Welcome to Saline County and Southeastern Illinois, Garden of the Gods Country. This area is rich in Recreation, Scenic Attractions, and Pioneer History. While here, visit Garden of the Gods, Saline Creek Pioneer Village and Museum (circa 1840) , the only Bronze Statue of Tecumseh at Glen O. Jones Lake, the Stone Face, and those fascinating woodland hideaways in the Shawnee Forest. Every highway in this area is a scenic drive in itself. There are true stories, hard to imagine around every curve and plenty of natural beauty. Visit one of the best kept secrets in the Midwest…or even the United States.