Top 10 Things to do in Fairview Heights, United States

September 13, 2017 Venice Greaves

Fairview Heights is a city in St. Clair County, Illinois, United States. The population was 17,078 at the 2010 census. Fairview Heights is a dominant shopping center for Southwestern Illinois and includes numerous shopping plazas and the St. Clair Square mall.
Restaurants in Fairview Heights

1. The Gateway Arch

11 N 4th St, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1810 +1 314-982-1400
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

The Gateway Arch

The Museum of Westward Expansion closed, pending installation of all new museum exhibits. As of March 2, 2015, entry-only ticket or tram ticket required to enter Arch. The nation's tallest monument at 630 feet, the Gateway Arch has beckoned visitors since June 1967. The Gateway Arch commemorates Thomas Jefferson and the role St. Louis played in the westward expansion of the United States. A visit to St. Louis isn't complete without standing at the Arch's base and playing professional photographer, but the view from the outside is only half of the experience. Attractions within the Arch include the Journey to the Top (the last tram leaves one hour before closing); educational programs (will be housed at the Old Courthouse); award-winning documentary movie, Monument to the Dream; and a gift shop. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Note: the address shown is for the Old Courthouse which is acting as the Gateway Arch Ticketing and Visitor Center throughout construction. Pedestrian entrance to the Arch Grounds is at Walnut Street at Memorial Drive or via the Grand Staircase from the riverfront.

Reviewed By DMartin216 - Chicago, Illinois

Taking a road trip from Chicago to KC for a weekend BBQ Tour, we decided that it was time we finally visited the gateway Arch. Neither of us had ever been to the Arch, and as a Cubs and Blackhawks fan I had never even gotten out of my car while in enemy territory. We found the Arch to be an engineering marvel and enjoyed the tiny elevator cars that make you feel like you’re riding in a dryer drum. The view from the top extends for miles, but unfortunately, the Mississippi River has to be one of the least photogenic bodies of water in the world—despite St. Louis’ efforts to build a nice park along the river’s edge. Beyond the river, one is treated to a view of East St. Louis, a panorama easily forgotten, but the view to the west includes the entire city of St. Louis and points beyond. As the Gateway to the West, this is clearly the view Eero Saarinen had in mind. The Arch itself is also very photogenic, and we between us we took more than 50 artsy shots of it. All in all, we found the Arch itself to be more attractive than the views it affords.

2. Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

30 Ramey Dr, Collinsville, IL 62234-7617 +1 618-346-5160
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4.5 based on 649 reviews

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

A sophisticated Native American society of about 20,000 people that operated via a sun calendar and disappeared by 1400.

Reviewed By SportsMoose - Indianapolis, Indiana

If you are in the St Louis area, or plan to be, this is an amazing spot to stop! It's a State Historic site, National Historic site, and World Heritage Site! At its peak Cahokia Mounds was a community stretching 6 square miles and included 120+ mounds, which were used to elevate residences, official buildings, and even some graves. In 1250AD it housed 10-20,000 people, which made it a larger city then London was at the time! Monks Mound, the largest mound, is the largest prehistoric earthen construction in the Americas. We went on a day when the museum was closed, so I cannot speak to that. However, we drove around the paved areas to check out the various mounds, and then parked by monks mound and hiked up. I love historic places that are outside and open like this, so young kids can enjoy it instead of worrying about breaking something! The kids were able to explore the stockade re-creation, and run around on the grass. We did stay on the path and stairs when climbing the mound to avoid erosion, but when we got to the top there was lots of room to roam around, and you can even see St. Louis in the distance. Add this to your list of things to see!

3. GCS Ballpark

2301 Grizzlie Bear Blvd, Sauget, IL 62206-2820 +1 618-337-3000
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4.5 based on 44 reviews

GCS Ballpark

Reviewed By Larry S - Manteno, Illinois

This ballpark features an independent Frontier League team. It is a mixture of old and new. So manteno old ballparks had the old wooden outfield walls with the advertisements. It also has interesting field dimensions. 340 feet to left center might sound small. But a ball hit there would also need to clear a high wall. Right field includes lawn seating for fans, as well as down the left field line. There were a number of choices of food. I thought the most interesting was the quarter pound cheeseburger on Krispy Kreme bun. All in all, a good choice for fans of minor league baseball. I wish they would pave the parking lot.

