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Welcome to Downstate Illinois

Discover Downstate Illinois covers more ground than any other Convention and Visitor's Bureau in the State of Illinois. We represent 21 counties stretching from the Mississippi River east of St. Louis, MO to the Wabash River west of Vincennes, IN. We are both rural and urban, allowing guests to enjoy big city life and simple, country treasures all at once!

Visitors come to our region for family friendly attractions, historic sites and outdoor recreational opportunities as well as over 900 annual events. While you're here, be sure to stay in one of our many hotels, lodges or quaint B&Bs. Visit our attractions, and check out our shopping destinations, cozy wineries and great local cuisine, too. Adventure is in Downstate Illinois!


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in Downstate IL

Line Dancing Lessons

March 8, 2023 - May 31, 2023
Iron Saddle Ranch
Salem, IL

Thursday Night Karaoke @ Iron Saddle Ranch

March 9, 2023 - May 25, 2023
Iron Saddle Ranch
Salem, IL

Du Quoin Pro Rodeo

March 24, 2023 - March 25, 2023
Southern Illinois Center
Du Quoin, IL

Forever Vintage Market

March 24, 2023 - March 26, 2023
Belle-Clair Fairgrounds & Expo Center
Belleville, IL

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