Introduction to Carlinville, Illinois
Carlinville was the site of a number of important historical events in Illinois. The city developed as railroads were established in the wake of visits by numerous politicians campaigning for the American presidency. The historic courthouse was built by Elijah E. Myers, the architect of the State Capitol building. The neighborhood was constructed as a residential area for mineworkers. The town was also the site of Charles Robertson’s nature study, which led to the discovery of over 100 new species of bees and wasps.
Carlinville and nearby Attractions
- Macoupin County Historical Society Museum
- Beaver Dam State Park
- Lincoln Tomb
- Gimas Guitar Museum
- Stuart Park
Things To Do In Carlinville
The Knight’s Caribbean Water Adventure and the Raging Rivers Water Park are popular places for children. The Beaver Dam State Park and Stuart Park offer various outdoor recreation facilities. The Gimas Guitar Museum is also a popular local attraction. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Terry Park Golf Course. The Fall Festival, the Spring Festival and the Macoupin County Fair are some of the local festivals.
Flights are available from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
Carlinville Higher Education
Blackburn College is the local college. Other nearby colleges and universities include the Lewis and Clark Community College, the Lincoln Land Community College and the University of Illinois at Springfield.