The park features a peaceful campsite overlooking the Mississippi River and an unusual rock formation called Devil's Oven. Highlights include many cliffs with fantastic river views, and the Arboretum also boasts historic sites including the Old Courthouse, Illinois State Capitol and many other historic buildings. During the summer months, the Southern Illinois University Theater Institute will present the highly anticipated McLeod Summer Playhouse at the McLeod Theater.
Southern Illinois University's presence also means residents of the Carbondale region can participate in the division. Look for the Stage Company, which has been running CarbONDale for over 30 years. Theater - Visitors can also attend performances by the Illinois State University Theater Institute, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and other local companies.
Carbondale has received countless honors in recent decades, including the Illinois State University Distinguished Service Award, the University of Illinois's highest honor. It has also received the National Science Foundation Award from the U.S. Department of Education for excellence in science and technology. Southern Illinois Normal University was opened in 1874 as the first public college in the United States. The institution, now recognized as a national research university, offers a variety of bachelor and master's programs and had nearly 18,000 students enrolled in 2014.
The city's business district is home to several large shopping centers, including the University Mall on the east side of the city, which houses local businesses. In addition, Carbondale has many small shops and restaurants in the city center. Here you will find everything quirky and quaint, including a variety of restaurants, shops, art galleries, galleries and art museums, to name a few. The city also boasts a variety of unique cultural institutions, including the annual Southern Illinois Festival of Arts and Sciences and the Illinois State University Natural History Museum.
Five minutes south of Carbondale is Cedar Lake, open for kayaking and canoeing. Four minutes walk from downtown, the SIU property is surrounded by the University of Illinois at the Urbana-Champaign campus and the Illinois State University campus.
Also a few minutes south of Carbondale is the Jeremy Rochman Memorial Park, founded by Barrett R Cochman after he was killed in a car accident at the age of 19. The Hickory Ridge Golf Center in Carbondingale houses five golf courses and trails, all built in partnership with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Carbondingale Convention and Tourism Bureau.
Carbondale has a superblock that is one of the largest and most advanced high-speed rail systems in the world. Carbondales is also the headquarters of the WDBX Regional Transit Authority, the Illinois Department of Transportation, and is encouraged to use these services.
If you have children in your group, you should definitely visit the Science Center of Southern Illinois. Also look at this story of how the city became the birthplace of Memorial Day and the history of Carbondale.
The railroad ran on the original Illinois Central Railroad line, which began service from Carbondale to Cairo, Illinois, in 1854. The first train to Carbondale arrived on July 1, 1853, and traveled on the main route from Cairo to Illinois and then south to Chicago.
Illinois first developed a state highway system in the 1920s, and the city was one of the first major cities to do so. Rt., which is now the main link between Carbondale and Chicago on the Illinois State Highway System.
Carbondale was formerly known as Athens of Egypt, and this part of Illinois was also called "Little Egypt" because of its proximity to Ohio and Mississippi, where the city of Cairo is located.
Carbondale developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries due to the agricultural development in the area. When fruit orchards appeared in southern Illinois, the wine growers began to take root in the region. Today, Carbondales has several apple and peach plantations that continue to thrive, two of which are stops on the Shawnee Hills Orchard Trail. These fruit trees include various varieties of apples, pears, peaches, cherries and other fruits and vegetables.
If you love nature, don't miss Marberry Arboretum, located in the heart of Carbondale, just blocks from Shawnee Hills Orchard Trail.
Founded in 1873, Rendleman Orchards is home to Illinois Centennial Farm, where visitors can visit a charming farmers market to taste the fruits that ripen on the trees. Quatro's is a specialty because its pizza dough is made with brewer's yeast. Legend has it that the yeast was obtained through a special deal at a brewery in St. Louis.
Immigrants migrated to the Carbondale area to plant orchards, because the climate and soil were favourable for fruit growing, and so several vineyards were established. Most of what's interesting in CarbonDale itself is for the fewest - and fittest - travelers. Visitors can explore the city's historic buildings, including Illinois Centennial Farm and historic Illinois State House.