The Willoughby Heritage Farm and Conservation Reserve recreates the 1940’s farming-life, complete with tractors, barns, a 1930’s Craftsman-style Farm House, and live donkeys, steers, chickens, and goats!  The 30-acres of wild-life preserve features hiking trails, bridges, and vistas overlooking the bluff line prairie and woodlands of the American Bottom.  The free kid zone has tire swings, climbing bridges, overlook towers, outdoor riding toys, and more!

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site - A civilization was born over 1,000 years ago on the Mississippi plains in what is now known as the city of Collinsville. Stroll through parts of the 2,200 acres of Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Historical Landmark. Visit the interpretative center to view the “City of the Sun” video and see scenes of what life may have been like during the time of the Mississippians. Climb the 147 steps to the top of Monks Mound, the largest man-made mound north of Mexico.

Aqua Park Collinsville - Come make a splash at the premier water park for the Metro East.  Splash City is home to 7 slides, Monsoon Mountain, Crystal Creek, Leisure Pool, Oasis Lap pool, and the Aqua Climb Wall. Free parking, free inner tubes, and free life jackets make the Aqua Park that perfect place to soak up family fun. The park is open seasonally from Memorial Day weekend until early September.
 
The Edwardsville Children’s Museum is committed to stimulating curiosity and cultivating learning at the age of wonder. The Museum exhibits and programs are designed to build happy and curious learners from ages 6 months – 60 years. Kids will have a blast exploring their long-term exhibits include the recycling center, ice cream parlor, café, dentist office, library, fire department and nature area.

The Watershed Nature Center is home to over 40 acres of prairie, forest, and wetlands habitats. The center features paved walking trails, a raised marsh walk, and a welcome center. Keep a look out for the many frogs, birds, and butterflies who call the Nature Center their home!

Altitude Trampoline Park offers high-energy and exciting entertainment activities including a foam pit, gymnastics tumble tracks, kids zone, basketball dunking lanes, dodge ball, and group fitness. The park has 20,000 square feet of interconnected wall-to-wall trampoline attractions for the whole family.

Edison’s Entertainment Complex is an all-in-one, family friendly entertainment complex offering food, drinks, and games for all ages. Enjoy 12 lanes of boutique bowling, an all-new 4,000 square foot laser tag arena, and a 65+ game state-of-the-art arcade.

Sample Itinerary

Length
Allow 1-2 days

Day 1
Willoughby Heritage Park, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Splash City Water Park

Day 2
Edwardsville Children’s Museum, Watershed Nature Center, Altitude Trampoline Park, Edison’s Entertainment Complex

Communities
Collinsville, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon

Featured Listings

Willoughby Heritage Farm
631 Willoughby Ln, Collinsville
618-346-5200

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
30 Ramey Street, Collinsville
618-346-5160

Collinsville Aqua Park
10 Gateway Drive, Collinsville
618-346-4571

Edwardsville Children’s Museum
722 Holyoake Rd, Edwardsville
618-692-2094

Watershed Nature Center
1591 Tower Avenue, Edwardsville
618-692-7578

Altitude Trampoline Park
91 Fountain Drive, Glen Carbon
618-744-6959

Edison’s Entertainment Complex
2477 S State Rt 157, Edwardsville
618-307-9020