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Carbondale Travel Guide  

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Situated in Jackson County in Illinois, USA, the city of Carbondale is located on the watershed of the Big Muddy River. Spread over an area of 31.3 sq km, the city has a population of 27,000.
The climate is warm during summer and very cold during winter. The average winter temperature is around 2°C while the average summer temperature is around 24°C. It receives even rainfall throughout the year.
Founded as a coal mining town by Daniel Harmon Brush, the town developed into a centre of trade and commerce after the American Civil War. Today, the economy depends on the students that study in the city’s most famous landmark, the Southern Illinois University.

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0970
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UTC+-7
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Overall Guide : The most famous landmarks in Carbondale are the Southern Illinois University and the area of Highway 51, commonly referred to as ‘The Strip’. This stretch of land features an array of shops, restaurants and bars. The Southern Illinois University Museum Carbondale,... more boasting a collection of more than 50,000 objects and several temporary exhibits of art and historic artefacts, is an art as well as a history lover’s haven. Also of note is the African-American Museum of Southern Illinois, which commemorates the outstanding achievements of African-American citizens. The Science Center and Children’s Museum of Southern Illinois and the Touch of Nature Environmental Center are educational, informative and ideal for children.   Nature lovers and those seeking outdoor fun will enjoy Cedar Lake (perfect for fishing), Lenus Turley Park (ideal for picnicking) and Marberry Arboretum (housing over 100 genera, 600 species and 20,000 plants).
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Overall Guide : It's a fun and affordable place but you need a car. Good bar hopping.
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