Ready to get outdoors?

We hope you are ready to put your towel to good use! If you love the outdoors you can’t miss these great sites in ILLINOISouth. Don’t forget to request your free 2018 Visitors Guide so you can take it on all your travels through Southern Illinois.

American ObstacleAmerican Obstacle

Located in Kinmundy, American Obstacle is home to action-packed fun! Guests can try their hand at the rock climbing wall, a zip line course, kayaking or tactical laser tag.

Gateway GrizzliesGateway Grizzlies

Head over to GCS Ballpark in Sauget for a night of baseball. Click the link below to view their schedule.

World Shooting Complex

Located near Sparta, the World Shooting and Recreational Complex offers activities such as Cowboy Action Shooting, Fishing, Skeet Shooting, Rifle/Pistol, Sporting Clay, Trapshooting and more!

Gateway MotorsportsGateway Motorsports

Get ready for racing action in Madison at the Gateway Motorsports complex. Catch a race on the oval or dragstrip, attend one of their events or get into the racing action at the KartPlex.

BikingBiking & Walking Trails

Check out the beautiful biking and walking trails located throughout our 23 counties!

tubing on Carlyle LakeParks & Lakes

Parks and Lakes are the perfect places to get out and enjoy the outdoors.

Plan Your Visit

ILLINOISouth is home to everything you need for a great getaway. Request information or check out our listings for accommodation and restaurants you cant miss. While on our website, don’t forget to check out the event calendar that give your a full view of all the events happening here.

East Fork Lake Dock from Dam

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Looking for somewhere to stay while you are here? We have great hotels, lodges, bed and breakfasts and campgrounds.


Grab a bite at one of our many restaurants. No matter what you are craving, you won’t go hungry in ILLINOISouth.

Events Calendar

ILLINOISouth is home to over 900 events each year. Plan your visit around of our great festivals.