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Makanda is a city in Illinois.


Makanda is home of Giant City State Park and is in the middle of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail

Get in[edit]

Map of Makanda

Located 7 miles south of Carbondale, Illinois

Get around[edit]


  • A total solar eclipse on Monday 8 April 2024 starts at 1:59PM local time and lasts 4 min. The chances of a clear sky are 40%. The track of totality is northeast from Mexico, Texas, Arkansas and Missouri, then across the south tip of Illinois to Indiana and Ohio.
  • Giant City State Park and The Makanda Boardwalk


Hiking, horseback riding, winieries


Shopping on the Makanda Boardwalk


Giant City Lodge, Stone Creek Golf Course Bogeys fine dining


Stone Creek Golf Course Bogeys


Oak Grove Cabins located in Makanda offer private cabin rental. Also Giant City State Park has cabins at the Lodge. The Makanda Inn offers a unique bed and breakfast experience. Stone Creek Golf Course cabins.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Makanda
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