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Attractions

Looking for something exciting to do while visiting Southern Illinois? There’s plenty of great attractions for you and your family. Whether you’re looking to visit famous historic sites and museums or maybe you’re looking 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 has been recognized as one of the must-see places for history lovers. Did you know Cahokia was once bigger than London! Great history isn’t just located in Cahokia, but all over the Southern Illinois area. There’s also beautiful lakes to visit throughout the region. These are just a few of the great attractions and destinations in Southern Illinois. Check out the rest of the amazing destinations to visit.

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FAMILY PLACES

Whether you have a few hours or a few days, everybody will find something fun and exciting to do. Find Popeye and his friends, ride the Little Toot Railroad, pet the baby animals or compete at laser tag. That and more is all right here.


HISTORIC SITES

Discover how life has changed in the past 1,300 years at the largest prehistoric Indian city north of Mexico, then move through the decades past Abraham Lincoln’s early years to present day events at historic sites.

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RECREATION

Fish, hunt, swim, go boating, water skiing, biking, camping, golfing or simply take a walk through Illinois South.

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MUSEUMS

Museums that preserve the history of the region can be found in almost every city and village. It is fascinating to see how local history intersects with national and international events. Many of our communities have ties to Hollywood stars, Presidents, politicians and other significant personages.


ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Music, theater, nightlife and more! Illinois South will entertain you day and night. From the internationally-known Art on the Square to the historic Lincoln Theatre, every culture lover’s taste and budget will be satisfied!

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SHOPPING

When traveling through ILLINOISouth, why not take home a remembrance of the Country, Cultures and Character of the region? Antique stores, unusual boutiques and hand made items crafted by local artisans are available in nearly every community.


EATERIES

Illinois South offers a wide range of eateries. From family-style places and fine dining to pubs and delis, we have a menu for every tastebud.


WINERIES & BREWERIES

Travel the backroads and taste our wines – white and red, dry and sweet, fruit and herb based. How about sampling at small tasting rooms as well as large wineries with expansive grounds? Sit, sip and enjoy!

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ACCOMMODATIONS

From quaint bed and breakfasts to full service hotels, Southwestern Illinois has all your accommodation needs!