What better way to start off the new year, then trying to spot Bald Eagles!    There are several great locations to spot birds in Southernmost Illinois.  The Cache River Wetlands offer great opportunities for eagle watching, as well as spotting other birds. The Cache River Wetland...

Winter is a great time to enjoy the slower, quieter side of Shawnee Forest Country. The cooler temperatures mean no bugs and the trees are bare, allowing you to see much further into the forests. Bluffs hidden behind the summer foliage, emerge dramatically into sight. Hiking is available...

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...

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...

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...

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