Weaving, opened Jonny’s in 2008 after a long-term relationship with the love of pizza. Jon says his favorite thing on the menu is his Chicago-style pizza and that it is a staple in their house. Pizza is not the only thing you will find on their menu. They also have a great selection of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pasta, and deserts. Jonny’s is open Tuesday through Sunday (check full hours below) and always has a great special going on. (more…)

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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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Museums around ILLINOISouth

Tiffany Garavaglia
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History, Museums

Even when you are traveling there is always time for some education with a visit to a local museum. ILLINOISouth has many museums focusing on various topics such as farm history, county history, and classic cars to name a few. (more…)

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