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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


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

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


Things to do near Chester, IL

Splash City Waterpark

The family waterpark is a 12-acre attraction operated by the Collinsville Recreation District. It is a water wonderland for t...

Jarrot Mansion

Formerly the home of Nicholas Jarrot, a French-born entrepreneur and land speculator. Construction began in 1807, making it o...

Corner George Inn

The entire 150 year old German settlement is on the National Historic Register. Restoration includes a church from 186...

Schorr Lake Vineyard and Winery

Officially began in 1994, The winery now grows a total of 15 varieties of grapes and it also grows blackberries and strawberr...

Gateway National Golf Links

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