Collinsville Catsup Bottle Water Tower
Local Legends: Brooks Catsup Bottle Water Tower

Welcome to Collinsville

From a gigantic catsup bottle to one of the largest pre-Columbian Native American settlements in North America, Collinsville offers a vast array of things to do. Topping the list of “must see” attractions is Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors to the site will see that Cahokia, one of the greatest cities in the world, has been perfectly preserved.  For the adventurous, a 100-foot climb to the top of Monk’s Mound yields panoramic views of the St. Louis skyline and surrounding communities.

The height of Monk’s Mound pales in comparison to the 170-foot “World’s Largest Catsup Bottle.” The Brooks Catsup Bottle water tower is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is celebrated each July at the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle Festival.

Collinsville has also gained notoriety as the self-proclaimed horseradish capital of the world, with nearly 85 percent of the world’s horseradish produced here.

Main Street in Uptown Collinsville is the place to be for shopping, food, fun and great festivals.  Grab a bite to eat at the legendary Bert’s Chuck Wagon, or plan to attend great local festivals like the annual Italian Fest and International Horseradish Festival.

Experience Collinsville

Ciao! Welcome to Collinsville, Illinois. World famous for its enormous 170-foot Brooks Catsup Bottle water tower and its stature as the... Read More