A Glimpse of Godfrey, Illinois
Godfrey is in the heart of the Midwest. We’re conveniently located within two hours of Springfield and Carbondale, but with all the small town charm of our rural community. As our business district grows, our past is preserved in the Benjamin Godfrey Mansion, a historic landmark named after our town’s founder. Get a glimpse into the 19th century and the early life and times in Godfrey, then join us as we honor these traditions with our annual festivals and celebrations.
Nearby, the Great River Road provides breathtaking views of the Mississippi River. A leisurely drive, bike ride, or motorcycle cruise along this scenic route showcases the beauty of the Midwest. For nature enthusiasts, Godfrey offers a collection of parks and trails. Glazebrook Park is a favorite local spot with its beautiful lake and spacious recreational areas, including soccer fields and pickleball courts. LaVista Park hosts regular disc golf games with panoramic views of the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, a sight you truly can’t see anywhere else.
The beautiful campus of Lewis and Clark Community College allows students to live where they study, and Godfrey is just 20 minutes away from the four-year Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. Our community is here to support you and your education every step of the way.
No matter what you’re in the mood for, Godfrey’s culinary scene promises to deliver. Begin your day with home-style cooking at the Clifton Country Inn & Bake Shop. Bakers & Hale offers a range of farm-to-table dishes in a cozy, rustic setting, often complete with live music. You can also enjoy a light lunch and shopping at Josephine’s Tea Room, a local treasure with an impressive dessert menu.
Our community calendar is brimming with events and festivities. The annual Fall Corn Festival is a highlight, celebrating the harvest season with fun activities, delicious food, live entertainment and the famous Great Godfrey Maze.
We’re proud of our community and all of the people in Godfrey who make our town so welcoming, and we’re excited to share our little piece of the Midwest with you.