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National Road Interpretive Center


106 S. Fifth St. Vandalia IL Fayette
106 S. Fifth St. Vandalia IL
618-283-9380618-283-9380

Learn the history of travel and transportation in the early days of our country through interactive maps, exhibits and films. You’ll see how the National Road was an important factor in the westward expansion. The Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

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1408 N. Fifth St. Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette 0 mi
618-283-2728618-283-2728

This impressive, black granite piece located on the grounds of Vandalia’s Tourist Information Center is a tribute to prairie farmers.

1505 Veterans Ave. Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette 0.32 mi
618-292-3932618-292-3932
704 Janette Dr. Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette 0.34 mi
618-283-2220618-283-2220
720 Gochenour St. Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette 0.39 mi
618-283-1200618-283-1200
431 W. Gallatin St. Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette 0.58 mi
1433 N. 5th Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette 0.59 mi
618-283-2338618-283-2338
710 W. Orchard St. Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette 0.62 mi
618-283-1300618-283-1300
1920 Kennedy Blvd. Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette 0.62 mi

Americas Best Value Inn – Vandalia has 85 rooms. Amenities include free limited hot breakfast, WiFi, in-room coffee and more. Pets are welcomed. Truck parking is available.

1401 Veterans Ave. Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette 0.64 mi
618-283-1018618-283-1018
Rogier Park Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette 0.68 mi
618-283-2728618-283-2728

On a large natural stone in the Park, you can see the trail reported to have been used by Abraham Lincoln and others as they traveled between Vandalia and Springfield, IL in the early 1800s. The Lincoln Trail is on the National Registry of Historic Places.

1227 N. 4th St. Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette 0.74 mi
618-283-9105618-283-9105
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621 St. Clair St. Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette 1.15 mi
618-283-2728618-283-2728

The house is filled with china, furniture, engravings and books belonging to settlers during the time Abraham Lincoln attended the legislature (1834-1839). Tours by appointment.

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131 N. Fifth St. Vandalia IL 62247 Fayette 1.33 mi
618-283-1199618-283-1199
2505 Veterans Ave. Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette 1.39 mi
618-980-5015618-980-5015
106 S. Fifth St. Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette County 1.42 mi
618-283-9380618-283-9380

The National Road is called the “road that built the nation” because it was the first highway in American history. Today the National Road in Illinois covers 164 miles, from Marshall and the Wabash Valley, to East St. Louis and the Mississipi River.

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Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette 1.43 mi

Ten storyboards depicting Abraham Lincoln’s early years as a legislator are installed around Vandalia. Find out about his early romance with Mary Owens, his first protest against slavery and many other little-known historical facts.

Ramsey Lake Rd. Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette 1.43 mi
618-423-2215618-423-2215

The park has over 1900 acres and offers hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding trails, snowmobile trails, walking trail, camping, picnicking and more. There are shelters and a cabin for rent. A small concession business is located in the park. A 13-mile horse trail are located at the north end alongside a campground for horses.

120 S. 6th St. Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette 1.44 mi
618-431-2277618-431-2277
2707 Veterans Ave. Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette 1.44 mi
618-283-1400618-283-1400
618-283-3465
612 W. Gallatin St. Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette 1.45 mi
618-283-9490618-283-9490
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