Carbondale Visitors Guide

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Where We Are

SIU Carbondale is in Jackson County, Illinois.

Carbondale, like SIU, offers the best of both worlds – the friendly atmosphere of a small town, the advantages of a metropolitan area.

Your confirmation email will have more details about travel. The drive to Carbondale takes about 2 hours from St. Louis, 3.5 hours from Memphis or Nashville, or about 5.5 hours from Chicago.

If you use GPS, program 1255 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL for driving directions. (That’s the Student Center on campus, where the NSO program begins.) 

Places and events around Carbondale