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Things To Do in Southern Illinois

ILLINOISouth Tourism covers more ground than any other Convention and Visitor’s Bureau in the State of Illinois. We represent 23 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 the 900 yearly events we are home to. While you’re here, be sure to stay in one of our many hotels, lodges or quaint B&Bs. Visit the attractions, check out the shopping destinationscozy wineries and great local cuisine. Your next adventure is in ILLINOISouth.

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Family Fun at Rainbow Ranch Petting Zoo

FAMILY PLACES

Bring the family out to southern Illinois for some fun. Attractions include petting zoos, zip lining, sailing and more.

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Lakes in Southern Illinois

LAKES

Get out on the open water. We have plenty of lakes for fishing, boating and a variety of watersports.

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HISTORIC SITES

ILLINOISouth is full of a rich history including the  National Road, Kaskaskia-Cahokia trail, and more

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OUTDOORS

You will find bike trails and walking trails all throughout ILLINOISouth. Outdoor enthusiasts love our many outdoor attractions.

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Art Shows in Southern Illinois

ARTS & THEATER

Experience the creativity, scope and beauty of our regional and local artists and performers at area galleries, shows and theaters.

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Wineries in ILLINOISouth

21+

Relax at a winery, try the new newest brew at a microbrewery or grab a bottle of fresh alcohol at one of our distilleries.

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WESTERN

Closest to St. Louis, MO

CENTRAL

Closest to Springfield, IL

EASTERN

Closest to Terre Haute, IN

There is something for everyone in our territory. Sailing at Carlyle Lake, relaxing with a glass of wine or learn more about the past are just a few things to keep you busy while you’re here.

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Find somewhere to rest your head in ILLINOISouth. Whether it is a popular hotel or a quaint bed and breakfast you will find somewhere great to take a load off.

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Events and festivals are always in season in ILLINOISouth. Check out our event calendar to see things happening near you while you are visiting.

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