Garden Of The Gods Recreation Area

About Garden Of The Gods Recreation Area, Herod

Overview of Garden Of The Gods Recreation Area

Walking past the city of Herod, you will come across Garden Of The Gods Recreation Area. Garden Of The Gods Recreation Area is often skipped on the visit, owing to the plethora of other prime attractions of Herod.

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Address: Picnic Rd, Herod, IL 62947, USA

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Getting around Garden Of The Gods Recreation Area, Herod


Suggested transit method is Taxi. The distance between the points being 52.46 Kilometre, the time taken for the journey is 52 minutes. The expense of the trip is USD 100.


The most preferred mode of transport is Car. The transit will take around 52 minutes, covering a distance of 52.46 Kilometre. The trip will cost you roughly USD 4.

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The transit method is Car to Cave-In-Rock, IL, costing around USD 3. The duration of the trip is 45 minutes. From Cave-In-Rock, IL, take a Carferry to Marion, KY. The duration of this trip is 10 minutes. From Marion, KY, take a Car to City Of Marion Tourism Commission. The duration of this trip is 18 minutes. It will cost you an approximate expense of USD 1. The total distance is 58.06 Kilometre.

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  • Can't explain in enough detail about the beauty, serenity, and quality of life and peacefulness. My family and friends go at least once a year. So much to see, exceptional hiking, endless wildlife, superb photo oppurtunities. If that isn't enough, there is camping, and even repelling/rock climbing if that's your idea of fun!

  • A great and beautiful area that is virtually untouched. Went here after a week in the Smoky mountains. This place is a much better place to get back to nature.


  • If you like climbing on awesome rocks on top of a bluff overlooking a pristine valley, this is the place. The "climbing" is extremely easy. The pathways are well paved. Good parking and restrooms.

  • One of the most beautiful areas in southern Illinois (I could hardly believe I was in Illinois!) Awesome geological formations, with an easy hike through the main formation area. A photographers delight! Also, longer, more challenging trails for those who want to spend some time in the woods, and it's a good stopping point on the River to River trail that crosses the bottom of the state.

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