Anna, Alto Pass and Carbondale, are nearby suburbs which are also worth touring.
To experience this region’s leafier side, head for the greens at the Hickory Ridge Public Golf Center.
Spend a few hours with fellow sports fans at Rent One Park, Marion, cheering on local heroes, the Southern Illinois Miners. On game days follow the procession of black, silver, white and gold, to the stadium, then after the final siren sounds, join local baseball lovers in the nearby pubs and relive the games finest moments over a few cold beers.
When it’s time to rest up after a day spent exploring the charming streets of Makanda, check in to one of the area's range of short and long stay accommodation options. The BEST WESTERN Saluki Inn, the Super 8 Carbondale and the Quality Inn Carbondale are just some of the best places to stay while you are enjoying this special area.