About 215 miles from Chicago - 212 miles from Cincinnati - 140 miles from St. Louis - about 100 miles from Indianapolis, and for you city folk, here's the best directions I've got: Git yourself to exit 119 on Interstate 70. Only 18 miles to go! Exit 119 is also IL-130 go South 3 miles and take a left on HAZEL DELL Road which is also known as CR-4. After approx 7 miles, CR-4 becomes IL-49. After 1.7 miles, take a Right onto E 400th Road which is also CR-26. After about 3.5 miles take a left onto E 400th Road which is also CR-11. Wheeeee, having fun yet? After 2 miles, hang a right on N 600th Street. 1 mile down the road you'll be at a stop sign, just look to the left and try to find a place to park-you're at the Moonshine Store! It's a great time finding your way and you'll feel a sense of adventure.
When you're passing through the small (don't blink) town of Hazel Dell, be
sure to stop at the Bakery at 119 South Pine St and get
If you get lost, call 618 569-9200 and ask someone to guide you on in. Jimmie Staten spends a fair amount of his time giving telephone directions to first timers. In 2003, CBS Sunday Morning broadcast a story about the store which widely publicized this small country place. People from all 50 states have signed the guest book located at the checkout counter. On a visit in 2006, I talked to people from Missouri, Florida, Indiana, and Kansas while eating lunch at one of the dozen picnic tables next to the store.