As Illinois’ third oldest city and home to five state governors, Edwardsville has cemented its place in local history.

With a rich history and contemporary vibe, Edwardsville, IL is home to the Mother Road of Route 66 and an exploding culinary scene. From the scenic downtown streets to City Park, home to the Route 66 Festival and the Edwardsville Art Fair, to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, the city has a flair for diversity and excitement. Discover Edwardsville, IL -- the third oldest city in Illinois.