Visiting & Tourism



Freedom Fest 2016


Monday July 4th


Freedom Fest 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run

Free  Gospel Concert



Free  Concert

Jackson Juntion


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



Goreville Diner 220 S. Broadway (618) 995-2467

Subway 101  N. Broadway (618) 995-9998 

Goreville Food Market 700 W. Main (618) 995-2421

El Tequila Mexican Restaurant 304 W. Collins St. (618) 995-9686

Acee's Neighborhood Food & Fuel 845 S. Broadway (618) 995-1842

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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(Just click the picture above for more information.)

Shawnee Hills Wine Trail


The Southern Illinois Wine Trail




Lake of Egypt Antique Trail

Wolf Creek Antiques & Crafts Mall

215 S. Broadway Goreville, IL

(618) 995-9654

Tuesday-Saturday 10-5

Sunday 12-5

Closed Monday


Countree Peddler

605 W. Main St. Goreville, IL

(618) 995-9222

Wednesday-Saturday 10-5

Sunday 12-5

Closed Monday & Tuesday

Whitecotton Antique Mall

10348 Whitecotton Rd. Marion, IL

(618) 995-2058

Monday- Saturday 10-5

Sunday 12-5

Blues Barn & BBQ

Creal Springs, IL.

Max Creek Mercantile

2550 Gilead Church Rd. Simpson, IL

(618) 695-3546

Tuesday - Saturday 10-6

Days/Hours Vary, Please Call

Vienna Antique Mall

Vienna, IL

Past n Present Antique Mall

Vienna, IL

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