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Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020
Families will find kid-friendly activities in Southern Illinois, and visitors give high marks for the fun sporting events, college vibe, and entertainment choices. This city also attracts tourists with its zoo, live music, and opera houses. Top sights in the city include Rend Lake and Shawnee National Forest.
Known for its live music, opera, and theaters, the city's cultural venues include Effingham Performance Center, Southern Illinois Art and Artisans Center, and Benton Civic Center. Families come for attractions such as Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Salem Fairgrounds, and Cross at the Crossroads. The city is notable for landmarks like Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, and Superman Statue.
In Southern Illinois, you'll be able to select from 313 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have ample places to choose from for a perfect holiday retreat. Below are top ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:
Other top sights in Southern Illinois include Rend Lake and Shawnee National Forest.
With so many transportation options, seeing Southern Illinois is a breeze. Take advantage of metro transit at Shiloh-Scott Station, College Station, and Belleville Station. If you want to journey outside of the city, hop aboard a train from Centralia Station, Du Quoin Station, or Effingham Station.