When you visit Williamson County, you will find many seasonal and year-round attractions to explore with the whole family.  Bring the kids to one of many indoor and outdoor venues that offer entertainment for all ages.  Spend a Fall afternoon at Bandy’s Pumpkin Patch enjoying high-energy activities like running through the corn maze and exploring the play barn.  Are you up for an adventure?  Step-out of your comfort zone and into the pit at the Southern Illinois Raceway.  After a long day of fun, cool-down at The HUB Recreation Center. Then relax in the lazy river while the kids swirl down the two-story water slide!

Explore the cars on the race track at Southern Illinois RacewaySports fans and athletes can explore a range of opportunities to participate in competitions at first class facilities.  Southern Illinois Miners Baseball and Southern Illinois Roller Derby are popular activities.  Many local and regional sporting events bring in fans and participants from across the country.

Explore our beautiful lakes and natural features that attract amateur and professional anglers with tournaments and year-round fishing opportunities.  You will find a plethora of fish species in the many bodies of water located in the Southern Illinois region.  Our great lakes have been known for producing up to 10-pound bass and 3-pound crappie.  Due to the large size, anglers have a chance to catch the big one! 

Crab Orchard NWR Hiking TrailWilliamson County also has some of the finest hunting in the Midwest.  Waterfowl seasons run from September to February and additional hunting seasons are open throughout the year.  Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge and the Shawnee National Forest provide various scenic waterways, numerous hardwood forests, and secluded marshy areas that are home to all types of wildlife.  The state of Illinois sets hunting seasons and fishing regulations annually. Guided Services are available for both hunting and fishing to give you the ultimate outdoor adventure!

Williamson County… A Vibrant Destination to Explore!