Booking a Hotel in Wood River, IL

A northern suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, Wood River, Illinois is an historic and lovely town in western Illinois. A traditional Midwestern town, Wood River is a great place to visit. A picturesque town, Wood River is just 15 miles north of St. Louis and on the other side of the Mississippi River.

Located in the Wood River Watershed, Wood River brings the traditional Midwestern charm to your trip. Located just north of St. Louis, Wood River is a perfect base to explore the area. With an historic town square, tree lined streets and plenty of parks, it’s everything you think of when you picture small town America.  

Whether you’d prefer hiking one of the many trails around Wood River, soaking up the local color and flavor in one of the restaurants or touring the historic downtown, Wood River is full of experiences to take part in.

With its slower pace of life, plenty of outdoor activities, and its historic sites, Wood River will be sure to make you want to experience its Midwestern charm.


Top Things to Do in Wood River, IL

  • Audubon Center at Riverlands
  • Beast Escape Room
  • Brushey Grove Park
  • Gateway Geyser
  • Laclede's Landing Wax Museum
  • LL Pony Rides & Animal Park
  • Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park
  • Mississippi River Overlook
  • National Great Rivers Museum
  • Piasa Bird
  • The Butterfly House
  • Willoughby Heritage Farm
  • Wood River Parks

Colleges & Universities Near Wood River, IL

  • Lindenwood University - Belleville
  • Maryville Univesity
  • McKendree Univesity
  • Parks College of St. Louis University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • University of Illinois
  • Washington University in St. Louis

Historical Sites Near Wood River, IL

  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Confluence Tower
  • Lewis & Clark State Historic Park
  • St. Louis Custom House and Post Office Historic Landmark
  • The Gateway Arch
  • Willows Tower
  • Wood River Refinery History Museum
  • World's Largest Catsup Bottle

Hospitals Near Wood River, IL

  • Alton Memorial Hospital
  • Saint Anthony's Health Center
  • St. Clare's Hospital

Airports Near Wood River, IL

  • St. Louis Lambert International Airport

Military Bases Near Wood River, IL

  • Scott Air Force Base
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