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Effingham Introduction

From the lively downtown district with its steakhouses and BBQ grills, to independent museums and family-run vineyards, Effingham offers an authentic taste of life in the Midwest. Boutique shops and antique emporiums promise unique souvenirs, while colorful studios and galleries offer a glimpse of Effingham's artistic side. Venture out of town and you'll find nature trails, community golf courses, and beautiful Lake Sara. Whatever your plans, hotels in Effingham are an ideal base for discovering this pocket of America's heartland.

Hotels in Effingham

Whether you're looking for a family-friendly inn or an upmarket hotel, Effingham offers accommodation for every budget. At the top end of the scale are luxury hotels in Effingham, operated by chain brands. You'll enjoy modern rooms and leisure facilities like swimming pools and fitness centers. Breakfast buffets and complimentary tea and coffee will ensure your day gets off to a good start. Traveling as a family? Many discount hotels in Effingham offer self-contained suites featuring spacious living areas and kitchenettes. Some include cribs and rollaway beds that make it easy to accommodate extra kids. If you're arriving late, look for hotels offering 24-hour check-in.

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Where to stay

Hotels along West Fayette Avenue put you in the heart of the town center. You'll be within walking distance of cafes and diners, as well as popular steakhouses, bars, and grills. Hotels in the downtown district are an excellent choice if you're arriving by train at Effingham Station. Cheap Effingham hotels are set along the main highways heading out of town. They're a great option if you have a car and want to save on accommodation. For more choice, look further afield to nearby cities like Vandalia and Casey.

Things to see

Self-confessed wild hogs shouldn't miss Legacy Harley-Davidson, an enormous dealership housed in a converted barn. Inside, you can admire gleaming Softails, shop for collectibles, and chat to fellow motorbike enthusiasts. Nearby, the Mid America Motorworks & MY Garage Museum showcases an impressive collection of rare automobiles, including a 4th generation CV Corvette. Stretch your legs and enjoy the fresh air on the TREC Recreation Trails, which wind through the Illinois countryside. Vino lovers head to Tuscan Hills Winery, a family-owned vineyard known for its creative blends. Bring your own picnic lunch or stock up on artisan cheese, meat, bread, and gourmet ingredients at the store. Located just out of town, the Hodgson Mill Mercantile sells a treasure trove of local products from across Effingham County. You'll find it hard to resist filling your basket with everything from hand-painted pottery and carved woodwork to local honey and house-made granola.

How to get to Effingham

Effingham is in southern Illinois, a 2-hour drive from Springfield and 3 hours from Chicago. You'll know you've arrived when you see The Cross at the Crossroads, a 198-feet-high monument that marks the intersection of Interstates 57 and 70. Popular air travel hubs include St Louis Lambert International Airport in Missouri and Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield, both a 2-hour drive from Effingham. Chicago's O'Hare International Airport offers flights to cities across North America, and beyond. Effingham is also well-serviced by Amtrak trains running to Chicago in around 3 hours.