Singular attractions like the world’s largest ketchup bottle, the largest man made earthwork in North America (Monks Mound, which is a UNESCO site) and Native American historical site, make Collinsville an interesting visit for residents and tourists alike. The more than 24,000 residents are also very diverse, with German, Native American, African, Polynesian, and many other culturally diverse residents. Collinsville dates back to 1812, where it was founded by German American settlers from Pennsylvania, just 8 years after the Louisiana Purchase. The town also boasts its production of 85% of the world’s horseradish, which is imported to countries including Germany and China. The town itself is home to several schools, and hosts multiple events throughout the year, including horse racing, the Horseradish festival, and an Italian Fest in the fall. While most well known for their horseradish, Collinsville ha a lot to offer in terms of education, with more than 20 local schools, churches, and things to do including shopping, and nightlife.
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