Marion’s great outdoors is calling with countless activities to enjoy in good weather. The Crab Orchard Wildlife Refuge has over 24,000 acres of recreational space and the Shawnee National Forest stretches along miles of active river.
Grant Park, the 606 and Ping Tom Memorial Park are a few of the fun-filled attractions you can visit after seeing Chicago’s famous “Bean” sculpture. Plus, there’s a Riverwalk, lakefront trail and several beaches for outdoor unwinding.
The allure of Illinois goes beyond the famous attractions of Chi-Town. The state’s many national forests, urban parks, rivers and canyons make it a haven for travelers who enjoy making the outdoors a significant portion of their itinerary. Colder months are great for exploring a wintery wonderland, while the warmer months of spring and summer are when locals and visitors alike take to the wide-open prairieland. Whether you want your trip to be romantic, adventurous or relaxed, there‘s an attraction in the “Land of Lincoln” that’s right for you.