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Carbondale, Illinois

  • Marberry Arboretum

    24 acres with more than 6,000 species of trees, plus shrubs, wildflowers and wildlife. Hiking trail takes you through the woods and past stones from a Shawnee Indian Council fire....
    Marberry Arboretum

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SIUC's University Museum

The Museum has a collection of over 52,000 objects in the arts, sciences and humanities. It has six galleries, an archive, Museum Gift Shop, 100

Carbondale, IL Museums


Woodlawn Cemetery

The origin of Memorial Day can be traced to this cemetery, where in 1866 General John A. Logan organized the first post-Civil War service. 60+ graves of Civil War soldiers are here. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Carbondale, IL Cemeteries

The African American Museum of Southern Illinois

Located in the University Mall this is the only museum of its kind in Southern Illinois. Permanent exhibits include collections of African art and slave artifacts. Rotating displays have included the Underground Railroad message quilts &

Carbondale, IL Ethnic Heritage

West Walnut Street Historic District

Registered as a National Historic District in May 1975, 54 historic residences are located here. Some homes date to early 1850's, most are early 20

Carbondale, IL Historic Districts

Things to do near Carbondale, IL

Clinton County Historical Museum

This building was the former home of Judge Sidney Breese who came to Illinois from New York. He studied law here, became Assi...

Moravian Church & Cemetery

The only Moravian church in the state was built by German settlers....

Jackson County Historical Center

The Jackson County Historical Center contains hundreds of files available for genealogy research. The museum also has an exhi...

The Pauper Cemetery

This Cemetery, called the Pauper Cemetery has burials going as far back as 1849 contains stone markers with records of 263 bu...

Rainbow Ranch Petting Farm

This is a real working farm with donkeys, sheep, goats, cows, horses, fallow deer, pigs, chickes, ducks, geese, rabbits, llam...