- The list below includes 114 free or cheap things to do in or near Collinsville, Illinois, including 71 different types of inexpensive activities like Horse Races, Bowling, Family Fun Center and History Museums.
- From Woodland Park to Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Collinsville and in nearby cities within 25 miles like St. Louis, Florissant, Edwardsville and Belleville.
A community park with baseball and softball fields, Woodland Park also has a pond with fish, ducks, and geese. Fishing is allowed in the pond and the park also has playgrounds, skateboarding and biking areas, and picnic areas.
30 Ramey Street, Collinsville, IL 62234 MoreLess Info
The Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site is dedicated to preserving the prehistoric city and organizes programs and events, such as the Kid Day and the nature/culture hikes. It also supports the Contemporary Indian Art Show, Indian Market Days and Performing Arts Series.
53% 184 votes
800 South Morrison Avenue, Collinsville, IL 62234 MoreLess Info
A water tower built in 1949, the World's Largest Catsup Bottle stands 170 feet tall and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. A festival bearing dedicated to it every year since 1998.
Whether for betting on the horses which are running on the local track or for betting on races from all around the country, the Fairmount Park is worth the while for any horseracing enthusiast. There are 4 restaurants inside the clubhouse and a barbeque area outdoors.
56% 16 votes
9301 Collinsville Road, Collinsville, IL 62234 MoreLess Info
At Fairmount Park Race Track the main attraction is watching and betting on the horse races, but visitors can also enjoy the bars and buffet. Bets go as low as $2 and there are daily drink specials and live music.
A family entertainment center, Gateway Fun Park provides bumper boats and cars, miniature golf, batting cages and go-karts with a separate track for children. The park offers a snack bar as well as a selection of over 80 arcade games.
Collinsville Historical Museum is a showcase of unique artifacts dating back to 1767. This multistory museum features a diverse array of exhibits, including local sports history, military artifacts from the Civil War and a mounted animal and bird display.
86% 7 votes
401 Pleasant Ridge Road, Fairview Heights, IL 62208 MoreLess Info
A 95-acre park, Pleasant Ridge Park offers hiking, picnic areas, a playground and wintertime sledding. On the park grounds is the Kinsella cabin, which was built in 1854 and is the oldest structure in Fairview Heights.