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Big Things in a Small Town
Big Things in a Small Town (a.k.a Casey, IL) is home to Four World Records. Including The Largest Wind Chime, Golf Tee, Knitting Needles and Crochet Hook and we are not stopping there. Come visit the giant attractions, while enjoying small town hospitality.
GrapeVine Bluegrass Festival
One of the few true American musical forms, bluegrass - that high, lonesome sound created by Bill Monroe over 50 years ago - has steadily gained in popularity over the years, and for good reason. It's natural. It's organic. We are proud to present a few of the finest bluegrass acts to be found anywhere. Hosted by local bluegrass heroes Firebox, Tuscan Hills Winery will have two days of amazing picking, beautiful bowing and soaring vocal harmonies - we can't think of a more harmonious way to bring the summer to a close! This is a rain or shine event. Bring your lawn chairs! There will be a variety of great food and beverages including water, soda, coffee, tea, beer and wine available for purchase on the festival grounds. Parking is free and within 25 to 100 yards away from the venue & of course handicapped parking is available. All ages are welcome. Be sure to check out the web address for more information on tickets and pricing: http://www.grapevinebluegrass.com.
Friday night, amateur BBQ enthusiasts will be able to compete in the Hometown Throwdown around the Courthouse Square. You’ll also enjoy BBQ samples, live music, wine & beer tasting and plenty of fun for the whole family. Come back downtown Saturday to see the Kansas City BBQ Society pros square off. You’ll also enjoy live music, food and more fun. Sign up for the Effingham Performance Center’s Cornhole Tournament or enjoy all the fun kids activities planned. It’s sure to be a weekend full of BBQ & fun!
Solid Grounds Coffee Shop
We are not your ordinary coffee house, you'll never know what's brewin! In this fast paced world we live in, sometimes we forget how to just have some joy and how to smile. It's not a vacation retreat, but it's a great place to feel pampered, listen to the fountains and light instrumental music, sit on the patio and drink some created coffees, teas, or smoothies. You can read some of our books, play games, use a headset and listen to music, or even make and appointment for a hair cut! We might even break out into song from time to time! We serve Q's (wonder what they are?), salad wraps, great cinnamon rolls, cheesecake and Big cookies. We only cook up so much, so don't miss out on what we may create!
Located in Newton's bowling alley. Unexpected breakfast, lunch and dinner menu items. Specials offered. Cheeseburgers; classic mom'n'pop fare.
Harmon's Lunch Counter
Lunch counter serving sandwiches and more. At the back of Harmon's Healthsmart Drugstore.
D & J Cafe
Homestyle cafe offering full menu.
The Gabby Goat American Pub & Grill is the premier restaurant and sports bar in Effingham, IL for your next night out, event, gathering, party, breakfast, lunch, or dinner! The Gabby Goat is all about a culmination of creativity, desire, passion, and just plain old hard work. We are an American Pub and Grill. The driving force throughout our development has been and will always be to provide you, our guests, with the “Greatest Of All Times.”
Econo Lodge - Effingham
EconoLodge features standard amenities. In addition to standard amenities, all rooms include refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, and cable television. Free continental breakfast, high speed internet, and coffee are also available.
Authentic Italian dining in a casual atmosphere.
Baymont Inn & Suites Effingham
Suites available, meeting facilities, handicap access, small pets allowed, free breakfast, cable, bus parking,free access to outdoor pool and fitness center, adjacent to restaurants.
In a 50's style motor lodge, The Effingham Motel is available to all guests, but geared toward long-term occupancy.
Offers burgers, fries and many other items including ice cream treats.
29 units with smoking and non-smoking. Two queen beds are in a standard room.
The Tin Cup
Offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Daily fish platters.
The Delta Inn
Meeting facilities, handicap access, free breakfast, cable/movies. indoor pool, bus parking, free pass to local health club, AAA rated.
A wide variety of menu choices in a "pub-like" atmosphere. Selections are akin to steakhouse food.
