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KR Gathering & Fly-In
A KR is a 2-seat composite home built aircraft, and is named KR after the names of the first builders. Each year enthusiasts, builders, and pilots travel to the KR Gathering to exchange ideas, to learn more about the KR, talk to pilots and other builders, take pictures to assist in the building process and to see friends from past gatherings.
Fridays Food and Art
This weekly market is all about showcasing locally grown and produced products to help build an entrepreneurial community. Friday’s will run from May - September each Friday from 3 – 8 p.m. at the Broadway Market. Enjoy local beers & wines, prepared foods, locally raised beef & pork, produce, plants, baked goods, live artist demonstrations, handmade goods, community activities each week, and a kids area.
Midwestern Herb and Garden Show
Come to a garden oasis in February! With vendors throughout the midwest, nationally known speakers, exhibitors, and topics from water gardening, herb growing, bulbs, bird items, topiaries and antiques; there's something of interest for everyone!
Moe's Southwest Grill
Serving a wide variety of fresh, made-to-order Southwest fare in a welcoming environment.
Cedarhurst Craft Fair Preview Night
Every year visitors look forward to the Cedarhurst Craft Fair Friday evening preview, featuring jazz, great food and beverages, and first choice among hundreds of vendors' merchandise.
Girolamo's Italian Restaurant
Authentic Italian food with great atmosphere at affordable prices.
South Marcum Campground
South Marcum Campground sits along the banks of Rend Lake in the heart of Southern Illinois. With plenty of unobstructed views of the water, campers are able to take in scenic sunsets as well as enjoy activities such as bank fishing, right from the campground.
Archway RV Park
6 back-in sites, 4 cabins, 42 shady drive-thru spaces for RVs, with water, sewer, electric hookups. Clean restrooms with showers and automatic laundry. Dumping station, propane fill station, and tent sites available. Picnic tables on site. Free wifi at the Welcome Center. Pets are permitted and reservations are accepted.
Balloons Over Mt. Vernon & Fly-In
The event will host over 15 hot air balloons including a 140 foot Shark balloon that goes by “Sharky” taking flight October 21, 22, and 23, 2016 at the Mt. Vernon Outland Airport. There will be a balloon glow, tether balloon offering paid rides, war birds, VIP seating, sponsor booths, family activities, vendors, crafters, inflatables and much more family fun.
A retreat center and summer residential camp with 1 and 2 week summer sessions for 2nd-8th graders just 2 miles southeast of Rend Lake.
Salute to Freedom
Come to the huge fireworks display at the Mt. Vernon Airport for July 4th. This event also includes live entertainment, children's area, food vendors, and much more!
Macedonia Game Preserve
Full of hospitality and free of highway noises and crowds. Come hunt whitetail and upland birds in a variety of settings.
Edwards Antiques & Jewelry
Antiques & Vintage, furniture, jewelry, seasonal decorations and items. On the Benton Square just 5 miles south of Rend Lake.
Plane & Pilot Midwest LSA Expo
At the Plane & Pilot Midwest LSA Expo, you'll find Light Sport Aircrafts lined on the tarmac of the Mt. Vernon Airport. Also find LSA's for sale, ancillary equipment and related services.
Lone Star Steakhouse
Famous for mesquite-grilled steaks, and "Texas-sized" portions, Lone Star Steakhouse restaurants deliver an authentic Texas themed experience, offering truly unique and flavorful food and outstanding service to every guest. The menu offers great variety beyond steak … salmon, ribs, sandwiches, burgers and more.
Furniture, home décor, collectibles, antiques and jewelry. Just 5 miles south of Rend Lake, 1/2 block off the Benton Public Square.
Ryan's Family Steakhouse - Mt. Vernon
Buffet, sit down restaurant. Family styled restaurant centered on steak. Dine in or carry out. Buffet everyday with an array of delicious foods to choose from. Children's priced buffet too.
Illinois State Museum-Southern Illinois Art Gallery
A museum gallery featuring theme-based exhibits of works created by past and contemporary Illinois artist and artisans. Less than 1 mile southeast of Rend Lake.
