Reserve with Choice Hotels in O'Fallon, IL and enjoy the city’s many outdoor activities. Located only minutes from the Scott Air Force Base, O'Fallon is a quaint Midwest city. Established in 1854, the town's first structure was a train station erected by the Ohio and Mississippi Railway. The railroad auctioned off the land around the tracks and farmers bought homesteads for less than $10 a lot. The historic railroad tracks are still in use today. When staying at local hotels in O'Fallon, listen for the train whistles as the locomotives go through town.
The St. Ellen Mine Park was once a working coal mine. After it was closed, the area was converted into a park that is perfect for running, biking and relaxing. You will enjoy the 40 acres of fun, conveniently located near downtown. The O'Fallon Veterans' Monument offers a moment of reflection. The 15-pillar star-shaped monument honors those individuals who have served our country. It is open during the day and illuminated at night, so plan to stop by to see the largest veteran memorial in the area. One of the largest shrines in the country, Our Lady of the Snows Shrine receives more than a million guests every year. You are able to walk the campus year round and marvel at the elaborate light show during the holidays.
The Cahokia Mounds Museum offers a firsthand look at the Native Americans who lived in the area before European settlers called O'Fallon home. Part of a 2,000-acre park, the grounds highlight an ancient Native American Indian city. If your family is looking to get wet, a trip to Splash City is necessary. The 12 acres of water fun include two water slides and an endless river. It’s a thrilling way to cool off on hot days, and you should plan to spend the whole day. The newest park in the city is O'Fallon Community Park. Offering walking trails, a splash pad and two playgrounds, there are more than 200 acres to enjoy during a relaxing day outdoors. Beautiful surroundings, plenty of outdoor activities and a friendly hometown atmosphere make this the perfect destination for your next vacation.
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