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Christmas Craft and Wine Fair
The Pavilion of the City of Marion holds the Annual Christmas Craft and Wine Fair to showcase the homemade area crafts and local wines. This 2 day event brings crafters together with wine tasting in a wonderful event for the Christmas season. Sales from Local Wineries will be available. We have a variety of unique crafters to find that perfect gift. There will be door prizes, giveaways, Christmas music and more. You may even catch a glimpse of Santa or Mrs. Claus if you attend.
Christmas Home Tours
Visit Historic Golconda, and tour 4 homes, 1 church and the local museum. Christmas in the courtyard begins at 5:30pm with refreshments and a visit from Santa.
Miss Illinois Scholarship Pageant
The Miss Illinois Scholarship Association is a duly-accredited state preliminary scholarship association in the Miss America Organization - the world’s largest provider of scholarship and cash assistance to young women. For four nights the Marion Cultural and Civic Center will host preliminaries, Outstanding Teen and Pre-Teen pageants, and overall finals.
Hardin County Fluorspar Festival celebrates the influences brought to the area by the Fluorspar Mining Companies. Located on the banks of the Ohio River. Rosiclare (once known as the “Fluorspar Capital”), has a colorful history that revolved around this mineral. Each year, the Festival highlights and brings back memories of days gone by. Held on the first weekend in October in Downtown Rosiclare, the Festival features an ever-growing list of activities and things to do, including a Queen’s Pageant, a carnival, hickory-smoked barbeque, a pet parade, kid’s games, karoke, food and craft vendors, a quilt show, an open-house at the American Fluorite Museum, a car, truck and motorcycle show, and a large parade featuring local school bands, groups, floats, a Grand Marshall and horse clubs. Local musical talent will also be on hand and the finale is held Saturday evening at the City Park on the Ohio River.
Celebrate the fall season with a farmers market, arts and craft vendors and local musical entertainment.
Cabela's King Kat Tournament Trail
This catfish tournement will be held at Fort Massac State Park, Metropolis. Bring a rod & reel and enter to win prizes and cash. A $500 big fish award will be given. A kids tournament is also planned.
Fort Massac Encampment
This annual reenactment of late-1700s Illinois life on the frontier prairie features blanket traders, merchants, military units, fife and drum corps, and period-style food from more than 20 vendors. The encampment offers military drills, mock battles, along with story telling and children's activities.
Food and bar. Offers drink specials daily and has bands on the weekends.
Big city feel in a small town bar! We currently offer over 100 beers and, are very honered to have a beer brewed for us by The Schlafly Brewing Co......it's a big deal! Original music from all around the midwest every Friday sets us apart from the crowd!
ASA Pro/Am Archery Tournament
Archery Shooters Association's Illinois Championship 3-D Archery Tournament for men, women and Children. Archers from all over North America visit Metropolis for one week in June to compete for cash and prizes and the title of Illinois Champion.
Just One More Bar and Grill
Bar and grill with good food, music, pool tables, drink specials, and a jukebox. Occasionally has bands on the weekends.
Riverview Mansion Hotel
The Riverview Mansion Hotel of Golconda is a full service Bed & Breakfast. In addition to the finest Victorian style accommodations available in Southern Illinois, there is also a lounge serving the best selection of local wines, as well as a restaurant. The hotel is open year round with advance reservations encouraged. All major credit cards accepted. The enchanted hotel setting with its expansive grounds and facilities is the perfect venue in which to enjoy the huge variety of hand-crafted, award winning wines from not only Illinois, but also the best from Indiana, Missouri and Kentucky micro-vineyards. Harvest season will be a unique time at the mansion with Oktoberfest festivals. This will be the opportunity to share the seasons best wines complimented with tantalizing artisan meats and cheeses. Festival weekends will provide just the incentive to bring in the best in local and regional musical talent. Indoor and outdoor entertainment! Our wine shop exhibits a wide array of gifts and specialty items.
Offers catering; menu filled with over 100 different items; sandwiches, spuds, salads, soups, and sweets.
La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant
Family experience, to dine in or carry out. Casual dining. All Authentic Mexican cuisine.
Mackie's is family owned and operated. Most known for our thin crust pizza. Feel free to stop in sometime. We know that you will come back for more.
