Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
3236 W. Chain of Rocks Road
Granite City, IL 62040
Phone: (618) 797-9835
Fax: (618) 797-9839
The Bissell Mansion has been dubbed St. Louis' Oldest "Hysterical" Landmark. Built in the 1820s as the home of Captain Lewis Bissell, it features period decor along with many of the original furnishings. Comedy/mystery dinner theater shows are produced throughout the year. A five-course dinner is served between acts. Guests receive an identity upon arrival, with the murderer and suspects being randomly chosen. The menu consists of a choice of appetizer, soup, garden dinner salad, entree, and three glasses of wine and beverage. It is topped off with a chocolate mousse. Meals are included in the Mystery Theatre.
Located at Argosy Casino, Argosy's Music Hall is one of the premier entertainment venues in the city. Over the years, the hall has witnessed and staged music greats like Chuck Berry, Air Supply and also Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and more. The stage has also entertained with comedy acts like Bob Zany, Gilbert Gottfried and others. Even the Chippendales have had their wild nights here. For more information and ticket details, do call or check their website.
The Ainad Shriners Temple has been standing strong on the St. Louis Avenue since its opening in 1912. From its humble beginnings, the temple has grown to be an integral part of the spiritual and cultural life of the city's residents. The temple was originally built as a venue for the Masonic Fraternity meetings, but it has grown to be much more than that. Today, it is a venue for various cultural events of the city, including the Pageant of Progress. As an event facility, the temple has banquet room with a capacity for 1000 people, and even a lower level that can be used for events. For more information please see the website.
Each day brings something different to Laughs on the Landing; an open mic night, improv, and a variety of comedians are accompanied by a full service bar and a menu offering traditional bar snacks. Box Office hours are available on the website.
Casino Queen offers a room, board, and gambling in East St. Louis. The Casino features a variety of games and has a reputation for liberal slots payouts. The Gateway Arch of St. Louis is directly across the river, and is visible from hotel room windows.
St. Louis is a city that is proud of its professional sports teams. If you are a football fan, you can catch some great National Football League games at the Trans World Dome when the Rams are playing at home. Fans pack the 66,000-seat arena to cheer for the Rams, who moved here from Los Angeles in 1995. As you might expect, traffic can be a nightmare around the downtown arena during home games. No parking is allowed in front of the Broadway central entrance.
The Ferrara Theatre is easy to find and easy to reach. Parking, restaurants, hotels and nightclubs are just a stone's throw away. Located in the heart of downtown Saint Louise at the America's Center complex, it offers an intimate and comfortable space for concerts and offers an unmatched experience for the true music lover.
The historic 555 Washington building is a venue that is rented out for special events. This five-story structure has elaborate renaissance detailing and the entrance is on Washington Avenue. The building is a symbol of revival of Downtown, a grand old building with modern amenities is still in use. The 6-story atrium is located at the center of the building. This space can be customized to suit any event including weddings, fashion shows, exhibitions, performances and conferences. It is the perfect place to host a dinner party and a cocktail reception for about 300 guests.
Located in the ever bustling downtown St. Louis, a pink flamingo is the landmark that invites guests looking for an entertaining time. The Flamingo Bowl is a 12-lane bowling alley with a fun and exciting atmosphere. Kids and under 18 year olds are welcome along with an adult. 21 and above can stay on after 9p. They also serve excellent food and the drinks menu range from classic to contemporary cocktails and spirits. This is a perfect place to spend an enjoyable evening.
A beautiful event venue located on the bustling downtown Washington Boulevard strip, Windows off Washington has gained a reputation for being one of the hippest places to throw a party. Offering enough space to conduct five events simultaneously, the separate spaces create unique moods and decor to individualize any occasion. The loft style architecture with polished concrete floors, accented by salvaged raw materials makes for a modern, new age ambiance. Champagne glass towers, lit fountains, and open air verandas, complete with immaculate views of the downtown city scape create an experience that guests will not soon forget. The staff makes sure to attend to detail and assist in creating memorable experiences. -Cathryn D. Blue
Opened circa 1917, this downtown hot spot is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the only playhouse in the downtown area. Having been remodeled twice since its opening more than 80 years ago, the Roberts Orpheum Theater (formerly known as American Theater) now has a seating capacity of about 1,850 people. The French Renaissance décor supplies an elegant ambiance, and two full-service bars are open during events. The theater has featured top talent such as the Dave Matthews Band, Deftones and Creed.
When mussels and beer meet, they create magic. Get caught in this moment at the Belgian Beer and Mussel Mania, and you won't be sorry. Delicious Penn Cove mussels are prepared in different styles. Beers, such as Dubbel, Grand Cru and Tripel vie for attention. Past events have included a mussel eating contest and Belgian desserts.