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Waterloo, Illinois

Waterloo, Illinois


Waterloo is always open
Waterloo is free to visit
lat: 38.3358857 long: -90.1498341

The City of Waterloo (Not to be confused with the famous Napoleonic battle) offers small-town ambiance — located in the heart of Monroe County, Illinois —  with access to metropolitan amenities, being just 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis. Waterloo offers its visitors a great deal of beauty and historic charm, such as the Bellefontaine House and Peterstown House, both historical houses within the region. Three museums, such as the History Museum of Monroe County which offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience displays and changing exhibits, are also available to visit and learn about the region.

Waterloo also offers many unique restaurants and boutiques, three golf courses, beautiful parks with exciting outdoor recreation, exceptional festivals and events, a weekly farmers’ market and many other activities great for all ages and lifestyles!

Be sure to visit the city website to find out when the numerous events and festivals are planned so your trip along the trail is as amazing as you want it to be.

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Nearby Trails

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Trail of Tears Memorial

Explore the Trail of Tears State Park to delve into a somber chapter in American history. Here, nine Cherokee Indian groups crossed the harsh winter Mississippi River in 1838-1839 during their forced relocation to Oklahoma.…

lat: 37.4439902 long: -89.468381
Lewis and Clark Nature Trail

lat: 38.77314 long: -90.4821
Jefferson Mounument

lat: 38.57877 long: -92.17348
Lewis and Clark Memorial

lat: 38.57843 long: -92.1714
Trail of Tears to Cairo

The path taken by Chief John Ross on his way to Cairo. (

lat: 37.45684 long: -89.46319
Trail of Tears Nature Trail

 Here, nine Cherokee Indian groups braved harsh winter conditions while crossing the Mississippi River in 1838-1839, marking a sorrowful chapter in American history. The park also has: shaded picnic sites, hiking and horse trails, opportunities to fish…

lat: 37.4388916 long: -89.480974
Bean Lake Natural Area

lat: 39.49763 long: -95.02227
Klondike Park River Access

lat: 38.5840552 long: -90.8200764
Trail of Tears Access

A boat ramp that allows visitors to access the Trail of Tears

lat: 37.4539977 long: -89.4625079
Fort Osage Historic Park

lat: 39.1864762 long: -94.1928602
Red House Path

lat: 37.3008461 long: -89.5186713
Arrow Rock

lat: 39.0685825 long: -92.9457706
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