Saint Louis Metro East
The St. Louis metropolitan area is mostly in Missouri to the west and north of the city, but it does spill over into Illinois to some degree, especially to the north-east and along a line toward Belleville Illinois to the east.
- Alton - Historic Homes, 50 Antique Shops, 9 Golf Courses, Bed and Breakfasts, Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway, and Argosy Alton Casino among other things.
- Belleville - Just southeast of East Saint Louis, and now the bigger of the two cities by a vast margin.
- East St. Louis - Historically the biggest city in the southern third of Illinois, East Saint Louis has experienced grave population loss since the middle of the 20th century and while vast is now less populated than many of the area's smaller cities.
- Fairmont City
- Fairview Heights
- Glen Carbon
- Granite City
- O'Fallon - North of Belleville and was home to the U.S. Air Force's blimp squadron
- Swansea - An historical town about fifteen minute drive from Saint Louis.
- Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in Collinsville was the center of the largest prehistoric Native American city in the U.S. and one of only 20 UNESCO World Heritage sites in the nation.
There is a daily system of the bus and it changes on Sunday. Each Bus has a Bus schedule on it,and if you go to a bus stop there is a number on the sign to say which bus number it is,The buses have words on the top to tell you if they are in service or are going to a specific place.
You can park your car at the Metrolink parking lot Or you may right the bus to the MetroLink. They have a Blue and Red Line that brings you to different destinations depending on the route.
There are Many Streets and Highways to get around Some Routes have been changed so listen to the radio,watch local News or Look for Signs of Road closure and Detours.
- visit Collinsville for the World's Largest Catsup Bottle Birthday Party held in July
East St.Louis has the reputation locally of being one of the most dangerous towns in the United States.