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Popeye Statue

Monument to Elzie Seager, Chester native and creator of "Popeye the Sailor Man."

Chester, IL Monuments


Governor Bond Memorial

The Governor Bond State Memorial marks the grave of Shadrach Bond (1773-1832), the first governor of Illinois after it attained statehood in 1818. The obelisk-style monument was erected in 1883

Chester, IL Monuments


Randolph County Museum & Archives

See an old electric chair (last used to execute a woman who killed her brother)

Chester, IL Museums

Things to do Museums near Chester, IL

Rex's Museum

A Lionel train set shares space with a Li'l Abner Dogpatch Band windup toy and British toy soldiers, antique collectibles, cl...

Bethalto Historical Museum

Historical museum. Log cabin authentically furnished....

Paul Simon Museum

Memorabilia of Sen. Paul Simon's life and service in the U.S. Senate is gathered here. Simon took over the Troy Tribune in 19...

Old Six Mile Museum in the Emmert-Zippel House

This 158-year-old home has displays of Cival War artifacts, and Indian collections, and 1830's furnishings....

Alton Museum of History and Art

Through the exhibits, we share with you our past and present so that you too may discover the people, places and events that ...