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Celebrate the pepper harvest from 11am to 5pm, A favorite gathering for all chile heads and hot pepper fans. Walk the pepper field and see many varieties of hot peppers in bloom, meet the vendors and see who makes the best hot/spicy food, visit the Pepper Farm Store and select your favorite salsa, jellies, spices and pepper products, relax, visit with friends, enjoy great local music and soak in great southern Illinois pepper heat. 618-893-1443. www.darnhotpeppers.com
Villa De Bertolino
Villa De Bertolino welcomes you with a peaceful, friendly and exciting getaway. Relax by your private saltwater pool and 6 seated hot tub, day and night. The villa is an open, family-style environment and sleeps 8 comfortably, with capacity of 12. Enjoy nature exploring the live creek on our 28 wooded acres in the heart of the wine country!
Cobden Peach Festival
Celebrate the local peach harvest, sponsored by the Cobden Lions Club. Join us for fresh peaches from local orchards, carnival rides and games, crowning of ‘Miss Peach Queen’, homemade food and peach cobbler & pie with a 5K run/walk and parade on Saturday. Free admission.
La Colina Linda Farm and Bed & Breakfast
This one acres farm offers a two bedroom - two bath non-smoking cottage. The hospitality is open and inclusive and serves vegan plant-based meals for breakfast. Instruction and guidance for anyone interested in organic farming practices.
HalloWine at StarView Vineyards
Live music, wine tasting, nacho & chili bar & other goodies. Come dressed to impress in your best costume for a chance to win prizes. We'll be judging individual, couple & group costumes. Pets & children are invited too!
Skyline View Cabins
Skyline View Cabins invite you to Southern Illinois to enjoy the most beautiful view in the area. From your cabin front porch, you can see the rolling hills of the Shawnee National Forest, Bald Knob Cross and lots of wildlife. In the Winter and early Spring there are 20 acres of hillside woods to tromp through, The property joins the Quetil Walking Trail, into Alto Pass. Both cabins have vaulted ceilings in the living room, kitchen and bedrooms, with real fireplaces, satellite TV and DVD player. Cabins come furnished with leather look sofas, chairs with ottomans, and a dining table that seats 4 people. Local art has been used to decorate both of the cabins.
Wine Country Cottage
Getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at the Wine Country Cottage. Just one mile away from Blue Sky Winery, we are located in the heart of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. Spend a couple days or a weekend exploring the award winning wineries, shops and restaurants along the Trail! The quaint cottage on 29 acres offers a private and serene getaway. Conveniently located 1.4 miles from Blue Sky Vineyards, 2.9 miles from Orlandini Vineyard, 3.9 miles from Owl Creek Vineyard and 5.8 miles from Starview Vineyards!
This cabin is a great place to stay for families or couples on romantic getaway. The cabin property is quiet with large old trees surrounding it for privacy. The view from is beautiful and you can see for miles and miles. A great place to have your morning cup of coffee is the back deck were you can take in all the beauty of Southern Illinois. The deck has a table and chairs for you to enjoy and gas grill for your use. Just inside you will find the full kitchen stocked with all the necessities you may need on during your stay. The living room has a grand TV with just the local channels. We have some DVDs for you to watch or you may bring your own. There are 3 bedrooms all with luxury sheets and beautiful bedding. The smallest has a Full Tempur Pedic bed and the larger rooms each have a queen bed.
Apple Knocker Hard Cider
Apple Knocker is an Illinois-based craft cider house that combines their expertise in modern small-lot wine production, and the creativity of craft beer techniques, to produce a new breed of American ciders. They partner with century-old local orchards to grow the highest quality apples for our beverages.
Red, Whites and Brews
Celebrate our country StarView style! We'll be cooking hamburgers & hotdogs throughout the day, enjoy live music on the stage by local favorites King Juba from 4-7 and beer specials all day. A beautiful fireworks show at the end of the night will finish off the day.
Egyptian Hills Marina Lodging
Egyptian Hills Resort is your passport to the Ultimate outdoor family vacation. Whether you are into waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, sport fishing, or pleasure boating; the Lake of Egypt is a boater’s paradise. All within a stone’s throw of your cabin. Our cabins and chalets sit next to soothing, running streams and waterfalls – with breathtaking lake front views. Each cabin/chalet features a full kitchen, living room, large deck, full bedroom, 2 loft bedrooms and full bath.
