Local Attractions

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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Bicentennial Park

This wood water tower is one of only two wooden structures of its kind still standing along the Canadian National Railroad line. It is a local historic landmark.

The wooden water tower in Centralia is a remnant of the Age of Steam, during which the Illinois Central Railroad had more…

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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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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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A Number of Murals Are Located Throughout
Centralia Depicting Our Rich Heritage of Industry, Athleticism and Serving and Talented Individuals

Service Men (image above)
117 S Poplar, Centralia, Illinois 62801
This mural features 4 branches of the military at a medal award ceremony at an American Legion dinner. The…

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Centralia Boys Basketball-Winningest Team in the Nation

(618) 532-7391
2100 East Calumet
Centralia, Illinois 62801
Winningest Team in the Nation
The Centralia High School boys’ basketball program is one of the most storied in the state, having reached the IHSA State Finals 24 times (the first coming in 1909), which has resulted…

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AMC Plaza 5

AMC Plaza 5 theatre located in Fairview Park Shopping Center features the newest movie releases.  Relax and unwind while you get lost in a movie.

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