Cities & Towns

In the Midwest, and especially in the Great Rivers & Routes region, community matters.

Each Great Rivers & Routes community has its own flavor and style. From tiny Hillsboro’s rural fields full of crops and its hip, blossoming downtown, to urban Edwardsville’s Leclaire Historic District nestled between thriving shopping plazas, diversity shines throughout the area.

The region spans six counties and more than 35 cities and towns in Southwestern Illinois, and the list of events, activities and attractions in the area is as tall as the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville.

So whether you’re here to see the beautiful architecture on the Lewis & Clark Community College campus, stopping by Litchfield’s Ariston Café as you travel Route 66 or escaping to the peace and quiet of historic Elsah, be sure to check out everything the region has to offer. You don’t want to miss a thing!