9 miles (approx. 12 minutes)
Millstone Bluff, Highway 147, 1/2 mile East of Robbs
The remains of a Mississippian period Indian village perched atop 80-foot
high bluffs is the site of archeological research. A hiking trail leads
to the site, and Forest Service interpretive postings are enlightening.
Petroglyphs from this ancient era are visible on the stone. 618-658-2111
12 miles (approx. 15 minutes)
80-acre lake with swimming beach, canoe and paddle boat rental, and
boat launch, and fishing. The swimming beach and concession area has
a fee. (618) 658-2111
15 miles (approx. 22 minutes)
Boat launch on the Ohio River and over 200 slips for any size boat up
to giant houseboats. Bait & tackle sales.
15 miles (approx. 22 minutes)
Shawnee Queen River Taxi (stops at the Golconda Marina)
Enjoy a relaxing ride down the Ohio River and enjoy the shoreline sights
at a slower pace. You can take a round-trip or one-way trip to or from
Golconda, Rosiclare, Cave-in-Rock, or other shoreline towns. Operates
Tues-Sat from mid-May through November 1.
14 miles away (approx. 20 minutes)
The Chocolate Factory
The Chocolate Factory is a neat experience! There they make various
chocolate confections as well as their famous fudge. They make many chocolate
novelties ranging from chocolate horses to chocolate pizza. There is
also an ice-cream shop. They offer chocolate and ice-cream in sugar-free
14 miles away (approx. 15 minutes)
Dixon Springs State Park
Dixon Springs State Park has a swimming pool with lifeguard on duty,
45-foot water slide, bathhouse, and concession stand. The park also has
scenic hiking trails, shady picnic areas, and a playground for the kids.
Memorial Day through Labor Day.
20 miles away (approx. 30 minutes)
Garden of the Gods Near Herod, IL
Amazing rock formations are famous and one of the most popular destinations
in the Shawnee National Forest. Make sure to walk the 1/4 mile interpretive
trail which leads to some of the most scenic spots. 618-658-2111
22 miles away (approx. 30 minutes)
Peddles & Paddles, Inc., Vienna, IL
Bicycle rental/shuttle service and guided canoe trips. 619-658-3641
20 miles away (approx. 25 minutes)
Gambit Golf Club just outside of Vienna, IL
The par 71 Richard Osborne design offers golfers of all abilities a
challenging yet pleasurable golf experience. They now have an indoor
'virtual golf' practice facility, where you can practice your game rain-or-shine.
35 miles away (approx. 35 minutes)
Metropolis, IL, "The Home of Superman"
Every visitor to Metropolis must get their photo taken in front of the
huge Superman statue which guards the town square. It's corny, but just
has to be done! There is a Superman gift store with Super-everything!
Superman museum is located in the gift store for the real Super-enthusiast.
35 miles away (approx. 40 minutes)
Harrah's Metropolis Casino, Metropolis, IL
Las-Vegas style gaming with slots, table games, and poker rooms in a
full-service dockside casino.
34 miles (approx. 1 hour, twisting roads)
Cave-In-Rock, Cave-In-Rock, IL
This cave has rich history as the site of river gangsters and pirates,
who would hide out in the cave. It also served as a tavern in the late
1700s, and was featured in the movie "How the West Was Won." The park
restaurant is known for its Southern-style home cooking, especially on
Sunday dinners. 618-289-4325
40 miles away (approx. 45 minutes)
Bluegrass Downs, Paducah, KY
Harness and quarter horse racing on Thurs/Fri evenings and Sat afternoons
seasonally. Call for race schedules. 270-444-7117
National Quilt Museum
Also in Paducah, Colors and designs flourish inside newly designated National
Quilt Museum of the United States. The museum has three amazing
galleries that showcase more than 150 quilts at a time. 270-442-8856.