Moon Dog Farm & Vineyard
This farm offers fine Illinois wine-making grapes, organic vegetables and a small selection of fruits.
Egyptian Hills Campground & Marina
Eastern side of Lake of Egypt. Facility offers full service, boat rentals, restaurants, bait, tackle, guide service, launching and RV rentals.
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.
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.
Bella Terra Winery
Bella Terra Winery is nestled in the beautiful surroundings of Johnson County, Illinois. With a scenic view of ponds, trees, and our vineyard we provide the perfect setting for sipping wines or celebrating special occasions. Bella Terra Winery was not created just for wine connoisseurs, we offer food and activities for the whole family. You can play bocce ball, throw a game of washers, watch your favorite team on T.V., or just relax under a tree and enjoy the breeze.The manicured grounds of Bella T Winery combined with beautiful shade trees create a striking backdrop for any occasion.
Ralls Grove Hunting Club
Duck and goose hunting, 1 blind, waterfront, decoys available. Lunch provided.
Egyptian Hills Resort
Egyptian Hills Resort is your passport to the Ultimate outdoor family vacation. Whether you are into waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, sport fishing, or pleasure boating; the Lake of Egypt is a boater’s paradise. All within a stone’s throw of your cabin. Within minutes of your cabin, your family can enjoy guided expeditions such as; horseback riding, rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, geo-caching, wildlife photography and many other outdoor activities. Whether planning a single activity or multiple activities for your group, we at Egyptian Hills are your personal concierge in planning your ultimate outdoor family vacation. Whether onsite or through one of our partner guides, all activities are tailored for all ages and experience levels.
Tom's Place Restaurant
Established in 1921 Tom's offers an enchanting blend of fine dining with a reich, fascinating history. Crisp linen, fresh flowers & soft candelight create an atmosphere of comfortable elegance while enjoying any of the wonderful gourmet dishes.
We are Southern Illinois’ destination for a secluded and peaceful getaway. We are luxurious, fully equipped log homes, set on 95 acres, available to you for a few days, a week, or even longer. Each cabin can comfortably sleep 6 to 8 people. Our cabins were built specifically for guests who want to get away from the busy realities of life and just enjoy the simple things. Enjoy fishing in our lakes, hunting, the wildlife and beautiful sunsets from the deck. We are an easy ten minutes from Carbondale and Southern Illinois University, and within driving distance to the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, Southern Illinois lakes, Shawnee National Forest, Giant City Park and the DuQuoin fairgrounds.
DuQuoin State Fairgrounds
The DuQuoin State Fairgrounds are located in the heart of Southern Illinois. A State owned facility, hosts several major events each year, including the annual DuQuoin State Fair. Grounds are open to the public year round.
Family restaurant, owned and operated by the Alongi family since 1933. Order pasta, pizza, steak or seafood.
Two Raggedy Sisters
From Our Hands to Yours, another unique DuQuoin Main Street shoppers delight. Find antiques, crafts and gifts of all sorts.
Du Quoin Annual Holiday Lights Fair
Starting the day after Thanksgiving and continuing through the month of December. Come experience Du Quoin Tourism’s transformation of the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds into a magical place with lights and decorations. The event features a 1 1/2-mile drive through over $250,000 worth of lighted displays as well as decorated trees, entertainment, food, crafts and visits with Santa in the Expo Hall. The light trail opens nightly from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., and the Expo Hall will be open on the second and third weekends in December from 5:30 — 9:30 p.m. The Expo Hall features Santa’s train ride and Santa’s Workshop.
Stay at this Du Quoin Hotel offering " a small town touch with large city amenities" Located adjacent to the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds. The Fairgrounds Inn is situated in the heartland of Southern Illinois Illinois. Adjacent to Du Quoin State Fairgrounds with easy access to Southern Illinois University, Southern Illinois Center, Illinois State Police Headquarters and Sparta World Shooting Complex. The hotel's proximity to Pyramid State Park and Rend Lake make it an Ideal Spot for guests to enjoy a variety of outdoor actives.
Country Settings Bed & Breakfast
This small town get away is perfect for your need to just get away and relax or to spend time with that special someone. Relax in the jetted tub or gaze at the stars on the spacious patio. Maybe enjoy a walk down the peaceful lane and let the sound of the country take you in.