Home-cooked food for dinner on Thursday and Friday and breakfast or lunch everyday of the week. Always a lunch blueplate special with seating for thirty.
Five Brothers in Fairfield
A full menu serving the whole family; soups, salads, seafood & desserts; breakfast available all day. Variety of cuisines, including Italian.
Breezy Hills Farm
A family owned farm provides a safe, family-friendly atmosphere. Features a general store, barn-o-rama, seasonal activities, and home grown pumpkins, and enjoy you-pick or pre-picked farm fresh strawberries and blackberries. Only 7 miles south of Rend Lake.
Papa Z's Ice Cream & Sandwich Shoppe
Visit Papa Z's in Mt. Vernon for home-made fudge and home-made hand dipped premium ice cream. Featuring over 20 flavors, and a variety of sherbet and sorbets. Papa Z's also serves frozen custard, ice cream sodas, sundaes concretes, and shakes! Don't forget about the fudge!
Nu Bowl Lanes
Sandwiches, snacks and drinks. Located inside a bowling alley.
Krieger's Sports Grill
Home to outstanding food and drinks, a great atmosphere for sports and families.
Family restaurant with country cooking.
Barbeque is the specialty here.
Taylor's Mini Mall - Book Daddy
Amazing collection of over 40,000 books, old and new. Historical, western, romantic novels, children's, and local lore. Also, CDs, music, some antiques, Nascar collection, and more.
Royal Inn, Mt. Vernon
Located in downtown Mt. Vernon. 36-room facility
Briarwood Inn of Fairfield
FREE Continental Breakfast. FREE Hi-Speed Wireless Internet, Cable TV (105 Channels) with HBO, Iron & Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, In Most Rooms: Microwave & Refrigerator. Outdoor Pool
The Frosty Mug Bar & Grill is a great place to bring the whole family for lunch or dinner. Located in Mt Vernon, IL, the Frosty is a restaurant and bar with daily lunch specials at affordable prices. Stop in for a great meal served by a friendly staff and see what you've been missing!
Buffet style restaurant inside Mt. Vernon Airport
Motel 6 - Mt. Vernon
Motel located near I-64/I-57 Interchange offerning wireless internet and free coffee.
Newly remodeled rooms. Under new management. King size beds. Ground level parking. Direct dialphone. Cable color tv. Accept all major credit cards.
Espresso bar and deli. Located in historic downtown Benton. Seating for 60.
Rend Lake Marina
Prepare for a summer adventure at the full-service marina offering long term slip rentals and transient rentals. Water-ski, cast a line from a fishing boat or join friends on a pontoon boat.
Super 8 Motel - Mount Vernon
63 rooms located close to I-57.
El Rancherito - Mount Vernon
Mexican Restaurant. See other locations.
Recently remodeled, clean, comfortable rooms at economical rates. Low: daily, weekly & monthly, rates available. Cable TV, non-smoking rooms available, restaurant on premises. For reservations call .
Red Carpet Inn
Motel that features 24 rooms.
Uncle Joe's Deli
Home of the Uncle Joe's All Purpose Sauces. Located at Exit 83 on Interstate 57 near Rend Lake.
Pheasant Hollow Winery
Located in a rustic log cabin in the woods near Rend Lake, a large tasting room, huge stone fireplace, and a wraparound deck provides a great place to sample Pheasant Hollow's award-winning wines. Only 1 mile east of Rend Lake.
Jimmie James Blue Goose
Greek restaurant with homemade desserts, soups and dishes.
Super 8 Motel - Benton
Located just off I-57 at Benton Exit, this modern motel extends the traveler 48 clean rooms, free morning coffee and convenient restaurant and lounge on premises. Special packages for hunters and fishermen.
Located at the Rend Lake Resort, this friendly restaurant offers fine regional cuisine with a waterfront view. Try the Sunday afternoon all-you-can-eat fried chicken buffet.
