Need a reason to go exploring in southern Illinois?
Are you a history buff who loves unique old buildings?
If you answered yes to either of those questions, you may want to add some of these architectural wonders to your list of places to visit.
Baysinger Architects released the 2018 edition of its top 10 landmarks in southern Illinois.
The list highlights the area's rich architectural diversity.
"The area has a rich, rich history and many of these properties reflect the growth and change to the region over time,” said Michael Baysinger, Managing Partner of Baysinger Architects.
This year's list includes a clock tower, a boardwalk, a museum, and a hotel.
Take a closer look, and plan your visit.
This list is in no particular order.
Date Completed: 1905
Twin Oaks Lodge
Date Completed: 1937
Date Completed: 1812-1865
Location: Mt. Vernon
Date Completed: 1973
Edwin W. Halliday House
Date Completed: 1867
Perry County Jail
Date Completed: 1871
Marion Bell Tower
Date Completed: 1972
Choate Mental Health Building
Date Completed: 1869
Date Completed: 1893
Date Completed: 1850
Baysinger has released its list of top architectural wonders of southern Illinois since 2013.
This year marks a total of 60 structures that have been recognized.
Geographically, the sixty come from 37 communities, covering 15 counties in southern Illinois.
CLICK HERE to take a closer look at which locations made the 2017 list.