Chester was awarded an Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program Grant for $385,620.00 from the Illinois Department of Transportation to construct a new Welcome Center. The center is located in Segar Park next to the Chester Bridge overlooking the Mississippi River. The new Welcome Center is staffed with volunteers and contains restrooms, an information center with displays and a scenic overlook.
The Chester Chamber of Commerce holds their office in the Welcome Center. Click here for hours of operation and a few pics.
Contact phone number to the Welcome Center is 618-826-3171. Address is 10 By-Pass Road. Stop in and check the Welcome Center.