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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Nelsonville, OH 45764, USA
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Visit Nelsonville, OH and the Rocky Outdoor Gear Store The Rocky Outdoor Gear Store markets premium quality outdoor, work, and western, duty and military footwear as well as outdoor and work apparel and accessories. Located in Nelsonville, Ohio in Athens County, the store also carries a full selection of sports apparel and a wide array of rustic cabin décor. Choose from an ever-changing selection from popular brand names including Rocky, Durango, Georgia, Columbia and Carhartt. Our outdoor product lines consist of…
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585-658-4080 ~ 800-456-4000
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Mt Morris, NY 14510, USA
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Mount Morris NY Hotel Offers First Class Amenities With its charming décor and comfortable amenities, Country Inn and Suites Mount Morris, New York provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere sure to please business and leisure travelers alike. 60 spacious and tastefully decorated guest rooms include Whirlpool suites, one-bedroom king suites and standard deluxe queen double. We are large enough to provide first class amenities, but small enough to retain the country charm that is the hallmark of our brand. When…
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1196 Ocean Trail
Corolla, NC 27927, USA
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The Best Vacation Rentals in the Corolla NC Area in the Outer Banks From the day Corolla Classic Vacations opened our doors on March 1st 2001, our aim wasn’t to be the biggest, but to be the best! We represent only the highest quality homes along with owners who are equally as committed to maintaining their homes. Situated in the northern reaches of the Outer Banks, Corolla NC offers visitors a unique feeling of untouched peacefulness. Pristine beaches backed by rolling sand dunes…
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Tunkhannock Township, PA 18657, USA
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Explore the Endless Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania The Endless Mountains of Northeastern PA is the perfect place to go for fun, adventure or relaxation any time of year. Winter lovers will find some of the best skiing, snowboarding and cross-country experiences, and there is never a shortage of holiday festivities where visitors can reconnect to the warmth of a small-town celebration. Springtime is overflowing with opportunities to explore nature, with miles of trails for hiking and biking, along with plenty…
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WV 25801, USA,
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Elkins
WV 26241, USA,
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The West Virginia Mountain Highlands Are Closer Than You Think! The West Virginia Mountain Highlands is more than mountains – it is a tapestry of diverse geographic regions encompassing an eight-county area in eastern West Virginia known as the Potomac Highlands in WV. This region is comprised of a large area that hugs the eastern edge of the state. It is home to the three highest mountains in the state — Spruce Knob, Bald Knob and Snowshoe. (Snowshoe is home…
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315 E Main St
Shelbyville, IL 62565, USA
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Lake Shelbyville, Illinois – Explore the Possibilities! Located in the heart of central Illinois, Lake Shelbyville offers unlimited possibilities for outdoor recreation! Over 11,000 acres of sparkling water and 172 miles of wooded shoreline, sheltered coves and sandy beaches provide the perfect destination for a friends or family getaway. With five Federal campgrounds, two State parks, four public beaches, 65+ miles of trails to hike or bike, picnic sites and playgrounds, 18-hole lakeside golf course this destination offers an abundance…
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3 Neptune Rd a11a
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, USA
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Visit Dutchess County, New York, for an Unforgettable Winter Getaway This winter, don’t let the cold keep you at home! Lodging is more affordable. Eating out is more enjoyable, with less crowds and no waiting for a table. Head to Dutchess County and soon you’ll be admiring the sparkly white snow blanketing the country landscape. Sled down the huge hill behind Staatsburgh. Ice skate anytime at the McCann Ice Arena. If you’re in the mood for a delicious meal, visit…
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34 S Sandusky St
Delaware, OH 43015, USA
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Cool Things to Do This Winter in Delaware County, OH Tanger Outlets, Polaris Fashion Place, IKEA, Cabela’s and Field & Stream are great destinations to kick-start holiday shopping in Delaware County, OH. Relax on a chilly day sipping craft brews and wines. Dine like the locals in charming downtowns. Appreciate art exhibits and the sounds of the Central Ohio Symphony. Create a new holiday weekend tradition: shopping, a holiday concert and wandering through millions of holiday lights. VISITDELOHIO.COM Related
