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2020 ILLINOISouth Tourism Visitors Guide
If you’re looking for things to do not far away from home – plan your trip to Illinois with the newly released 2020 ILLINOISouth Tourism Visitors Guide. Learn about all of the neat attractions, eateries, events and more in the 22-county area of ILLINOISouth! 120,000 copies are being distributed throughout Missouri, Illinois, and mail order – including 30,000 copies that were polybagged with the February issue of St. Louis Magazine. If you’d like to check the Visitors Guide out online, you can visit

Gaetti Sports Academy – Centralia, IL
Centralia native Gary Gaetti – a former MLB All-Star and St. Louis Cardinal is on the cusp of opening a brand-new sports academy in his hometown. The Gaetti Sports Academy is slated to open in late March, and will provide training programs, camps and clinics for individuals, small groups and teams. The 18,000 square foot facility will feature eight batting cages, six pitching lines, and MLB regulation sized field and state-of-the-art analytics technology. For information, you can check out the GSA at

Mother Road Rendezvous – WorldWide Technology Raceway
Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 9th as WorldWide Technology Raceway will host Mother Road Rendezvous. Just five minutes from downtown St. Louis – this event at WWT Raceway will feature drag races, a traditional hot rod and custom car show, nostalgia vendors on the midway, as well as a classic cruise to the Historic Old Chain of Rocks Bridge.