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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Freehold, NJ 07728, USA
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Monmouth County, New Jersey – A Timeless Jersey Shore Destination Monmouth County is known for its family atmosphere, food and entertainment, exciting nightlife, beaches, beautiful parks, shopping and antiquing, as well as many other great attractions. Whatever one’s interest may be, there is sure to be something that will bring couples, families and friends back time and time again. For arts and culture enthusiasts, we invite visitors to check out our intriguing art galleries or enjoy live theater performances on…
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217-774-2244 ~ 800-874-3529
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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Area: Shelbyville, IL
740-373-5178 ~ 800-288-2577
241 Front St #7
Marietta, OH 45750, USA
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Follow the Pioneer Trail through Southeast Ohio Marietta, Ohio was the first settlement in a new frontier over 225 years ago and its early pioneer spirit can still be felt throughout its community. The history of Marietta and the courageous pioneers who settled here are the topics of David McCullough’s newest book, “The Pioneers”. The Pulitzer Prize winning author chronicles the efforts of the original families who worked tirelessly to settle the area and create a thriving city at the…
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Area: Marietta, OH
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608 Atlantic Ave
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576, USA
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Myrtle Beach / Garden City Realty SC Vacation Rentals With more than 400 beach vacation home and condominium rentals in Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach and the south end of Myrtle Beach, Garden City Realty has an impressive selection of properties to accommodate everyone’s idea of paradise. Come discover the natural beauty of South Carolina’s Lowcountry located just eight miles south of Myrtle Beach. Garden City Realty offers vacation rental properties with a variety of vantage points to take in…
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22991 Perdido Beach Blvd
Orange Beach, AL 36561, USA
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419-522-0211
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Mansfield, OH 44906, USA
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New Experiences at BibleWalk & Kingwood Center Gardens in Mansfield, Ohio Expansion continues at BibleWalk and Kingwood Center Gardens in Mansfield, Ohio. At Kingwood Center Gardens, your experience begins at the Garden Gateway with a NEW Visitor Center and history-filled exhibit gallery. Stroll new gardens, exotic plant displays, garden shop, historic mansion, and Storybook Trail. Dine in the new café and explore year-round classes and events including Christmas at Kingwood. BibleWalk, one of the world’s leading Christian attractions and wax…
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888-635-3003
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Jekyll Island, GA 31527, USA
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Jekyll Island GA Hotel has Many Features, Amenities and Oceanfront Views Days Inn & Suites a Jekyll Island GA hotel features 40 Oceanfront one-bedroom suites, 76 double-bed guest rooms and 8 King rooms. All rooms contain “free” in-room coffee, micro-fridges, irons and ironing boards, hairdryers, clock radios, and free WIFI access. Guests staying at the hotel enjoy the Complimentary Continental Breakfast overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. This moderately priced sparkling oceanfront hotel in Jekyll Island, GA offers many things for guests…
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844-SEA STAR ~ 843-235-1000
125 Atlantic Ave Suite A
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576, USA
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Sea Star Realty for All Your Hammock Coast Vacation Rentals Your beach vacation awaits, whether you desire a quiet oceanfront porch hammock or something more intense like parasailing over the Atlantic. From an affordable condo to a luxurious oceanfront estate, we have the perfect accommodations to fit your needs and budget with rentals in Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach and North Litchfield Beach, SC. We believe in providing friendly service and the best value available. When you rent with us,…
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Area: Georgetown Region, SC
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1 Covered Bridge Ln
Frankenmuth, MI 48734, USA
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Frankenmuth MI Lodging Full of Old-World Charm and Hospitality Just hours north of the Michigan border, discover The Bavarian Inn Lodge nestled in the heart of Frankenmuth, Michigan’s Little Bavaria. Delight in the old-world charm of dirndls, lederhosen, and Bavarian hospitality. Cross the wooden covered bridge and enjoy an experience unlike any other. Situated on 13 rolling acres alongside the Cass River, the Lodge offers scenic views, delectable food, and plenty of fun for the whole family. Complete with an arcade…
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909 Santa Rosa Blvd
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548, USA
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Fort Walton Beach Resorts and Condos Have Beautiful Units and are a Family Favorite One of the first Fort Walton Beach Resorts, our condominiums have stood the test of time with perfectly manicured lawns, immaculate grounds and beautiful units. We continue to be one of the Emerald Coast’s favorite family resort destinations. El Matador is located at the end of Santa Rosa Blvd. on beautiful Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach. We offer studio, one- and two-bedroom condominiums perfect for all family sizes. The complex…
