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Mt. Vernon is just minutes from some of the finest outdoor recreation in the Midwest, the Rend Lake Recreation area, that offers a fishing, boating, and hunting paradise for the outdoor enthusiast.
Mt. Vernon is conveniently located at the junction of I-57 & I-64 and hard to miss with over 1,100 motel/hotel rooms, meeting space for over 800, more than 60 restaurants and a wide range of shopping and activities. Government, regional, political, educational, business and labor conferences and family reunions are just some of the types of meetings that Mt. Vernon has hosted. Area tourist sites include the Appellate Courthouse, the Jefferson County Historical Village, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, the GenKota Winery and four outstanding golf courses. In addition, beautiful Rend Lake is just 15 minutes south of Mt. Vernon