Giant City Lodge in Giant City state park Illinois near Carbondale
Giant City state park (Makanda, Illinois)----
If you ever go down to Carbondale, Illnois, check out Giant City Lodge. While not a huge lodge, it is worth a short visit to see. A few hours drive from St. Louis into southwest Illinois, the ride is all farmland and small towns except for Carbondale, home of Southern Illinois University (or S.I.U. Carbondale, as students call it).
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