Wood River Vacations

Wood River is in Collinsville, a major city with a population of 26,000 people. This popular area is 17 miles (27 kilometers) to the east of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, and just 15 miles (24 kilometers) from the heart of they city.

Wood River is close to a diverse collection of Collinsville’s more popular attractions. Two attractions that should be on every visitor’s itinerary is the wonderful National Great Rivers Museum and the much-loved Alton Square Mall. Two other great attractions that are located within a short distance of Wood River are O'Fallon Park and the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site.

Do make the effort to see some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make this region such a rewarding holiday destination. There are many excellent destinations where you can spend a couple of hours including City Museum in St. Louis, the Missouri History Museum and the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts. Experience local and touring artists live on stage at Fox Theater in St. Louis, the Muny Theater and the St. Louis Sympony Orchestra. Enjoy the fascinating displays at Componere Gallery in University City.

Laugh, learn and be thoroughly entertained at the areas attractions for kids of all ages, such as the Gateway Fun Park. The kids will appreciate the incredible animal experiences at the St. Louis Children's Aquarium/World Aquarium in St. Louis.

If you love nature and wildlife, plan a trip to some of the nearby green spaces. These are good spots to relax. Enjoy some of the pleasant parklands such as the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park in St. Louis.

Take a break from sightseeing 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 to find a great deal, explore the St. Louis Mills Mall in Hazelwood.

Nearby Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis is the perfect place to hang out with lovers of football, and to see local heroes, the St. Louis Rams, in action. On weekends the stadium becomes a sea of blue and gold, as local football lovers flock together to support their home-grown heroes.

When it’s time to rest your weary feet after checking out the many charms of Wood River, check in to one of the area’s numerous bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment 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 just some of the best places to find a warm welcome and a good night’s rest.


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