5 Fun Things to Do in Southern Illinois

Shawnee National Forest Inspiration Point
Any time of the year is a good time to have fun in Southern Illinois. Whether your idea of a good time includes fun in the great outdoors or exploring museums and other indoor activities with the kids, you’re bound to find it in Southern Illinois. Auffenberg Dealer Group encourages you to get out there and discover the O'Fallon area. These are 5 fun things to do in Southern Illinois.

Pomona Winery

Pomona Winery specializes in wines made from locally grown fresh fruits other than grapes. They offer seven table wines and two delicious fortified dessert wines. Pomona wines have received multiple awards in regional, national, and international competitions. The grounds are beautiful and the wines delicious! No wonder it’s so popular with people around Caseyville.

Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods and Rim Rock Recreational Area are considered the crown jewels of the beautiful Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois. You’ll love the dramatic rock formations, gorgeous trails, and soaring cliffs. Garden of the Gods provides stunning views of Camel Rock, Anvil Rock, and Devil’s Smoke Stack and is a hiker’s and photographer’s dream come true!

Shawnee National Forest

Nestled between the Mississippi River and Ohio Rivers in Southern Illinois, the Shawnee National Forest is filled with natural beauty, making it a recreational wonderland. The Shawnee National Forest includes expansive rolling hills, lush forests, open lands, pristine lakes, creeks, and dramatic bluffs.

Giant City State Park

Try this for an itinerary at Giant City State Park. Have lunch at the rustic historic lodge and then hike one of the many trails, like the Indian Creek Shelter Nature Trail, or the Stone Fort Nature Trail. It’s the perfect place for some outdoor recreation, or to just chill out with a picnic while surrounded by nature.

Couple Hiking in the Woods

The Science Center

The Science Center is committed to awareness and discovery of hands-on science for children ages 3 to 13 in the East St. Louis area. The Science Center is a hands-on kids museum with a variety of fascinating exhibits. It also provides fun educational programs such as Grown Up’s Night Out, birthday parties, field trips, and camps.

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