Local Attractions in Madison, IL

What is there to do in and around Madison, IL? Check out local attractions and other recreational activities like golfing, hiking, racing, and more!

Call 618-876-6268 for more information.

Chouteau Island
Nature Trail

These unique nature hiking trails haverecently been sculpted into the Chouteau Island wildernessjust below the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge.The Chouteau Island Hiking Tails are completely constructed of recycled mulch from the woodlands. This eco-friendly practice prevents the disruption of wildlife and preserves the natural beauty of the forest. 

Trail Hours: 9am til dusk

Old Chain of Rocks
Bridge & Park

The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, at 5,353 feet long, is one of the world’s longest bicycle and pedestrian bridges. The Bridge spans the Mississippi River and provides a vital link in the bi-state trail system, connecting to the St. Louis Riverfront Trail in Missouri and the MCT Confluence Trail in Illinois. The Bridge, once part of the beloved Route 66, has a rich history and is on the National Register of Historic Places. 

Bridge Hours: 9am til dusk

Madison Baseball Diamonds

The City of Madison Ballparks are ready for action! Come one, come all to watch the entertainment all summer long. Enjoy refreshments and bleacher seating day or night. The Madison Baseball diamonds can’t be beat! Come check them out for yourself! 

Locations: 12th & Alton and 3rd Street

World Wide Technology Raceway

At World Wide Technology Raceway our mission is to provide our fans, racers and sponsors with a first-class, up close and personal racing experience. This includes unprecedented access to the drag strip, the oval, the road-racing track and a nationally-sanctioned karting track as well as special events such as concert and corporate functions for year-round activity at World Wide Technology Raceway. Thanks to new local ownership, the future of Gateway is brighter than ever.

Gateway National
Golf Links

Enjoy golf as it was meant to be played at this stunning, links-style course in the perfect location for golfers who work in, or travel to the downtown St. Louis and Metro-East areas. Gateway National offers golfers the rare opportunity to return to the rich traditions of the game. Rolling links, separated by gentle mounds, meander through lush, green pasturelands.

Within 15 minutes of Madison, IL

Gateway Grizzlies
GCS Ballpark

The Grizzlies’ ballpark was built in time for the start of the 2002 season in GCS Ballpark and ninth in the Frontier League. The ballpark was built for the start of the 2002 season, and was renamed GCS Ballpark prior to the 2006 season. The ballpark features reserved box seating, lawn seating, party suites, a hot tub and bleacher seating.

Gateway Arch

The Gateway Arch Riverfront, highlighted by the majestic Gateway Arch, attracts more than four million guests each year. At 630 ft., our nation’s tallest man-made monument has plenty of exciting activities. Take the tram ride to the top, see a documentary film, experience a giant screen movie, visit the Lewis & Clark exhibit in the museum and go shopping. Open daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. Extended summer hours.

Busch Stadium

Busch Stadium, home to the Major League Baseball team, the St. Louis Cardinals, is actually the third stadium to carry the name Busch. The new stadium has an open-air design with a panoramic view of the downtown St. Louis skyline, including the Gateway Arch.

Check out more things
to do in Madison, IL 

What Can We Help You Find?