Visit Effingham – Experience Downtown

Centrally located where Interstates 57 and 70 meet, Effingham is a hub of activity here in Central Illinois! With 17 hotels, over 65 restaurants and countless attractions, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this bustling community.

Here in Effingham, you’ll find plenty of wide, open spaces, a bit of culture around every corner and hospitality that rivals the South. Check out our downtown area, for example! Boutiques, restaurants and plenty of other hidden gems wait to be discovered down Jefferson Avenue.

If you’re just kicking off your stay, stop by Joe Sippers Café and Roastery – a charming, yet modern coffee shop that boasts a bold blend and a variety of menu items, both savory and sweet! While you’re there, be sure to browse their gallery of local art, handmade pottery and coffee, roasted on-site.

Have you checked out our Calendar of Events yet? Make plans to attend one of our annual downtown events on the courthouse lawn. Events like the Effingham Artisan Fair are infamous for their live music, delicious food and festive entertainment.

Of course, if you’re unable to plan your visit around one of our annual events, there’s always shopping to be done in downtown Effingham… Antiques, clothing, artisanal items, one-of-a-kind gifts and more await you. Take home a piece of our beautiful city to remember your stay here.

At this point in your journey, you might find yourself a little parched. Quench your thirst (and your hunger) at Effing Brew Company, located on the corner of Jefferson and Banker. This local, family-owned and operated brew house offers an excellent craft beer selection and pub style pairings like the Effing Fish and Chips.

However you decide to explore Effingham, we encourage you to soak up the people, the places and the experiences that set us apart. For more information about the city, visit or call 1-800-772-0750 to request a free Visitors Guide.