Francie's Inn Bed& Breakfast
Francie's Inn, a Bed & Breakfast Inn where warmth and an inviting atmosphere await your arrival! DuQuoin's first "B&B", the Inn is the place for a perfect getaway vacation, a romantic adventure or business retreat. Over-night guests are served a full, hot breakfast in the beautiful, formal dining room.
DuQuoin State Fair
The DuQuoin fair is one of the nation's best agricultural events. The fair offers plenty of entertainment, including a carnival, livestock shows, agricultural exhibits, contests, and national acts on the grandstand stage.
Lyn-Nita Vineyards was established in 2010 with the planting of three acres of vineyards. The Wine Cellar was opened in November 2010 and features wines from Illinois grown grapes. Local wines produced and sold.
Nesler's Polar Whip
Family owned for over 75 years. Nesler's Polar Whip offers great cheeseburgers, hamburgers, and fries at an affordable price.
Right in the middle of Energy you will find Bruce Park. A nicely manicured 8 acre park with trees, pavilions, ball diamonds and soccer fields. The park is a great place to take your family on an outing or for your kids to participate in local sports. While you are there, take a look at the military memorial. There is also a monument with the bell from a schoolhouse that stood on the site.
Issac's Rusty Wagon
Isaac's Rusty Wagon is an antique mall & More, located on hwy148 in Energy, IL. Specializing in Antiques, Primitive Crafts & Home Decor.
Ferne Clyffe State Park
The lush vegetation of the 2,430-acre Ferne Clyffe State Park, located near the small town of Goreville, hides the fact that directly below the soil, a vast area of rock formations exists. The two main areas for rock climbing include Big Rocky Hollow and the Cedar Bluff areas. Cedar Bluff offers both traditional and sport climbing, including several short, but difficult, routes in the class 12 to 13 range that appeal to experienced climbers. Other routes include top-rope access and solid anchors that appeal to new climbers.
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.
Cedar Rock Cabins
Fully furnished cabins in the Shawnee National Forest. Wooded paths wind up and down the hills past rock formations. Enjoy the screened in porch at dusk and view area wildlife. Relax in the hot tub under the stars.
4th of July Celebration events includes: Freedom Run a 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run; a gospel show; a parade; free concert at the City Park and much more. Capping off the Freedom Fest is one of the largest fireworks display in Southern Illinois.
Herrin Civic Center
The Herrin Civic Center is a multipurpose facility with conference areas, a galleria that seats 350 and an auditorium that seats 341. The Civic Center is host to all types of performances on a regular basis and can be rented for small meetings, stage performances and social events such as wedding receptions, reunions, etc. Many nationally known entertainers perform for the Patron of the Arts Series and for special appearances. Also home of the Southern Illinois Opry.
Mary's Restaurant and Bed & Breakfast
Mary's Restaurant, located in one of Herrin's historical Victorian homes, is truly the "Home of Fine Dining". The restaurant includes a unique menu, as well as complete bar and wine service. Everything at Mary’s is made fresh daily; from appetizers to desserts. Outstanding traditional, contemporary and specialty offerings are prepared from the finest fresh market selections available. Next door, is a traditional bed and breakfast inn offering 4 rooms. Facility amenities include airport shuttle service, business center, concierge, free parking, banquet facilities, laundry services, on-site bar/restaurant, complimentary breakfast and pets allowed.
A World War I memorial stature, “The Spirit of The American Dough Boy” was dedicated on September 6, 1927 following its acquisition through a project sponsored jointly by the local American Legion and VFW Posts. The solider is forever immortalized in statue form, seen is his war apparel and stance. The Dough Boy is a symbol of freedom and remembrance of those who fought for our land.
Herrin City Library
Herrin City Library is your community connection to print, video, audio, and online information around the world. Featuring the Herrin History Room, a growing collection of archival information about the City of Herrin and the Williamson County area. We also have some genealogical information about Herrin families. We have city directories and yearbooks for the Herrin Schools. We do have a large collection of Herrin newspapers on microfilm from the 1800s to about 1945.
Family style dining, carry out available. Serves delicious homemade hamburgers and much more. Famous for their Chili Mac.
