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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


Popeye Statue

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

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 near Chester, IL

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...

Scotty's Route 66 Bar & Grill

Drive Route 66 to one of the few remaining original diners. Try your hand at golf on the nine-hole, 80 yard mini-course next ...

National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows

There are 200 beautifully landscaped acres of gardens, decotional areas, an Outdoor Amphitheater, the Shrine Church, the Lour...

Marissa Recreation Area Golf Course

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...