While in Southern Illinois, my husband and I took a day trip out to Garden of the Gods, located in Shawnee National Forrest. It is a beautiful place.
From the Shawnee National Forrest
More than 320 million years ago, the wind and rain patiently started to chisel away at large deposits of sedimentary rock located in what is now, Shawnee National Forest . Over the years, the elements have sculpted some of the most stunning and extraordinary rock formations known to man. This garden of sandstone sculptures and vast untouched wilderness was fittingly named Garden of the Gods.
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