Shop downtown, tour a winery, or find other fun things to do in Effingham

Situated near the intersection of I-57 and I-70, the Country Inn & Suites places you a short walk from the festivities, conferences, and special events at the Thelma Keller Convention Center. You’ll also have easy access to top local attractions like the Effingham Performance Center and MY Garage Museum. You can visit specialty stores and try delicious cuisine at the restaurants downtown or take time to view more than 30 sculptures located throughout Effingham. Looking for things to do outdoors? Play ball and swim at Evergreen Hollow Park, or take a short drive to admire the 198-foot cross overlooking the city.

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Tuscan Hills Winery

2.58 mi / 4.15 km from the hotel
This family-owned and -operated business offers a variety of wines, sangrias, specialty craft beers, and a broad range of liquors. Bring your own food or order meat, cheese, bread, or pizza at this family- and pet-friendly venue.

Downtown Effingham

1.78 mi / 2.86 km from the hotel
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.

Effingham Performance Center

0.82 mi / 1.32 km from the hotel
Plan to see local talents in a live show or a film at the Effingham Performance Center.

Evergreen Hollow Park

0.63 mi / 1.02 km from the hotel
Pack a picnic lunch and head to this 42-acre public park, which features tennis courts, athletic fields, concessions, and jogging trails. Let your children play on the playground that’s universally accessible for all abilities.

Monastery Museum

4.74 mi / 7.62 km from the hotel
See a vast collection of religious artifacts, antique Bibles, and carpentry tools at this museum that offers a glimpse of the area’s first settlers and the Franciscan monks who ministered to them.

MY Garage Museum

1.19 mi / 1.91 km from the hotel
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.

Sculptures on the Avenue

1.55 mi / 2.5 km from the hotel
Take a tour of downtown Effingham to see 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 to view all the sculptures.

The Cross

2.99 mi / 4.82 km from the hotel
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.

Thelma Keller Convention Center

0.15 mi / 0.25 km from the hotel
Featuring over 20,000 square feet of space, this multipurpose venue welcomes conferences, exhibitions, dinners, and large receptions.