Benton Civic Center
Come experience a variety of exciting and entertaining events. Live theater performances, sporting events, comedy shows, great music and more. Located just 5 miles south of Rend Lake.
Billy Bob & Nina's
Known for their barbecue, especially ribs.
Hampton Inn - Mount Vernon
101 rooms located near I-57. Indoor pool, spa and exercise room. Rooms with whirlpool tubs available.
Enjoy affordable rates in a convenient location when choosing the Quality Inn® in Mount Vernon, IL, ideally located off of Interstate 57 near many area points of interest.
Silver Streak Inn
Bar & grill.
Holiday Inn - Mount Vernon
236 rooms located near I-57. Large banquet and meeting facilities. Restaurants inside hotel.
Fairfield Inn & Suites
Close to Interstate 57/64
America's Best Value Inn
Conveniently and centrally located the Americas Best Value Inn proves to be a great starting point for those visiting historic Mt. Vernon. The property is a four story, exterior corridor facility with spacious guestrooms.
South Sandusky Campground
120 camping sites with electricity and 8 tent sites on beautiful Rend Lake. Full hookups on selected sites. Beach.
Macedonia Game Preserve
A state-licensed hunting preserve, we provide hunters with a good environment and quality deer management. Also quail, pheasant,chukar and dove hunting available. Package prices available upon request for walk-in hunts, corporate & business hunts.
North Sandusky Campground
Beautiful campground on Rend Lake with 118 sites with electricity. Full hookups available on selected sites. Three picnic shelter areas (wheelchair accessible). One group area with 21 wooded campsites for $100 a day.
Newly remodeled rooms at budget rates. Children welcome.
Jack Russell Fish Company
Fish with an "old Tavern recipe". Upscale decor with mid scale prices. Tropical theme with crawdads once a month & other fish dinners plus chicken and pork.
Illinois State Museum - Southern Illinois Art Gallery
A museum gallery featuring theme-based exhibits of works created by past and contemporary Illinois artists and artisans. Less than 1 mile southeast of Rend Lake.
Briarwood Inn of Fairfield
Clean, reasonable rates, restaurant nearby, fitness center nearby. Close to town activities.
Cracker Barrel - Mt. Vernon
Our menu features everything you love about country cooking, plus a few items that might just surprise you.
Glass Door Inn
A newly constructed bed & breakfast nestled in a serene rural setting. Private bath, outdoor spa, and porches. Fishing in samll lake and outdoor enjoyment.
Old Bates Campground
Located on the west side of Rend Lake off of Route 148 at the intersection of Peach Orchard Road. Offers electricity, water and sewer, shower house, bottle gas filed, dumping stations as well as campers to rent. Owners: Robert and Angela Holder.
Comfort Suites - Mt. Vernon
Conveniently located near I-64/I-57 Interchange with 24-hour indoor pool, fitness center, free hot breakfast, and business center
Downtown Mt. Vernon (The District)
Visit Downtown Mt. Vernon for a variety of shops, including a kitchen store, photography studio, musical instruments, clothing, fine jewelry, scrapbooking supplies, and gifts.
Fairfield Uptown Motel
Large clean rooms with color cable television, free local calls and low room rates.
Season's at Rend Lake
At Season's enjoy either casual or semi-formal dining at its best. Full service bar, seasonal favorites and specials with a beautiful view of Rend Lake golf course. Meeting and banquet rooms for up to 250.
Martin's Restaurant & Catering
Family atmosphere. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Daily specials. Everything's homemade. Large variety of sandwiches available. Call ahead for group, seating for 65.
Travel Centers of America
Country Cooking Restaurant
Rural Route Country Cookin'
Country cooking restaurant located inside the Huck's Travel Center.
Chili's Grill & Bar - Mt. Vernon
Sherwood Camping Resort
Camper and tent sites, approx. 60 hookups; shaded, family-oriented camping. Only 2 mi. to Rend Lake.
Sam Dale Lake Conservation Area
Multiple-use recreational area with a 194-acre lake. It provides habitat for shore birds and upland game and offers camping, hunting, hiking, fishing and horseback riding.
