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Firefly Grill is a modern roadhouse restaurant located on the shores of Lake Kristie. This wonderful place operates on an oasis of American fresh cuisine in the heart of the Midwest. Firefly's menu changes daily and boasts fresh seafood, oak fire steaks and brick oven pizzas. Firefly uses local ingredients whenever possible and fresh herbs and vegetables from their garden. The beautiful facility and grounds make this the perfect place for a wedding or group event. Cooking demonstrations and tours are also available.
Funfest for Air-cooled VW
This FunFest is Mid America Motorworks way of saying "Thank You" to all VW enthusiasts. The three-day event is the best Air-Cooled enthusiasts party anywhere. Expect to see more than 1,000 VWs and 8,000 enthusiasts. This is not your typical car show. With non-juried fun judging, one of a kind expert seminars and a guest list including some of the best-known names in the VW world, it's no wonder that Funfest has become a must-attend event.
Tuscan Hills Winery
Tuscan Hills Winery, recently opened in 2011, is located on Historic Hills Drive, directly behind the Harley Barn. This winery is located on eight picturesque acres which helps bring an Old World Tuscan feel to the heart of Effingham. The owners are focused on creating elegant, approachable, and perfectly balanced wines of the highest quality. Wine tastings, along with space available for reservations makes this a must stop for group tours. Tuscan Hills Winery wants you to "Come as our guest, but leave as our friends."
My Garage Museum Collection
Showcasing classic and one-of-a-kind Corvettes and memorabilia, My Garage Museum is a must-see attraction for any car enthusiast. Corvettes on display include Indy pace cars, racing machines, the last C-4 and the first 21st century model.
Sculptures on the Avenue
Come explore the sculptures that have transformed the City of Effingham's avenues into an art gallery. Over 30 sculptures created by some of the Midwest's best known and unknown sculptors bring life to the streets of Effingham as part of the annual "Sculptures on the Avenues" outdoor exhibition. Sculptures on the Avenues is a self-guided walking tour that begins at City Hall, located at 201 E. Jefferson Ave. From there, the exhibition winds in and out of Downtown Effingham. An informative guide, which facilitates a walking tour, is available at the Effingham Visitors Center or City Hall.
Evergreen Tree Walk
The Evergreen Tree Walk features over 90 species of trees indigenous to Illinois. Markers beside the trees list the common and Latin names of each species. The tree walk is a relaxing experience, especially after a long day of travel.
Wilhelmina Art Gallery
Browse award-winning oil paintings by Wilma Woldt Krueger. Limited and open edition prints, landscapes, wildlife, still life and portraits are sold.
A quiet cove at dawn, where the only sound is the whir of a casting reel and the gentle splash of the fly hitting the water’s surface...that’s Lake Sara. A sunny afternoon slalom skiing behind a powerboat or running along the beach...that’s Lake Sara. A family picnic in the grass at water’s edge or a family reunion, with fried chicken and the works, under one of the pavilions...that’s Lake Sara. Lake Sara is an 800-acre recreational lake nestled into a wooded shoreline, encircled by a winding road. Spend a day, a week, or a season on the shores of Lake Sara. Lake Sara has something for everyone, in every season of the year.
White Squirrels of Olney
For over 100 years, Olney has been the home for hundreds of white squirrels. The albino squirrels can be seen at various locations in town, but are most often found in the Olney City Park.
Sculpture on the Avenue
Come explore the sculptures that have transformed the City of Effingham's avenues into an art gallery! Over 40 sculptures created by some of the Midwest's best known and unknown sculptors bring life to the streets of Effingham through this outdoor exhibition. The Sculpture on the Avenues program is a self-guided walking tour that begins at City Hall in downtown Effingham. From there, the exhibition winds in and out of downtown Effingham. An informative guide, which facilitates a walking tour, is available at Effingham hotels, downtown businesses, the Effingham Visitor Center (Tourism Office) and City Hall.
This family-owned winery manages seven acres of French-American hybrid grapevines and makes eight different wines, including reds, whites and blushes. A gift shop, and complimentary tastings and tours, are available.
Turkey Creek Lodge
A 3,000 sq. ft. lodge features a master bedroom with a private bath and two bedrooms with semi-private bathrooms. Located in rural Jasper County, Turkey Creek is perfect for hunters or individuals wanting a weekend retreat.
