Originally Posted by glocker
Thought it was in St. Louis. Got excited! Bummer that its in Illinois, and especially East St. Louis. I've been a lot of rough places in my life and East St. Louis is probably the roughest, haha. No ccw=no trip for me, especially there.
East St. Louis is definitely no place for site-seeing, but fortunately the Racetrack is right next to the highway and not directly surrounded by blighted suburbs or anything like that. It's perfectly fine.
Now, if you go to the OTHER side of the highway along Collinsville Rd... It gets rough. You can do worse though. I actually use the Metro station around there to head to work for most of the week.