Area Attractions & Lodging
Mt. Vernon, home to Cedarhurst, is known as the Heartland of Hospitality in Southern Illinois for a good reason. Here you'll find everything you need with over 1227 hotel rooms including accommodations for large groups and conventions. In addition to local shops, Mt. Vernon's Times Square Mall offers a variety of shopping, including department and sports stores, and the Rend Lake College Marketplace offers a variety of discount stores, including a golf outlet.
Mt. Vernon has several other attractions, including GenKota Winery, the Jefferson County Pioneer Village, and Appellate Courthouse. Rend Lake, a 19,000-acre recreational complex, offers visitors a multitude of activities, including golfing, swimming, boating, camping, hiking, fishing, and hunting.
For more information on activities and events in the Mt. Vernon and surrounding area, including available lodging, click on the links provided below for more information: