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Looking for something unique to southern Illinois?   From a fantasy park to fruit orchards,  visit these local favorites.
Bald Knob Cross

Built as place where people of all denominations could gather for worship, the cross at Bald Knob rises 111 feet above the surrounding hillside. The icon can be seen for miles throughout the region. Whether you are seeking a place for quiet contemplation or to have your motorcycle blessed, you won't want to miss this unique site. Alto Pass, IL
For more details visit https://www.baldknobcross.com.
Bigfoot Selfie!

If you hike the Garden of the Gods trail, you can't pass up the opportunity to take a selfie with Bigfoot as you exit the park. Directly south of Garden of the Gods park on the corner of Garden of the Gods and Karbers Ridge roads just outside of Herod, Illinois.
For more details visit http://www.shawneeforest.com/bigfoot.
Bollinger Mill and Covered Bridge

Historic and beautiful Civil War era mill and covered bridge, a short distance from Cape Girardeau, MO. Bollinger Mill and Covered Bridge 113 Bollinger Mill Rd, Burfordville, MO 63739 Phone: (573) 243-4591
For more details visit www.https://mostateparks.com/park/bollinger-mill-state-historic-site.
Castle Park

A really cool park, especially for kids and young adults, and absolutely free! Built on the theme of Dungeons and Dragons, and located between Carbondale and Giant City, this park is completely unique to southern Illinois. 101 Homewood Dr, Carbondale, IL 62902
For more details visit https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/18783.
Chocolate Factory

The name says it all! A must visit when returning from Garden of the Gods. 990 IL-146, Golconda, IL 62938 Phone: (618) 949-3829
For more details visit www.https://thechocolatefactory.net.
DarnHotPeppers

Delicious recipes all made from peppers. Rancho Bella Vista 220 SouthFront St, Cobden, IL. 62920 Phone: (618) 893-1443
For more details visit www.https://darnhotpeppers.com.
Flamm Orchard

Delicious peaches and apples 8760 Old Highway 51 North Cobden, IL 62920 (618) 893-4241
For more details visit http://www.flammorchards.com.
Jus10's Frozen Yogurt

Hungry for a light snack to top you off? Try Jus10's (Justin's) Frozen Yogurt just a short walk from the inn. 334 S Main St Anna, IL 62906 Phone: (618) 833-1368
For more details visit www.http://frozenyogurtannail.com.
Kornthal Church

Historic 1860 Lutheran Church 2 Kornthal Church Rd, Jonesboro, IL 62952 Phone: (618) 833-8745
For more details visit https://www.enjoyillinois.com/explore/listing/kornthal-church.
Lincoln-Douglas 3rd Debate Site,

Park and information area dedicated to the site of the historic debate. 521 N. Main Jonesboro, IL 62952 US Phone: 618-833-8576 Additional information at: https://mississippiriver.natgeotourism.com/content/lincoln-douglas-3rd-debate-site-jonesboro/msp50023a81d6d31524c
For more details visit https://www.nps.gov/liho/learn/historyculture/debate3.htm.
P.A.S.T. Historic Society

Tour the historic 1847 P.A.S.T. Heritage House. 1:30-3:30 each Sunday June 15th through Oct. 26th. No charge, but donations appreciated. Research may also be done on local history or genealogy. 102 S. Main St., Jonesboro, IL. Phone: 618-833-8745 or 618-833-3228
For more details visit http://www.pastonline.org.
Rendleman Orchards

Delicious peaches and apples 9680 IL-127, Alto Pass, IL 62905 Phone: (618) 893-2771
For more details visit http://www.rendlemanorchards.com.
St. Ann's Episcopal Church

St. Anne's was built in 1886 and has recently been restored by the P.A.S.T. organization. This quaint stone church with beautiful arches and wood floors and ceilings was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. 507 S Main St Anna, Illinois 62906 Phone: (618) 833-9441
For more details visit http://www.pastonline.org.
Stinson Memorial Public Library

The library was designed by Walter Burley Griffin in 1913 and constructed in 1913–14. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 9, 1978 409 S. Main Street Anna, IL. 62906
For more details visit www.http://stinsonlibrary.org.
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