Where History Lives and Progress Thrives

Looking for Lincoln? You’ll find him here, where his storied political career began and history abounds. After some adventure? You’ve only to venture toward Vandalia Lake for a host of water and outdoor sports. Whether you’re after browsing boutiques or immersing yourself in culture, you’ll find the right thread to weave your perfect story right here in Vandalia.

The Kaskaskia Dragon

Ever seen a 35-foot dragon belch fire? Ever made him do it yourself? In Vandalia, you can!

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Wet & Wild Fun

Vandalia Lake splashes up 660 acres of outdoor action, from boating and swimming to camping, picnicking and fishing.

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Vandalia, Illinois Virtual Tour

Take a moment to explore our new virtual tour of Vandalia Illinois! This tool is also available for your smartphone. Just download MapNTour in the App Store on your phone or tablet!

Events Calendar

Olde Tyme Christmas @ Downtown Vandalia, IL
Nov 15 – Nov 16 all-day

Kick off the holiday season with us in beautiful downtown Vandalia! This is a free, community event featuring local businesses, arts, crafts, food, drink and much more. Visit with Santa, take a picture with his reindeer, shop at our vendor fair and take a trolley ride or horse drawn carriage ride! Other activities taking place that weekend include a Christmas Parade, a live nativity, candlelight readings, and a festival of trees.

Friday, November 15th 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, November 16th 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Xtreme Bar Bingo @ Cages Bar and Grill
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm

Xtreme Bar Bingo is a NO COST, NO COVER bingo consisting of 9 games! Winners could win awesome prizes such as: cash, a 50" TV, iPad, Party Suite to the Gateway Grizzlies, St. Louis Cardinals tickets, a Junior Jackpot that starts out at $100 and goes up every week until it hits, and of course a Progressive Jackpot game that starts out at $2,000 and increases $1,000 every week until it hits!

Illinois' Oldest Existing Capital City


From civics to city council, everything you need to know about our community.

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The drive for growth runs strong in Vandalia, with opportunity for businesses and candidates alike.

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Explore our delightful blend of history and outdoor adventure for a day of play or your next getaway.

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Looking for ways to pay it forward and give back? Check out the many options for volunteering in Vandalia.

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