We have a proud heritage and are eager to share our history, recreational resources, and festivals with others. The Tourism trolley is utilized at local and regional events to promote tourism in Centralia. Due to overwhelming requests, this trolley is now available for charter, more information is at the bottom of this page.

Trolley Rates

Rate: $125.00 per hour with a minimum of two hours = $250.00
Every hour thereafter is $100.00

Deposit: 50% of charter is due at the time of agreement.

The trolley easily seats 20 individuals.  If traveling beyond 35-mile radius of the City of Centralia, an additional fuel fee will be assessed at the discretion of the City.

Drivers of the trolley are licensed and well-trained by South Central Transit.

Those interested in chartering the trolley are encouraged to complete the Trolley Charter Agreement.

Trolley Charter Agreement


Email: tourism@cityofcentralia.org

Call: 618.533.7623



The trolley can be seen at Centralia festivals and activities and is colorfully covered in images of a few of our recreational and historic features including:

Balloon Fest

This annual event brings thousands to the area and has been enjoyed for over 30 years.

Locust Street Historic Fair

Each year during May portions of Locust Street are closed for historic walking tours, crafters, artisans, food vendors, antique car shoes, and historical presentations.

Carillon Park

The Centralia Carillon towers 165 feet and is the sixth-largest bell tower in the world. It can be heard during concerts and routinely throughout the week.

Fall Festival and Parade

The last Saturday in October in Downtown Centralia, this all-day event is packed full of special events for the whole family. You will enjoy food, fun, and entertainment featuring the Centralia Halloween Parade in the evening with floats, bands, and fun for all.


With Raccoon Lake and Lake Centralia, there is plenty of opportunity for fishing, kayaking, and enjoying time on the water.


Centralia was formed in 1853 by Illinois Central Railroad. You can get up close to a steam engine in Fairview Park’s Railroad Village and also see two airplanes.

Bicentennial Park

Centralia is blessed with beautiful parks and recreation areas. This Park depicts a historic wooden water tower and tells a brief history of Centralia.

Water Tower

One of the water towers for the City shows a few images of what we are known for, 1) an image of our Orphans, the winningest High School basketball team in the United States, 2) a train, and 3) a hot air balloon.

Due to overwhelming requests, this trolley is now available for charter.



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