Downtown Benton, Illinois













Shop Downtown Discount Card

Discounts For Customers - Support Local Businesses - Fight Cancer


When you purchase a Shop Downtown Discount Card, you help support your neighbors, local economy and the American Cancer Society's mission to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer. You also ensure great savings on a variety of products and services every time you patronize a participating member. It's a win/win situation.

The American Cancer Society does not endorse any product or service.

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Make Money For Your Fundraiser

Get 95% margins! Pay $249 for $5,000 worth of inventory!

Step 1Buy 250 Shop Downtown Discount Cards

Step 2Add downtown merchants

Step 3 – Sell the Discount Cards for $20 a piece.

$20 x 250 = $5,000 - $249 = $4,751 Profit


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Things to do in Benton, Illinois

Main Street of old Downtown Benton speaks to once what was and what could be once again. As Benton the community gathers, it leaves a pocket of opportunity for small business owners to come in and set up shop.Take a few minutes to explore what each downtown has to offer by viewing our directory below.

Downtown Benton has that special dining venue and you are sure to find something to please with numerous meals served to satisfy each palette. A wide variety of restaurants and delis are available to choose from with a nice selection of entrees and especially desserts.

Downtown Benton brings meaning to leisure time while enjoying the local yarn shop and wandering through in amazement with the different fibers and vast array of colors. Signing up for a class is easy and fun and serves as a great getaway for a few hours to enjoy the company of fellow knitters.

Downtown Benton micro breweries have popped up in downtown corridors to quench the thirst of local or traveller whos is looking for a one-of-a-kind experience for suds brewed on site. If you are looking for a light beer or something randy and dark, you are sure to find a wide assortment of options to choose from.

Downtown Benton visitors are always welcome and you will receive exceptional service from local merchant-owners as opposed to staff at the big box retailers. We take the extra time to make sure that you how to make best use of your purchase and that you get exactly what you need.

Why do you love downtown?

Kimberly Carter
Becuz it's fun

Kathleen Gerds
Looking forward to Ashland downtown. Theater and shopping here we come.

Sking King
I love walking through downtown when the sun finally comes out. You can get a great organic meal at one place, yummy sushi nearby, and awesome beer. Not to mention the Criterion has fabulous shows.

Rebekah Nelson
I'm visiting for the first time next week and I'm considering relocating to Ashland. I've heard so many great things about it!

kristin Cutler
It's so cute and quaint.

Restaurants in Benton, Illinois



Downtown Benton Hotels

Finding the best hotel in Downtown Benton can make or break the experience of your entire trip. Take a few minutes to explore what each hotel has to offer by viewing our directory below. Here are some tips to consider:

Ask to be placed opposite of any roadways. Road noise can be a constant source of pollution which may not be a noticeable problem during the day but reveals itself at night. Don't be afraid to request a room change to get a better sleep.

Ask to be shown a room before you check-in which signals the front desk agent to show the best room available to sell it right away. This can put you in the best room available at that time and gives you the ability to check for cleanliness, smells and sounds before transacting with the hotel.

Not all online booking systems are fully integrated with hotel reservations systems so there is a chance that smaller hotels are hand entering your stay from a fax machine which leaves room for errors. Book directly with hotel to avoid any problems and ask for a price match if you find a better price online.



Econo Lodge Benton
711 W Main St


Magnuson Hotel Benton
711 West Main Street