Introduction to Pontoon Beach, Illinois
Pontoon Beach, Illinois is 12 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri. It is in Madison County. The village is part of the Saint Louis metro area. The population of Pontoon Beach is 5,620.
Pontoon Beach History
Pontoon Beach has flourished over the last few years and has developed a business center, the Grigsby Middle School, a city hall, a gas station and a police department. It has also made progress in the hotel industry.
Pontoon Beach and nearby Attractions
- Frank Holten State Recreation Area
- Cahokia Mounds
- Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area - Madison
- City Museum
Things To Do In Pontoon Beach
The Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area has provisions for boating, fishing, camping and hiking. The City Museum has manmade caves, waterfalls and castles on display.
Pontoon Beach Transportation
Air transportation is available from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
Pontoon Beach Higher Education
Nearby colleges include the Aquinas Institute of Theology, Concordia Seminary and Fontbonne University.