Southern Illinois

Down State, Down Home, Downright Fun

Visit Southern Illinois and you’ll find a myriad of opportunities for outdoor recreation, special events, attractions, entertainment and more! Down State, Down Home, Downright Fun – Southern Illinois.

Explore Williamson County and you’ll find something for everyone. Amateur and professional fishing (with annual tournaments and many popular lakes), bird, fowl, deer, small game and geese hunting (known as the ‘Goose Capital’ of the world), make Williamson County a vibrant destination for all things outdoor. Four golf courses, various lakes and marinas, the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge and the Shawnee National Forest add to the sporting and wildlife experiences that you’ll enjoy.

Historical centers, based around the evolution from mid 1800s coal mining company towns, offer visitors a glimpse into the area’s culture and history. Or follow the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail to sample the award-winning wines and scenic landscapes of the regions thriving wine industry. Unique and national brand dining, shopping and lodging options also offer a special brand of hospitality that is warm and friendly. Enjoy the best that Southern Illinois offers. Explore, discover and unwind in Williamson County!

Mt. Vernon, Illinois is your fun, festive and creative destination! From the renowned Cedarhurst Center for the arts, a 90 acre cultural mecca with galleries, outdoor contemporary sculpture collection and more, local artisans, wine, art and balloon festivals and so much more, a creative vibe runs through Mt. Vernon.

Go back in time to pioneer days at the Jefferson County Historical Village, a recreated village of authentic log cabins, or honor those that have served at the Hall of Honor and Military Museum. And for those days that just call for being in the sun, check out the Aquatic Zoo water park, Mt. Vernon’s newest attraction or visit Rend Lake offering fishing, hunting, camping, boating and year round fun.

With over 1200 hotel rooms and 60 restaurants, Mt. Vernon has everything you need for a day’s fun or longer vacation. We welcome you to Mt. Vernon – where creativity is constantly being redefined.

Offering scenic views, outdoor adventure, culture and year round events, Carbondale gives you so many experiences to enjoy; you’ll never need to leave the city!

Historic theatres, local and national artists and a unique assortment of shopping options make Carbondale a thriving art and culture scene. As the gateway to the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, with wineries, vineyards, microbreweries and distilleries across the area, you can truly get a sip of what is distinctly Illinois

Located on the northern edge of the Shawnee National Forest, with Giant City State Park, Little Grand Canyon, Piney Creek Ravine, Pomona Natural Bridge, Garden of the Gods, and Trail of Tears State Park nearby, you’ll find canoeing, biking, hiking, camping and adventure . Golf, 18 public tennis courts, a sports multi-complex, nature trails and a spray park mean that there is something for everyone. So gather your family to visit and explore the reasons why we say Only Carbondale!

The great outdoors to high-octane racing, a trip back in time or a trip on Route 66, sports events to unique bridges, you’ll find everything you’re looking for in the 22 county region of ILLINOISouth. Paved trails and country roads beckon cyclists, or add an engine and ramp up the speed at Gateway Motorsports Park which hosts NASCAR, NHRA and other races. Smaller tracks, minor league baseball, golf courses, nature trails, as well as boating, fishing, swimming and other water sports at Carlyle Lake and the many other lakes provide recreational opportunities for any fanatic.

Galleries, theaters, art fairs and museums showcasing everything from classic cars to Civil War and WWI memorabilia, Indian artifacts and pioneer settlements can be found in nearly every city and village. Live performances featuring music, drama and more and special events enable visitors to engage in the culture of ILLINOISouth.

With something for any budget or group, ILLINOISouth’s quaint bed and breakfasts, camping, full service hotels, retreats and lodges provide a place to rest your eyes when you’ve enjoyed the areas many attractions. And extensive dining options cater to every taste bud at the many delis, family-style, pub and fine dining establishments throughout the region. We have a little bit of everything. So SMILE, you’re in ILLINOISouth.

