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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.
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Hiking & Trails
State Parks & National Forest
A short nature trail along the path of the Cairo & St Louis Narrow Gage railroad used before it was abandoned in 1981. Starting from downtown Alto Pass, the walk offers very scenic views.
Easy hiking trail
Enjoy fashion, flowers, fruits and fun!
Pickin' at the Patch is a Fall Market Day on a centennial family farm in Shawnee Forest Country.
Pickin' at the Patch is a Fall Market Day on a centennial family farm. A small town, fun at the fa...
Four Course Dinner, featuring locally sourced ingredients paired with Hedman Vineyard's estate grown...
Enjoy the fall colors from Bald Knob Cross at Alto Pass, IL.
All 11 wineries of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail have paired up to create a wonderful weekend of savo...
Enjoy a Swedish Christmas dinner at the Peach Barn Cafe at Hedman Vineyards.
A service of remembrance for those who are grieving.
Pottery showroom, resident artist studios, and classroom for summer camps and instruction
20 minutes from Carbondale, the Alto Guest House is located just outside the village of Alto Pass in...
Founding member of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, and one of the oldest wineries in Illinois
A unique getaway in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest.
Towering above the landscape at a over 111 feet, and visible for over 7,500 square miles, Bald Knob ...
Large vacation rental surrounded by the Shawnee National Forest.
Food and wine pairing available all day every Friday at Alto Vineyards in Alto Pass, IL.
A unique ole time Mom and Pop Market.
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