One Tank Trip - Garden of the Gods - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

One Tank Trip - Garden of the Gods


Among stunning rock sculptures set along the backdrop of the Shawnee National Forest is Garden of the Gods in southern Illinois.

You'll find amazing scenes on the observation trail,  a quarter mile stretch that will take you about 45 minutes to hike. 

And, you will want to get as high as possible to take in the view which is a perfect scene to enjoy upcoming fall colors.

Mother Nature's 320-million-year-old carvings have names like camel rock, and monkey face. There are also the bizarre bands and hundreds of other incredible sights.

All together the trails create about a five and a half mile hike.

All this beauty will take you away from it all, but is close to several more of tourists favorite spots in southern Illinois.

A one tank trip of wonder…a garden tourists say is made by the Gods.  A piece of heaven for us here in the Heartland.


For more information and directions, check out these links:

Garden of the Gods

Shawnee Forest

September 17

Golconda Shrimp Festival


Copyright 2011 KFVS. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly