Are you a hunter or maybe just a wildlife enthusiast? This little guy stopped and posed for us. A friend of ours just told us about a 14 point buck taken this past weekend. They grow em big here in Southern Illinois! Camera, gun, or bow, the deer hunting is... We took a second drive up the Bald Knob Cross road to explore the wilderness surroundings that are part of the Shawnee National Forest. We visited the cross the night before to see the super moon and were so taken with the area we just had to go back the next day.... It’s a beautiful day here in in Makanda, Illinois, and we’d like to thank the Veterans very much for their service! Wine tasting in style. This group was here for their annual reunion. They had a couple of suites in the Inn and West End Cottage. The 900 square foot cottage provided a great place for them all to gather in the evening, enjoying the fire pit and newly installed... The Makanda Inn Gift Certificate is the perfect gift of rest and relaxation. Get a jump start on your Holiday Shopping!