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101 Stone Chimney Rd SE
Supply, NC 28462, USA
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2509 Gulf of Mexico Dr
Longboat Key, FL 34228, USA
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900 Bienville Blvd
Dauphin Island, AL 36528, USA
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Etowah
TN, USA,
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888-717-9805
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Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, USA
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Seneca Rocks, WV 26884, USA
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931-993-3286
3780 Franklin Pike
Lewisburg, TN 37091, USA
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Something for Everyone in the Great Outdoors of South Central Tennessee With thirteen great counties, there is one perfect experience in South Central Tennessee; we have it all here. Beside the beauty of our countryside, the splendor of our seasons and the warmth of our people, here are some unique things about our counties, cities and towns. Follow the winding roads in Bedford County to Bell Buckle great food and shopping along with well-known Festivals; Wartrace, home to the Wartrace…
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800-847-4810 ~ 570-784-8279
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Bloomsburg, PA 17815, USA
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Rest, Renew and Enjoy an Adventure in Columbia and Montour Counties PA Nestled in the heart of Central Pennsylvania, Columbia and Montour counties are renowned for their rural beauty and outstanding adventure opportunities. The local landscape is comprised of idyllic river valleys, rolling hills, green farmlands, charming communities, forests, parks and state gamelands. One must-see attraction is Ricketts Glen State Park, where hikers can enjoy a vast network of trails that take them past twenty-two stunning waterfalls. The area boasts…
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800-824-6462
22991 Perdido Beach Blvd
Orange Beach, AL 36561, USA
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Sugar Sands Realty & Management Features Orange Beach and Gulf Shores AL Vacation Rentals Alabama Gulf Coast is where you want to be! Close to everything, yet miles away. Orange Beach and Gulf Shores AL vacation rentals provide a magnificent, sparkling white sandy beach where mild temperatures greet visitors year-round. Listen to the sound of the surf, unwind and release the tension, or experience our vast sporting and recreational activities, fresh seafood and great shopping that the Gulf Coast area…
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877-287-7488
Currituck
NC, USA,
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Visit Our Secluded Currituck Outer Banks NC Beach Rental Homes Tucked away on Currituck Outer Banks NC lies twenty-four miles of pristine beaches. Part of the beach is so remote that it’s only accessible by four-wheel-drive vehicles. Nothing but sun, sand, secluded NC beach rental homes and the wild Spanish mustangs that have roamed these shores for the past 500 years. Home to these legendary horses, Currituck’s Carova Beach (in Corolla, NC) was recently named the “#1 Favorite Beach from…
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300 Parkside Ave
Buffalo, NY 14214, USA
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2901 Atlantic Ave
Virginia Beach, VA 23451, USA
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Virginia Beach VA Oceanfront Hotel is an Ideal Place to Relax and Unwind The Oceanfront Inn is an oceanfront hotel, with an ideal location to relax and enjoy all Virginia Beach, VA offers, from nearby seasonal events to delicious dining outlets, unique shops and attractions like the ever-popular Virginia Aquarium, The Adventure Park and Military Aviation Museum. Located right on the beach in the heart of the oceanfront resort area, The Oceanfront Inn offers renovated comfortable oceanfront rooms including a…
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Area: Virginia Beach, VA
877-642-3224
1023 Ocean Trail
Corolla, NC 27927, USA
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Brindley Beach Vacations – Finding You the Perfect Vacation Home Brindley Beach Vacations & Sales represents over 600 vacation homes on the Outer Banks spanning from South Nags Head to Corolla’s 4×4 area. Vacation homes in all price ranges, from 1 to 18 bedrooms most with a private pool or hot tub. Many homes are pet friendly, have an elevator or can host a special event such as weddings or corporate retreats. Linens and towels are provided (except where noted)…
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68 Heather Ln
Perryville, MD 21903, USA
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Experience Cecil County Maryland! Discover beautiful countryside, shimmering waterways, and charming towns. Take a drive along scenic roads to visit fascinating small museums such as Upper Bay Museum in North East, C&D Canal Museum in Chesapeake City, Paw Paw Museum in Port Deposit, and more. Go back in time at Mt Harmon Plantation, or make furry friends at Plumpton Park Zoo. Enjoy Cecil County’s five shimmering rivers, the C&D Canal, and Chesapeake Bay. Take a boat ride (seasonal) aboard MV…
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Area: Cecil County, MD
800-497-5463
965 Old Folkstone Rd
Sneads Ferry, NC 28460, USA
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410-250-1100
13801 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD 21842, USA
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Relax, Refresh & Recharge at Fenwick Inn Ocean City Hotel The Fenwick Inn Ocean City Hotel is a full-service hotel offering exceptional comfort at an affordable price. The hotel is tucked away in the quiet north end of Ocean City, Maryland and is located steps from a soft-sand beach. The hotel has everything you need for a relaxing getaway. Each of our guestrooms and suites has a quiet, soothing ambiance that will make your stay even more pleasant. Accommodations blend a…
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800-842-9959 ~ 270-348-1183
2800 Fort Campbell Blvd
Hopkinsville, KY 42240, USA
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Plan your trip to Eclipseville now for the 2017 Hopkinsville Kentucky Solar Eclipse! Hopkinsville, Kentucky is home of the “point of greatest eclipse” for the 2017 Solar Eclipse. We’re already planning for your visit; our southern hospitality will make you and your group welcome, and your Solar Eclipse experience memorable. With over 15 festivals planned for eclipse weekend, special events, camping and RV sites available, all in addition to our lovely downtown, beautiful landscapes, and small town charm mixed with great…
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Area: Hopkinsville-Christian County, KY
843-546-8436
531 Front St
Georgetown, SC 29440, USA
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Picture Yourself on Pawleys Island SC – One of the Oldest Summer Resorts on the East Coast Let OnlyPawleys.com help you make the most of your trip to Pawleys Island SC. We offer over 300 private homes and condominiums that are available for weekly rentals. Sizes range from cozy cottage-type beach houses to homes large enough to accommodate family groups. Our Island rentals include Sea View Inn, Pelican Inn, Pawleys Pier Village, and many residential homes rented out by their…
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800-362-6474
428 W Liberty St
Wooster, OH 44691, USA
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The Gateway to Amish Country, Wayne County Ohio The rural charm of Wayne County’s rolling hills, lush woods, and scenic farmland is only the beginning of the offerings available to visitors. An abundance of cultural activities and events make Wayne County Ohio Amish Country a great destination any time of the year. From the Ohio Light Opera’s nationally recognized lyrical theater in summer to the Wayne County Fair each September, there is something to satisfy every taste year round. Known…
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Area: Holmes County, OH
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1.800.504.2995 ~ 937-548-5158
421 S Broadway St
Greenville, OH 45331, USA
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Taste the Flavor in Darke County Ohio Some folks think Ohio = ordinary. There just can’t be anything interesting way out in the middle of fields and farmland, right? Small towns, after all, have little to offer a traveler who is in search of something to light-their-fire…right? We beg to differ. In fact, we think our little corner of the world is pretty amazing. Here in Darke County, Ohio – we have a mix of people, places, activities and ideas that…
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Kitty Hawk, NC 27949, USA
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