History and Joy in Southern Illinois

This sample itinerary can be customized for any time of year.

Williamson County welcomes your groups! Explore beautiful lakes and natural areas; discover rich history and attractive shopping; or unwind at a locally owned restaurant or winery. With a variety of lodging accommodations, your groups will feel right at home among southern Illinois’ hospitality, charm and comfort.

6 – 7:00pm

Learn about the rich history of Williamson County in Carterville. Step back into the past as you explore the Harrison-Bruce Historical Village. This village includes everything from a one-room schoolhouse to the Hunter Log Cabin of the 1800s.

7 – 9:00pm
Catch a performance this evening at the O’Neil Auditorium located at John A. Logan College. This 316-seat theater is host to many collegiate and community performances.

9 – 9:20pm
Take a quick drive to Marion and stay at one of their many group-friendly accommodations.

10:00am – 2:00pm

Find treasures at Warehouse Antique Mall! More than 11,000 square feet of booths await you in a century-old warehouse. Offering a variety of antiques and collectibles, your group will find just what they need. Find anything from furniture to comic books, vintage and rustic items, or true antiques.

2 – 4:00pm
Visit one of the region’s largest train stores! Chuck’s Depot is a locally owned hobby shop that includes scale train engines, cars, and building kits from all periods.

4 – 5:30pm
Have an early dinner at the 20’s Hideout Steakhouse. Enjoy steak, seafood and live entertainment in roaring ‘20s fashion! Try wines from their huge cellar or one of their 1,900 international and domestic drinks.

5:30 – 7:00pm
Take a short trip to Herrin and stroll along the walking paths of the Herrin Park District. This beautiful well-kept park includes seasonal outdoor swimming, multipurpose recreation, walking paths and wildlife! Spend the evening strolling along, watching ducks, or if you feel more adventurous, pick up a racket and play some tennis!

For more information or to customize this sample itinerary for your group, contact Visit SI at 800-433-7399 or visit them online at www.visitsi.com.

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