Fairfield Inn & Suites - Effingham
Fairfield Inn & Suites offers comfortable guest rooms for both business and leisure travelers. Free continental breakfast, including fresh-brewed coffee, cereal and fresh fruit, is available each morning. Free HSIA access. All rooms include microwaves and mini-refrigerators. Fairfield Inn & Suites also has a 1,890-square foot conference area, which is perfect for meetings and events with up to 85 people. Features include one large room, which can be divided, 68 hotel rooms on location.
Moccasin Creek Festival
Moccasin Creek Festival is an annual 3-day music festival, which typically celebrates other arts and crafts as well. It takes place at beautiful Lake Sara in Summit Township, just west of Effingham, Illinois. The founder of Moccasin Creek Festival is Bill (Poss) Passalacqua, an Effingham native who has built his life around writing, performing and promoting music. Folk, bluegrass, alternative country, roots rock, and blues - "Americana" music. This is what MCF is all about - in an outdoor setting, using a venue with great acoustics, at a beautiful time of year.
Days Inn & Suites - Casey
A beautiful wooded country setting, within walking distance to several restaurants. Outdoor pool.
Off Route 32 Cafe
Hand-Pattied Burgers, Daily Plate Specials, Pizza, Salad Bar, Kid's Menu. Hometown, friendly atmosphere.
Offers furniture for everybody's home. Couches, recliners, tables & chairs and more. They deliver and can order furniture for you.
Quality Inn - Effingham
Indoor pool, sauna, whirlpool, exercise room, free continental breakfast, pet friendly, smoking and non smoking rooms, free internet.
Check Mart - Oblong
Serving "hot stuffed pizza".
The Thomas Shoppe
The Thomas Shoppe has homecoming dresses, prom dresses, an everyday causal outfit or dress and more to pick from for any occasion.
Full service, credit cards accepted, non-smoking area, handicap accessible. Take-out available. Located next to the Best Western Inn. Open seven days.
River Park Motel
Located on the banks of the Embarras River, Riverpark offers weekly rates with boat hookups.
Puerto Vallarta serves authentic Mexican food at affordable prices within a friendly atmosphere.
Noah's Ark Pet Shoppe
Noah's Ark Pet Shoppe has everything for small animals. Bird cages, lizard cages, snake tanks, fish bowls and much more. They also have birds, fish, lizards, rabbits, snakes and more small animals.
Offers a variety of antiques, crafts, apparel and a lot more.
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.
Clean Rooms! Free Coffee, Free HBO, Free Local Calls, Microwave & Refrigerator Available, Weekly & Monthly Rates Available, Food Nearby.
World's Largest Knitting Needles and Crochet Hook
The World's Largest Knitting Needles and Crochet Hook are located inside The Yarn Studio in downtown Casey, Illinois. In order to make it in to the Guinness Book of World Records shop owner, Jeanette Huisinga, had to knit and crochet a 10X10 square with the largest tools. Knitting Needles are 13ft .75in and 25 pounds each. Crochet Hook measures at 6ft. 1.5in and weight is 9lbs.
Rodeway Inn - Effingham
Rodeway offers standard amenities, along with microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers, and cable television. Whirlpool bathtubs, sofa sleepers and spacious work desks are available in some rooms. A continental breakfast is also provided.
KOA Campground and Camper Sales
8-acre lake, some shade trees. 82 sites with three cabins, summer active.
Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings offers lunch and dinner. It includes an atmosphere great for any sporting event or family gathering.
Located next door to the World's Largest Wind Chime in Casey, Whitling Whimsy is a cafe specializing in fresh deli sandwiches and yummy baked goods. Offering sweets, sandwiches, specialty teas and coffee and souvenirs.
Offers breakfast, lunch & dinner.
Teutopolis Monastery Museum
See displays of early life in this German Catholic community, founded in 1838. The first Franciscans arrived in October 1858, and the three priests and six brothers quickly set about building a parish and friary.
Country Inn & Suites - Effingham
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.
Offers a wide variety of inventory, including hunting apparel, targets, scents, lures and much more. They also have a repair shop in the store.
Baymont Inn & Suites Effingham
Offers meeting rooms, non-smoking & smoking rooms/suites, pet friendly, free breakfast, pool & spa, and free internet.
