Load up the mini-van, Cruisin’ Illinois is back!

We’re on the road again, Cruisin’ the great state of Illinois.  Our own Julian Crews is leading the excursion.

This week, we’re searching for Illinois natural wonders.  From 6 and a half miles of undeveloped Lake Michigan Shoreline in Zion to the Shawnee National forest, there are beautiful places to visit in Illinois.

And there are cultural treasures as well, in the Southern Illinois town of Murphysboro.  The General John A Logan museum is holding a series of new exhibits on the Civil War.

Helpful Links:

Gen John A. Logan Museum
1613 Edith Street
Murphysboro, IL 62966
(618)-684-3455
http://www.loganmuseum.org/

Chicago History Museum
1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
(312)642-4600
Chicagohistory.org

Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge
0137 rustic Campus Drive
Ullin, IL 62992
cypresscreek@fws.gov
(618)634-2231
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/cypress_creek/

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge
8588 Route 148 Marion, IL
CrabOrchard@fws.gov
618-997-3344
http://www.fws.gov/midwest/craborchard/

US Fish & Wildlife Service
Midwest Region
www.fws.gov/midwest
617-713-5360

Illinois Beach State Park Zion, IL
847-662-4811
http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/PARKS/NORTH_PO/INDEX.htm

Shawnee Hills Outdoors
Hiking Trail information, trail videos and photography
http://www.Shawneehillsoutdoors.com
http://shawneehillsoutdoors.com/blog/

Shawnee National Forest Website: 
http://www.fs.usda.gov/shawnee
For questions, additional information, call toll-free 1-800-MY-WOODS
Follow the Shawnee National Forest on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/shawneenf

Southernmost Illinois Tourism
http://southernmostillinois.com

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