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Illinois Museums

A wide variety of museums can be found in the Metro East. Several cities have a museum highlighting the history and heritage of their city. Maryville, Glen Carbon, Alton, Elsah and Wood River are examples of this kind of museum. Some of them are housed in historic buildings such as the Glen Carbon Heritage Museum that is housed in a 1914 renovated brick school and the Maryville Heritage Museum that is located in the old Village Hall and fire station, built in 1916. A unique example of a museum is Cahokia Mounds. The museum located there highlights the early Mississippian civilization that once lived in the area. Take a day and visit several of the many wonderful museums that are located in the Metro East. See the list below.

Alton Museum of History and Art

Alton Museum of History and Art - The Alton Museum of History and Art showcases the art and history of the citizens of the Alton area. It is located on the SIU Dental School campus in Alton Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62002, about, alton, attractions, civil-war, featured, historic, history, illinois, kids, madison, madison-county-info, museums, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 62002,Alton Illinois,Museums

Cahokia Mounds

Cahokia Mounds - Cahokia Mounds is an early Mississippian civilization archeological treasure! It is located in Collinsville Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62201, 62234, about, attractions, collinsville, featured, historic, history, illinois, kids, landmark, museums, native-american, st-clair-county-info, stclair, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 62201,62234,Collinsville Illinois,Attractions,Museums

Camp River Dubois

Camp River Dubois - Information on Camp River Dubois, the winter camp for Lewis and Clark before the expedition began. Featured there is a museum with exhibitions including a 55-foot full scale replica of the keel boat and a replica of Fort. - More Info - Tags: 62048, attractions, buildings, featured, hartford, historic, history, illinois, kids, lewis-and-clark, madison, madison-county-info, museums, places, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 62048,Hartford Illinois,Museums

The Children's Museum

Childrens Museum - The Children's Museum, located in Edwardsville Illinois is a educational enrichment museum for children. It is housed in the historic Leclaire Academy building. - More Info - Tags: 62025, attractions, edwardsville, family, featured, illinois, kids, madison, madison-county-info, museums, ttd - Public Tags: 62025,Edwardsville Illinois,Museums

Colonel Benjamin Stephenson House

Colonel Benjamin Stephenson House - Colonel Benjamin Stephenson House was the home of founders of Edwardsville Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62025, about, attractions, buildings, edwardsville, featured, historic, illinois, landmark, madison, madison-county-info, museums, ziphome - Public Tags: 62025,Edwardsville Illinois,Museums

Emma Kunz House

Emma Kunz House - Information on the Emma Kunz House is a restored 1830s home that is modeled after the German street homes that were built in Europe during the 19th-century is located in Belleville Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62220, about, attractions, belleville, buildings, featured, historic, illinois, museums, st-clair-county-info, stclair, ziphome - Public Tags: 62220,Belleville Illinois,Museums

Glen Carbon Heritage Museum

Glen Carbon Heritage Museum - Information on the Glen Carbon Heritage Museum featuring the history of Glen Carbon Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62034, about, attractions, featured, glen-carbon, historic, illinois, madison, museums, ziphome - Public Tags: 62034,Glen Carbon Illinois,Museums

Greater St Louis Air and Space Museum

Greater St Louis Air and Space Museum - The Greater St Louis Air and Space Museum is located in Cahokia Illinois at the St Louis Downtown Airport in the one of the two historic Curtiss-Wright Hangers. - More Info - Tags: 62206, about, attractions, cahokia, featured, historic, illinois, museums, st-clair-county-info, stclair, ziphome - Public Tags: 62206,Cahokia Illinois,Museums

Historic Cahokia Courthouse

Historic Cahokia Courthouse - The Historic Cahokia Courthouse was built in 1740 and is an example of French Creole architecture, one of the few examples left in the United States. It is located in St Clair County in Cahokia Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62206, about, attractions, buildings, cahokia, creole, featured, french, historic, history, illinois, landmark, lewis-and-clark, museums, st-clair-county-info, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, stclair, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 62206,Cahokia Illinois,Museums

