Eyes are peeling as apples are dropping at area Orchards and Farmers Markets. Many varieties are harvested in Southernmost Illinois and this time of year trees are full of fruit.The U.S. Apple Association forecasts a stronger than average harvest for 2017. The most popular apples...

Riverview Mansion Bed and Breakfast in Metropolis is now offering Cinderella Pumpkin Carriage tours.  Metropolis, Illinois is an olde community dating back to the French Colonial Era of the early 1700s.  Fort Massac State Park includes the French star fort from 1737 alongside an 1802...

Makanda Inn & Cottages Southern Illinois Premier Eco-friendly retreat is proud to announce the addition of two Tesla Destination Chargers and a Universal Charger for other brand Electric Cars. Our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint continues with this great new amenity. Our guests who...

Shawnee National Forest Sites Best Suited for Eclipse Viewing Although much of the Shawnee is covered in forests, there are open areas that provide good locations for viewing the eclipse. National forest land extends across southern Illinois from the Ohio River to the Mississippi River and...

MOONSTOCK ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP!Carterville, IL: Ozzy Osbourne will be the featured artist during Moonstock, a four day music festival, at Walker's Bluff in Carterville, IL. On August 21, 2017, a small portion of the United States will witness a type of total solar eclipse that...

Alto Pass, Ill. – January 20, 2017 - Bald Knob Cross of Peace announces that tickets are on sale for viewing the total solar eclipse that will take a path through the United States on August 21. The point of greatest duration, the location where...

Tanglefoot Ranch's  950 acres is located right in the heart of Southern Illinois, and is in the direct viewing  path of the 2017 total solar eclipse.   According to NASA predictions, the farm is in a prime location for some of the longest periods of totality!  The...

The beginning of January brings about the official start of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Winter Passport Program.  Enjoy the excitement of visiting your favorite wineries, savoring their wines and SAVING BIG with great discounts on wine, merchandise, food and more.Winter is a great time...

Whether you are looking for a romantic retreat indoors or want to embrace the outdoors as a snow covered wonderland, there are plenty of lodging options in our association that offer the perfect[caption id="attachment_2843" align="alignright" width="300"] Cozy up to a fireplace at Goddard's Cabin.[/caption]getaway. Whether...

It’s the first total solar eclipse over the United States’ mainland since 1979 and the eclipse will reach its point of greatest duration — about two minutes and 40 seconds — near Giant City State Park and Makanda, IL. For people who want to be right...

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