Chuck's BBQ originally opened in 1952 on the North end of Herrin as a car hop type restaurant. It has been at its current location for 12 years. Some favorites are the Breakfast Special, BBQ sandwich, homemade cheeseburgers, ribs and so much more. Basic Info. Joined Facebook 02/23/2013 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hours Mon - Thu: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm Fri - Sat: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm Sun: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Specialties Breakfast Lunch Dinner -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Services Walk-Ins Welcome Good For Kids Take Out Catering Waiter Service -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- General Manager Ryan & Cassie Jeralds -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Payment Options . . .
Enjoy bottomless chips and salsa and a casual ambiance at El Jalisco. This family-friendly establishment offers a variety of authentic Mexican food. A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the guests at your next shindig. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home and cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the restaurant.
Sergio's Mexican Restaurant
Family oriented, authentic Mexican cuisine, full bar separate from dining area. All food items are home made, using all natural ingredients and Mexican spices.
Teddy's Sports Bar & Grill
Sports bar and grill with good food, pool tables, music, and a jukebox. Located right in town in Herrin.
Herrin Park District
Herrin Park District is a beautiful, well kept park with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool as well as a multipurpose recreation complex. The park offers two walking paths with a quarter-mile all weather track, and a one-mile lighted walking trail. Herrin Park is an excellent place for a leisurely jog. You can even enjoy feeding the beautiful ducks.
Pine Lakes Golf Club
The 18-hole "pine lakes" course at the Pine Lakes Golf Course facility features 5,889 yards of golf from the longest trees for a par of 67. The course rating is 67.0 and it has a slope rating of 107.
The Rabbit Patch Cottage
This primitive shop includes candles, country lighting, painted and upholstered furniture, Willow Tree, country gifts and accessories.
Lounge and bar. This location has a jukebox, open mic nights, and live entertainment. Offers daily drink specials.
This is a tavern that offers daily drink specials. We serve sandwiches and pizza. We also do fundraisers for charities.
Family style dining, carry out, and delivery. Gourmet pizza, pasta, soups, salads and desserts. Also offers a lunch buffet. Buffet is free for kids under 5, ages 5-12 eat for $4.99. Open Monday-Thursday 4pm-9pm. Open Friday and Saturday 4pm-10pm. Closed on Sundays.
Four Seasons Campground
Stop on by and enjoy the friendly, peaceful atmosphere. Spacious shaded sites. See an abundance of wildlife. Also available: wireless internet, L-P gas fill, dump station, large pull through, 31 full hook-up sites, 12 pull through sites, (20, 30 and 50) amps available. Public access to: city park, lighted walk path, shower house, laundry facilities/handicap accessible. Cabin rentals available.
Asbury's Jewelry and Antiques
Antique store specializing in antique and custom made jewelry. Large collection of Hummel figurines.
Baldwin Piano and Organ Center
Baldwin Piano & Organ Center, the Midwest’s regional dealer for fine pianos, organs, and keyboard instruments. Baldwin carries instruments from brands of great distinction and quality; pianos from Baldwin, Seiler, Wm. Knabe, Pramberger, and Ritmüller, digital pianos and home organs from Roland, and digital classical organs from Rodgers and Viscount.
Bling It On 2 U
Ladies boutique and spirit wear store. Custom designs with all the sequins to shine! Rhinestone T's, fashion jewelry, jeans, scarves, purses, and accessories are available.
Coal Miners Memorial
In the late eighteen hundreds there were many thriving communities that were totally dependent on area coal mines. Now there is a Memorial to honor all miners. Dedicated on October 14th, 2000, the Coal Miners Memorial is a tribute to all Southern Illinois coal miners of the past century. The inscription at the base of the statue reads, “In memory of coal miners who gave so much that future generations may benefit with a better life. They labored, served their country, sacrificed for their families and some lost their lives. We honor and salute them so that they will never be forgotten.”
Dermacare Body Boutique
Dermacare offers dermatologist recommended skin care products for all your body needs. Product categories include: Anti-aging, Sun Care, Skin Treatment, Cosmetics and Best Sellers.
This 16 lane bowling alley boasts a pro shop with drilling, snack bar, arcade and billards room, and Glow Bowling. Also available are party packages, 9 pin bowling and league play.
Herrin Farmers Market
The Herrin Farmers’ Market was established to provide a community gathering space where local growers and entrepreneurs can sell directly to consumers. Our objectives are to expand opportunities for all in our community through educational and family-friendly activities. Open 8am- Noon Every Saturday May- October.
