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Mound City National Cemetery


141 State Highway 37
Mound City, IL 62963

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On the National Register of Historic Places, this cemetery has soldiers from every war except Revolutionary War; 2,759 markers are unknown. During the eclipse weekend the Interpretative Center Museum Lodge will be open to the public from noon - 4pm...

World Shooting & Recreational Complex


One Main Event Ln.
Sparta, IL 62286

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At the largest American shooting facility in the country are 120 trap fields along a 3.5 mile shooting line. There are 24 skeet fields, archery, single action cowboy shooting, 1,000 campsites, fishing lakes, an events center, vendor mall and picnic...

River to River Trail


across Southernmost Illinois
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Hike or horseback ride from Hardin County on the Ohio River across the scenic Shawnee Hills of Southernmost IL. to the Mississippi River in Union County.

Tower Rock Recreation Area


4 miles east of Elizabethtown, Highway 146 east to Tower Rock Road, turn east onto Tower rock road
Elizabethtown, IL 62931

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Approximately a 1/8-mile trail that leads to the top of Tower Rock along the banks of the Ohio River.

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The 2.2 mile loop trail features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. It winds through secretive canyons that hide the biggest display of prehistoric petroglyphs and pictographs in Illinois.

Giant City Stables


722 Giant City Road
Makanda, IL 62958

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Horse rentals and guided trail rides south of Carbondale at Giant City State Park. Last ride daily requires reservations. Pony rides (hand led on trail). Summer day camps. Riding lessons. Group rates.

Cedar Lake


Cedar Lake Road
Makanda, IL 62958

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Cedar Lake is a 1,750-acre reservoir created by the damming of Cedar Creek, a tributary of the Big Muddy River, in 1974. The lake is located south of Murphysboro and southwest of Carbondale, Illinois. Although the lake was constructed for the...

Keyes Park


Washington St. and Park St.
Du Quoin, IL 62832

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This fun filled family park is the site of picnics, family reunions, a children's playground, tennis and basketball courts and a skateboard park. The Veterans Memorial is here and a ceremony held each year after the Veterans Day Parade.

Cache River State Natural Area


930 Sunflower Lane, off Highway 37
Belknap, IL 62908

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Nature preserve, canoeing, boating, hiking trails & boardwalks, hunting.

Izaak Walton Park


100 South Jackson Street
McLeansboro, IL 62859

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The Park provides a boat ramp onto Lake McLeansboro, restroom facilities, and the Izaak Walton Log Cabin. The cabin, built by the local chapter of the Izaak Walton League in 1936, is currently undergoing restoration but will be available for social...