1304 W. Evergreen Drive
Effingham, IL 62401-1631
Phone: (217) 347-5050
Fax: (217) 347-5084
Offers over 65,000 books, magazines, and recordings. They are a member of the Rolling Prairie Library System.
The lake is a great place for swimming, fishing, water-skiing, and camping.
Offers boat rentals, bait, tackle, boat slips, winterizing, food, drinks, and much more.
Services offered here include boat rentals, bait & tackle shop, ice, slip rentals (covered and open), large boat launching area, propane tanks filled, launch permits, Effingham Water Authority Stickers, fishing and hunting licenses sold here. Complete boat service and gas, from water or land. Boat hauling by appointment.
An 18-hole miniature golf course and concession stand.
A city block sized park with play area, picnic grounds, two shelters, and an outdoor basketball court. There are shaded picnic areas and a fountain accentuates those grounds which were willed to the City of Effingham in 1888.
Using varieties that are indigeous to the area, this winery markets its own unique blend of wine, and features five superior varieties. The winery has a wine tasting room and gift shop and is open Tuesday through Sunday, except on holidays.
Lake Mattoon was created in the 1950s to be a water reserve and it's since become the perfect spot for recreational activities. Take a boat out and waterski along the shore. Try your luck fishing for bass and catfish. Enjoy a picnic at Lake Mattoon Public Beach. At 1,050-acres, there's a lot of room to enjoy the water.
Created in 1907 to help with the county's water supply, Lake Paradise is truly a paradise. You can take a boat out on to the tranquil waters of the reservoir, but there is no swimming allowed.
With a wide range of services, this marina can meet all of your boating needs. It offers a wide range of boat rentals including houseboats, fishing boats, bass style fishing boats, floatboats, and party barges. Boats, houseboats, motors, an marine accessories are offered for sale, along with propane, bait and tackle, camping supplies, and gas and oil. Seasonal and daily slips are available, as well as fishing guide service and a floating Subway Restaurant.
Now the home of the Shelby County Historical & Genealogical Society, the former jail and sheriff
Dedicated on April 13, 1883, this beautiful Victorian courthouse, located just north of the Public Square, has a classic design. It features two Grecian statues in niches above the south or front doors, representing the Goddesses of Liberty and Justice. Several historic paintings are displayed inside including Robert Root