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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Park
“What better way to see the area then the top of the largest Mound. You can see a long ways and views of St. Louis on clear days.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you like Tex Mex this is the place for you. We love their smothered burrito and their fried zucchini. To finish it off they have awesome fried ice cream and chocolate coke.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Hands down the best Bakery in town. They have everything sweet that you could want.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Local Coffee Shop that is walking distance from the loft. They make all of their own pastries, which are super tasty.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Great Burgers and Excellent Brunch. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“Sunday's Pizza special is one of our favorites. But overall an excellent menu and lots of fun things to eat.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“I mean, if you are in the city with the World's Largest Catsup (ketchup) bottle, you have to go and see it...right?!?!?”
  • 1 local recommends
Premise
“There are two parks in Collinsville, but this one is definitely better. There are huge fields for baseball, soccer, or frisbee. There are two or three playgrounds, and a basketball court. Plenty of shaded area and pavilions for a picnic.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“A very new but also amazing Mexican place....quickly becoming a favorite of ours. It is a pretty standard place in terms of location and look, so if you are not feeling as adventurous to go into the more traditional Hispanic area, this is a great alternative.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“Lots of interesting history here! The Collinsville Axe Factory made many of the axes used to build the Panama canal, and had a role in the Cotton Mather slave uprising.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Brewery
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“A newly established Brewery and Distillery, a great local spot to try some fun new drinks and grab a great bite to eat.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Department Store
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“This is the best Walmart Superstore in the area in my opinion. There are other Walmarts in the area as well that are closer but I like this one the best. There are even other shops and cell phone stores in the plaza. Another one is in Cahokia and much closer but its not a super store. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“Madison County Transit trails are paved and there are no cars. The trails go through richly varied surroundings of city, farm and wood. Look for fireflies during the summer!”
  • 1 local recommends
Laundry
“Bear in mind that this isn't the "best" part of town, but the people are still friendly.”
  • 1 local recommends
Coffee Shop
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  • 1 local recommends