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Review of Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Garden of the Gods was so much fun. My boys had a great time climbing on all of the rock formations. The views from the rocks were spectacular. It would be a great place to have a picnic lunch. You can walk the whole loop in 30 minutes if you don't stop to explore.

3  Thank Paula G
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We went here today and hiked almost 3 miles. This is the first major hike for our dog. We all had a good time.

1  Thank Kurt R
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

A short and easy hike from the parking area to the top, this place has beautiful views to offer. The moment you reach the top, you will feel a sudden peace and calm enveloping you. Just sitting there for the half an hour will make you feel so liberated and calm. A must visit if you are anywhere within a couple hours driving distance. Try to stay there for the sunset.

4  Thank Vidhi G
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Great hike with plenty of breathtaking views. Very easy place to find and there is a very cool outpost before you go in that has fantastic hot chocolate.

1  Thank Navygrl2334
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Garden of the Gods is a must-see if you're visiting Southern Illinois..... When hiking along the Observation Trail, you get to see some of the most beautiful scenery in Illinois.... Since the trail is paved much of the way, and is relatively easy, almost anybody can do it.

1  Thank StrangeTripper
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