This annual festival held the first weekend in October celebrates pioneer life with demonstrations, crafts and food. Features a blue grass band, cemetery walk, and a church service at the historic Mt. Olive Church. Free admission!
Rend Lake Antiques
Fine antiques, furniture, and collectibles in old historic building on Main Street of Sesser.
Days Inn, Mt. Vernon
Located near I-57 & I64
Fairfield Country Club
At this 18-hole, semi-private golf club Wednesday and Friday afternoons are open to the public. The club features a fully stocked pro shop, plus electric golf carts and clubs for rent.
Chinese Buffet 7 days a week, featuring the best Hunan, Szechwan & Mandarin Cuisine in the area. we also offer carry out, buffet to go, lunch specials, and a seafood buffet on Friday & Saturday. Located on the beautiful Benton Square.
McLeansboro Golf Club
This nine-hole, semi-private club offers a pro shop.
Mt. Vernon Veterans Park
86 acres of shaded playgrounds, tennis courts, swimming pool, in-line skating area and walking path around the lake. Fishing is allowed with proper license.
McCoy House Memorial Library
This majestic four-story Victorian home, built in 1884 by banker A.G. Cloud, sits next to the old bank of similar architectural style. The house is now a memorial library and museum decorated with beautiful furnishings and paintings.
Rend Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area
Anglers looking for crappie, catfish and bass drop their lines at this area, located on the 18,900-acre Rend Lake. A comprehensive management program provides habitat for a variety of wildlife, including great blue herons and many species of shorebirds.
Illinois State Museum - Southern Illinois Art Gallery
A museum gallery featuring theme-based exhibitions of works created by past and contemporary Illinois artists and artisans.
Gibby's on the Green
Located on the Rend Lake Golf Course, Gibby's restaurant opens 30 minutes before the first tee time every day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served. Sandwiches, steaks and seafood are on the menu.
Great Mexican restaurant with authentic Mexican food and a great atmosphere.
Drury Inn & Suites
Located at the intersection of I-57 and I-64, the Drury Inn & Suites Mt. Vernon is just moments away from popular attractions, shopping, outdoor adventures and history lessons.
Best Holiday Trav-L-Park-Benton
A private, family-oriented RV campground with 120 sites from tents to huge recreational vehicles. Peaceful, wooded setting close to all the activities at Rend Lake.
America's Best Inn
America's Best Inn is a part of a national chain specializing in easy, comfortable and affordable hotels. This hotel is conveniently located just off I-57/64 and includes free breakfast. Pets ok.
Enchanted Crest Bed and Breakfast
Bed and breakfast located in Belle Rive, IL.
Great, home-made pizza.
Gun Creek Campground
Campground with 100 sites with electricity located on Rend Lake. The Seasons Lodge Restaurant, the Rend Lake Gold Course, and the Southern Illinois Artisans Shop are all within walking distance.
Gray Plaza Motel Benton
Modern motel off I-57 featuring free Continental Breakfast, restaurants next door, cabel TV, free HBO & ESPN, golf, hunting and fishing nearby, close to Rend Lake.
Okla-Tex Nick's Bar-B-Q
Located in Benton's Days Inn, this popular restaurant is open daily serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. The specialty is the BBQ, chicken, beef or pork. Lunch & Dinner specials, kids 10 & under free on Sunday, delivery, catering & carryouts. Bar with two pool tables. Karaoke Wed. and Sun.
Benton Square Antique Mall
Come see many unusual items, some you don't see every day -- and our prices are very fair. We always tell the customer go check the rest, come back to the best!
We have a very large selection of fine glassware, vintage and antique furniture, and the latest in collectibles.
A Family-owned business for 59 years, this little roadside restaurant is known for its country home cooking. They offer about 10 flavors of homemade pie daily, but are famous for their sinful White Pie that's heaped with whipped cream and pecans. Plate lunches, ham & beans, Friday and Saturday catfish dinners. Call ahead for groups. Seating for 86.