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“The name says it all!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods
50 Highway 145 S, Shawnee National Forest, Harrisburg, IL
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Harrisburg
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Marion, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The name says it all!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

The rock formations are absolutely amazing. A wonderful outing for the entire family. We try to go there at least once a year. Photography buffs will love the view.

Visited May 2012
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great easy hiking spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Really neat place to visit. Lots of rocks and bluffs. Able to get up close and personnel with nature. You feel like you are on top of the world!

Visited May 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“A great getaway from Chicago”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

A six hour drive south and you are in another world. Great hiking and camping here at Garden of the Gods. Bring plenty of water as there was not much fresh water available.

Visited November 2012
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Hazardous”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

This place is semi-interesting, but there are no barriers anywhere to keep people from falling. Each year, a couple of people fall to their deaths in this park. When we were there, all kinds of people, some disabled, wandering around. Even saw people with infants.

Visited April 2012
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“Pretty!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

On a last minute whim the family and I decided to spend the day in So Ill. We had stopped at the rest area just inside the state line and read about this beautiful park around there. So we went and we are so glad we did!!!

Beautiful scenery everywhere! We saw the Garden of the Gods, Stoneface, and a few others around there. Stop by the Ranger's station and get the pamphlets and you too can see all the pretty sites around there!!

Visited November 2012
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