A midwestern getaway, Effingham, IL USA Family walking around the Courthouse square at the Effingham Farmers Market Astrid Johana Photography

Family Fun

Unleash your sense of wonder in America’s heartland, where you’ll find there is truly something for everyone. At Visit Effingham, we believe there is no age limit on fun! Join the little ones for a round of mini golf or indulge your inner child with a sweet treat at Homewood Grill. Connect with the ones you love over dinner at Firefly Grill, where even the pickiest eaters will be impressed – and don’t forget to feed the fish while you’re there! Expand their horizons at the Cross at the Crossroads. Sink your toes into the sand at Lake Sara Beach. Soak up the art, the music, the culture, the people… and share these experiences with the ones you love most. 

Whether you bond through getting in touch with nature, or you find common ground hunting for collectible sports memorabilia, Effingham boasts a variety of activities that foster connection. So, play your heart out. Get the dessert. Learn something new about yourself… And create memories that will last a lifetime. It’s just what you needed.

Download our Visitors Guide to start planning your family’s Midwestern getaway today!