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Pope County Deer Festival and Parade

Our quintessential hometown Deer Festival Parade is cause to line Golconda’s Main Street as themed floats, classic cars, fire trucks, and marching bands put on a show and throw out tons of candy to the kiddos lining downtown sidewalks. This is a small town treat you don’t want to miss! Held Read more…

Ferne Clyffe Guided Hikes

Hawk’s Cave Trail, Rebman Trail, and Big Rocky Hollow These are three favorite trails at Ferne Clyffe. Fortunately they all stem from the same parking lot. On these trails, which total approx 2.5 miles, we will see caves and waterfalls. Plan for some breathtaking views. These trails are rated as […]

What Snake is That?

Giant City Visitor center 235 Giant City Road, Makanda

It’s a Copperhead......or, is it? It may be chilly out but spring will be here before we know it! Join biologist John Palis as we get a jumpstart on warmer weather by learning how to identify our southern Illinois reptile friends. Registration is required.  618-457-4836