Nearby you will find…

Golf

Acorns Golf Links, Waterloo, IL
Featuring 6,701 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 72.3 and it has a slope rating of 125.  You will not find subdivision golf at Acorns; just nature, beautiful scenery, challenging design, and you.

Annbriar Golf Club, Waterloo, IL
Golf Digest rated Annbriar one of America’s “Top 500 Places to Play.” With a 41/2 star rating, it is ranked 7th in the state of Illinois. For nearly 20 years, Annbriar Golf Course in Waterloo, Illinois has welcomed golfers to play a round of golf.

Mystic Oak Golf Course, Waterloo, IL
The lovely Mystic Oak Golf Course gives the golfer a feeling that is not found anywhere else near Waterloo. We feature 18-holes of Waterloo golf that is ideal for all levels of golfers and is designed to help you improve your game.

 

Nature, Museums & Historic Sites

Fults Hill Prairie Nature Preserve & Hiking Trail, Fults, IL
A 1.6 mile loop trail located near Prairie du Rocher, Illinois that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

Salt Lick Point Land and Water Reserve, Valmeyer, IL
A 600+ acre site owned by the Village of Valmeyer, IL. The reserve protects fluff land forests, which provide a critical habitat for unique hill prairies and glades. It offers three hiking trails from 1.3 miles to 1.9 miles.

Trappers Fall, Fults, IL
Once a fur trading establishment this unique property now offers cabin rentals, fishing, hiking trails and eagle watching.

White Rock Nature Preserve, Valmeyer, IL
This is home to 306 acres of Natural habitat. It contains 2 miles of non-looping trails through dense woodlands with both trails ending at hill prairies.

Fults Church Museum, Fults, IL

Fort de Chartres, Prairie du Rocher, IL
The last of three eighteenth-century forts by that name erected near the Mississippi River by France’s colonial government. Today visitors to the site see a partially rebuilt eighteenth-century fort.

Ste. Genevieve-Modoc Ferry, Modoc, IL
The ferry makes for an interesting adventure where you can either bring your car or just ride on this ferry between historic French towns in Missouri and Illinois. The ferry runs during daylight hours approximately every fifteen minutes.

Kaskaskia & Mississippi River Confluence Heritage Area
A handicapped accessible 1/2 mile trail winds through this area from the campgrounds to the confluence. Located at the confluence is an amphitheater using native limestone stone as seating where interpretive programs and special events are held.

Monroe County Welcome Center, Columbia, IL
The City of Columbia, IL has renovated historic Shoemaker School into a multi-faceted facility that links Monroe County’s heritage with its vision for the future.

World Shooting & Recreational Complex, Sparta, IL
Designed for shooters, built for recreation this unique site is located in Southern Illinois near the City of Sparta, close to three airports and less than 50 miles from three metropolitan area including St. Louis, MO.

 

Wineries

Lau-Nae Winery, Red Bud, IL
The winery offers 30 of its own wines plus a full range of wines from around the world as well as speciality martinis. Enjoy any of one of these wonderful wines with some of our fresh baked breads & dipping oils or a Gourmet Pizza.

Schorr Lake Vineyard, Waterloo, IL
A quiet wooded area where one can relax on the deck overlooking the 6-acre vineyard or enjoy the beauty of the sunset over the lake. Our winery features estate grown and produced table and fruit wines.

 

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