The lodge at Little Texas Farm is within eyesight of the 280,000 acre Shawnee National Forest. This is nature at it's best! 20 minutes from Metropolis, Illinois (home of Superman), Vienna, Illinois, and historic Golconda. 25 minutes to fine dining in Paducah, Kentucky. 10 minutes off I24 in America's heartland. Features: Nature at it's best! Birds. Wildlife. Geology. Dark sky. Year-round hiking. Quiet comfort in the 3-bedroom lodge. Bring your books and cameras! Guided tours.