Clinton is located in the heart of Central Illinois at the intersection of State Routes 51, 54 & 10, 161 miles southwest of Chicago, 142 miles northeast of St. Louis, and 45 miles northeast of Springfield, the State Capital, 45 miles from west of Champaign-Urbana, 22 miles south of Bloomington/Normal, and 18 miles north of Decatur, which provides a great location for business, commercial and industrial interests.
Clinton is in one of the most productive agricultural areas in the nation, it has exceptional schools, growing businesses, fine dining, a thriving downtown, parks, a highly acclaimed hospital, a low crime rate, and plenty of small town charm and hospitality.
Like most small communities, Clinton hosts a whole year of homegrown events: the Easter Egg Hunt; Maydays Festival, with carnival vendors and major concerts on the square; Fourth of July fireworks display, weekly fishing tournaments; and Christmas parade and with downtown lighting ceremony.
The annual Apple 'n Pork Festival celebrates harvest time in Clinton, held the last weekend of September on the grounds of the C.H. Moore Homestead. Sample mouth-watering apple and pork treats - from pork chili, BBQ ribs and pig ears to apple fritters, taffy apples, cider and, of course, apple pie! There's also live entertainment, hundreds of crafters, and a flea market with over 300 vendors and 100,000 in attendance.
The C.H. Moore Homestead offers exciting events April through December, including kite-flying, an antique quilts display and antique auto show, ice cream socials, Victorian Christmas tea and candlelight tours, special displays and more.
Ranked as one of the top ten haunted houses in Illinois, the Clinton Chamber hosts Terror on Washington Street. Witches, ghosts, and goblins take over different locations throughout town each year. Junior and senior high school thespians and other volunteers help provide the thrills for some 6,000 visitors from around the state annually.