The Old Home Place Restaurant
Famous for generous portions and smoked items such as ribs, ham, and pulled pork. Other specialties include fried fish, mouth-watering steaks, fried chicken on Sundays, and excellent value with our daily specials! Looking for healthy alternatives? Try fresh salads, lemon pepper tilapia, or marinated, grilled chicken strips. The children's menu provides several options for children ages 12 and under. Be sure to try one of our unique appetizers, such as Barbeque Nachos, Fried Green Beans, or Fried Pickles.
Angie's Originals is the place to shop for All-Things-Original, featuring creations by area artists and alpaca items from Massac County and Peru. Originals offers handcrafted items including Pottery, Jewelry, Wood Vessels, Cutting Board and Spoons, Soaps & Lotions and Alpaca Yarns, Scarves, Gloves, Hats & Apparrel. They also have Unique Photography, Paintings, Wooden Ink Pens and More. You just have to stop in and experience it! A unique shop devoted to showcasing the talents of area artists. Open Fridays and Saturdays, and, anytime you see the flag flying!
Madison St. Emporium
Featuring diversity from the ordinary to the unusual, this store has antiques, collectibles, gifts, household goods, coins, knives, jewelry, tools, dishes, dolls, authentic native American crafts, books, and paintings, & sculpture from local artists.
Triple E Bar B-Q
Family dine or carry out. Serves mouth watering BBQ with a mild or hot BBQ sauce. Also sell BBQ chicken. Breakfast buffet every Saturday and Sunday.
Southern Illinois Boat & Fishing Show
A weekend long event sponsored by the Youth Outdoor Education Foundation and the Williamson County Tourism Bureau. The show features boats, trailers, trucks, ATVs, fishing tackle, live entertainment and more. Admission and parking is free. Great fun for all ages.
Glenn's Hunting Club
Clean, dry and heated pits. Yearly membership and day hunting available. Excellent hunting in fields. Plus hunting in 2 pits over water. 3/4 mile on refuge frontage. Guides available.
O' Charley's - Marion
Family casual dining, dine in or carry out. Melt in your mouth rib eye steaks. See website for other locations throughout the state.
Sao Asian Bistro
Ranked one of the top 100 Chinese restaurants in the entire country. The Bistro's upscale atmosphere provides an ideal setting for business meetings or dinner with family and friends. Check out our website to see our menu and make reservations online.
Wok N Roll
Family dining, buffet everyday. Dine in or carry out. Serves American and Chinese cuisine.
Fairfield Inn & Suites - Marion
Get free high speed internet access at this Fairfield Inn. We are always ready to exceed expectations, while offering a room at a great price. Offers indoor pool and whirlpool, 24 hour fax and copy service, free local calls, continental breakfast, and free on site parking.
Fox Sports Cards
Sports cards and sport collectibles
Marion Antique Mall
Antiques and collectibles 10,000 square feet of antique and collectible stuff. New owners, reorganized, remodeled, & lighting improvements give the shop a new face. It is worth a few minutes of your time to browse through the shop and discover your past.
Marion Airport Inn and Suites
Located right by the Williamson County Airport. Offers amenities such as continental breakfast, high speed WI-FI internet, hot tub and jacuzzi suites, and free parking.
Ryan's Family Steak House - Marion
Family styled restaurant centered on steak. Dine in or carry out. Buffet everyday with an array of delicious foods to choose from. Children's priced buffet too.
Western Sizzlin Steakhouse
Family oriented, dine in or carry out. Serves individual meals and has a salad and buffet.
Lake of Egypt Country Club
Include a golf course, swimming pool, and clubhouse. The dining room overlooks the pool and number nine green.
Old country store and restaurant.
Bar and grill with live music. One of Marion's best spots for nightlife.
Thai-D Classic Thai Cuisine
Thai-D Classic Thai Cuisine is proud to be the first Thai restaurant in Marion and one of the first Thai restaurant in Southern Illinois. We feature a blend of high quality, authentic Thai cuisine and warm hospitality in a sophisticated yet traditional setting. Our experienced chefs will prepare and cook every dish for you to order from finest ingredients including premium spices and herbs from Thailand. Our authentic cuisine is complemented by our list of beverages offering a great selection of wines, domestic beer and imported beer. Come and enjoy delicious and nutritious food at Thai-D today.
Days Inn- Marion
79 rooms. Kids stay free, accessible rooms, non-smoking. Close to local restaurants.
Koko's Bar at Kokopelli Golf Club
This restaurant is open to the public and club members. Excellent steaks and chops.
Pop's Chuck Wagon
This restaurant is primarily a carry out or drive thru, There is outside seating for dining. Offers both traditional "Hawk Pulley" style barbecue as well as wet southern-style barbecue. Catering too.