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800-334-7540 ~ 270-352-1204
562 N Dixie Blvd
Radcliff, KY 40160, USA
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Radcliff Fort Knox Tourism Kentucky Includes Many Fun and Free Attractions Fort Knox, Kentucky is home to the U.S. Bullion Depository, which stores 7 trillion dollars’ worth of gold bullion (not open to the public.) The Radcliff/Fort Knox Community also offers the General George Patton Museum, Armor Memorial Park, the Kentucky September 11th Memorial, Saunders Springs Nature Preserve, Fort Duffield Civil War Fort, Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center, Kentucky Museum of American Pocketknives and 6,500 pound pocketknife, Tioga Falls, Bridges to…
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800-950-6232
13253 Ocean Hwy
Pawleys Island, SC 29585, USA
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Pawleys Island Vacations with the Dieter Company – South Carolina Rentals You’ll find the South Carolina vacation rental that fits your needs among the luxurious oceanfront homes, oceanview rentals and quaint condos in Litchfield by the Sea, North Litchfield, South Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island with the Dieter Company Real Estate Sales & Rentals. From the popular summer season, to the uncrowded fall, and amazing monthly winter rental deals, our rental accommodations are available any time of the year. Whether…
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1340 State Rte 9
Lake George, NY 12845, USA
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Lake George NY Tourism, a Favorite Destination Anytime of the Year The sun is out and the water feels amazing — it’s summertime again in the Lake George Area! Reignite your sense of adventure at the gateway to the Adirondack Mountains. Unique annual events are about to kick-off, the beaches are open, and the water is calling your name. The crystalline water of Lake George is the perfect temperature for a swim. Plant your chair on a sandy beach and…
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931-858-2221
1287 Floating Mill Rd
Silver Point, TN 38582, USA
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Ready for a Real Getaway? Hurricane Marina is a prized jewel in Tennessee. Spend your vacation cruising, skiing, fishing or just living the good life on the water. Tranquil. Serene. Exhilarating. Just a few of the words to describe what could be your next vacation. Whether you’re looking for just a peaceful cove to relax in or a white-knuckle boat ride, you’ll find it here. Forget the long lines at the amusement parks or crowded beaches, this is the real…
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Area: Center Hill Lake, TN
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888-433-1238
208 Elk Ave S
Fayetteville, TN 37334, USA
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Fayetteville Lincoln County Tennessee Accommodations and Tourist Attractions Fayetteville Lincoln County is conveniently located in southern middle Tennessee between Interstate 65 and Interstate 24. Downtown Fayetteville, the county seat boasts many irresistible antique and gifts shops as well as an art gallery, boutiques, old fashioned movie theater showing two first run movies nightly, both casual and fine dining. You can even dine in a jail cell! Home of the Famous Slawburger… This slaw is so unique we had to have…
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800-223-3947
4425 Thomas Dr
Panama City Beach, FL 32408, USA
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Where Family Vacations and Nature Meet Moonspinner is located on the far east end of Panama City Beach FL, adjacent to St. Andrews State Park. This unique property offers its own amenities, as well as a unique location that gives visitors 1.5 miles of natural beachfront to stroll. We often have deer running along the beach and dolphins playing in the surf. Our property has a large grass area and natural dunes with over 700 feet of beautiful beachfront. With…
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5300 Atlantic Ave
Wildwood, NJ 08260, USA
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Hopkinsville, KY 42240, USA
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Hopkinsville and Christian County, Kentucky Located in the Pennyroyal Region of Southwestern Kentucky, Hopkinsville and Christian County have a rich history, agricultural heritage, thriving arts scene and diverse culture. Take a stroll through our charming downtown, lined with shops and restaurants, catch a live show at the historic Alhambra Theatre, and grab a sample from one of our craft distilleries; Casey Jones Distillery and MB Roland Distillery; our craft brewery, Hopkinsville Brewing Company or take in the views and vino…
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Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260, USA
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6087 NY-19
Belmont, NY 14813, USA
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Area: Allegany County, NY
812-265-2956 ~ 800-559-2956
601 W 1st St
Madison, IN 47250, USA
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Madison, Indiana: Beautiful Rivertown and American’s Largest National Historic District Known for the largest contiguous National Historic District in the United States with 133 blocks downtown, Madison is filled with locally owned and operated specialty shops, restaurants and cafes. You’ll find handmade items, made in Madison gifts, beautiful Madison-made bath and body products, an Indiana Artisan chocolatier, home décor, women and men’s clothing boutiques and more. Over 25 unique restaurants and cafe’s that even date back to 1933 and range…
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