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Eat, Stay and Play in Effingham

Located in Central Illinois where interstates 57 and 70 meet, Effingham offers something for every group to enjoy.

With 17 hotels and over 65 restaurants, Effingham's tourism and travel spots provide the best in service and hospitality.

Groups visiting Effingham are encouraged to stay a few days and discover the hidden gems within the city and the surrounding communities.

Firefly Grill is an award-winning, eco-friendly roadhouse on the shores of Lake Kristie in Effingham. Chef Niall Campbell and his wife Kristie own and operate this oasis of farm-to-table cuisine. Firefly offers group tours and cooking demonstrations, as a unique addition to the Firefly dining experience.

Not hungry yet? Check out Hodgson Mill Mercantile to get your taste buds fired up. Its production plant makes nearly 200 products that appear in grocery aisles across the country! Just off 1-57 and I-70, this red-roofed log building houses a retail store and education center that tailors its demonstrations and classes to dietary needs of all groups.

If you're a true foodie, you won't want to miss a stop at the newly expanded John Boos & Co. factory outlet. The company, founded in 1887, manufactures gourmet butcher-block kitchen furniture, including cutting boards, countertops, carts, islands and more. Celebrity chefs frequently use their products—and don't be surprised if you see a few around town, as well.

Effingham is vibrant community worth exploring. For more information, see Effingham Convention & Visitors Bureau or call 800.772.0750 to request a free Visitors Guide.

Content and photo courtesy of Visit Effingham.

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