Welcome to Salem, Illinois!
Located at the crossroads of U.S. Highway 50 and Illinois Route 37, and directly off of Interstate 57, Salem, Illinois, www.salemil.us, is a town you will want to call home.
An excellent public school system serves the community, including elementary schools and Salem Community High School and for those seeking private education, a Catholic grade school is available. For those who are considering college, Kaskaskia College has a campus in Salem, and 4-year universities are less than 2 hours away.
There is plenty to do in Salem! The Salem Family Aquatic Center is a busy place all summer long, and the Recreation Department offers something for everyone – from soccer, softball, and summer activities to volleyball and hayrides in the fall. Tennis courts, a golf course, a bowling alley, and a roller rink are also available. For the outdoor enthusiast, Salem’s rural location offers opportunities for boating, camping, hunting, and fishing at several lakes and state parks, all within a 30 minute drive!
Carlyle Lake, Rend Lake, and Stephen A Forbes State Park.
For quieter times, the Salem Public Library offers programs for all ages.
For even more opportunity, you will find yourself in the middle of the fun and excitement of downtown St. Louis after an easy 90 minute drive on the interstate.
Come check out Salem!