VW Welcomefest Downtown Party
Join us for in Downtown Effingham on the Courthouse Lawn for VW Welcomefest, where the night begins with a road tour from Mid America Motorworks. The VWs will make their way through town and come down the parade route about 5 p.m. Food by the Gabby Goat, ice cream, tropical snow and great music will await everyone at the Courthouse lawn from 5-8:00 p.m. Don't forget to sign up to win a Ipad Mini, along with other great giveaways. We've added some cool new things this year you won't want to miss, like "Big Red," a 10,000 pound VW Beetle and a fortune teller! This event is sure to be fun for the whole family!
Antiques, collectibles, and things in between. Monday-Friday call for appt.
Arndt's produces mouth-watering fudge in a variety of flavors. Stop by for a sample.
Country Barn Shoppe
General antiques, handcrafted items and home accessories.
John Boos & Company
John Boos & Co. is the oldest industry in Effingham, open since 1887. John Boos products, butcher blocks and cutting boards, are being used by celebrity chefs throughout the U.S. Some celebrity chefs currently using the products are Charlie Trotter, Ming Tsai, Paul Kahan, and Susan Spicer at Bayona Restaurant in New Orleans, just to name a few. In addition, the country's premier food channel, "The Food Network," features chefs, such as Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse, who prepare meals every day on John Boos cutting boards. A factory outlet and showroom is open to the public for tours, groups, or just to purchase the products.
Bigard Orchard & Berries
Stop by for fresh strawberries May-June, and peaches from July-August.
Country Corner Treasurers
Features many items such as birdhouses, quilt racks & shelves, benches, stools, tables, chairs, Coca Cola items and much more.
Suites available, small pets allowed, cable/movies, kitchenettes aveniable, in-room safe, FREE super start breakfast from 6:00 am - 10:00 am.
Wray's Fruit Farm
Stop for u-pick strawberries and apples in season, or purchase other fruit products such as apple butter.
CITY: Clay City
K-mart features comfortable shopping and more selection for the customer.
National Road Covered Bridge
The Embarras River, near Greenup, was the site of a covered bridge built by Abe and Thomas Lincoln and Dennis Hanks. The original bridge was 200 feet long. The reconstructed bridge was dedicated in 2000.
Heath candy was invented in the early 1900s in Robinson, and Hershey's produced the Heath bar and all of your favorites here.
This orchard offers in-season peaches, apples, pears and pumpkins.
Quail Creek Country Club and Resort
Doubling as an 18-hole golf course and resort, Quail Creek offers visitors cabins to choose from and many activities during your stay.
Newly expanded, this Wal-Mart Supercenter has everything from groceries with deli, meat, and fish departments, to a pharmacy, one-hour photos and vision center. They also have clothing, furniture, gardening supplies, along with much, much more
Located one block off Main in Oblong, Henpeck features Painted Cabinets, birdhouses, curtains, candles and all weather baskets.
Martin Ranch Bed & Breakfast
Newly constructed French Country style home located on 100 acres featuring equine hotel, nature trails, and fishing pond. The outdoors is as enchanting and as lively as it is indisde. Each of the 4 guest rooms is tastefully decorated.
Comfort Suites - Effingham
All suites with kitchenettes. Accessible rooms, FREE local calls& HBO.
Cross at the Crossroads
Soaring nearly 200 feet into the Midwestern sky, the Cross is a landmark for the more than 19 million travelers who pass through Effingham each year along Interstates 57 and 70. Other features of the site include a visitor center, chapel and a 10 Commandments display.
This five-screen multi-plex theater screens all of the latest movie releases.
Motel 6 - Effingham
Outdoor pool and Evergreen rooms which are filtered for people with allergies.
Clay County Museum
Housed in the old county jail, this museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Jasper County Golf Club & Banquet Facility
Jasper County Golf Club & Banquet Facility is a premiere golf course. Tee times are also available for non-members.
J & R Antiques
General antiques specialing in toys, timepieces and oil lamps.
Paradise Inn - Effingham
Small pets allowed, cable/movies, bus parking, adjacent to restaurants.
Effingham County Courthouse
The current courthouse was built in 1871 after Effingham was named the county seat. The courhouse retains a pristine exterior and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Five Star Motel
Small 27-unit motel, cable TV with free HBO.
Abe Lincoln Motel
American family owned and operated for over 20 years. AM coffee and local calls free. Some kitchenettes available.
Cumberland Road Collectibles
General line of antiques and collectibles, old books and depression glass.
Illinois Oilfield Museum & Resource Center
One of only seven of its kind in the nation, this museum at Oblong Park highlights an industry that revolutionized the country.
