Carbondale is located in the Jackson County of Illinois. As the largest city in the Southern Illinois area, Carbondale has a population of approximatively 26,000 inhabitants. Carbondale was established in 1852 and was incorporated four years later. The first settlement was due to the purchase of land in between to railroads that were supposed to unite here.
Top Attractions within Carbondale
The Superblock is a major sports center and recreational facility in Carbondale. The place includes several sports fields and opportunities for game-playing. People may rent the fields for baseball, softball, football and soccer. A couple of local teams, of a more or less professional standard, come here for their trainings. The venue offers numerous deals for larger groups looking to rent or for corporations who plan sports related team buildings here.
The Southern Illinois University Recreational Center is opened to the students in the campus and to the visitors of Carbondale as well. Here people may come to enjoy various activities, including sports, games and other leisure experiences. The venue includes a swimming pool, a bowling alley and a rock climbing wall, in addition to sports fields for basketball, tennis and athletics. The facility also has gym-like equipment for those interested in staying fit and active during their vacations.
The Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge is a special preserved natural habitat, located near Carbondale. It can be visited and explored under supervision, so that nothing will affect the natural environment. There are many interesting things to see here, such as local species of flora and fauna. Special activities such as bird watching and tours on walking trails can be organized.
The Sunset Concerts are a series of live performances held all throughout the summer in Carbondale. The concerts are aimed at giving people a means of entertainment during the summer, especially at night, as the heat can be pretty strong during the day. You can take a blanket or some chairs with you, food and drinks and enjoy the show. The live musical shows are held all over the University campus or in one of the many parks in Carbondale.