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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 22 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. Your next adventure is in ILLINOISouth!

Our 22 Counties

Plan Your Visit to One of Our Attractions

Looking for something exciting to do while visiting Southern Illinois? We have plenty of great attractions for both you and your family. Whether you’re looking to visit famous historic sites and museums or to enjoy the outdoors, we can help point you in the right direction.

Southern Illinois has some of the World’s Largest attractions. In Casey, Illinois you can visit the Worlds Largest Rocking Chair, Wind Chime, Golf Tee, Pitchfork, Wooden Shoes and Mailbox.

Cahokia Mounds in Cahokia, Illinois has been recognized as a must-see destination for history lovers. And did you know that Cahokia was once bigger than London? Great history isn’t found only in Cahokia, but all over the Southern Illinois area.

While you’re here, make sure to visit a few of our beautiful lakes, located throughout the region. These and many other attractions, destinations and unforgettable events await you on your next trip to Southern Illinois. Check out the rest of our amazing destinations!

Upcoming Events

Gingerbread Walk Display

November 20, 2019 - January 1, 2020

Zion UCC Festival of Trees

November 21 - November 24

Divas’ Night Out

November 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Monthly Third Thursdays

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View Our Visitor Guide

Discover all that ILLINOISouth’s 22 counties have to offer in our annual Visitors Guide. Inside, you’ll find a treasure trove of Southern Illinois’ premiere dining and lodging options, entertainment and recreational activities, tours and more. Request your guide today, or view our online digital copy.

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