Monday, February 7, 2011

Centralia: The Heart of South Central Illinois

Centralia offers a glimpse into the past with an eye on the future.

Centralia Illinois, famous home of the annual Centralia Balloon Festival, has more to offer visitors than just balloons. From historical sites to contemporary fun, Centralia Illinois has a wide range of site and activities to explore.

Parks and RecreationFoundation ParkFoundation Park is a 250-acre nature park offering miles of hiking and nature trails. Sheltered picnic areas, a gazebo and an outdoor amphitheater are also available for outings. Unique activities include the 27-hole disc golf course and the walking labyrinth.

Fairview ParkFairview Park is a state of the art park with all the amenities of modern parks. More than just playgrounds and ball fields, Fairview Park boast tennis courts, sheltered picnic areas, a skate park, horseshoe pits, a sand volleyball court and a public swimming pool. On the grounds you can also see a Vietnam-era F-105 supersonic fighter bomber, a training fighter jet and an ICRR Steam Engine 2500.

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