About EffinghamIn the 1800s the community of Effingham found its start when travelers heading west along the Old Cumberland Trail decided to settle in the richly fertile area. As major interstates emerged there during the 1960s, Effingham blossomed, with a variety of manufacturing businesses and distribution centers setting up shop in the city.
Visitor Centers Effingham Convention & Visitors Bureau 1505 Hampton Dr. Effingham, IL 62401. Phone:(217)342-5310 or (800)772-0750
Self-guiding ToursA brochure describing a walking tour of downtown's Sculptures on the Avenues, an outdoor exhibit featuring works by various Midwestern artists, is available from the convention and visitors bureau.
Things to Do MY Garage Museum & Retail Store
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