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, 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, Collinsville Illinois, Attractions, Museums
Camp River Dubois
Camp River Dubois - The Camp River Dubois was 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, Hartford Illinois, Museums
Colonel Benjamin Stephenson House
Colonel Benjamin Stephenson House - Colonel Benjamin Stephenson House was the home of one of the founders of Edwardsville, Illinois. - More Info Tags: 62025, Edwardsville Illinois, Museums
The Edwardsville Children's Museum
Edwardsville Childrens Museum - The Edwardsville 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, Edwardsville Illinois, Museums
Emma Kunz House
Emma Kunz House - 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 and is located in Belleville, Illinois. - More Info 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, 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 one of the two historic Curtiss-Wright Hangers. - More Info 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, 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, 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, Belleville Illinois, Museums
Martin-Boismenue House
Martin-Boismenue House - The Martin-Boismenue House, a French Creole home built in 1790, is located in East Carondelet, Illinois. - More Info 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, 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 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, Granite City Illinois, Museums
Old Six Mile Museum in the Emmert-Zippel House
Old Six Mile Museum in the Emmert-Zippel House - The Old Six Mile Museum is housed in the Emmert-Zippel House which is located in Granite City, Illinois. - More Info 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, 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, 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, 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, Museums, Roxana Illinois

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