Sights to See: Gateway Motor Sports

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Accommodations, Attractions, Life's A Trip, Motorsports, Museums, Sports, Summer

It’s time to start planning for vacations this year! ILLINOISouth is home to many great sights and has something for everyone. This combined with our restaurants and dining options you can make a whole trip out of our Sights to See!

On this edition of Sights to See check out Gateway Motor Sports. This family-friendly activity will have you on the edge of your seat with some racing fun! Located only 15 minutes from St. Louis, Gateway Motor Sports Park and its surrounding amenities provide a weekend full of fun!

What to Do?

Gateway Motor Sports Park, Madison
2017 is a busy year for Gateway. They will be hosting 3 large events that will bring spectators from all over the nation: Nascar Camping World Truck Series on June 17th, Verizon Indy Car Series on August 26th, and the NHRA Championships running September 29th to October 1st. Click here for a full schedule.

Not only can you watch some great racing but you can get out there and try your hand behind the wheel at the Kartplex. This is not your average go cart hitting speeds of 60mph on the track.

 

Cahokia Mounds, Collinsville
Take the family to experience the remains of the most sophisticated native civilizations north of Mexico. This site was home to one of the greatest cities in the world and at one time was larger than London.

 

Gateway Grizzlies Minor League Baseball, Sauget

Complete a weekend with a trip to GCS Ballpark to catch a Gateway Grizzlies baseball game. The schedule runs from May until September. Click here for the full schedule.

 

Splash City Family Waterpark, Collinsville

Splash City in Collinsville

Photo Courtesy of www.SplashCity.org

Looking for another family-friendly activity? Spend the day splashing in the sun at Monsoon Mountain, relaxing at Crystal Creek, or building a sand castle at Sand Castle Cove. The water park is open Memorial Day to Labor Day.

 

 

Where to Stay?

Four Points by Sheraton Hotel & Fountains Conference Center
319 Fountain Parkway
Fairview Heights, IL
618-622-9500

Doubletree
1000 Eastport Plaza Drive
Collinsville, IL
618-345-2800

 

What’s to Eat?

Porter’s Steakhouse
1000 Eastport Plaza Drive
Collinsville, IL
618-345-2400

Sloan’s Pub House
119 West Main Street
Collinsville, IL
618-855-9100

BEAST CRAFT BBQ
20 S Belt W
Belleville, IL
618-257-9000

BEAST CRAFT BBQ

BEAST CRAFT BBQ | Photo Courtesy of www.facebook.com/beastcraftbbq

 

 

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