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Review of Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

This place is beautiful. It is hard to believe you are in Illinois while being here. There is a stone walkway that leads up to the top however, there are no fences, rails etc so if you bring young children, keep them close to you since they can get hurt. The views are stunning. Would like to return in the fall to lookout over the forest when leaves change color.

2  Thank Lor018
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"southern illinois"
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"rock formations"
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"shawnee national forest"
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"short hike"
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"camel rock"
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"easy hike"
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"fall colors"
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"indian point"
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"beautiful area"
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

It doesn't matter what age you are this place is for everyone. We make it a point to plan our vacations here with our children we are coming back this year in june. The kids cannot wait no matter if it's day or night it is a great time. Great getaway from Indiana

1  Thank tinkerbell3830
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Reviewed March 5, 2014

There are lots of nice parks in the area, but this was definitely very different. Kind of in the middle of nowhere, but that can be a good thing. We plan on going back and just sunning on the rocks one day. Very peaceful. Multiple paths.

Thank Aimee A
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Reviewed March 5, 2014

This site was extremely beautiful! The photo opportunities here were impressive. Not a place for young children. There are no guard rails and it could potentially be hazardous.

Thank Rebecca M
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

There is no other place in Illinois like Shawnee National Forest, and more specifically, the Garden of the Gods. In a flat state dominated by corn fields, this place is a true haven away from the repetitive landscape. While here, you'll feel as if you are somewhere in the Appalachian Mountains or the nearby Ozarks. Beautiful vistas and climbable rock formations await you - and you can even bring your dog! The Garden of the Gods is good for an hour-long visit (approximately), and given its remoteness from civilization, I recommend you combine a trip here with other local attractions in the Shawnee Forest or the Cache River to the west.

3  Thank Matt R
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