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Chester, Illinois

  • Popeye Statue

    Monument to Elzie Seager, Chester native and creator of "Popeye the Sailor Man." This statue stands proudly next to Chester Bridge....
    Popeye Statue
  • 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....
    Governor Bond Memorial

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Randolph County Museum & Archives

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

Chester, IL Museums



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

Things to do near Chester, IL

U.S. Ice Sports Complex

The complex offers lessons, hockey, leagues, Stick 'n' Puck tournaments, exhibitions, and public skating year-round....

Ravissant Winery

Enjoy a glass of wine in the park-like-setting of this beautiful 1860's twelve-acre estate. Come for live music on weekends a...

Acorns Golf Links

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Wolves Crossing Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

St. Louis Air & Space Museum

Learn about the history of aviation in the St. Louis Area....