Outdoor activities are plentiful in the Vandalia area, which includes the Vandalia Lake for swimming, camping, boating and fishing. A very fine Vandalia Park District includes seven parks, ball fields and a public pool for kids of all ages. Other Vandalia area recreation includes challenging golf courses, bowling and hunting.
Annual area events include the Grande Levee/Harvest Festival, Fayette County Fair, Annual Midwest All Ford Nationals Car Show at Vandalia Lake, The Vandalia Lion's Club Annual Halloween parade and much more!
Other area recreation, attractions and entertainment activities are located within reasonable driving distance from Vandalia, Illinois. Vandalia is located 60 miles from the major city of St. Louis, Missouri. There are many recreational and entertainment activities located in the metro area.
St. Louis features many museums, the beauty of the 630-foot stainless steel Gateway Arch, casinos, Six Flags over St. Louis, many professional sporting events such as the St. Louis Cardinals, Rams football, Blues hockey, plus the Gateway International Raceway and Drag Strip. The St. Louis Zoo features many exotic animals on display year round. There is also top name entertainment to choose from, such as concerts and Broadway shows throughout the year.