Visiting & Tourism



Freedom Fest 2014


Friday  July 4th


Freedom Fest 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run

Free  Gospel Concert

Featuring GladHeart


Free  Concert

Headline Freedom Fest 2014

The Ivas John Band


Family  Entertainments

  Food  Vendors All Day

And  Lots More....

Family Tailgating Welcomed (No Alcohol)

For  more information Please Go the "Freedom Fest Page"

(Go to the main page and click on the "Freedom Fest" Tab)


The Annual Tunnel Hill Rd. and Goreville City Wide Yard Sale. 

Held on Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in May. 

Fall Festival

River to River Relay



Delaney's on Broadway (618) 995-2602

Sub Shack (618) 995-1457 www.subshack.com

Longhorn Cafe` (618) 995-1515 (4mi. north of town)

Outdoor Recreation

Ferne Clyffe State Park: www.dnr.state.il.us/land/Landmgt/PARKS/R5/Ferne/htm

Goreville City Park

Lake of Eqypt

Shawnee National Forest:   www.fs.fed.us/rd/forest

Nearby Outdoor Recreation

Tunnel Hill State Trail www.dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/PARKS/R5/tunnel.htm

Cache River State Natural Area: Belknap, IL. www.dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/PARKS/R5/CACHERVR.HTM

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge: Marion, IL.  www.fws.gov/midwest/craborchard

Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge: Ullin, IL. www.fws.gov/midwest/CypressCreek

Southern Illinois Golf Trail (618) 529-4451

Gambit Golf Club: Vienna, IL  www.gambitgolf.com

Vertical Heartland Rock Climbing School www.verticalheartland.com/VerticalHeartland.html

The Henry N. Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center: Whitehill, IL. (618) 657-2064

Cache River Wetlands

  Cache River has been designated as a "Wetlands of International Importance" by the "Ramsar Convention of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization."  This ranks the Cache River with other important international wetlands, such as the Florida Everglades and the     Kerangwetlands in Australia. www.nature.org  



Wine Trails

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Shawnee Hills Wine Trail


The Southern Illinois Wine Trail




Lake of Egypt Antique Trail

Warehouse Antique Mall

600 N. Van Buren St. Marion, IL.

(618) 997-7810 Tuesday-Saturday 10-5  

Sunday 1-5

Closed Monday

Whitecotton Antique Mall

10348 Whitecotton Rd. Marion, IL

(618) 995-2058

Monday- Saturday 10-5

Sunday 12-5


Wolf Creek Antiques & Crafts Mall

215 S. Broadway Goreville, IL

(618) 995-9654

Tuesday-Saturday 10-5

Sunday 12-5

Closed Monday


Grace Art Gallery/Studio

210 S. Broadway Gorville, IL. 

(618) 694-5892

Thursday & Friday 10:30-6

Saturday 9-2

Sunday 1-4


Teapot Cottage

  101 Sidney Ln. Goreville, IL

(618) 995-2491

By Appointment Only

Max Creek Mercantile

2550 Gilead Church Rd. Simpson, IL

(618) 695-3546

Tuesday - Saturday 10-6

Days/Hours Vary, Please Call

Country Lane Treasures

875 Rte 166 Creal Springs, IL

(618) 996-3013

Tuesday-Friday 11-5

Saturday 1-5

All Other By Appointment (Hours may vary seasonally)

Sporting Events


Goreville Schools Athletic Program

Johnson County Youth League



Johnson County Youth League Football



Shawnee Community College Athletic Program: Ullin, IL www.shawneecc.edu/athletics

John A. Logan College Athletic Program: Carterville, IL. www.jalc.edu/athletics

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL Athletic Program http://siusalukis.cstv.com

Southern Illinois Miners Baseball www.southernillinoisminers.com

 The Miners are part of The Frontier League: Independent Professional Baseball www.frontierleague.com