Chester, Illinois - Home of Popeye

Tourism & Points of Interest

Sitting on the bluffs of the Mississippi river and near the first state capital of Kaskaskia, Chester is a city rich in history.  Chester is fortunate to have several historical sites in and near the area, not to mention several other beautiful points of interest.  Please take time to browse the links below and contact us for any additional information you may need.  Also if you are planning to visit Chester, please contact our Beautification/Tourism Commission.

Chester Bridge
Chester Public Library
Cohen Memorial Home
Popeye Character Trail
Elzie C. Segar Memorial Park
Spinach Can Collectibles Popeye Museum
Gov. Bond Memorial 
Fort Kaskaskia
Mary’s Covered Bridge
Pierre Menard Home
Randolph County Court House Annex
Randolph County Courthouse
World Shooting Complex in Sparta, IL
Great River Road website
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency website


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