4. Fezziwig's Marketplace

225 W 1st St, O'Fallon, IL 62269-2052 +1 618-726-2230
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4.5 based on 23 reviews

Fezziwig's Marketplace

Reviewed By BradandStacy41 - Evansville, Indiana

Our initial reasoning to visit was to surprise our parents because they love Dickens. What a wonderful surprise it was! Stepping in the door, immediately being drawn to something special.. the gourmet food items, bread baking kits, the flavored olive oils & vinegars, the soup mixes, the list goes on & on, all in wonderful, charming packaging. The displays are perfect to drawing the eye to various highlighted items. It made us want to make plans to create a warm and welcoming home for the holidays! There were samples to taste, wines to try, and the TEAS! Perfectly blended teas of every flavor and every possible mix one could imagine! From fruits to spices to healing teas, there are so many! Beautiful tea kettles, aprons, and lovely dish designs. The staff and keepers of the shoppe are literally brimming with joy and warmth! They are so excited to share with you when you’re there, to tell their story, and to ask you about yours… and don’t forget to take a look out back in the courtyard and the barn… WOW! What a great backstory to that area! (Not going to share it here.. if you want to know, go and visit them.. it’s SO much more fun that way!) We will definitely stop back in the next time we’re traveling there. We need to restock our tea! Cheers!

5. National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows

442 S Demazenod Dr, Belleville, IL 62223-1023 +1 618-397-6700
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4.5 based on 189 reviews

National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows

Reviewed By Lorin G - Saint Louis, Missouri

We make the annual trek to see the Way of Lights display at the shrine. The lights are amazing. However, there is always the restaurant in which to dine. There are chidren's activities. A holiday wreath display has an endless variety of designer wreaths. And the Christmas tree display is one of a kind.

6. Float Center Shiloh

3660 Green Mount Crossing Dr, Exit 16 Across from the Drury Inn, Shiloh, IL 62269-7285 +1 618-726-2633
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5 based on 4 reviews

Float Center Shiloh

Holistic Wellness Center featuring Floatation therapy. Other complementary services include: Massage, Reflexology, Facials, Sonic Wave Vibration Therapy and Ionic Foot Detox

Reviewed By kls1974 - Collinsville, Illinois

Amazing experience today for the first time here.. The individual spa rooms were very welcoming . The float room / tub itself was so peaceful, the lights on the ceiling , the water was perfect temperature, I couldn't suggest any improvements . Also all of the amenities of the facility itself were notable in the washroom and hair / makeup room. Everything felt very high end , like I was at the Four Seasons of the float spa world .

7. Eckert's Belleville Farm

951 S Green Mount Rd, Belleville, IL 62220-4814 +1 618-233-0513
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4.5 based on 256 reviews

Eckert's Belleville Farm

Reviewed By tmf7150 - Highland, Illinois

We went as a large work group to pick up pumpkins. There is plenty of parking. We loaded onto wagons that took us out to the field where we all picked our own pumpkin. It was also apple picking time, so that was an option as well. The store there has beautiful items and is fun to look through. You can also buy food items as well. I think this is a nice place to take the family for a fun day out. The facility is very nice.

8. Kruta Bakery

300 Saint Louis Rd, Collinsville, IL 62234-2433 +1 618-344-1115
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5 based on 60 reviews

Kruta Bakery

Reviewed By T H - Russellville, Kentucky

Kruta has been a family and community favorite for many years. I brought a visitor home and wanted to show it off (since she had recently shown off her Nashville favorite to me). None of us was disappointed. Everything was fresh. The variety was great, even late in the day.
Prices are reasonable. The system is efficient. I wish they had more descriptions to help make decisions.
My friend thought my hometown bakery was as good as hers.

9. Shooter's

113 E 1st St, O'Fallon, IL 62269-2127 +1 618-622-2227
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4.5 based on 21 reviews

Shooter's

Reviewed By Bill B - Pueblo, Colorado

Shooter's is located in what was the local hardware store and they have found ways to keep that character alive in their place. The BBQ which is what we go for is exceptional. Their adult beverage selections are equally terrific making this a great place to frequent.

10. St. Clair Square

134 Saint Clair Sq, Fairview Heights, IL 62208-2135 +1 618-632-7567
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4 based on 39 reviews

St. Clair Square

St. Clair Square is the shopping, dining and entertainment destination in Fairview Heights, IL. The mall features more than 140 specialty stores, 4 department stores and a variety of dining options.

Reviewed By damckin_99 - San Antonio, Texas

I feel that this mall has the best prices and selection in the area. It's easy to navigate and very clean.

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