Open for dinner at 3 pm near the Lake of Egypt and exit 45. We have a bar, a jukebox, pool tables, karaoke on weekends, and live bands on certain weekends.
Econo Lodge - Marion
This hotel is conveniently located along interstate I 57, just six miles from the Crab Orchard Lake and Crab Orchard Wildlife Refuge. Offers free breakfast, free wireless internet, free local and long distant calls, free 24 hour coffee in the lobby, exercise room, sauna, and hot tub, and indoor heated pool.
Guided hunting on 2000 acres of land. Archery and shotgun deer hunting.
Flowers, fine gifts, seasonal decorations
Warehouse Antique Mall
More than 11,000 square feet of booths in a century-plus old warehouse offers a variety of antiques and collectibles.
Mollie's Bar and Grill
Bar and grill. We have good food and a jukebox. There is music and bands occasionally.
Kay's Sugar Creek Cafe
Family dining, carry out or dine in. Delicious home cooked meals. Pies and cakes are made from scratch. Friday and Saturdays all you can eat fish fry.
CITY: Creal Springs
Motel Marion and Campground
Cable television, outdoor swimming pool, campground open year round, daily and weekly rates, campground has 24 spotswith water, electric hookups, dump station available.
17th Street Bar & Grill
Award-winning BBQ. Family style dine-in and carry out. "Best Ribs in the U.S." by Bon Appétit Magazine and featured on the Food Network show, Bon Appétit Picks the Best.
Casual and friendly family atmosphere. Quick, fast authentic Italian food and reasonably priced. Offers dine in or take out.
Nice cozy family restaurant and friendly atmosphere. Dine in or take out. Home cooked meals very good.
Pali Kai Chinese Restaurant
Tucked away behind the tower square, this Chinese restaurant is known for good food and large portions.
Full service, family oriented, dine in, carry out and buffet. Just about everything is homemade.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this chapel was built in 1918 with a donation from former Marion mayor Leroy Goddard.
Country Kitchen Hunting Club
Waterfowl hunting, goose and ducks. Guides available.
Little Egypt Public OHV Recreational Area
Little Egypt Off Road MC is a young club that aims to pursue, promote, and protect interest of motorcyclists in a social and athletic setting. They offer a public off road riding area.
Homemade items at a reasonable price. Jasones prepares fresh, homemade food from scratch utilizing only the finest ingredients. Each Friday evening features your choice of 3 different entrees . Priced from 15.99 Call ahead to have your lunch ready at a specified time or for to go orders
Guests of the Comfort Inn hotel are invited to enjoy the indoor heated pool, hot tub and state-of-the-art fitness room. Includes: free wireless high-speed Internet access, free weekday newspaper and coffee, fresh-baked cookies and popcorn in the evening. Enjoy our free hot breakfast featuring eggs, meat, yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal and more, including your choice of hot waffle flavors! All well-appointed guest rooms at this Marion, IL hotel offer high-definition cable television, a coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, hair dryer, alarm clock, iron and ironing board. Some rooms feature kitchen facilities, a desk and sofa sleeper.
Applebee's - Marion
Applebee's is an attractive, friendly, neighborhood establishment featuring moderately priced, high-quality food and beverage items, table service and a comfortable atmosphere that appeals to all ages. Applebee's menu features beef, chicken and pork items, as well as burgers, pasta and seafood, with a selection of signature menu items found only at Applebee's.
Victorian furniture, lighting and accessories.
The Purple Peacock
Offers 15 booths plus her own collection of gift baskets, glassware, jewelry, antiques, gifts, purses, vases, pictures and furniture. Located in the heart of the north Market Street antiques district.
Jake & Norb's Gun Club
Bordering the refuge on N.E. corner. Traditional hunting of the highest quality. Only 2 hunters per pit with experienced mandatory guides, two pits, 1-water access, 1000 decoys, free snacks. Over forty-two years as an experienced club.
Pirate Pete's Family Entertainment Center
Great food, snack bar, acrcade games, pool tables, laser tag, and redemption prizes.
America's Best Value Inn
46-room motel across from Fort Massac State Park. Restaurants are within walking distance.
Ralls Grove Hunting Club
Duck and goose hunting, 1 blind, waterfront, decoys available. Lunch provided.
CITY: Creal Springs
Weaver's Country Market
Country market, with a specialty in handmade wooden lawn furniture.
