Outdoors playground in southern Illinois

If you’re looking for outdoor action, Southern Illinois is the place to be.  The Egyptian Hills Resort on beautiful Lake Egypt is your adventure headquarters, where you can rent Jet Ski’s, super-fast ski boats, pontoon boats and relax at night in your cedar chalet.

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A short drive away is some of the best rock-climbing anywhere on Draper’s Bluff and the Vertical Heartland Climbing School.

And don’t forget Illinois’ newest thrill ride – the Shawnee Bluff Canopy Tour.  It’s a zipline ride that takes you over an 83-acre course, on the edge of the Shawnee National Forest.

On Friday and Saturday evenings, enjoy a “Culinary” adventure at Von Jakob Winery and Brewery.  There’s cooking demonstrations on Sundays and the best food south of Chicago.

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