Welcome to Carbondale

Welcome to Carbondale, a vibrant destination filled with arts, entertainment and excitement shared throughout an engaged, diverse community with museums, theaters, galleries and live music venues.

Nestled in the southern Illinois region, Carbondale is just hours from the major Midwest cities of Chicago, St. Louis, Nashville and Memphis, and is easily accessible by airports, railways and interstate highways.

Enjoy longstanding iconic restaurants, culinary trailblazers, an extensive wine trail experience featuring a variety of award-winning wines, craft breweries and unique boutiques, local retailers and big box stores available for a wide range of shopping options.

Explore nature where the intersection of a national forest, sprawling wildlife refuge and beautiful state parks offer an array of lakes, forests and bluffs for exploration and outdoor activities.

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Who We Are
Calendar of events

Events You Shouldn't Miss

SIU Track and Field - MVC Championships
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SIU Track and Field - MVC Championships

The Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex On Map

05.15.2021

Project Human X's Glow Paint Night
Arts & Theater Starts at 06:00 pm

Project Human X's Glow Paint Night

Project Human X On Map

05.15.2021

SIU Baseball - MVC Championship
Family All Day

SIU Baseball - MVC Championship

Itchy Jones Stadium On Map

05.26.2021

The King Tut Strut hosted by SIU
Family All Day

The King Tut Strut hosted by SIU

SIU Becker Pavilion On Map

06.05.2021

Things to Do

Things to Do

Where can you find an atmosphere where culture and nature are perfectly in sync? Where else can you find kayaking, biking, hiking, historical museums, shopping, microbreweries, wineries, music, and local eateries? Home of Southern Illinois University and the gateway to the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, the wild beauty of the rolling hills of Illinois awaits you. This Midwestern town allows you to escape the fast pace of big city life, offering you that remote unparalleled feeling that is only achievable in the southern tip of Illinois.

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Arts & Culture at Carbondale

Arts & Culture

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Project Human X

Project Human X

715 S University Avenue, Suite X
Carbondale, IL 62901
Campus Life at Carbondale

Campus Life

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SIU Student Recreation Center

SIU Student Recreation Center

300 E. Grand Avenue
Carbondale, IL 62901
Eat & Drink at Carbondale

Eat & Drink

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Global Gourmet

Global Gourmet

102 E. Jackson Street
Carbondale, IL 62901
Spa & Wellness at Carbondale

Spa & Wellness

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Studio Day Spa

Studio Day Spa

879 E Grand Avenue
Carbondale, IL 62901
Nightlife at Carbondale

Nightlife

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Buckwater Brew Works & Whiskey House

Buckwater Brew Works & Whiskey House

213 E. Main Street
Carbondale, IL 62901
Outdoors at Carbondale

Outdoors

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Oakland Nature Preserve

Oakland Nature Preserve

620 W Owens Street
Carbondale, IL 62901
Shopping at Carbondale

Shopping

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Shawnee Trails Wilderness Outfitters

Shawnee Trails Wilderness Outfitters

222 W. Freeman Street
Carbondale, IL 62901
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