Home of Southern Illinois University and the gateway to the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, the wild beauty of the rolling hills of Carbondale, Illinois awaits you. This Midwestern town allows you to escape the fast pace of big city life, offering you that remote unparalleled feeling that is only achievable in southern Illinois.
Carbondale presents many opportunities to explore beautiful scenic views with an endless amount of outdoor adventure and fun for the entire family. At Carbondale Tourism, we are here to ensure your visit is one you will always remember, full of memories that will leave you looking forward to the next time you can journey back again.
Carbondale is a destination that provides southern hospitality and welcomes tourists year-round with events for every season. Imagine playing on an 18-hole championship golf course at dawn, hiking through the rugged terrain of a national forest in the afternoon, and winding down the evening at a live concert featuring local musicians at sunset.
Dine in one of our local restaurants utilizing regionally grown produce or explore our international culinary scene that is bursting with many cultural influences. Stay in our accommodations that range from various modern hotels to cozy inns or cabins in the woods, where you are sure to feel right at home.
In Carbondale you can always find something to explore without ever leaving city limits. Visit carbondaletourism.org to discover why we say Only Carbondale!
Where else can you enjoy brunch at a local cafe & bakery, take to the trails of a national forest for an afternoon hike, top off the evening at a historic movie theater… and stay the night only a few miles away from it all?
126 S Illinois Avenue
Carbondale, IL 62901