Benton is a great place to stay in Carbondale as a large number of the area’s main attractions are within easy reach. Two attractions that should top every visitor’s to-do list is the wonderful Benton City Park and the iconic Franklin County Fairgrounds. And if your schedule allows, be sure to visit the Frankfort Area Historical Museum and the Veterans Military Museum.
When it’s time escape the city, visit the nearby green spaces. There are some nice green escapes, so why not take a break in the Coal Miner's Memorial Park in West Frankfort.
To really get to know Benton, consider booking a room close by in one of the area’s charming bed and breakfast or hotel options. The Americas Best Value Inn, West Frankfort, the Magnuson Hotel Benton and the Econo Lodge Benton are just three of the best places to stay while you are enjoying this special area.