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Escape Cabin Fever...and Visit Springfield

Alison Warren


It’s cold outside but inside…nice and toasty!!

During the winter months in Springfield you will experience the cold, yes, but more importantly you will experience intimate tours of our historic sites, value-packed hotel options and plenty of amazing events…inside of course!


A couple great event ideas to attend at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum this winter:

On January 21, honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during Community Day. Listen to two dramatic performances of his famous “I Have A Dream” speech by noted local actor Reggie Guyton. Enjoy special musical performances and historical reenactors... Read More


A Roaring 20's New Years Eve 2020

Alison Warren


Can you believe we will be ringing in the year 2020!! Wow

Time sure does fly when you’re having FUN, right!!

…And FUN is just what we do here in Springfield, IL.


So make a trip to Springfield this New Years Eve!

Experince our world class Sites, book your stay in one of our amazing Hotels and celebrate the New Year in Springfield, IL!


Local Events

First Night Springfield  

Head out to this family friendly, alcohol-free event that celebrates the Arts in Springfield! Dancing, improv comedy, magic, storytelling and of course, art! With 11 Stages in 5 different venues throughout Springfield featuring talented... Read More


Happy 1 Year to the Springfield Visitors Center

Alison Warren


It's your birthday!

 Yayyy! We are so excited to have this amazing addition to our city.

And now.…we celebrate!!


After tons of hard work between the City of Springfield and the IL Department of Natural Resources, the Springfield Visitors Center opened its doors in its new location at the historic Lincoln-Herndon Law Office on November 24, 2018!!

Since its opening, there has been 15,706 Visitors come through the door. We have met people from all 50 States as well as a total of 73 Countries!!

How awesome is that?!

Oh and did I mention the view...yep, look out our front windows and you will see an amazing view of the Old State Capitol.


Now let’s talk... Read More



Alison Warren


So we’ve talked about Live Music at Boondocks now let’s talk a little bit about Live Theatre at one of our awesome venues!!

Theater, Broadway, music events, international events and children's programs, the University of Illinois Springfield Performing Arts Center (UIS PAC) hosts it all!

Let’s start with a little history…The Capital City was missing something and that something was a performing arts facility. So the community pulled together and brought us the UIS Performing Arts Center. They opened their doors in February 1981 and the fun still continues!! Throughout their history, audiences have experienced a broad spectrum of the highest... Read More


Christmas Fun in Springfield, IL

Alison Warren


Its almost the "Most Wonderful Time of the Year!" 

Since we have have so many things to do, we've put together your "Go To List" for all the fun things to do in

Springfield this Christmas Season.


Sites Decorated for Christmas with ongoing special events or tours

Christmas at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum: November 15 – December 31 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

Holiday Walk Evening Tours of the Dana-Thomas HouseNovember 30 – December 18 at the Dana-Thomas House - A Frank Lloyd Wright Design

Christmas at the Old State CapitolNovember 30 – December 21 at the Old State Capitol

Holiday Tours of the... Read More

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