Lake Shelbyville, Illinois –
Explore the Possibilities!

Located in the heart of central Illinois, Lake Shelbyville offers unlimited possibilities for outdoor recreation! Over 11,000 acres of sparkling water and 172 miles of wooded shoreline, sheltered coves and sandy beaches provide the perfect destination for a friends or family getaway.

With five Federal campgrounds, two State parks, four public beaches, 65+ miles of trails to hike or bike, picnic sites and playgrounds, 18-hole lakeside golf course this destination offers an abundance of recreational activities that are sure to keep you entertained throughout your entire stay. Boaters will enjoy easy access and three marinas. Sportsman can fish for crappie, bass, walleye and more, and there are hunting opportunities as well.

Over 1500 campsites along with nearby cabins, motels and vacation rentals to make you comfortable whether you stay a night or more. Enjoy the charm of our small towns as [...]

Have a Wonderful Stay in Jacksonville IL
with Something for Everyone

Conveniently located between Springfield, IL and St. Louis, MO, Jacksonville IL is a great place to live, work and visit. A thriving community, rich in historical treasures, unparalleled educational institutions, growing businesses and hospitality all its own, Jacksonville meets modern demands with a classic lifestyle!

For the history lovers, the city’s rich heritage includes numerous interesting sites that help make the past relevant to all generations. Come follow in the footsteps of Abraham Lincoln through historic Jacksonville. See the actual places and hear the real stories of Lincoln as told by his friends and associates, while Looking for Lincoln in Jacksonville. Or visit one of the many Underground Railroad sites, including Woodlawn Farm and also some of our historic homes. Jacksonville was one of the many stations along the Underground Railroad and one of the busiest during the mid-1800’s. [...]

The Happy Together Tour is coming back to The EPC again this August! Join us for an evening of fun featuring popular tour of 60s pop music acts, including The Turtles, Chuck Negron, The Association, Mark Lindsay, The Vogues and The Cowsills.

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Effingham IL Tourism Has Plenty of Restaurants, Hotels, Shopping and More

Take the day off – or better yet, take the whole weekend – and discover what makes our vibrant, Midwestern community so irresistible to passersby. With 17 hotels to unwind at and more than 65 restaurants to indulge in, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a reason to leave. Grab a menu at our farm to table restaurant, Firefly Grill… Stroll through the quaint, historic streets of Downtown Effingham… Kick back with a glass of the house red at Tuscan Hills Winery. Devour local culture and sink into a laidback way of life. Stay awhile, and you’ll find that ‘awhile’ is never enough.

Visit Effingham IL… It’s what you’re craving.” For more information, visit www.visiteffinghamil.com or call 1-800-772-0750 to request a free visitor guide.

Adventure Starts Here in Carbondale, IL

Where can you find an atmosphere where culture and nature are perfectly in sync? Where else can you find kayaking, biking, hiking, historical museums, shopping, microbreweries, wineries, music, and local eateries all within an hour radius? Gateway to the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, the wild beauty of the rolling hills of Illinois awaits you in Carbondale, IL. This Midwestern town allows you to escape the fast pace of big city life, offering you that remote unparalleled feeling that is only achievable in southern Illinois.

Carbondale presents many opportunities to explore beautiful scenic views with an endless amount of outdoor adventure and fun for the entire family. At Carbondale Tourism, we are here to help ensure your visit is one that you will always remember and full of memories that will leave you looking forward to the next time you can journey back again. Carbondale is [...]

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