Bay City General Store
Come sit on the front porch where Tommy Lee Jones rocked during the filming of US Marshals. Enjoy a soda and a gooey moon pie and hear the cha-ching of a 1913 cash register.
Bennie's Italian Restaurant
Small Italian restaurant with delicious authentic cooking. Made fresh everyday and homemade. Family oriented, dine in or take out.
China Wok Restaurant
Family style dining, to dine in or carry out.
Whitecotton Antique Mall
More than 10,000 square feet of antiques and collectibles located seven miles south of Marion on Route 37 and west on Whitecotton Rd., or take exit 45 on interstate 57 and follow the signs north.
Offers private lessons on gaited horses, indoor and outdoor facilities, lessons for all ages and skill levels and lesson packages available. Beginners, refreshers, pleasure or show. Home of several world champion walking horses. Call for reservations.
CITY: Creal Springs
St. John's Lutheran Church
Built in 1855, this is Illinois' oldest active Lutheran church.
Comfort Suites - Marion
Comfort Suites - Marion has 64 rooms and offers facility amenities such as a business center, free parking, indoor pool, on-site fitness center, laundry services, suites, and complimentary continental breakfast.
Kids will enjoy three huge bouncers, two in-ground trampolines, and an awesome jungle gym with a ball pit and a 16-foot slide.
America's Best Inn - Marion
50 rooms & 3 Jacuzzi suites. Offers free parking and accommodations such as complimentary continental breakfast and broadband internet. Some in-room amenities include hair dryer, microwave and refrigerator.
Rose Clare Crafts and Antique Mall
16 vendors in an old storefront.
KB Bar B Que
Good barbecue! Barbecue, Chicken, Ribs, Burgers, Sandwiches, Wings.
Horseshoe Bend Campground
Located in ridge above creek, over two mile creek bank fishing, natural marina on three mile creek, peaceful, scenic beauty.
Locally owned motel. Clean, secure, boat hook-ups, ample parking and cable TV.
One of the finest fishing and boating areas in the nation, this marina is the gateway to the Ohio River's Smithland Pool, constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The 619-acre full-service boat marina has more than 200 slips.
Country Inn & Suites - Marion
Country Inn & Suites has 69 rooms. Some of the facility amenities include a business center, free parking, an indoor pool, an on-site fitness center, laundry services, pets allowed, hot tub/jacuzzi, and complimentary deluxe breakfast.
Marion Carnegie Library
One of the few remaining Carnegie buildings is seated at the center of Williamson County. Originally built in 1916 and renovated in 1997, the library has the flavor of the early 20th century with the technology of today.
Pikes Hunting Club
Located 1 mile south of Marion on Rt. 37 on west side of road. Hunt from heated pits over flooded corn, natural wetlands food plots, and over 2 miles of levee controlled water on 100 acres. 530 total acres devoted to waterfowl hunting, excellent duck hunting. Corporate rates and custom packages available.
Holiday Inn Express and Suites
Marion's newest hotel, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, is conveniently located off I-57 and IL Rte 13 adjacent to Rent One Park. The hotel location is minutes away from the Williamson County Regional Airport (MWA) and within 15 minutes of Southern Illinois University. Leisure travelers can explore the local culture with area wineries, Marion Civic Center, Williamson County Pavilion & the Illinois Star Centre Mall. Catch a Minor League Baseball game at Rent One Park, home of the Southern Illinois Miners! As a hotel guest in Marion, Illinois, you have access to modern amenities such as wired and wireless Internet access, refrigerators and microwaves, hot breakfast and a 24 hr business center. After work or play, our indoor heated pool(open in July) and fitness center are a great way to unwind.
Bear Branch Log Cabin Restaurant
A rustic, authentic, log cabin restaurant set on the highest hill in Pope County. It is the centerpiece in The Bear Branch Horse Resort, a horse camp with 80 campsites and 6 cabins. Features down-home country cooking including catfish and steaks. The Rustic Log Cabin Restaurant, open Friday through Sunday, offers a quiet setting, great food, and a spectacular view. On regular weekends we open Friday & Saturday at 4 p.m. for dinner, Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. for breakfast. We also offer extended restaurant hours on Holiday weekends. Open all week during May and October (when reservations permit).
Gray Plaza Motel
This motel offers affordable rates with a location close to I-57. It features clean and spacious guest rooms with cable television. Senior rooms are offered. Non-smoking rooms are also available.
