SI Treasure Tours provides quality historical and cultural tours, along with engaging events, showcasing Southern Illinois destinations. We focus on groundbreaking tours featuring famous characters, histories and stories such as the Herrin Massacre, the Shelton’s Special Wayne County Tour, and the Two Wars of the...

From world-renown cultural institutions to on-the-farm dining adventures and everything in between, Illinois offers no shortage of amazing travel experiences. This summer, for the first time, the Illinois Office of Tourism and The Southernmost Illinois Tourism Bureau are bringing those experiences directly to travelers through...

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...

On March 15, 2016, the Shawnee National Forest will temporarily close LaRue Road #345 (also known as the Snake Road) between mile post 3.0 and mile post 5.8. This section of the road will remain closed until May 15, 2016. The road is closed seasonally...

When French Voyageurs first came upon the umber waters of the Cache more than 200 years ago, they named the river with the French word for “hidden” – and, indeed, the Cache River is still a hidden treasure today. One could easily spend a lifetime exploring...

On Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at 10:00am, Harrisburg, IL. Southeastern Illinois College Gymnasium the U.S. Mint and the Shawnee National Forest will launch the 31st America the Beautiful coin - the Illinois quarter featuring Camel Rock formation at the Garden of the Gods Recreation Area. ...

Fundraising competition strives to preserve public access and keep climbing area openPomona, IL:    The Illinois Climbers Association (ICA) and the Access Fund are proud to present “The Third Testament,” the annual Holy Boulders bouldering competition on November 7th, 2015. Nestled on a hillside in Pomona, IL,...

Southern Illinois distillery gains attention in national craft competition CARBONDALE, Ill. – A blend of unique Southern Illinois ingredients has helped Grand River Spirits earn two medals in the American Distilling Institute’s 2015 Annual Craft Spirits Competition in Louisville, Ky., last week.  From among nearly 500 entries, Grand...

(APRIL 10, 2015) –Plants are everywhere, and we literally depend on them for survival. Yet many do not know how to identify them. During the Wildflower Walks, participants will learn how to identify common plants and flowers while visiting beautiful natural areas in the Shawnee...

(DECEMBER 9, 2014) –The U.S. Forest Service will waive fees at most of its day-use recreation sites several times in 2015, beginning with January 19, 2015 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.“These fee-free days are our way of thanking our millions of visitors...

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