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Williamson County is a regional destination for a wide variety of high-quality outdoor recreation and sporting events.  Visitors can experience exceptional fishing, hunting, wildlife watching, hiking scenic trails, cycling (on and off-road), camping, swimming, and picnicking.  Enjoy easy access to a national wildlife refuge, a national forest, our great lakes, and local parks.

Mandala Gardens

1704 North State Street
Marion, IL 62959
Phone: 618-889-9228
Mandala Gardens, in Marion, IL, is a family-owned, seven-acre creative farm and botanical haven featuring herbs and heirlooms, circular garden designs, an 80-foot diameter stone and grass labyrinth, Thea Alvin’s stone sculptures featured in the NYT and O Magazine, a cordwood chicken house, picnic areas, quiet pathways, meditative sitting spots, photogenic backdrops, a scenic pond, woods, goats, ducks, chickens, and abundant wildlife.  

Entrance Fees are donation-based and directly invested into growing Mandala Gardens... More »



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