The Shawnee Hills has a wide variety of specialty shops located around the wine trail. Are you looking for a local bakery to satisfy your sweet tooth or cater your special event? Look no further, we recommend only the best! Our local vineyards, farms and orchards are a great place to shop local and eat fresh! Local breweries and distilleries are taking shape and producing award-winning beverages. Looking for a special gift? Makanda & Cobden are right along the trail and they have a wide variety of local artisans work, handmade jewelery, crafts and antiques to suit everyone's desire!
Big Muddy Brewing: Big Muddy Brewing in Murphysboro, Illinois is much like many of the new, "microbreweries" all over the country, reinvigorating an industry and continuing a heritage that has skipped several generations. Offering tastings and tours on the weekends from Noon-7:00pm this brewery offers another taste of southern Illinois.
Cristaudo's: Cristaudo's is back! Under original family ownership baking the treats you remember! We offer full service catering, our signature line of cookies, pastries, a cafe lunch menu, custom cakes and more! Our 6Pence shop carries unique gifts, cards, handmade items and coming soon is our new restaurant all located in the Kaleidoscope Mercantile on the strip in Carbondale. Call 618-529-4303 for details!
Grand River Spirits: A locally-owned craft distillery in southern Illinois that focuses on creating spirits that showcase regional grains and fruits. Our offerings include brandy, whiskey, bourbon and, of course, Red Eye Moonshine. Made from southern Illinois crops, the production of these premium, hand-crafted spirits are made with the best of the Midwest.
Isle Casino - Cape Girardeau: Located in historic downtown Cape Girardeau, the casino features over 900 slot machines, and all of your favorite table games. A choice of four food outlets will satisfy any appetite, including Keller’s, where you’ll take in one of the best views of the Mississippi River between St. Louis and Memphis.
Makanda Trading Company: Offering a vast variety of art and gifts from around the world, there is something for everyone at Makanda Trading Company. Located on the historic Makanda Boardwalk we encourage you to visit our store and shop everything from flutes, silver jewelry, birthstones, minerals, paintings, tapestries, wood works, Native American items and much more!
Rendleman Orchard Farm Market: Rendleman Orchards is an Illinois centennial family farm that has been in operation since 1873. Our family is committed to growing the best quality, locally grown peaches, nectarines, and apples as well as providing many other seasonal fruits and vegetables. Enjoy our unique Farm Market's atmosphere filled with our family heirlooms showcasing over a century of our farming heritage. You will also find many gourmet specialty items available such as jams, salsas, candles, linens, gourmet coffees, and more. Enjoy our famous peach smoothies and apple cider slushes on the weekends!