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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.

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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! 

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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.

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Downstate Illinois Events

Downstate Illinois Events

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Whether you’re looking for a festival, marathon or something family-friendly to bring the kids to, Downstate Illinois has something for everyone. The region hosts over 900 events each year, and we pride ourselves on providing the most accurate event information so that you don’t miss a thing.
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From outdoor recreation and adventure to foodies and family fun, we have the trip ideas to plan the perfect vacation.
Road Trip Itineraries

Road Trip Itineraries

21 Counties made for Road Trips
Downstate Illinois was made for road trips! With the help of our road trip itineraries, you can discover all that our 21 counties have to offer — from family fun to outdoor adventures and shopping sprees. 
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Peanut Butter & Jam Festival

Peanut Butter & Jam Festival

June 14, 2024 - August 9, 2024 @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Highland Downtown Square | Highland, IL
Concert at the Square

Concert at the Square

June 20, 2024 @ 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bellevue Park | Belleville, IL
Sounds of Summer Free Concert Series

Sounds of Summer Free Concert Series

June 20, 2024 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bower Park | Olney, IL

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