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

Jul
31
Sat
Matt Poss Band, LIVE at Charters Patio @ Charters Patio
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Matt Poss Band, LIVE at Charters Patio @ Charters Patio

Sponsored by Pine Ridge Homes and Horst Enterprises

Text CHARTERS to 618-206-1188 for event updates!

Aug
6
Fri
John Stevens, LIVE at Charters Patio @ Charters Patio
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
John Stevens, LIVE at Charters Patio @ Charters Patio

Sponsored by McCarty's Auto Body, Sheldon Schulte Construction, and Lach Express

Text CHARTERS to 618-206-1188 for event updates!

Illinois' Oldest Existing Capital City

Live

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

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Work

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

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Play

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

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Volunteer

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

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