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Chester, Illinois

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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 near Chester, IL

Spencer T. Olin Community Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 14 days...

Ridge Golf & Country Club, The

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 4 days...

St. Peter's Cathedral

This Renasissance Gothic architectural masterpiece has a 222 ft. tall bell tower. Tours avaliable....

Spinach Can Collectibles Museum

Located in the 1875 Opera House, the building is full of Popeye merchandise and a Popeye museum....

Creole House

This lower Mississippi style house was built in the early 1800s and has been completely restored to reflect life during this ...