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Sculpture on the Avenue

Twenty-six pieces of outdoor sculpture by Midwest artists are exhibited on the Avenues of downtown Effingham. The exhibit changes each July 1. There are several permanent pieces, but about 20

Effingham, IL Arts


Effingham County Courthouse

The current Effingham County Courthouse was built in 1871 after Effingham was named the county seat. An earlier 1850's courthouse had been on the site. The courhouse retains a pristine exterior and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Effingham, IL Historic Courthouses



Things to do near Effingham, IL

Lake Shelbyville Hunting Areas

Approximately 12,000 of the 23,000 land acres at Lake Shelbyville are forested. Oak and hickory are the dominant species. The...

Lincoln Christening Scene

Lincoln, Illinois is only city named for Abraham Lincoln before he became president. He was present and christened it on the ...

Rare Book and Special Collections Library

A number of the library's most famous treasures are found in the rare book and special collections library....

Prairie Farm

Traditional farm animals such as sheep, pigs, horses, and goats are featured at Prairie Farms. The farm offers tours and trol...

Veterans Educational Museum

Items on display are from the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm along with flags from 45 countries....