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Find Time to Wine: Homestead Vineyards

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Find Time to Wine, Wine

“Find Time to Wine” is continuing with Homestead Vineyards in West Salem, IL. West Salem is a little over an hour from Evansville, IN and 2 hours from St. Louis, MO. Their outdoor area is the highlight of this amazing stop! 

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Camping Fun

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Uncategorized

Tis’ the season for all things outdoors: beaches, grilling, and of course camping. ILLINOISouth has plenty of options when it comes to pitching your tent and making summer memories. Take a look at what our Western, Central, and Eastern Counties have to offer.

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Life’s a Trip in Jasper County

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Life's A Trip, Outdoors

Get your bags packed and head out to Jasper County. This county is sure to please even the most avid outdoorsmen in your life. There is plenty to see and do here.

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Antiquing in ILLINOISouth

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Antiques

Here in ILLINOISouth, we are home to over 40 antique shops. Here are 5 to check out the next time you are passing through.

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Find Time to Wine: Twelve Oaks Vineyard

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Find Time to Wine, Wine

The next winery on our “Find Time to Wine” excursion takes us to Twelve Oaks Vineyard in Carlyle, Illinois. Carlyle is about an hour from St. Louis, MO and a little under 2 hours from Springfield, IL. Twelve Oaks Vineyard produces an Illinois Bicentennial Rosé Wine. See what else makes this winery a must visit in ILLINOISouth. 

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What’s on Tap in Waterloo

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Beer

Waterloo is home to two successful breweries right in their downtown square. Just minutes from metro St. Louis, Waterloo has developed a great local brewery scene with Stubborn German Brewing and Hopskeller Brewing less than a block from each other.

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The Lakes of Olney

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Olney, Outdoors, Recreation

Olney, Illinois’ claim to fame may be their white squirrels but travelers have quickly begun to realize they have other great attractions as well. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, make sure to add the Lakes of Olney. Check out more information about these amazing lakes. 

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Top 5 Mexican Restaurants for Cinco de Mayo

Tamber Wade
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Attractions, Food, What's Happening

Need to know where to go Cinco de Mayo? Drop by any of these top 5 five Mexican restaurants in our territory and join the fiesta!

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The Misselhorn Art Gallery

Tamber Wade
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Art, Attractions, Museums

If you are near the old Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Depot in Sparta, Illinois, the Misselhorn Art Gallery is an experience that provides a glimpse into the life of the artist and Sparta history. With over 2,000 of genuine works by the late Roscoe Misselhorn, the art gallery is filled with historical sketches of Missouri and Illinois locations.

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Baby Bonanza at Rainbow Ranch

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Attractions, Events, Farms, Life's A Trip, Spring

Rainbow Ranch Petting Zoo is located near Nashville, Illinois and home to so many animals it’s easy to lose count! There are llamas, alpacas, donkeys, sheep, goats and so many more species that call the ranch home. The property is a 150-year old family-owned farm and is just 45 minutes from St. Louis, MO making it an easy trip for city dwellers. 

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