s- FIDO Friendly Spots | Springfield, Illinois | Visit Springfield

In Springfield, we fully understand the love you have for your pooch. He’s not only your pet but he is part of the family. Since he’s part of the family doesn’t he deserve to have an awesome time in Springfield as well? Of course he does…and we have just what you need to give him that awesome time!

Check out the list of Fido Friendly Spots for your four-legged family member!


Many of our sites are Fido Friendly, however on the grounds only. Even though he can’t go inside with his family, he will love experiencing the history of Abe Lincoln, a lover of all animals, as well as the history of Springfield.

Fido Friendly Sites:

Lincoln Home Neighborhood 

Lincoln Tomb 

Lincoln’s New Salem

Illinois State Capitol Complex

Lincoln Memorial Garden (excludes the historic garden portion with Nature Center)

Another fun thing he will love to do is visit one of our wineries or breweries with you. You can enjoy a drink in a relaxing environment, while he enjoys all the attention he gets from everyone, because he’s just so cute! What about grabbing a bite to eat, see a few of our pet friendly patios below, as well.

Brew + Wine & a few dining: 

Anvil & Forge Brewery 

Buzz Bomb Brewery

Danenberger Family Vineyards

Engrained Brewery (+dining)

Hand of Fate Brewery

Hill Prairie Winery

Obed & Issac Microbrewery (+dining)

Rolling Meadows Farm Brewery

Springfield Beer Company

West of Wise Winery

Maldaners (dining)

Wm. Vans (dining)



Another fun adventure for him is at SCHEELS! Man do they love dogs there. He will have a blast watching to fish swing in the giant aquarium, find a new bone to take home as a souvenir, just wonder around with you as you shop and of course he gets all the attention.  

Springfield parks are all Fido Friendly, but we do have one just for him! Stuart Park Dog Run is 37 acres of freedom. Offering two completely fenced areas where dogs may be unleashed. A larger dog run and a smaller dog run. Each dog run includes a water source, dogiPot, and picnic shelter. For a complete list of amenities & rules, click here


If you have a day packed with fun and he’s unable to go with you, we have a doggie day care that would love to have him visit. Pampered Pet Center is available 24 hours/7 days a week offering doggie spa packages, because he deserves to be pampered, as well as overnight care, if needed. Find out more, here. 

Lincoln Ghost Walk is a 90 min evening walking tour that brings you the history & mystery of Lincoln’s Springfield. Your pup is more than welcome to join, just make sure he remains on a leash. 

Looking for a Fido Friendly hotel to stay in?? Click here for a full listing. 

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