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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Calendar of events

Events You Shouldn't Miss

2021 Saluki Football Game VS Illinois State
Starts at 02:00 pm

2021 Saluki Football Game VS Illinois State

Saluki Stadium On Map

09.25.2021

2021 Saluki Football Game VS North Dakota
Starts at 02:00 pm

2021 Saluki Football Game VS North Dakota

Saluki Stadium On Map

10.16.2021

Southern Illinois Chamber Music Society
Arts & Theater, Music Starts at 03:00 pm

Southern Illinois Chamber Music Society

Southern Illinois University On Map

10.17.2021

2021 Saluki Football Game VS Missouri State
Starts at 12:00 pm

2021 Saluki Football Game VS Missouri State

Saluki Stadium On Map

11.06.2021

2021 Saluki Football Game VS Youngstown State
Starts at 12:00 pm

2021 Saluki Football Game VS Youngstown State

Saluki Stadium On Map

11.20.2021

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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