Escape to Southern Illinois
Traveling to Southern Illinois is best done by automobile to see the beautiful rolling hills of Illinois. We are centrally located in the midwest allowing for a simple road trip from several metropolitan areas. Drive from any of the cities below within a 5-hour time span. Having a personal vehicle means you can immerse yourself into the scenic winding roads of Southern Illinois and create an adventure of your own.
From the Chicagoland area, navigate your way to I-90/94 or I-294 and follow the signs to Memphis traveling South on I-57. Remain on I-57 till you reach your destination in Southern Illinois.
Tip: Once you have passed mile marker #77 you are within the path of totality until mile #1.
From St. Louis, MO – 105 miles est. 2-hours to Greatest Duration
Follow I-64 East to I-127 South (Nashville) exit #50. Travel until you reach your destination in Southern Illinois for the Greatest Duration!
Tip: Once you have passed Locust Creek Road you are within the path of totality.
Escape Nashville, TN to see the Greatest Duration in Southern Illinois. Get on I-40 W/ I-65 N and follow to I-24 West until you reach your destination in Southern Illinois.
Tip: Luckily you are within the path of totality, however, see it longer here in Southern Illinois!
From Memphis, TN – 214 miles est. 3-hours 15mins to Greatest Duration
Drive on I-40 West and merge onto I-55 North. Once you cross the Mississippi River you have reached Southern Illinois, just navigate your way to your final destination.
Tip: When you have passed mile marker #1 you are within the path but do not go too far north.
Get onto I-64 West and follow I-64 until you reach I-57 South. Travel south till you reach your final destination.
Tip: Once you have passed Rend Lake Rest Area mile marker #77 you are within the path of totality.
The fastest route from Indianapolis is accomplished by traveling on I-70 West. Drive I-70 West and follow signs for I-57 South (Memphis). Once on I-57 continue driving until you have reached your location in Southern Illinois.
Tip: Once you have passed mile marker #77 you are within the path of totality.