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This block of storefronts, dating from the 1890's, has been saved and restored and currently provides shop space for local artists and craftspeople.

The original village of Makanda, first named "North Pass", began prospering in 1854 when Illinois Central Railroad built a station, two water tanks and a boarding house along Drury Creek, which still runs through the community.

Makanda is the gateway to the Giant City State Park, a beautiful 3,700-acre forestland.

Location: Makanda Illinois 62958 Telephone Toll Free: 618-457-8508

Other Shopping nearby:
(Cape Girardeau) Country Shade Craft Mall
(Dongola) Fragrant Fields
(Cobden) Front Porch Wood Working
(Murphysboro) Gypsy Baskets
(Metropolis) Lighter Sales
(Makanda) Makanda Boardwalk

07/16 Coming to The Makanda area
Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival Newburgh IN May17-18 There will be non stop jazz, wonderful wines, great food, and the opportunity to browse and purchase local art. All of this overlooking the beautiful Ohio River at the Old Lock & Dam Park.
Belleville Art on the Square Belleville IL May17-19
Lower Town Arts and Music Festival Paducah KY May17-19 The Lower Town Arts and Music Festival in Paducah, Kentucky is THE regional Festival for Western Kentucky and the surrounding area. The Festival's mission is to celebrate the cultural richness of this part of the country.
International Horseradish Festival Collinsville IL May31-June2 Admission is always free, parking is always free and musical entertainment is always free at the Horseradish Festival.
Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival Henderson KY June12-15 The W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival has become one of the largest free music festivals in the nation, drawing attendants from just about every state and many countries. The festival is a celebration of the life and legacy of Henderson resident and 'Father of the Blues', William Christopher Handy.
Bluegrass in the Park Music and Folklife Festival Henderson KY August8-10 Invite all your friends and family. There will be something for everyone.