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19 Best and Fun Things To Do In Collinsville, Illinois

Home to the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle and several other fascinating attractions, Collinsville is a great destination for a family vacation or a weekend getaway with friends.

The community has a rich Italian heritage and is home to the biggest Italian Festival in the Midwest, which takes place every year in September.

It also hosts the annual International Horseradish Festival in June, where you can sample a range of exclusive (and sometimes bizarre!) treats such as Horseradish Ice Cream and take part in competitions like the Root Toss and Root Sacking contests.

It’s also home to the Cahokia Mound Historic Site, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and Historical Landmark that preserves the archaeological remains of an ancient civilization.

In addition, Collinsville is home to the only live thoroughbred racing facility in this part of Illinois, which makes for exhilarating entertainment from the months of April through September.

If you would like to know more about what Collinsville has to offer, continue reading for a full list of everything else there is to do here.

The 19 Most Popular Things To Do In Collinsville, Illinois

19. Poag Sand Prairie

3.7 ★★★★☆ (3 reviews)


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Location: 4860 St Car Road Edwardsville IL

Tel:  618 566 4451

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18. WonderLight’s Christmas in St. Louis

4.3 ★★★★☆ (9 reviews)


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Location: 1905 Collinsville Road East Street Louis IL

Tel:  423 946 5768

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17. DD Collins House

4.4 ★★★★☆ (11 reviews)

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Location: 703 W Main Street Collinsville IL

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16. Woodhenge

4.8 ★★★★★ (24 reviews)

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Location: Fairmont City IL

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15. Arlington Wetlands

4.6 ★★★★★ (50 reviews)

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Location: Arlington Dr Pontoon Beach IL

Tel:  618 566 4451

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14. Horseshoe Lake

4.4 ★★★★☆ (79 reviews)

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13. Frank Holten Park

4.1 ★★★★☆ (151 reviews)

Location: 161 62220 IL 161 Belleville IL

12. Tri-Township Park District Office

4.8 ★★★★★ (168 reviews)

Location: 410 Wickliffe Street Troy IL

Tel:  618 667 6887

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11. Horseshoe Lake State Park

4.4 ★★★★☆ (427 reviews)

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Location: 3321 IL 111 Granite City IL

Tel:  618 931 0270

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10. Drost Park

4.7 ★★★★★ (442 reviews)


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Location: Maryville IL

Tel:  618 345 7028

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9. Collinsville Historical Museum

4.6 ★★★★★ (25 reviews)


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Location: 406 W Main Street Collinsville IL

Tel:  618 344 1834

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8. Monks Mound

4.9 ★★★★★ (39 reviews)

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7. Glidden Park

4.1 ★★★★☆ (97 reviews)

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Location: Glidden Park Branch Street Collinsville IL

Tel:  618 346 7529

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6. Worlds Largest Catsup Bottle

4.3 ★★★★☆ (225 reviews)

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Location: 800 S Morrison Ave Collinsville IL

Tel:  618 741 9014

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5. Woodland Park

4.5 ★★★★★ (349 reviews)

Location: Pine Lake Road Collinsville IL

Tel:  618 346 7529

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4. Collinsville Aqua Park

4.4 ★★★★☆ (593 reviews)

Location: 10 Gateway Dr Collinsville IL

Tel:  618 346 4571

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3. Willoughby Heritage Farm

4.8 ★★★★★ (725 reviews)


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Location: 631 Willoughby Ln Collinsville IL

Tel:  618 977 0941

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2. FanDuel Sportsbook and Horse Racing

4.4 ★★★★☆ (1,031 reviews)

Location: 9301 Collinsville Road Collinsville IL

Tel:  618 345 4300

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1. Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

4.7 ★★★★★ (3,718 reviews)

Location: Collinsville IL

Tel:  618 346 5160

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Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in Collinsville, Illinois! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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