Holiday Inn Express - Effingham
Features an a pool & spa, free internet, free parking, suites, meeting rooms and regular bedrooms.
Offers a little bit of everything. Clothes, jewelry, shoes, hand bags and more.
Paradise Inn - Effingham
Paradise Inn is a clean, well-maintained hotel. The hotel allows small pets, has cable and bus parking, and is adjacent to restaurants.
Best Western - Effingham
Best Western offers free breakfast, pool & spa, non-smoking and smoking rooms, and is pet friendly. If you want to go out diner you don't have to travel to far, because the Raintree Restaurant is located next door and it is owned by the same family.
Bike and Hike
The Bike and Hike staff is crazy about their bikes! They know plenty about what bike is right for you and with a wide variety of bikes in stock. The staff speaks several different cycling languages; mountain biking, road cycling, BMX and commuting.
Thelma Keller Convention Center
Central Illinois' premier meeting destination, the Thelma Keller Convention Center, offers today's meeting/event/wedding planners a relaxed atmosphere, quality service and tempting cuisine designed to make every event impressive and productive. No matter what size event you are planning, they have room for your needs. Deluxe conference facilities. Impeccable service. Dedicated staff. On-site technical and meeting planning resources. The Convention Center offers over 20,000 square feet of space with a grand ballroom measuring 10,500 square feet. Perfect for your next meeting or a beautiful wedding here.
Offers clothing, antiques, crafts, toys, books and much more!
Jefferson Street Flowers & Gifts
Offers floral arrangements, vases, unique décor and more.
Five Star Motel
Small 27-unit motel, cable TV with free HBO.
Illinois Wildlife Connections
Located in rural Jasper County, northeast of Newton, Illinois Wildlife features a lodge for hunters during deer seasons and in the off-seasons hosting meetings, receptions and off-season lodging.
Frye Pottery is located in a beautiful country setting. The Frye's have been professional potters for nearly thirty years. They have made award winning ceramic art as well as functional stoneware pottery designed for everyday use. Frye Pottery also has a sculpture garden for visitors to enjoy.
The Heart Theatre is located across the street from the Effingham County Courthouse. The theatre is one of the two examples in Effingham of the Art Deco style that was popular from 1920 to 1940.
Witt's is a full service restaurant. They are famous for their BBQ, but also offer pizza and other food choices. Witt's also offers delivery and catering.
Starbucks is open 24 hours and offers specialty coffees.
Located one block off Main in Oblong, Henpeck features Painted Cabinets, birdhouses, curtains, candles and all weather baskets.
Greenup Antique Mall
15,000 square feet, one level, approximately 100 vendors. Old West Cafe on site.
Greathouse of Pizza
Family owned pizzeria serving homemade Italian favorites such as: pizza, pasta, Italian beef and other various items.
Anderson's Jewelry offers diamond jewelry, bridal and wedding rings, bracelets, bangles, earrings, men's jewelry and much more.
World's Largest Wind Chimes
With chimes suspended nearly 50 feet above the ground, the BEI wind chime is a sight to behold! The longest of five chimes is 42 feet long-almost double that of the past world record holder. The chimes sing gentle and deep as they strike the clapper, long gleaming lengths paying tribute to BEI's expertise in the pipeline industry. Stick around to visit the tea shop next door!
Uphill Grind Cycle & Fitness
Uphill Grind Cycle and Fitness has everything you are looking for in a bicycle shop and more. When you visit the store you will find a large selection of bikes for commuting, your avid road, mountain and BMX cyclist, bikes for casually cruising around town or country and all the accessories you could possibly need to enjoy your bicycle experience. We carry 7 brands of bicycles so that you get the best fit for your money. Let our knowledgeable staff help you find the right bicycle for you. We believe a bicycle should be a joy to ride, not a chore to ride. We also are the only dealer in the area for The North Face and we feature performance wear for our runners. Come visit us!
The Last Straw
Offers a lot of different craft items, already made crafts, house décor and more.
America's Best Value Inn - Effingham
Meeting facilities, handicap access, free breakfast, small pets allowed, indoor pool, bus parking, meeting services available, free movie rental.
