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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12806 Ocean Gateway
Ocean City, MD 21842, USA
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Bradford, PA 16701, USA
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Jasper, IN 47546, USA
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800-765-6482 ~ 740-446-6882
441 2nd Ave
Gallipolis, OH 45631, USA
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Welcome to Gallia County, Ohio on the Banks of the Ohio River We are honored to have you as our guest and wish for you to have the most pleasurable experiences while visiting the Gallia County Ohio area. We are sure that you will soon feel the sense of pride we share in belonging to this community and hope you will take advantage of the many attractions, events and other opportunities during your stay. Quaint neighborhoods with tailored manicured lawns…
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800-221-3206 ~ 304-325-8438
621 Commerce St
Bluefield, WV 24701, USA
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Mercer County WV Tourism Offers Diverse Sites and Attractions Mercer County WV is nestled deep in the heart of scenic Appalachia. From our rich coal history to our challenging off-road trails, we have a unique heritage to share. Ghost hunters will want to explore “one of the world’s most haunted places” —Lake Shawnee Abandoned Amusement Park. Arrange a private tour or join paranormal investigators. Trace our history’s tracks from the rail depots to the depths of the mines. Explore a restored…
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937-642-6279
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Marysville, OH 43040, USA
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1605 Madison Dr
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582, USA
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910-579-2166
3 W 3rd St
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469, USA
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866-536-8477
100 N Atlantic Ave
Daytona Beach, FL 32118, USA
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Hilton Daytona Beach Resort Ocean Walk Village, Florida The Hilton Daytona Beach Resort is located directly on Daytona’s traffic-free beach in the epicenter where you can enjoy everything from the latest symphony or Broadway show to outdoor festivals and events. The resort features 744 guest rooms, suites and cabanas, two heated pools, whirlpools, children’s pool, seven restaurants and lounges, gift shop and a full service Spa. The Hilton is adjacent to Daytona Lagoon Waterpark and Arcade and connected to the…
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800-638-2106 ~ 410-289-4444
104 N Baltimore Ave
Ocean City, MD 21842, USA
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510 E 4th Ave
North Wildwood, NJ 08260, USA
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Hatteras Island
North Carolina, USA,
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866-841-2080
2193 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, USA
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Pigeon Forge TN Hotel Features Many Amenities and Awesome Views Pigeon Forge is a mountain resort city in East Tennessee at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park – the most visited park in our country. Ramada Pigeon Forge North is approximately 10 miles from the entrance of the park. Our non-smoking hotel serves an impressive array of comfortable, affordable guestrooms and a heaping helping of Southern hospitality. Our amenities include complimentary WiFi, micro/fridge, coffee in all rooms,…
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410-250-1100
13801 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD 21842, USA
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423-262-0236
3211 N Roan St
Johnson City, TN 37601, USA
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Northeast Tennessee: There’s More Northeast Tennessee is a region characterized by small towns, rolling hills and rich history. Often referred to as Southern Appalachia, the entertaining attractions are literally limitless across the dynamic landscape. Festivals and numerous historic sites celebrate a strong folklore and frontier past. Voluminous mountains give way to spacious farmland that is solely interrupted by rural communities. The entire population is just shy of 800,000 and the locals are full of character and kindness. The diversity of…
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6 W Jackson St
Millersburg, OH 44654, USA
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5546 Appalachian Hwy
Davis, WV 26260, USA
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2357 Humphrey Rd
Varysburg, NY 14167, USA
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814 US-64
Manteo, NC 27954, USA
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866-372-5546 ~ 828-524-3161
425 Porter St
Franklin, NC 28734, USA
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The Gem of the Smokies – Franklin & Nantahala Lake, North Carolina Looking for Exciting Adventures or a Relaxing Vacation? Franklin & Nantahala Lake North Carolina have your covered! Visit us for a refreshing change of pace and a relaxing atmosphere where you can enjoy the simple pleasures of our tranquil mountains. Come to Franklin where Southern hospitality, beautiful scenery, outdoor recreation and history are a way of life. Enjoy hiking, fishing, exploring, gem mining and beautiful scenic drives. Escape the…
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2760 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, USA
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