Our Recommendations

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  • Wineries
  • Crab Orchard Refuge
    Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge's 44,000 acres of land and water contain a wide diversity of flora and fauna. Major habitat types on the refuge include hardwood forest, agricultural land, grazing units, brushland, wetlands, and lakes.

  • Little Grassy Campground
    Little Grassy Lake Campground & Marina sits on Little Grassy Lake, located inside Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge

  • Bald Knob Cross
    The Cross was completed in 1963 when the last of over 900 heavy gauge steel panels with a bright white porcelain veneer was affixed to the framework creating a spectacular night sight which could be seen for 7500 square miles after it was illuminated with 40,000 watts of lighting. The Cross quickly became the most popular tourist attraction in Southern Illinois, attracting visitors from literally all over the world.
  • Giant City Lodge
    You’ll discover a magnificent atmosphere found nowhere else in Southern Illinois at Giant City State Park Lodge. You can relax and enjoy Southern Illinois’ hospitality at its best. Many opportunities await you at Giant City Lodge. Our Bald Knob Dining Room is open daily, serving delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • SI Tours
    We Specialize in Wine Trail Tours, Bachelorette Parties, Wedding Shuttles, Dinner Shuttles, etc.

  • Shawnee Shuttle
    Shawnee Shuttle is a professional wine trail guide service offering custom tours of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, Southern Illinois Wine Trail and surrounding region of southern Illinois. Shawnee Shuttle specializes in small group tours of two to six adults.

  • Alto Vineyards
    The Renzaglia Family welcomes you to Alto Vineyards and invites you to taste some of the finest wines produced in the United States. Our family owned winery and vineyard is located in the foothills of the beautiful Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois.

  • Bluesky Vineyard
    Achoring the eastern end of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, our winery offers you a taste of Tuscany in the hills of Southern Illinois. We are open year-round, 7 days a week, to provide great Illinois wine.

  • Honker Hill Winery
    Located on the highest point in Williamson County and surrounded by the Crab Orchard Fish and Wildlife Refuge and Shawnee National Forest, Honker Hill Winery produces fine Illinois wines from fruit grown directly at our vineyard.

  • Orlandini Vineyard
    Orlandini Vineyard began its roots in 1988 when their first vines were planted. Over two decades later the grapes are still flourishing. Orlandini Vineyard is located on one of southern Illinois' highest ridge tops, deep in the heart of the Shawnee Hills A.V.A.

  • Owl Creek Vineyard
    Owl Creek is an artisanal family winery focused on the production of wines grown in the Shawnee Hills. We are passionate about our wines and look forward introducing you to the great vintages are grown in our region.

  • Rustle Hill Winery
    The crossroads of the Shawnee Wine Trail, Rustle Hill Winery features music, art, a full restaurant, and over 65 beers.

  • Starview Vineyards
    StarView Vineyards is home to a family owned and operated vineyard and winery. Located in rural Southern Illinois in the Shawnee Hills American Viticulture area, the state’s only Federally designated wine-grape producing region, StarView grows and produces fine boutique wines.

  • Walkers Bluff
    The Tasting Room is a 2,400-square-foot lounge that also houses a 7,380-square-foot processing facility. The full-service bar features a wide selection of beer, cocktail and wine selections enjoyed by swill seekers and novices alike. Truly, this is an enviable environment for perfecting your toast..

  • Pomona Winery
    Specializing in wines made from locally grown fruits other than grapes, we offer seven table wines and three fortified dessert wines, each of which has received multiple awards and honors in regional, national, and international judgings. We are pleased to announce the 2012 awards, including the 2012 Illinois Governor's Cup Award for our Jonathan Oak Aged Reserve.

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