The City of Wood River, IL
The city of Wood River is located in the state of Illinois in Madison County and has a population of 10,936 as reported by the census of 2010. The largest nearby city to Wood River is Florissant, approximately 10 miles from the city center.There are several family restaurants in or near Wood River, including Charlie's Drive-In, Club 501 Bar & Grill, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Casey's Carryout Pizza and Mcdonald's Restaurant. For a larger selection of Wood River restaurants select our Restaurants tab above. Visitors and residents can enjoy nearby Wood River Golf Courses and/or Museums, including the Lewis and Clark State Historic Site, Cloverleaf Golf Course, Alton Municipal Golf Course, Belk Park Golf Course and Rock Spring Golf Course. For a more complete list of attractions in or around the city of Wood River please click on the Attractions tab above. The following 3 airports are located in or near Wood River:
- Belleville MidAmerica-St. Louis Airport (BLV)
- Lambert-St. Louis Intl. Airport (STL)
- St. Louis Downtown Airport (CPS)
Wood River, Illinois Climate and WeatherIn the month of February, Wood River experiences an average high temperature of 42 degrees Fahrenheit. Low temperaturs in February are usually about 24 degrees with an average rainfall of 2.3 inches. The seasonal climate varies in Wood River with daytime temperatures averaging 84 degrees in the summer, and 40 degrees in the winter months. Visitors can also expect Wood River to receive an average of 2.4 inches of rainfall per/month during winter months and 3.27 inches of rainfall per/month in the summer months. The temperature has been known to get as high as 111 degrees in the summer and as low as -16 degrees in the winter so visitors planning a vacation to Wood River should check the weather forecast to determine proper attire prior to departure. Spring and Fall bring average daytime temperatures of 66 degrees, and nighttime lows of 46.
Wood River, Illinois Attractions
1Alton Municipal Golf Course - Alton,
The Alton Municipal Golf Course is a 9 hole public golf course in Madison County Illinois. Built in 1927, this Alton course is open mar 15 to oct 1. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 618-465-9861. The golf course dress code is as follows: Shirt and shoes required.
Address: 1 Golf Rd, Alton, IL 62002
2American Legion Post 199 Golf Course - Edwardsville,
The American Legion Post 199 Golf Course is a 9 hole public golf course in Madison County Illinois. This course is located in the city of Edwardsville, . Tee times are accepted by calling the pro shop at 618-656-9774.
Address: 58 State Route 157, Edwardsville, IL 62025
3Arlington Golf Club - Granite City,
The Arlington Golf Club is an 18 hole public golf course in Madison County Illinois. Built in 1962, this Granite City course designed by Robert B. Harris is open all year. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 618-931-5232. The golf course dress code is as follows: No tank tops or cutoffs.
Address: Rural Route 1, Granite City, IL 62040
4Ballwin Golf Course - , Ballwin,
The Ballwin Golf Course is a 9 hole public golf course in Saint Louis County Missouri. This course is located in the city of Ballwin. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 636-227-1750.
Address: 333 Holloway Rd, Ballwin, MO 63011
5Belk Park Golf Course - Wood River,
The Belk Park Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf course in Madison County Illinois. Built in 1970, this Wood River course is open all year. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 618-251-3115. The golf course dress code is as follows: Shirt and shoes required.
Address: 880 Belk Park Rd, Wood River, IL 62095
6Benjamin Stephenson House - Edwardsville,
The Benjamin Stephenson House is a Federal style home built in 1820 in the city of Edwardsville, Illinois. The house was constructed by prominent Edwardsville citizen and Illinois politician Benjamin Stephenson. He died shortly after the home's completion and the home had 15 subsequent owners, some of whom made major alterations to the original structure. In 1845 the addition of an ell altered the appearance of the house.
7Berry Hill Golf Course - , Bridgeton,
The Berry Hill Golf Course is a 9 hole public golf course in Saint Louis County Missouri. This course is located in the city of Bridgeton. Tee times are accepted up to 5 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 314-731-7979.
Address: 11919 Berry Hill Rd, Bridgeton, MO 63044
8Cahokia - Collinsville,
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site is the area of an ancient indigenous city near Collinsville, Illinois. In the American Bottom floodplain, it is across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri. The 2,200-acre site included 120 human built earthwork mounds over an area of six square miles, although only 80 survive. Cahokia Mounds is the largest archaeological site related to the Mississippian culture, which developed advanced societies in central and eastern North America beginning more than five centuries before the arrival of Europeans.
9Cahokia Courthouse State Historic Site - , Cahokia,
The Cahokia Courthouse State Historic Site is a reconstructed French-Canadian structure built about 1740 at what is now 107 Elm Street, Cahokia, Illinois. At various times it has served as a house and as a courthouse. It is currently interpreted to resemble its appearance about 1800 as a frontier courthouse of the Northwest Territory. The courthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 9, 1972.
10Campbell House Museum - , St. Louis,
The Campbell House Museum opened on February 6, 1943, and has served the greater St. Louis area as one of the region's premier historic property museums. The museum was documented as part of the Historic American Buildings Survey between 1936 and 1941, designated a City of St. Louis Landmark in 1946, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977, and became a National Trust for Historic Preservation Save America's Treasures project in 2000.
Wood River, Illinois Hotels
3Beall Mansion An Elegant Bed & Breakfast Inn
407 East 12th Street
Alton, IL 62002-7230
8Magnuson Camelot Hotel
1240 E Old Chain Of Rocks Rd
Pontoon Beach, IL 62040
9Days Inn Pontoon Beach
5105 Highway 111
Pontoon Beach, IL 62040
10Super 8 Motel Pontoon Beach
4141 Timberlake Dr
Pontoon Beach, IL 62040
Wood River, Illinois Restaurants
This is a list of Wood River Steak & Seafood Restaurants with addresses and phone numbers, including Bar & Grill Restaurants, Pizza Restaurants and Fast Foods & Carry Out. Happy Dining!
Wood River Articles
Published November 7, 2011
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