Edwardsville is the third oldest city in Illinois. The early founding fathers left quite the architectural impression with stately Federal style brick homes still lining St. Louis Street in a portion of town referred to as Upper Edwardsville.
Main Street is thriving with older buildings brought back to life by arts, culture, restaurants, and entertainment. From March through October, visitors and locals alike love to stroll the Land of Goshen Market, featuring fresh produce, handmade goods, furniture, artisan crafts, jewelry and more.
In the heart of Downtown, the Wildey Theatre brings classic films to the big screen and provides a stage for local musicians and entertainment acts.
Edwardsville is also home to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and a satellite campus of Lewis & Clark Community College.
Nature lovers can enjoy a walk through the tranquil Gardens at SIUE or explore the native flora and fauna at the Watershed Nature Center.
Edwardsville has emerged from its quiet roots as a company town to become a center for retail and a shopper’s dream come true.
Photo by Scott Evers Photography
Why Visit Edwardsville
Take your Route 66 journey into Edwardsville and spend several days exploring the historic and award winning dining options available.