Many of Litchfield’s highlights are close to Hamel, so it is a smart choice as a place to base yourself during your visit. The Timber Lakes Golf Course and the National Great Rivers Museum are amongst the interesting place to visit here. Also worth checking out are the Gateway Conference Center and the Gateway Fun Park.
To enjoy some retail therapy, browse the Alton Square Mall in Alton.
Sports fanatics should get tickets for Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis to see the St. Louis Rams taking on visiting rivals. On match days follow the river of blue and gold, to the stadium, then after the full-time hooter blows, join fans at a nearby pub, bar or cafe for a few post-game beers.
When you’re ready to rest up after a busy day discovering the delights of Hamel, check in to one of the area’s numerous bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. The DoubleTree by Hilton Collinsville - St. Louis, the Days Inn Collinsville and the Red Roof Inn St Louis - Troy, IL are among the many great places to stay around here.