Prairie Ridge State Natural Area
Located southwest of Newton, Prairie Ridge is a wonderful site for observing rare species of grassland wildlife. Over 2500 acres, visitors will enjoy bird watching, nature study, photography and much more.
World's Largest Golf Tee
The World's Largest Golf Tee measures 30ft and 3/4" and weighs 6,659 lbs! It is constructed of yellow pine boards and over 60 gallons of glue and 120 pounds of screws. This is a site you don't want to miss!
KB Learning Center
KB Learning Center provides therapy and educational toys at competitive prices.Teaching supplies are also available.
Richards Farm Restaurant
Located in the sleepy town of Casey, IL, Richards Farm is a classic American style restaurant. There is a picturesque 1930's barn with quaint dining areas and even a 300 banquet room. Delicious food, country ambiance and excellent service. Open Daily for lunch and dinner. Sunday buffet from 10:30am to 2:00pm. Check out our menu online! Gary and Diane Richards have owned the historic farm since 1972.
Village Wine & Gifts
Village Wine & Gifts is a great setting to enjoy some wine with friends or family. They offer wine tastings, samples of cheese and people may buy bottles of wine for a great price.
Comfort Suites - Effingham
Comfort Suites offers suites with kitchenettes, handicap accessible rooms, free internet and breakfast. They have a very nice lounge where you can play a family card game, enjoy some television or just enjoy a warm fire.
Super 8 Motel - Altamont
2-story, 25 rooms
Ambraw River Trading Company
With a large red barn and "Mary's Wash House" full of early country and primitive furniture and accessories.
Main Street Antiques & Collectibles
Main Street Antiques & Collectibles offers a wide variety of antiques and unique collectible items from the past and present.
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. Home to the World's Largest Knitting Needles and Crochet Hook.
The Village Stitchery
Features a wide variety of quilt fabrics & supplies, home decor items, gifts & clothing, and much more.
J & R Antiques
General antiques specialing in toys, timepieces and oil lamps.
W. S. Broom & Co.
W. S. Broom & Co. has the furniture and flooring to fit in any house and budget!
Got 2B Scrappin'
They have everything necessary for scrapbooking or for arts and crafts. The ladies who work there teach classes and do private lessons.
Super 8 Altamont
Playgrounds, movie channels, located near interstate
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.
Clay County Museum
Housed in the old county jail, this museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Downtown, outdoor, shopping at several diversified stores.
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.
Village Square Mall
Indoor shopping mall with several stores such as Bath & Body Works, Bon Worth, Christopher & Banks, CJ Banks, Claire's, JC Penny, Maurices and many more.
Zona's on the Lake
Zona's on the Lake offers a full menu that includes pizza, burgers, subs, salads, appetizers and wraps, as well as wine and beer. Zona's on the Lake is located on Lake Sara in Effingham, IL. Come enjoy a great day on the lake and have some great food!
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.
Super 8 - Effingham
Suites available, small pets allowed, cable/movies, kitchenettes aveniable, in-room safe, free super start breakfast from 6:00 am - 10:00 am.
La Petite Boutique & Fine Decor
Specializes in petite items with affordable rates. They have shoes, apparel, jewelry, antiques and more.
Casey Country Club
This club features a nine-hole, par 35 golf course.
The Country Barn Shoppe
Featuring juried craft and antiques in a fully restored curved roof barn.
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.
Abe Lincoln Motel
American family owned and operated for over 20 years. AM coffee and local calls free. Some kitchenettes available.
Country Pride - Effingham
Country Pride is a full service restaurant with home-style food. There is a non-smoking section and it is handicap accessible. It is located in a 24 hour truckstop.
Hampton Inn & Suites - Effingham
Offers free breakfast, indoor pool & spa, free internet and parking, meeting rooms and suites are also available.
Effingham County Courthouse
The 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. It also features a museum inside. The museum displays two rooms devoted to the military, which gets changed throughout the year. It also has a room dedicated to the railroads in Effingham County. The Effingham County Courthouse is open Tuesday and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.