Illinois Hotel Reservations
Hotels in Carbondale, IL
Intersected by Highway 51, Carbondale is set in southern Illinois. An hour outside of nearby Chester, Carbondale is known as the "Capital of Southern Illinois," and home to Southern Illinois University. Enjoy lacing up those hiking boots for a relaxing nature walk around Evergreen Park, or casting out for some award winners at Carbondale Reservoir. Head east a few miles and explore the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, set just along Crab Orchard Lake, or set out on an explorative motorcycle ride.
Sports fans are in for a treat thanks to Southern Illinois University Salukis football. Head to Saluki Stadium and check out the hard-hitting action as they battle the rest of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. And for a fun day-trip, visit Chester and check out the Chester Bridge over the Mississippi River.
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- 8 Water Parks to Explore in IL
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- 9 Roadside Attractions in Illinois
World's Largest Bottle of Catsup
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- Illinois Marathons
Check out these 19 marathons coursing though Illinois, from the Chicago Marathon to the Peoria Marathon & River City Races.
- 12 Chicagoland Bike Trails
Chicago Lakefront Trail
http://bestwesternillinois.com/chicagoCheck out these 12 bike trails in the Chicagoland area, including the Des Plaines River Trail, the Green Bay Bike Trail, and Chicago Lakefront Trail.
- 10 Illinois Sports Venues
From Wrigley Field in Chicago to Dozar Park in Peoria, Illinois features a handful of premiere sports venues and event facilities. Check out the list and plan your trip today.
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