Wood River

Heritage and history define this community that sits on the edge of the Great River Road in southwest Illinois.

Reminders of Wood River’s past as an oil refinery town are everywhere – even the town’s high school mascot is the Oilers – and its heritage is celebrated at the Wood River Museum & Visitors Center. Today, Wood River is home to a large concentration of historic Sears Homes and also numerous well-known as well as locally-owned businesses. For those more interested in play, the city has multiple family-friendly parks and maintains the Belk Park Golf Course.