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Step back in time to the golden age of train travel and settle in for a peaceful ride to discover some of Illinois’ most charming towns and hidden treasures.
Visit the many historic sites in Illinois, from the Land of Lincoln, to the site of an ancient Native American city at Cahokia Mounds.
Visit the History Museums of Illinois. From the vast collection of the Chicago History Museum to small town historical museums, you’ll discover the stories and heritage of our towns and our people.
History comes alive at Illinois historical reenactments. Meet Abraham Lincoln in the flesh, experience colonial life, or take a canal boat ride with a period costumed storyteller.
One of America’s greatest architects, Frank Lloyd Wright called Illinois home—and filled it with some of his best works.
Taste your way through the state with our guide to the best and closest places to eat in Illinois. Experience everything from fine dining to shared plates and takeaway fare.
Put your dancing shoes on or unwind at one of the many bars and night clubs in Illinois. Locate the best cocktails, the perfect beer, local DJs, international artists and more.
Taste the regional characteristics in our locally produced wines. Browse our guide to the closest and best Illinois wineries and vineyards for your next celebration or trip.
Fancy a pint? Hunt down major Illinois breweries and distilleries for the best beers, ciders and spirits in the state. Support local production and taste your way through Illinois.
Taste your way through the best of the state with food tours in Illinois. Enjoy everything from fine dining and wineries, to craft beer and pizza tours.
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Marion Farmer's Market
Locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as delicious baked goods, plants and much more. Come out Wednesday and Saturday mornings 6am- 10am to shop fresh twice a week!
Find some amazing organic veggies at this downtown Farmer's Market!
$5.00 to $50.00
The Southern Illinois Music Festival features performances in venues from Carbondale to Cairo and at many points in between. Musicians from North and South America perform orchestral and chamber music, opera and jazz in an informal setting.
The 2018 Miss Illinois Competition Finals will take place June 3-9, 2018 at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center.
One of the most sought after races of the year with huge payout and great family friendly atmosphere!
The Terry Sprague Memorial will be back at Southern Illinois Raceway in 2017!
Marion will host the Colt World Series at Rent One Park, home of the Southern Illinois Miners. Multiple games will be played between August 3rd and August 8th including a Champions League game
This Annual AKC Dog Show is hosted at The Pavilion in Marion the first weekend of each August.
Annual Parade in Marion to honor veterans past and present.
Annual community festival featuring car show, music and much more!
Conveniently located off Interstate 57, exit 54B. "Best Thing I Ever Ate", airing on Food Network, has filmed in this location. Taste the award winning barbecue at this one of a kind restaurant.
The 20’s Hideout Restaurant serves up steak, seafood and live entertainment in roaring 20’s fashion.
We've got you covered from the time you hit the road, until your head hits the pillow.
Ann's Gourmet Popcorn offers popcorn for Birthdays, Weddings, Showers and every Holiday or special occasion you can think of!
Small Italian restaurant with delicious authentic cooking. Made fresh everyday and homemade. Family oriented, dine in, take out, and delivery.
Located off I-57 at Exit 53, this hotel offers many amenities, including rooms for the physically challenged.
Locally owned Harley- Davidson dealer with the largest inventory in the Midwest!
Looking for a new music instrument or just need help with lighting, and video? Byassee Music and Sound is the answer!
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