Area Effingham Attractions Located in Central Illinois, Effingham invites you to explore small-town charm with unique city opportunities filled with entertainment, attractions, and dining experiences. Before you explore the sights and sounds of Effingham, be sure to start your day off right with our daily complimentary deluxe hot continental breakfast and coffee in the lobby.
Tour the Tuscan Hills Winery and Vineyard - located less than five miles away from our hotel location. This family owned and operated winery offers more than just wine - it features the monthly Hobnob Market with over 100 vintage and handmade vendors, a delicious bistro menu, and live music venue. Hodgson Mill is another family owned and operated local Effingham business - bakers and cooks alike will appreciate the healthy whole grain products such as pasta, cereals, breads, couscous, quinoa, pancake mixes, kosher, gluten-free products and more.
My Garage Museum at Mid America Motorworks is an absolute must for car enthusiasts. The center houses literally thousands of pieces of automotive collectibles and memorabilia. The facility showcases a restored 1910 gas station, auto prototypes, concept and racing vehicles.
Ballard Nature Center offers fun filled family activities while providing environmental education, nature restoration and management. Enjoy the kids fishing ponds, trails, picnic areas, and indoor bird viewing area. We are just minutes from many local businesses and colleges, including Lake Land College, Eastern Illinois University, St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, and Patterson Technology Center.