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.
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.
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.