Walk to Events at the Thelma Keller Convention Center
With our location near the intersection of I-57 and I-70, you can easily access top area attractions like the Effingham Performance Center and MY Garage (Corvette) Museum. Guests in town for a conference or a special event at the Thelma Keller Convention Center are just one block from the festivities when they stay at the Country Inn & Suites. You can also visit specialty stores and try delicious cuisine at the restaurants in downtown Effingham. Want to get outdoors? Drive five miles to explore Lake Sara or play ball and swim at Evergreen Hollow Park.
Arts and Culture
- Effingham Performance Center (1 mile)
Plan to see a live show or a film at the Effingham Performance Center during your stay at the Country Inn & Suites.
Phone: +1 (217) 540-2788
- Sculptures on the Avenue (2 miles)
Take a tour of downtown Effingham to see the more than 30 sculptures that have turned the area into an outdoor art gallery. Start at Effingham City Hall and follow the trail in and out of downtown Effingham to view all the sculptures.
- The Cross (4 miles)
You can't miss this iconic part of Effingham culture: a 198-foot cross at the intersection of Interstates 57 and 70, built by The Cross Foundation and the site of special events and gatherings.
- Monastery Museum (7 miles)
See a vast collection of religious artifacts, antique Bibles, carpentry tools and more at this museum that offers a glimpse of the area's first settlers and the Franciscan monks who ministered to them.
Phone: +1 (217) 857-3586
Business and Leisure
- Thelma Keller Convention Center (1 block)
This multipurpose venue is located within walking distance of the hotel and welcomes conferences, exhibitions, dinners and many other events.
Phone: +1 (217) 347-5115
- Downtown Effingham (2.3 miles)
Visit more than 25 specialty shops in downtown Effingham, and then stop at one of more than 20 dine-in restaurants for a bite to eat.
- MY Garage Museum (3 miles)
If you love admiring old cars, you won't want to miss a stop at this museum, home to unique and rare automobiles and memorabilia. You can easily spend hours browsing the thousands of collectibles and the 15 to 20 cars on display at any given time.
Phone: +1 (217) 540-4200
- Evergreen Hollow Park (3.6 miles)
Pack a picnic lunch and head to this public park, where you can enjoy a jog or swim. The park also features tennis courts, baseball diamonds, concession stands and a soccer field.
Phone: +1 (217) 342-4415
- Lake Sara (5 miles)
Go for a boat ride on this 600-acre lake or take a scenic stroll along its 28 miles of shoreline.
Both Greyhound and Amtrak stations are located nearby.