Located in Central Illinois, where Interstates 57 and 70 meet, Effingham offers something for everyone to enjoy! With 17 hotels and over 65 restaurants, our tourism and travel spots provide the best in service and hospitality. Visitors are encouraged to stay a few days and discover the hidden gems within our city and the surrounding communities…

Firefly Grill, for example, is an award-winning, eco-friendly roadhouse on the shores of Lake Kristie in Effingham. Chef Niall Campbell and his wife Kristie own and operate this oasis of Farm and Table cuisine. Firefly offers group tours and cooking demonstrations as a unique addition to the Firefly dining experience.

Not hungry yet? Check out Hodgson Mill Mercantile to get your taste buds fired up. Their production plant, in Effingham, makes nearly 200 products that appear in grocery aisles across the country! Just off of 1-57/I-70, this red-roofed log building houses a retail store and education center that tailors its demonstrations and classes to your dietary needs.

If you’re a true foodie, you won’t want to miss a stop at the newly expanded John Boos & Co. factory outlet. The company, founded in 1887, manufactures gourmet butcher block kitchen furniture (cutting boards, countertops, carts, islands and more). Celebrity chefs frequently use their products… and you might see a few around town, as well.

We encourage you to explore our vibrant community and find out what Effingham has to offer you! For more information about the city, visit Visiteffinghamil.com or call 800-772-0750 to request a free Visitors Guide.