HOME   |   CONTACT   |   INFORMATION REQUEST  Join Us On Follow Us on Twitter   
           
  Effingham
Elkhart
    A-Z COMMUNITY INDEX
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

EFFINGHAM

Places of Interest

Finish Line Teletrack
1208 N. Keller Dr.
Off-track betting.
217-342-3377

Kluthe Memorial Pool
Evergreen & Maple
New complex with large leisure pool featuring play apparatus and water slide. Full-size lap pool. Easily accommodates 750 people for a great day of summer fun.
217-342-4415

The Cross at the Crossroads
I-57 & I-70, exit 159
Features plaques of the 10 commandments and a visitor’s center. The Cross is 198 feet tall, with a cross arm of 113 feet. There are 181 tons of steel in the structure, 848 yards of concrete, and 34 tons of reinforced steel in the foundation.
www.crossusa.org

National Road
Route 40
Commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson, the national Road is the first interstate highway. It created a conduit for pioneers seeking a new life in a pristine world.
217-849-3188

Sculptures on the Avenue
Downtown
Each year, outdoor sculptures can be found throughout the community of Effingham. The sculptures change annually and feature the works of Midwest artists. This project is based upon the permanent sculpture by Leonardo Nierman, Flame of Hope, which is located in front of the municipal building.
217-342-5310
800-772-0750
www.effinghamil.com


Museums

My Garage R&D Center /Corvette Museum
1 Mid-america Place
Showcases classic and one-of-a-kind corvettes, including Indy pace cars, racing machines, the last C-4 and the first 21st Century model, displayed in a unique 1950 storefront set. Enjoy the amazing array of corvette memorabilia.
217-347-5591
800-500-1500
www.madvet.com

Wilhelmina Art Gallery
400 N. Main St.
Nationally winning art, oils by Wilma Woldt Krueger. Rental, limited and open edition prints, landscapes, wildlife, still life and portraits.
217-347-5874
www.wilhelminaartgallery.com

Effingham County Historic Courthouse
E. Jefferson Ave. at 3rd St.
Built in 1871, this National Register of Historic Places site features an outstanding Italianate faccade and Second Empire architecture. A memorial statue on the grounds is dedicated to Thomas Howard, Earl of Effingham, who resigned his commission as deputy marshall for King George III rather than draw his sword against American colonists.
217-342-5310
800-772-0750


Historic Sites

Historic Courthouse
Jefferson at 3rd
Built in 1871 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
800-772-0750


Lakes/Rivers

Lake Sara & Effingham Beach
Routes 32-33, Exit 160 at Lake Sara
Recreational lake for swimming, boating, fishing and skiing. Sandy beach, picnic areas, boat docks, pavilion rentals. Lake Sara Campgrounds, Anthony Acres Resort, Cardinal and Fore-Way golf courses.


Golf Courses

Cardinal Golf Course
15737 N. Beach Rd.
18 holes over 5,899 yards with a par of 72.


Hotels/Motels

Abe Lincoln Motel
217-342-4717

Anthony Acres Resort
217-868-2950

Best Western Raintree Inn
217-342-4121 or 800-528-1234

Cloverleaf Motel
217-342-4655

Comfort Inn
217-347-5050 or 800-4-CHOICE

Comfort Suites
217-342-3151 or 800-228-5150

Country Inn & Suites
217-540-5555 or 800-456-4000

Econolodge
217-342-4161 or 800-228-5151

Effingham Motel
217-342-3991

Fairfield Inn & Suites
217-342-3151

Hampton Inn
217-342-4499 or 800-426-7866

Hilton Gardens
217-540-7777

Holiday Inn Express
217-540-1111 or 888-232-2525

Howard Johnson
217-342-4667 or 800-446-4656

Motel 6
217-347-5141 or 800-466-8356

Paradise Inn
217-342-2165 or 888-499-3341

Ramada Limited
217-347-7131 or 800-2-RAMADA

Rodeway Inn
217-342-9271

Super 8 Motel
217-342-6888 or 800-800-8000

Travelodge
217-347-7515

Bed & Breakfasts

Martin Ranch Bed and Breakfast
217-536-6417
888-536-6417
www.martinranchbb.com


BACK TO TOP


ELKHART

Museums

Under the Prairie Frontier Archaeological Museum
109 Governor Oglesby St. P.O. Box 199
This museum has displays of hundreds of authentic artifacts from the frontier period. Included are artifacts that were excavated from the hilltop site of James Latham's 1819 cabin.
217-947-2522


Historic Sites

John P. Gillett Memorial Arch
County Rd. 10
This historical bridge was commissioned by former Illinois First Lady Emma Gillett Oglesby in 1915 as a memorial to her brother.

Elkhart Hill
Once owned by John Dean Gillett, known as the Cattle King of Illinois. Historic cemeteries and a family owned chapel. Call for tours.
217-947-2238 (Elkhart Historical Society)


BACK TO TOP



 
           
Illinios Mile After Magnificent Mile 

WEBSITE DESIGN BY TRITTENHAUS DESIGN