Jasones Bed & Breakfast
In 1906, this beautiful, historical home was constructed by builder W.J. Aikman, a native of Marion, a real estate tycoon, vice president of the bank and a farmer. “The Aikman House” as it became known served as the Aikman family’s home until 1938. This home was purchased in 2010 and renovated to include wheelchair accessible bathroom additions, three bathrooms for the bedrom suites, two commercial kitchens, a concrete patio and more. This bed and breakfast includes four guest rooms as well as a restaurant and gift shop. Room service is available until 8pm. Massage, nails, and salon packages available. Gift baskets and trays available by request.
Metropolis Inn offers double or single occupancy. Amenities include in-room coffee makers, indoor pool, high-speed internet, cable TV, and hot continental breakfast. Pet Friendly. The Metropolis Inn offers, nightly, weekly and monthly rates. Truck and RV parking is available. Located just off I-24 at Exit 37.
Hampton Inn - Marion
Relax in our comfortable Marion hotel with a choice of thoughtful extras included with every stay. Our stylish guest rooms feature flat-screen TVs and free WiFi throughout the hotel. Enjoy a tranquil night’s rest in a clean and fresh bed and start your day right with Hampton’s free hot breakfast. Even if you're in a rush, grab a free Hampton On the Run Breakfast Bags, available Monday through Friday, for a quick, healthy meal to go. Cool off in our refreshing pool or work out in our well-equipped exercise room. Located close to a number of businesses, this charming Marion hotel offers a range of professional services. Catch up with work in the business center and make use of professional services including print, fax and copy facilities.
Crab Orchard Lake
Campground, fishing, boating, beach, picnic areas, country store, fishing tournaments.
Holiday Inn Express - Metropolis
Interior corridor hotel with electronic locks, indoor pool and hot tub, exercise room and a free deluxe continental breakfast.
Lake of Egypt Marina
Open all year boatmotor sales and service. Full service facility with launching available. Located on the east side of the lake.
Casual family dining. Dine in or carry out, delivery is also available. Friday & Saturday 11am to 1pm. Lunch buffet Tuesday-Thursday from 11am to 1:30pm. Italian special items made fresh everyday.
Allen Christmas Tree Farm
Choose and cut your own Christmas tree. Handmade wreaths and other seasonal gifts are also available.
Austin Acres Kamp Outback
Affordable family lodging, camping cabins, campers and primitive camping. One cabin has kitchenette, covered shelter, air, TV/VCR, wood burning stove, electric and water shower available. One cabin has sleeping for six or more, electric, water, grill and shaded area. We have excellent walking and riding trails on 40 acres. Horses welcome. Lots of shaded areas for tent camping and fishing pond. Pets and children welcome.
Lake Glendale Stables
Trail ride in beautiful Southern Illinois. Hourly to full-day rates. Over night pack trips and lunch or dinner outings. Group rates and boarding available. Great horses for all riders, experienced or not. Professional guides, cool wooded trails.
Super City Blues & Ques
Friday night is the "anything but" competition, with open entries for entrees, sides, sauces and sweets. Each entry is $25, and monetary prizes up to $75 are awarded in each category. Vendors start selling at lunchtime, and live music starts in the afternoon. The beer garden will open in the late afternoon, and will be located next to the stage. Saturday is the Kansas City BBQ Society competition, with the grand champion winning $1000 plus a 6' trophy. Vendors will be selling all day and bands will start in the afternoon and play until 10:00 PM. Also on Saturday, there will be "touch a tractor" for the kids, and an arts and crafts fair for everyone
Pleasant View Lodging
Lodging nestled in the heart of the Shawnee Forest. One furnished cabin (sleeps up to 4) and one furnished modern modular home (sleeps 5-7) that includes all amenities. Perfect for travelers and hunters. Located on private ground that joins government land. Located close to Garden of the Gods, Rim Rock Trail, Pounds Hollow Lake, High Know and other recreational sites.
The Blue House
This charming old house is located in the historic town of Elizabethtown, and dates to the late 19th century. The country style furnishings throughout the house will make you feel right at home. There are two bedrooms and two baths, plus a large living room and dining room. A full kitchen provides you the opportunity to prepare whatever you prefer, or you can dine at one of the local restaurants. The large yard provides privacy but allows plenty of room for play. You will enjoy the great view of the Ohio River from the back yard as you have your morning coffee, or while enjoying a glass of wine in the evening from one of the regions wineries. The house is on the Ohio Scenic byway and can be your staging point as you enjoy the area’s scenic and historic attractions, such as Garden of the Gods, Shawnee National Forest and Cave-In-Rock.