Katherine Dunham Museum

Katherine Dunham Museum - The Katherine Dunham Museum is located in East St Louis Illinois and houses extensive collections of costumes, mementos and art of Miss Dunham's. - More Info - Tags: 62201, african-american, attractions, east-st-louis, featured, historic, illinois, museums, st-clair-county-info, stclair, ziphome - Public Tags: 62201,East St Louis Illinois,Museums

Labor and Industry Museum

Labor and Industry Museum - The Labor and Industry Museum chronicles the contributions the Belleville Illinois area made to the nation's industrial movement. - More Info - Tags: 62220, about, attractions, belleville, featured, historic, illinois, museums, st-clair-county-info, stclair, ziphome - Public Tags: 62220,Belleville Illinois,Museums

Martin-Boismenue House

Martin-Boismenue House - Information on the Martin-Boismenue House, a French Creole home built in 1790 in East Carondelet Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62240, about, attractions, buildings, creole, east-carondelet, featured, french, historic, illinois, museums, st-clair-county-info, stclair, ziphome - Public Tags: 62240,East Carondelet Illinois,Museums

Maryville Heritage Museum

Maryville Heritage Museum - The Maryville Heritage Museum features items that showcase the history of the citizens of Maryville Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62062, about, attractions, featured, historic, illinois, madison, madison-county-info, maryville, museums, ziphome - Public Tags: 62062,Maryville Illinois,Museums

The National Great Rivers Museum

National Great Rivers Museum - The National Great Rivers Museum is located at the Melvin Price Locks and Dam in Alton Illinois. It features exhibits on the importance of the Mississippi River to the people and wildlife who live near it. - More Info - Tags: 62002, alton, attractions, featured, illinois, kids, madison, madison-county-info, museums, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 62002,Alton Illinois,Museums

Old Fire Engine Museum

Old Fire Engine Museum - The Old Fire Engine Museum is located in Granite City Illinois chronicles the history of firefighting. - More Info - Tags: 62040, about, attractions, featured, granite-city, historic, illinois, madison, madison-county-info, museums, ziphome - Public Tags: 62040,Granite City Illinois,Museums

Old Six Mile Museum in the Emmert-Zippel House

Old Six Mile Museum in the Emmert-Zippel House - Information on the Old Six Mile Museum in the Emmert-Zippel House located in Granite City Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62040, about, attractions, featured, granite-city, historic, illinois, madison, madison-county-info, museums, national-register, ziphome - Public Tags: 62040,Granite City Illinois,Museums

St Clair County Historical Society

St Clair County Historical Society - Information on the St Clair County Historical Society which houses information and artifacts about the St Clair County Illinois area. - More Info - Tags: 62220, about, attractions, belleville, featured, historic, illinois, museums, st-clair-county-info, stclair, ziphome - Public Tags: 62220,Belleville Illinois,Museums

Village of Elsah Museum

Village of Elsah Museum - The Village of Elsah Museum chronicles the history of the village from its founding in 1853. - More Info - Tags: 62028, about, attractions, elsah, featured, historic, illinois, jersey, museums, ziphome - Public Tags: 62028,Elsah Illinois,Museums

Wood River Museum and Visitor's Center

Wood River Museum and Visitor's Center - Information on the Wood River Museum and Visitor's Center which is free to the public. - More Info - Tags: 62095, about, attractions, featured, historic, illinois, madison, madison-county-info, museums, wood-river, ziphome - Public Tags: 62095,Museums,Wood River Illinois

Wood River Refinery History Museum

Wood River Refinery History Museum - Information on the Wood River Refinery History Museum which chronicles the history of the refinery since 1917. - More Info - Tags: 62084, about, attractions, featured, historic, illinois, madison, madison-county-info, museums, roxana, ziphome - Public Tags: 62084,Museums,Roxana Illinois