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Welcome to ILLINOISouth

ILLINOISouth Tourism covers more ground than any other Convention and Visitor's Bureau in the State of Illinois. We represent 21 counties stretching from the Mississippi River east of St. Louis, MO to the Wabash River west of Vincennes, IN. We are both rural and urban, allowing guests to enjoy big city life and simple, country treasures all at once!

Visitors come to our region for family friendly attractions, historic sites and outdoor recreational opportunities as well as over 900 annual events. While you're here, be sure to stay in one of our many hotels, lodges or quaint B&Bs. Visit our attractions, and check out our shopping destinations, cozy wineries and great local cuisine, too. Adventure is in ILLINOISouth!



20+ shops in our region


Festive family fun


Holiday shopping made easy

WonderLight's Christmas

November 11, 2022 - January 1, 2023
World Wide Technology Raceway
Madison, IL

Way of Lights

November 18, 2022 - December 31, 2022
National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
Belleville, IL

Lebanon's Winter Wonderland of Lights

November 18, 2022 - December 31, 2022
Horner Park
Lebanon, IL

The Lights ~ An Exhibition of Holiday Magic!

November 19, 2022 - December 31, 2022
Cedarhurst Center for the Arts
Mount Vernon, IL

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