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19540 Harble Griffith Rd
Logan, OH 43138, USA
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740-385-2750 ~ 800-462-5464
13178 OH-664
Logan, OH 43138, USA
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Hatteras Island
North Carolina, USA,
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21 W Boardman St
Youngstown, OH 44503, USA
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Youngstown, Ohio – Enjoy Special Winter and Holiday Events! As winter approaches, thoughts turn to the holiday season. Youngstown has a calendar full of great events to make your holidays and winter season special. November and December feature Opera Western Reserve’s fully-staged production of Lucia di Lammermoor, Olde Fashioned Christmas at Lanterman’s Mill, Youngstown’s own holiday musical spectacular, Miracle on Easy Street, and numerous holiday concerts and plays. Memories of Christmas Past is a one-of-a-kind holiday display not to be missed!…
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800-552-6257
4607 N Croatan Hwy
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949, USA
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A Variety of Outer Banks NC Vacation Rentals for Your Family As Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates approaches its 50th anniversary in the vacation rental and real estate sales industry on the Outer Banks they are mindful of what has made the company stand the test of time. Although they have continued to grow over the years there is still a strong sense of family values that you can feel as soon as you begin working with them. The Joe…
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1-800-483-6264 ~ 814-677-3152
217 Elm St
Oil City, PA 16301, USA
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Having Fun in the Oil Region in Northwestern Pennsylvania! In Northwestern Pennsylvania’s Oil Region we have four seasons of fun! Our snow trails include Two Mile Run County Park where you can snowboard, sled ride or toboggan. You’ll also find cross country ski trails there, and you can ice fish on Justus Lake. But that’s not all. Oil Creek State Park has professionally-groomed cross-country ski trails and Kahle Lake is another site to ice fish. In February visit Franklin on Ice and…
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800-930-6001
501 Main St
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582, USA
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Seaside Vacations: North Myrtle Beach Vacation Rentals Let us help you find your place in the sun this year. Seaside Vacations has been helping families with their North Myrtle Beach vacations since 1995. The combination of excellent customer service and very clean, well maintained properties are the perfect way to experience an unforgettable vacation. You can choose from some of the finest North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals from cozy golf course villas to luxury homes and a wide variety of…
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Birch Run, MI 48415, USA
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1408 Harper Rd
Beckley, WV 25801, USA
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Something for Everybody with these Beckley WV Tourist Attractions Beckley, WV has been named ‘One of the 20 best small towns for cultural enrichment’ by Smithsonian Magazine. Raleigh County is an outdoor playground. There’s an energy and tranquility that you’re not likely to find in other places. Traditions keep visitors in touch with southern heritage. The Beckley-Exhibition Coal Mine – Tour a once operational coal mine with an experienced former coal miner as your guide. Learn how coal was mined years…
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228 Dry Branch Road
Monterville, WV 26282, USA
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Main Gate Rte 394
Chautauqua, NY 14722, United States
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Chautauqua County – Winter in Western New York’s Snowbelt Before the snow flies, celebrate the grape harvest in America’s Grape Country with Lake Erie Wine Country’s annual Harvest Wine Weekends, November 3-5 and 10-12. Guests will savor delicious foods prepared with local ingredients and paired with inspired wines at each of the 23 wineries. While there, be sure to stop by the Grape Discovery Center to learn about our heritage as the largest grape-growing region in New York State. Plan…
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2704 N Newton St
Jasper, IN 47546, USA
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Visit Dubois County in Southern Indiana for a Winter Weekend Getaway Plan your Winter Weekend Getaway to Dubois County for great shopping, unique eateries, live entertainment and more! Experience olde world charm with three wonderful Christmas events found exclusively in Dubois County. The Huntinburg Christmas stroll heralds the official start of the holiday season annually in southern Indiana the 2nd weekend in November along Huntingburg’s Downtown Historic District with dozens of antique and specialty shops, unique eateries, carriage rides, carolers,…
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