Howard Johnson - Effingham
Meeting facilities, handicap access, free breakfast, small pets allowed, indoor pool, bus parking, meeting services available, free movie rental.
Comfort Inn - Effingham
Indoor pool, sauna, whirlpool, exercise room, FREE continental breakfast, in-room safe, and 5 whirlpool suites
Newton Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area
This 1,775 acre lake features 540 acres of shoreline as a day use conservation area. Recreational activities include fishing, picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and hunting.
Downtown, outdoor, shopping at several diversified stores.
Crawford County VFW 459 Military Museum and Memorial Wall
The remodeled ICCR depot features an etched granite memorial wall and various artifacts of military memorabilia.
Legacy Harley Davidson
Legacy Harley-Davidson is not only a great place to stock up on the latest Harley-Davidson gear, but it is an attraction that brings thousands of visitors to the area. The Harley Barn houses new and pre-owned motorcycles, along with clothing, merchandise, parts, and much more. The folks at the Harley Barn also invite travelers to visit their one-of-a-kind events that they hold throughout the year at the barn.
The Country Barn Shoppe
Featuring juried craft and antiques in a fully restored curved roof barn.
Illinois Wildlife Connections Lodge
All deer and turkey hunts include clean and comfortable accommodations in our new 3400 sq/ft. lodge. The lodge has 7 bedrooms, 5 showers, pool table, mud room, washer and dryer, patio, and more. Guide, stands, transportation, and meals are also included. All meals will be continental style breakfast, soup and sandwich type lunch, and an out of this world gourmet country style dinner, guaranteed to put on a few extra pounds. Airport pickup is available if needed. More than 5,000 acres for Archery Only Whitetail Deer and Eastern Wild Turkey. A lodge with full amenities await hunters. Their GPS Coordinates N39 .03.297' W088 .06.482'
Lake house vacation rental home; one large bedroom with kitchen, laundry room, patio room with spectacular view of the lake, family room with dining table, deck, screened porch, fireplaces, one acre of land on beautiful Vernor Lake, and walking distance to Richland County Country Club. Relax and fish from the dock on this quiet lake side retreat.
Fox Creek Vineyards
Situated on a farm settled by the proprietor's great grandmother, the vineyard sits amid low rolling hills. Enjoy sampling the wines and spend some quality time in the country.
John Stull Performing Arts Center at Olney Central College
The center at Olney Central College hosts many local and national performances throughout the year.
Effingham Performance Center
Arts Connection of Central Illinois has been established for the citizens of Effingham County and beyond to showcase arts and entertainment, to encourage interaction with and appreciation of live performance, to endorse the educational process and to enhance the quality of life and cultural vitality of the region.
Ambraw River Trading Company
With a large red barn and "Mary's Wash House" full of early country and primitive furniture and accessories.
The Village Stitchery
Features a wide variety of quilt fabrics & supplies, home decor items, gifts & clothing, and much more.
The Yarn Studio
Visit our shop in downtown Casey and your creative spirit will soar. The newly renovated space provides a relaxed atmosphere for browsing. Our supplies include items for knit, crochet, spinning, and weaving. Many items are sold exclusively through independent retailers. We strive to help the beginner as well as motivated advanced knitter.
The winery harmonizes with nature to cultivate premium wine grapes. Walk through the oak forests, picnic in the vineyards or wade in the creek and stop in at the tasting room. The vineyard features fruit and grape wines from 20 varieties of grapes as well as raspberries, blackberries and gooseberries.
Come see noodles and sauce made from scratch. Baskets and shipping are also available.
China Buffet - Effingham
Chinese food. Handicap accessible restaurant.
T.G.I. Fridays - Effingham
Full service, credit cards accepted, non-smoking area, handicap accessible, delivery.
Fox Creek Outfitters
A lodge that accommodates hunters with semi-guided and non-guided hunting tours.
Best Western / Robinson Inn
Luxurios rooms, meeting rooms and many other amenities await travelers.
KOA Campground and Camper Sales
8-acre lake, some shade trees. 82 sites with three cabins, summer active.
East Fork Par 3 Golf Course
This nine-hole, par 3 golf course features a driving range.
Full service, credit cards accepted, non-smoking area, handicap accessible, delivery available.
Opens in April and closes in October. Snack stand with ice cream and frozen yogurt.
Monical's Pizza in Olney
Great Italian food plus salads.