J&J Coins and Cards
Full-time, full service coin shop. Large selection of high grade silver coins. They will also purchase gold and silver bullions, half and Morgan dollars, and many other coins. Also has a large collection of sports cards and memorabilia.
Louie's P&R is Herrin's premier Italian Deli. Established in the late 1890s, this community fixture was originally named D&R Market after principle stockholders Frank Detomasi and Ernest Ruggeri. The store took on the current name – Louie’s P&R, after purchase by Louie Gualdoni. Customers can still get the finest Italian sausages, salameats and other Italian favorites but they can also order freshly made sandwiches to go or to eat in the store’s dining area which is equipped with free wi-fi. Louie's also has a small grocery department.
The Yarn Shoppe
Huge selection of yarn and knitting items including needles, workbooks, patterns, and much more. Store offers beginners classes, knit alongs, and open work station time. Hundreds of colors to choose from.
The Annex Coffee & Deli
The Annex Building, built in 1912, is at the very heart of Herrin, Illinois’ thriving downtown on Park Avenue. The former Annex Movie Theater was converted into a bakery café and opened on Halloween 2011. The Annex Coffee & Deli is committed to delivering the best coffee house & bakery café experience in a clean and stylish environment which recalls the glory days of the historic building in which it is housed.
The Frenchman's Widow
The Grand Opening of The Frenchman’s Widow in Herrin, IL was officially May 20, 2013 but the story and journey of the new restaurant and bar began long before this date. Located at 201 N 16th St. in Herrin, IL the establishment sits at the same address and in the same building as the well-known former Berra’s Tavern. Our menu features wings in a variety of sauces, bruschetta, queso & spinach artichoke dips, burgers, sandwiches, salads, pasta and our specialty burger, The Widow Maker, piled with bacon, cheese and onion rings.
Locally owned tour bus that can seat up to 12 people. Services available include wine trail tours, scenic tours, as well as sporting and special events.
Newman & Camden Co.
Newman & Camden Co. is a walk in Bakery/Deli. They serve bagel, donuts, and great breakfast sandwiches. Lunch consists of a daily special, flatbreads, and like the Slow Roasted Turkey & Avocado BLT. All Items are made from scratch!
Les Marie Florist
Local florist with a specialty in Angels. Makes both silk and fresh floral arrangements. Hundreds of gift items available.
Dotty Event Center
The Dotty Event Center with catering by the Annex is Located in the center of downtown Herrin between Baldwin Piano and Organ Center and the Annex Coffee & Deli, Dotty Event Center is the perfect spot for your next reception, meeting or party! Call for information or availability! Amy Scutt at the Annex 618-942-3354 (DELI), or Tara Howell, Events Center coordinator at 618-727-4025. Thanks!!
Fat Jack's Bar & Grill
Bar and grill. There are dart tournaments every Friday and karoake on Saturdays.
Sherwood Camping Resort
Camper and tent sites, approx. 60 hookups; shaded, family-oriented camping. Only 2 mi. to Rend Lake.
Ina Antiques and Collectibles
On the corner of 3rd and Rte. 3 St. Sells pottery, china, quilts, glassware, antiques, old signs, old toys, vintage clothing, old clocks, furniture, gas station memorabilia.
Uncle Joe's Deli
Home of the Uncle Joe's All Purpose Sauces. Located at Exit 83 on Interstate 57 near Rend Lake.
Arrowhead Lake and Campground
Located on the northeast corner of Johnston City, this 35-acre lake includes a paved boat ramp for fishing, walking path, and campground. Only electric motors and canoes are permitted. You will find largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, black and white crappie, and channel catfish in this small reservoir. Pedal boat rentals are available from July-September.
Stardust Golf and Country Club
Stardust offers 9 holes of golf with a par of 36. Winter golf is available. Amenities include club and cart rental and a snack bar.
Bar and lounge that features bands on selected nights. Ask about our drink specials. Has 2 pool tables and a jukebox.
Located off Route 37 in Johnston City, this antique store has glassware, kitchenware, collectibles, and much more. Lots of variety in this newly established business.
Family oriented restaurant. Dine in or carry out. Plate lunches, dinners, and specials every night. Historical building dating back to 1927.
