Outdoors playground in southern Illinois

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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.


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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