Local Attractions

Whether you’re taking in the majestic bluff views during a scenic hike or sipping drinks at one of the many local breweries or wineries, we know you’ll find something to love about southwestern Illinois.

If we’ve missed a great local spot on this list, please let us know!

Antiques & Gifts

Bloomin’ Diehl’s – Waterloo

Bountiful Blossoms – Waterloo

Chantilly Corner – Waterloo

Creative Concepts – Red Bud

Mill Street Treasures – Waterloo

Waterloo Mercantile – Waterloo

Zetta’s – Red Bud


Boutique Obsessed – Ruma 

The Clothes Line Boutique – Waterloo

Lizzy Rae’s Boutique – Red Bud

The Parlor on Market – Red Bud 

Philomena + Ruth – Waterloo

Small Town Style Boutique – Waterloo

Breweries & Wineries

De Vinos Winery – Red Bud

Hopskeller Brewing Company – Waterloo

Liberty Courtyard – Evansville

Lieferbrau Brewery – Red Bud

The Mill – Ruma 

The Pour Vineyard – Red Bud

Schorr Lake Winery – Waterloo 

St. Nicholas Landmark – Chester

Stubborn German Brewing Company – Waterloo

Vintage Wine Bar – Waterloo

White Rooster Farmhouse Brewing – Sparta

Dining & Dessert

Backstreet Wine & Dine – Hecker

Bean Tree Cafe – Waterloo

Broadway Grille – Sparta 

The Burnt End – Red Bud

Casa Romero Mexican Restaurant – Waterloo

Eckert’s Country Restaurant – Belleville

Frederico’s Restaurant – Waterloo

Gallagher’s – Waterloo

Hopskeller Brewing Company – Waterloo 

Imo’s Pizza – Waterloo

Karban’s Knotty Pines – Paderborn

Mi Casa Sub Shop – Red Bud

Mr. Bbq – Waterloo

Off the Square – Red Bud

The Office Bar & Grill – Red Bud

The Opera House Bistro – Red Bud 

Papa Vito’s – Waterloo

Ratzkeller Bar & Banquet – Red Bud 

Shorty’s Smokehouse – Waterloo

Sling N Scoops – Red Bud

Uncle John’s RRR Bar – Waterloo

Golf & Sport Shooting

Acorns Golf Links – Waterloo

Annbriar Golf Course – Waterloo

Mystic Oak Golf Course – Waterloo

North County Country Club – Red Bud

World Shooting and Recreational Complex – Sparta 

Historical Sites 

Bellefontaine House – Waterloo

Fort De Chartres – Prairie Du Rocher 

Fort Kaskaskia – Ellis Grove

Historic Maeystown – Maeystown

Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail

Mary’s Covered Bridge – Chester

Monroe County History Museum – Waterloo

Peterstown House – Waterloo

Nearby Essentials

Casey’s General Store – Red Bud

Dollar General – Red Bud

Hometown Pharmacy – Red Bud

Kiel Pharmacy – Red Bud

Miller’s Meat Market – Red Bud

Red Bud IGA – Red Bud

Red Bud Public Library – Red Bud

USPS – Red Bud

The White Glove Laundry – Red Bud

Parks & Hiking Trails

Fults Hill Prairie Nature Preserve – Fults

Konarcik Park – Waterloo

Lakeview Park – Waterloo

Piney Creek Ravine – Campbell Hill 

Randolph County Conservation Area – Chester

Ratz Memorial Park – Red Bud

Salt Lick Point and Johnson Trail – Valmeyer 

Turkey Bluffs State Fish and Wildlife Area – Chester 

White Rock Nature Preserve – Valmeyer