Navigating the 21 County Region of Discover Downstate Illinois
Downstate Illinois stretches all the way across the state of Illinois. To make our territory easier to navigate, we have separated it into three regions. You can use our regional maps to find highways, attractions and more hassle-free.
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!
Western Region Map
Attractions in the Western Region include World Wide Technology Raceway, microbreweries and a distillery, Fort du Chartres, the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, and Gateway Grizzlies Baseball.
Central Region Map
Attractions in the Central Region include Carlyle Lake, the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds, the oldest remaining State Capitol building in Vandalia, and Rainbow Ranch Petting Zoo.
Eastern Region Map
Attractions in the Eastern Region include the Wabash Valley Wine Trail, Big Things in a Small Town in Casey, and the home of Burl Ives.