Welcome to Southern Illinois

The rolling hills of Southern Illinois provide its travelers a scenic destination with ample outdoor recreation! Follow the curves of the Mississippi River into the quaint city of Alton and experience where the Mighty Mississippi and Missouri Rivers meet along the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway. Hike and camp in the Pere Marquette State Park near Grafton, and enjoy the lush foliage of the trees that line the picturesque Illinois River. Visit Carbondale, a beautiful gateway city into the enormous Shawnee National Forest. Climb through illustrious rock formations like the Garden of the Gods Wilderness, or fish in the forest’s lakes and rivers. With so much natural beauty, choose Southern Illinois for relaxation and pleasure on your next vacation!


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