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America the Beautiful - Illinois Quarter Launch Ceremony
The U.S. Mint and the Shawnee National Forest will launch the 31st America the Beautiful coin – the Illinois quarter featuring Camel Rock formation at the Garden of the Gods Recreation Area. The event will include speakers and performers, and children under the age of 18 will receive a new Shawnee National Forest quarter to commemorate the event. There will be information about the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful program and a coin exchange will follow the event giving patrons the opportunity to exchange their currency for the new Illinois quarter. 10:00 am Southeastern Illinois College gymnasium.
Shawnee Forest Cabins
Beautiful 1 and 2 bedroom Rental Cabins in the Shawnee National Forest. Closest Cabins to the famous Garden of the Gods and Pounds Hollow Lake.
Macedonia Game Preserve
Full of hospitality and free of highway noises and crowds. Come hunt whitetail and upland birds in a variety of settings.
Your Heart's Desire
This mall has collectibles, antiques, primitives, and locally handmade goods. On West Frankfort Main Street. Only 10 miles south of Rend Lake.
Pickers Paradise Antiques, Crafts and Collectibles
Pickers Paradise has a variety of antiques, crafts and collectibles. Look for one of a kind items like an antique loom, furniture and much more.
Frankfort Area Historical Museum
Only 10 miles south of Rend Lake, the former two story brick Logan School is now a museum featuring area mining history, memorabilia from 1802-1976, a genealogy library, and the Red Geranium Tea Room that serves homemade lunch.
Ever After Bridal Show
Buy a dress, pick out flowers, and find a photographer all in one place. Over 100+ vendors to choose from all under one roof. This annual event is presented by River Radio and held at The Pavilion of the City of Marion.
Veterans Military Museum Depot
The Veterans Museum Depot is a restored C&I railroad depot that is filled with memorabilia from the Civil War to Desert Storm. It has uniforms of all branches of service, a purple heart, horse saddles from World War I, insignia's & patches, gas masks, a World War II communication system and many other items on display. Many young boys of the Rend Lake area left from this very depot to go to war. On the West Frankfort Main Street just 10 miles south of Rend Lake.
Hardin County Heritage Festival
The Hardin County Heritage Festival and Duck Race on the Ohio river celebrates the county’s rich heritage and history. The event includes exceptional period entertainment and activities to fill your weekend, including; 1800’s outdoor play, Civil War reenactment, pageant, quilt show, duck race, area craft and food vendors. Festivities also include a period ball, a Regal Women’s Tea and live entertainment throughout. Events are held in Elizabethtown (Saturday) and at the Hardin County K-12 School located East of Elizabethtown on 146. (Friday night pageant)
Cakes By Ally
At Cakes by Ally each cupcake flavor has its own signature design and name. In addition, each order is made unique and perfectly fit to please the customer. Ally provides custom cakes (from wedding to birthday), cupcakes, brownies, cheesecakes, and much more. Cakes by Ally specializes in fondant decor and butter cream icing.
Bald Eagle Tours at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge
Crab Orchard is home to six nesting pairs of resident bald eagles and their offspring. A few nesting sites are visible from public roads throughout the Refuge and eagles are spotted daily. Guided tours visit eagle nests and areas of the Refuge where eagles may be spotted. The cost is $5 for adults and $2.50 for youth under the age of 12, and reservations are required.
Home-cooked food for dinner on Thursday and Friday and breakfast or lunch everyday of the week. Always a lunch blueplate special with seating for thirty.
Crappie USA Super Tournament
Crappie USA will hold one of the 2015 Super Tournaments on Lake of Egypt in Marion, IL. This will be a guaranteed payout of $10,000 and prizes. The tournament starts at 6:30am and will run until 3pm with a weigh-in at 4pm.
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.
Dee’s Pets is Southern Illinois’ largest family-owned pet store. Conveniently located on Route 37 just north of Marion, Dee’s has been serving the region’s pet lovers since 1982. When you visit the 4,000 square-foot store, you’ll be impressed with the wide selection of freshwater fish, birds, reptiles, small animals, and PUPPIES!!! Of course, they also carry all of the supplies, food and medications you’ll need to keep your pet healthy and happy.
Koko's Bar at Kokopelli Golf Club
This restaurant is open to the public and club members. Excellent steaks and chops, perfect after a round of golf.
Cooksey's Bait Shop
Opened in 1962, Cooksey's Bait Shop has been in the business of selling minnows and many baits to incoming fishing enthusiasts for 50+ years.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Marion
Marion's newest hotel, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, is conveniently located off I-57 and IL Route 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, The Pavilion of the City of Marion & 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 hour business center. After work or play, our indoor heated pool (open in July) and fitness center are a great way to unwind.
Garden Gate Florist
Garden Gate Florist has just what you need! Browse our assortment of green and blooming plants for a wonderful gift for anyone on your list. Consider sending a fruit and gourmet basket from Garden Gate Florist – a fantastic gift for any occasion. Don’t forget our vast selection of gift items, including angels, greeting cards, gourmet cookies, candles, pictures, antiques, plush, balloons, and Lang® candles
Comfort Inn - Marion
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.
Casual family dining. Dine in or carry out, delivery is also available. Lunch buffet: Tuesday-Thursday from 11am to 1:30pm. Friday & Saturday 11am to 1pm. Italian special items made fresh everyday.
Fujiyama Japanese Steakhouse
Japanese steakhouse served either in restaurant or hibachi style. Sushi bar available. Come out for dinner and see the show!
K B Bar B Que
Good barbecue! Fish, Chops, Ribs, dine-in, carry-out and we cater.
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