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Centralia Carillon & Musical Fountain

(618) 533-4381
114 North Elm St
Centralia, Illinois 62801

Come see and hear the distinctive sites and sounds of the Centralia Carillon towering 165 feet high above the city. The Centralia Carillon, the sixth largest bell tower in the world, is played by a professional carillonneur who climbs 173…

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Centralia Cultural Society

(618) 532-2951 or (618) 533-ARTS
1250 E. Rexford, Centralia, IL. 62801

A visit to Centralia can be enriched by the Centralia Cultural Society. You may catch a performance by the Centralia Philharmonic Orchestra, the Choral Society, the Little Theater Players, Bronze Expression Handbells or maybe an exhibit by…

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Raccoon Lake

This great water feature offers more than 14 miles of shoreline and 970 acres of water. Fishing is the primary recreation on this lake (bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish). You may even catch a fishing tournament on this lake. Raccoon Lake’s 5 mph limit is favorable for a variety of…

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Lake Centralia

Lake Centralia covers more than 400 acres. This lake is great for boating and water skiing. Pontoon boats, sailboats, and other boats 21 feet in length and under are allowed on this lake. There is also great fishing on this lake. A boat ramp is located on Waverunner Cove accessible…

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Recreation Complex

The Centralia Recreation Complex is a 60,000 square foot multi-sport facility located in historic downtown Centralia, Illinois. Built near the site of the former railroad depot, the Complex sports the look of an “old fashioned” train station from the front while housing some of the most modern equipment…

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Fairview Park

A must-see attraction in Centralia is Railroad Village which features a historic 2500 Engine and 9415 Caboose on display in Fairview Park. Tours of these authentic rail cars once used by the Illinois Central Railroad, can be arranged upon request. While you are at Fairview Park, you should also…

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Golf Courses

Centralia Illinois offers visitors outstanding golf opportunities with multiple courses to choose from. Swing into action at any of the terrific golf courses in the area.

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Illinois Theatre

The Illinois Theatre, located on South Locust in downtown Centralia, Illinois, is currently under renovation and will have approximately 500 seats available for professional entertainment performances. This former vaudeville & movie theatre will have all new seating, air conditioning, handicapped restrooms, lighting & sound system…

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A number of Memorials are located throughout Centralia honoring U.S. Servicemen and fallen Coal Miners…

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Historical Society Museum

(618) 545-0657
240 South Locust Street
Centralia, IL 62801

At the Centralia Area Historical Society Museum you can experience the area’s rich railroad history through vintage pictures, tools, clothing and even a tour of a real caboose. Civil War items, military uniforms, equipment, ration books, flags, awards and…

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