Southern Illinois has many more attractions to offer including Rock Climbing locations throughout the Shawnee National Forest such as
Jackson Falls, Horseback Riding on some of the most popular trails with an experienced guide, and also a visit to the towering Bald Knob Cross located in Alto Pass. Southern Illinois has many things to do along the famous wine trails so you can have an enjoyable time. With countless activities available, you'll have no trouble finding relaxation and fun during your time in Southern Illinois.
At over 111 feet, and visible for over 7,500 square miles, the Bald Knob Cross of Peace is located in the Shawnee National Forest near the small town of Alto Pass, Illinois. The Bald Knob Cross lies among the foothills of the Ozark Mountain range which stretches into Union County and Southern Illinois. It is a monument of faith, charity, peace, and hope for all.
: (618) 893-2344
: 3630 Bald Knob Rd, Alto Pass, IL 62905
Mon - Sun : 8AM To 8PM
The Science Center of Southern Illinois, located in Carbondale, is a hands-on children's museum with a range of exhibits to explore. The Science Center opened its doors in 1994 to help encourage kids to be curious and explore through hands-on experiences. With more than 50 exhibits, there is much to be discovered at the Science Center of Southern Illinois.
: (618) 529-5431
:1237 E Main St, Carbondale, IL 62901
Tues - Thurs : 11AM To 5PM
Fri - Sat : 11AM To 6PM
Sunday : 12PM - 5PM
Vertical Heartland is a locally owned climbing school located on the South face of Draper's Bluff in Johnson County, IL offering guided climbs for families, individuals, or groups. Southern Illinois is filled with many free standing boulders and sandstone bluffs to climb where you can expect breathtaking views, adventure, and an unforgettable time.
: (618) 995-1427
: 5050 Lick Creek Rd, Buncombe, IL 62912
Mon - Sun : Call for Reservation
Giant City Stables is located just inside Giant City State Park, in the Shawnee National Forest, just south of Carbondale. With 30 horses of all different levels, they will match you with the horse that best fits your needs. Giant City Stables offer guided trail rides by experienced wranglers, who lead you through miles of private trails in Giant City State Park.
: (618) 529-4110
: 722 Giant City Rd, Makanda, IL 62958
Mon - Sun : 9AM To 5PM