Bandy's Pumpkin Patch
This fun Fall destination features mazes, inflatable games, face painting for the little ones, and hayrides. Grab a snack from the concession stand (try the sweet rock candy) before heading home with the perfect pumpkin. (open Oct. 1-30, 9am-6pm)
Locally owned Mexican Restaurant with daily drink specials. Indoor patio for dining.
Pickers Outlet Mall
Pickers Outlet Mall is a new 5,000 square foot building located on the busy Herrin Road (1.5 miles west of I-57). The mall can accommodate about 43 vendors. It is set-up like an antique mall, but has more to offer than antiques. It is a fun place to shop where the merchandise is changing daily.
Fallen Soldier Veterans Memorial Wall
Located on East Broadway in Johnston City, this memorial wall contains the names of local fallen heroes. A Memorial Day celebration is held in this location every year.
Macedonia Game Preserve
A state-licensed hunting preserve, we provide hunters with a good environment and quality deer management. Also quail, pheasant,chukar and dove hunting available. Package prices available upon request for walk-in hunts, corporate & business hunts.
Macedonia Game Preserve
Full of hospitality and free of highway noises and crowds. Come hunt whitetail and upland birds in a variety of settings.
Cabins at Stone Creek
Located near Giant City State Park and along the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. Features 1 and 2 bedroom units with kitchenettes, outdoor grills and fireplace.
Blue Sky Suites
Suites over the tasting room at Blue Sky Winery, with beautiful views of the vineyards and pond.
Touch of Nature
Touch of nature is the location of the conference site. Accommodations include rustic cabins and motel style rooms. Rooms are basic but convenient to the meetings.
Blue Sky Vineyard
Anchoring the eastern end of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, our winery offers you "The Romance of Italy in the Hills of Southern Illinois". We are open year-round, 7 days a week, to provide great Illinois wine. Please join us for wine tasting, a variety of hearty sandwiches, soups, pizzas, and snacks, as well as wine-alternatives such as beer and non-alcoholic beverages. Come enjoy our large indoor seating area and two beautiful outdoor terraces that overlook our vineyard and the rolling countryside.
Creek Side Grill
Fine dining facility at the clubhouse located on the site of the beautiful Stone Creek Golf Course.
The Lodge at Giant City State Park
Make the scenic trek to Giant City State Park for the all-you-can-eat fried chicken dinner, served in the rustic dining room at Giant City Lodge. The family-style Southern fried chicken comes with made-from-scratch dumplings, mashed potatoes and biscuits with rich country milk gravy.
Touch of Nature Enviornmental Center
Just 8 miles south of Carbondale, Touch of Nature borders the Shawnee Forest. It is a 3,100 acre wooded retreat area perfect for group events. Located in the City of Makanda, IL.
Giant City Park Campground
Class A campground with separate tent and trailer camping for equestrians. Also, a youth group camp and primitive walk-in tent sites.
This historic boardwalk dates back to the 1890s. Today it offers galleries featuring quality handcrafts created by local artisans and a country store.
Midland Hills Golf Course
Among the abundant hills and lakes of Southern Illinois, you will find one of the most scenic, oldest and one of the most challenging course in the area. Come out and enjoy the fun.
Poplar Camp Beach
Beautiful sandy waterfront on Cedar Lake. State certified Lifeguards on duty during beach hours, lap lane, restrooms, picnic tables and a concession area.
Giant City State Park
Spectacular woodlands and sheer sandstone walls create a challenge for rock climbing and rappelling, as well as hiking. Outdoor lovers will also find horseback riding, a lookout tower, cabins and a swimming pool. Dine at historic Giant City Lodge, known for its homemade fried chicken dinner. Two different locations in Giant City State Park near Carbondale give you climbing options. A trail behind the picnic shelter takes you to a set of steep bluffs known as Shelter #1 near the Makanda entrance; another climbing area of the park includes the steep sandstone cliffs in Devil's Standtable. Plan to bring all of your own equipment since no permanent anchors are allowed. Ropes are permitted in both areas. After rainstorms, the wet sandstone gets really slippery. Use caution when grabbing for ledges as copperhead snakes warm themselves on the rocks during sunny days.
Oak Grove Cabin Rental
Brand new private and spacious 3 - 2 bedroom cabins located on 10 wooded acres right in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest. Minutes from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail and the orchards. Enjoy hiking, biking and much more.