Visit Mattoon, Illinois

Mattoon embodies everything good about life in Central Illinois: convenient location, small town cohesiveness, excellent real estate values; a strong economy, a working downtown area, history, wide variety of sports, lakes and housing opportunities to support a variety of contemporary and traditional lifestyles.

Located at the intersection of interstate highway I-57 & IL Rt. 16 Mattoon is just 45 minutes away from the University of Illinois and has easy interstate access to all the major cities of Chicago, St. Louis and Indianapolis.

State of the art schools & colleges, a growing economy, beautiful parks, lakes and sports amenities round out the more favorable quality of life found in Mattoon.

Now is the time to experience Mattoon, located in the heart of the East Central Illinois area.

Mattoon Tourism & Arts Department

The Mattoon Tourism & Arts Department promotes Mattoon, Illinois as a year-round tourism destination and helping to provide access to the arts for the community and its visitors.

Contact Information

Tourism & Arts Director: Angelia Burgett
Mailing Address: 208 North 19th Street, Mattoon, Illinois 61938

Local: 217-258-6286
Toll-free: 800-500-6286

Located in the Mattoon Train Depot building, 1718 Broadway Avenue in Mattoon, Illinois. The Tourism & Arts Department office is located in the north part of the building, which is accessible via the east door facing the parking lot.

Mattoon Arts Council

Founded in 1999 by an act of the Mattoon City Council, the Mattoon Arts Council supports, develops, facilitates and promotes high-quality, affordable arts programs and events for people of all ages. 

Contact Information

Mattoon Arts Council Coordinator: Julia Degler
Mailing Address: 208 N. 18th Street, Mattoon, IL 61938

Phone: 217-258-6286

The Mattoon Arts Council operates out of the Tourism & Arts office in the historic train depot, 1718 Broadway Ave. Mattoon. More information is available through social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube) along with the arts council’s website: