- The list below includes 25 free or cheap things to do in or near Makanda, Illinois, including 33 different types of inexpensive activities like Hiking Trails, Parks, Movie Theaters and History Museums.
- From Giant City State Park to Boo Rochman Memorial Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Makanda and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Marion, Carbondale and Cobden.
The Giant City State Park attracts each year 1.2 million visitors. Picnic areas, camping sites, and playgrounds are some of the amenities in here. Hiking on the 12 mile long trail, rock climbing/rappelling, horseback riding, and hunting are some of the activities to be performed in here.
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6998 - 7000 Giant City Rd, Carbondale, IL 62903 MoreLess Info
Attention all Dungeons and Dragons Fans - Boo Rochman Memorial Park is full of medieval delights in an expansive setting. The main castle features various secret passageways while outdoors there is a large dragon to climb on and statues to admire.
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Siu At Carbondale, Carbondale, IL 62901 MoreLess Info
Located in Carbondale, Illinois, the Student Center Bowling and Billiards facility is a campus bowling site that offers league play and fall events. The alcohol-free and smoke-free site also features bowling party packages.
The Brush Hill Preserve is a forest preserve that features a trail loop that passes through an old clearing, an upland forest, a seasonal pond, and an excavated coal pit. The preserve also has a 1-mile moderately difficult loop.
Located in Carbondale, Illinois, the Copper Dragon Brewing Company is the only microbrewery in southern Illinois. Imported featured pints include such ales as Guinness, Newcastle and Bell's Best Brown Ale. The brewery also features whiskey, such as Royal Crown.
A family owned and operated farm, Darn Hot Peppers focuses on growing a wide variety of pesticide-free hot peppers. The farm annually hosts the Festival de Chiles, where guests can enjoy live music and sample hot pepper products.
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1237 E Main St Ofc, Carbondale, IL 62901 MoreLess Info
The African American Museum of Southern Illinois is located in the city of Carbondale,. While exhibits vary, many of the displays include quilts, used to reflect the codes that were used by the Underground Railroad during the Civil War.
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1237 East Main Street, University Mall Space 1048, Carbondale, IL 62901 MoreLess Info
A children's science museum that features a variety of hands-on activities and educational exhibits, The Science Center of Southern Illinois hosts an array of programs. The center also hosts summer camps.