Many of Collinsville’s attractions can be found near to Hartford, making it a popular place to stay or visit on a day trip. Two attractions that should be at the top of every visitor’s to-do list is the fascinating National Great Rivers Museum and the iconic Alton Square Mall. Two other interesting attractions nearby Hartford are the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site and O'Fallon Park.
Savvy travelers in Hartford, looking for something different, should make tracks to the nearby museums and theaters. There are many excellent places to take the family for a couple of hours including City Museum in St. Louis, the Missouri History Museum and the St. Louis Car Museum in Overland. To catch home-grown and touring acts, spend an evening at Fox Theater in St. Louis, the Muny Theater and the St. Louis Sympony Orchestra, one of the area’s best-loved concert venues. There are some popular galleries to visit near here. In particular, don’t miss Componere Gallery in University City.
Plan a day of laughter with the children at the Gateway Fun Park. Experience some of the Earth’s most remarkable creatures at the St. Louis Children's Aquarium/World Aquarium in St. Louis.
If the sun is shining, follow the lead of the locals who know the area best and head outside to the nearby green spaces. There are some nice gardens and parks, so why not take a break in the Missouri Botanical Gardens and Arboretum in St. Louis and the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park.
Take time out from the sights and indulge in a game of golf at the Far Oaks Golf Course in Caseyville and the Stonewolf Golf Course in Fairview Heights.
If you love food and shopping, explore the many stores that are part of the St. Louis Mills Mall in Hazelwood and the St. Claire Square Mall in Fairview Heights.
Come see much-loved sporting heroes, the St. Louis Rams, battle their opponents at the iconic Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis. On game days the stadium becomes a sea of blue and gold, as football fans come together to cheer on their home-grown heroes.
To make sure you get the most out of Hartford, think about booking your accommodation at one of the area’s charming bed and breakfast or hotel options. The Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch, the HoteLumiere Suites and Casino, St. Louis and the Ramada Plaza Hotel St. Louis Downtown/At Convention Center are among the most popular accommodation options here.