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. In town for a conference or a special event at Thelma Keller Convention Center? The Country Inn & Suites is just one block away from the festivities. You can also visit the specialty stores and restaurants in downtown Effingham or drive five miles to explore Lake Sara. There are plenty of things to do during your stay in Effingham, including swimming or playing golf at Evergreen Hallow Park.
Nearby attractions include:
- Thelma Keller Convention Center (1 block)
This multipurpose venue welcomes conferences, exhibitions, dinners and events, and is located within walking distance of the hotel.
Phone: +1 (217) 347-5115
- Effingham Performance Center (0.7 miles)
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
- The Cross (1 mile)
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.
- Sculpture on the Avenue (1 mile)
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 glimpse all the sculptures.
- 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. There's always something happening, providing fun for the whole family.
- MY Garage (Corvette) 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 15-20 cars on display at any given time.
Phone: +1 (217) 540-4200
- Evergreen Hallow Park (3.6 miles)
Pack a picnic lunch and head to this public park. 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)
You can stroll around Lake Sara, featuring 28 miles of shoreline, or go for a boat ride on this 600-acre lake.
- Monastery Museum (7.6 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
Both Greyhound and Amtrak stations are located nearby.