Taylor Lake Campground
Ten RV sites, water, sewer, electrical hookups -- 20,30,50 AMP, 6 tent sites, lake, fishing, shower house, restroom and playground.
A motel offering weekly rates.
Red Hills State Park
Located on Rt. 50 between Lawrenceville and Olney, this State Park features fishing, boating, hunting, hiking, horse trails and camping in a semi-secluded setting. This 950-acre site offers wooded hills, picturesque meadows, nature areas and an abundance of wildlife.
Casey Country Club
This club features a nine-hole, par 35 golf course.
The China Express
Chinese food restaurant that is handicapped accessible. Delivery available.
Schuetz Rentals provides a service to the business traveler with Corporate Apartments, Houses and efficiency apartments for the traveler. All are fully furnished with weekly and monthly rates available. Call for more information.
Monical's Pizza - Robinson
Family-style dining, pizza and much more.
Deer Run Par 3 Golf Course
Open seasonally, this par 3 course is located in Washington Park.
Has Cable/movies available.
29 units with smoking and non-smoking. Two queen beds are in a standard room.
Richland Country Club
This 18-hole facility is open to non-members at certain times.
The Coffee Shack
Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Firefly Grill & Restaurant
Ranked the second most eco-friendly restaurant in the nation by Bon Appétit, Firefly’s striking building is constructed from reclaimed barn wood, and its menu of American dishes incorporates ingredients from Firefly’s own gardens and local producers.
Days Inn - Effingham
Days Inn features family and executive jacuzzi suites, in-room safes, and expanded cable television. Other amenities include free high speed wireless internet, guest computer in lobby, microwave and refrigerator in all rooms. Free Deluxe Continental Breakfast is also available.
Quail Creek Country Club & Resort
This 18-hole facility is a former PGA Tour site. Quail Creek also features a resort with several cabins for visitors to rent. Tee times are available for non-members.
Super 8 Motel
A fourty plus room motel with many amenities travelers seek.
Located on East Main in Olney, this motel offers comfortable rooms for travelers. Sportsmen take note, electrical hookups for boaters are available and other needs for sportsmen.
The McClure Guesthouse
Ideal venue for your; Overnight Accommodations, Bridal & Baby Showers, Business Luncheons and Dinners, Family Events, Anniversaries, Birthday Parties, Intimate Weddings. An 1872 Restored Italianate Victorian Home Located in the Heart of Downtown Olney, Illinois During the extensive restoration project the finest materials were used and extensive research was conducted to return this home to its original grandeur. You will marvel at the exquisite detail that has been put into this project.
Midway Meat and Deli
Meat market that also offers delicious sandwiches and meals.
Yen Ching Mandarin
Wide variety of Oriental dishes.
Best Western Raintree - Effingham
Restaurant, small pets allowed. Free breakfast, cable/movies, lounge, entertainment, outdoor pool, bus parking, AAA rated, fax/copy machine, free evening popcorn. Free coffee 24 hours daily.
Hampton Inn - Effingham
Meeting facilities, handicap access, free breakfast, cable/movies. indoor pool, bus parking, FREE pass to local health club, AAA rated.
Country Inn & Suites
At Country Inn & Suites, guests can enjoy cozy, comfortable rooms equipped with modern amenities, such as free high speed internet access, cable television with premium channels, an in-room coffee maker, and iron/ironing board. other features include a fitness center, swimming pool, lending library, and a free breakfast.
Outdoor Sportsman's Lodge
Offers hunting, fishing, golf and meeting packages, as well as getaway weekend packages. Gas fireplaces, central heating and air, satellite TV, and gourmet meals delivered directly to your table. Outdoor Sportsman's Lodge is conveniently located just off Newton lake with 2 cabins so you can enjoy your hunt. Some of the nations best Bass Fishing can be found as well as a hunters paradise for all game. Guided and non-guided fishing and hunting packages are available by calling. In the off-season this facility is a Bed & Breakfast. Described as a "Sportsman's paradise" by World Champion Angler Denny Brauer.
Joe's Pizza in Olney
Authentic Italian favorites passed down from generation to generation await your dining pleasure.
Serving pizza and many other sandwiches and salad dishes.
Restaurant offers a full lunch and dinner menu in a sports-oriented atmosphere. Special, live entertainment and limo service.
Handicapped Accessible, Non Smoking Rooms, Credit Cards, indoor pool and restaurant inside.
Jo Dawn Motel
A motel offering weekly rates.