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MANSCORE TRIP: CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS

Discover The Gem That Is Southern Illinois


Nestled on the northern edge of the Shawnee National Forest, Carbondale, Illinois is a ManScore worthy trip waiting to happen. Discover the magnificence that is southern Illinois and indulge yourself in countless breweries, distilleries, bike trails, golf courses, and everything that men love. Grab your buddies and make it a guy weekend, bring your significant other and treat them to a wine tour, or take the whole...

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