Old Navy, Best Buy and other retailers share space with local shops.
Opened in 1909 as an opera house and a meeting hall for the Independent Order of Oddfellows, the Wildey has undergone many transformations through the years. It is now a premier facility for live performances and classic films.
Nine Trails make up the more than 100 miles of bikeways that connect communities throughout Madison County. Many of the trails were built using former rail lines. With 18 bridges and 22 tunnels, they are probably the safest bike/walking trails around. Call or go to the website to order a map of the entire system.
Several groups use the SIU-E venues offering performances during the year. Cougar Theater Company performs children’s shows in the Metcalf Theater; Curtain’s Up and Summer Showbiz offer shows annually in the Dunham Hall Theater, which seats 400.