Benton is located 6 miles south of Rend Lake and is home of the Franklin County Tourism Bureau, which is housed in the Antique Auto Museum. It is also home of the Historic Jail Museum where gangster Charlie Burger was hanged. A Hall of Fame honors Benton natives – Actor John Malkovich and NBA basketball star Doug Collins. The Benton Civic Center is available for rental with auditorium seating for 1,200.
The Benton Municipal Airport is located just east of Interstate 57. Call Seasons Lodge and Condominiums at (800) 999-0977 for information on lodging in the Benton area.
Call (800) 661-9998 or click HERE for more information about the City of Benton.