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    Outdoor Adventure in Giant City State Park


29 jewels in the crown of shawnee

Jewels in the Crown of the Beautiful Shawnee National Forest

Garden of the Gods and Rim Rock/Pounds Hollow Recreational area are two must see locations on the eastern side of the Shawnee National Forest of Southern Illinois. Both are located just off Karbers Ridge blacktop 30 minutes from Harrisburg.  Garden …


30 vote for cahokia

Vote for Cahokia Mounds!

Cahokia Mounds State Historic and World Heritage Site is located in the River Bottom of the Mississippi River in Collinsville, Illinois.  Located centrally to St Louis, in the Metro East, Cahokia Mounds offers a local getaway to explore the way …


31 calling all foodies

Calling All Foodies –

Are you a “Foodie”?  The definition is “somebody who enjoys good food: an enthusiast of cooking, eating, or shopping for good food (informal)”.  The food network and cooking channels have helped pave the way to this new social trend of eating …