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Have you heard of the Illinois Made program??

Illinois Made is a program developed by Enjoy Illinois with the purpose of showcasing the makers, creators, artists, family-owned businesses, small-batch breweries, distilleries, foodies, and farmers that make Illinois thrive....and in our case Springfield and the surrounding area!!

Each Illinois Made – Springfield Maker has a unique visitor experience for everyone to enjoy and learn more about their amazing business.

Check out our Illinois Made Itinerary for the Springfield area here

Now let’s take a look at our amazing Springfield Makers… all 12 of them... and 6 just outside Springfield!

2540 S 1st St, Springfield

Making amazing signage throughout Illinois and beyond, the museum is a must-see for all Route 66 fans.
Tours offered Mon-Fri at 10am & 2pm.

406 E Adams St. Springfield

Creating a craft beer destination right in downtown Springfield.

Cozy Dog Drive In

2935 S. 6th St. Springfield

A classic diner that has been located on Old Route 66 since 1949 which also happens to be the

birthplace of the original Cozy Dog 

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319 E. Monroe St. Springfield

A micro-roastery in downtown Springfield that is equal parts retail outlet and brew bar coffee service.

Del's Popcorn

3013 Lindbergh Blvd. Springfield

Popping the BEST popcorn in the world since 1934

Engrained Brewing Company

1120 W. Lincolnshire Blvd. Springfield

Onsite, hand brewed craft beer with food from local family farms. 

Incredibly Delicious

925 S. 7th St. Springfield

A charming bakery/café that is ideally named to describe the initial remark a customer will utter upon first taste of anything on the menu. 

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222 S. 6th St. Springfield

Serving contemporary American fine dining in a historical setting since 1884, making it the oldest continually operated restaurant in Springfield.

Mel-O-Cream Donuts

217 E. Laurel St. Springfield

Crafting homemade donuts made from their “Secret Recipe” for nearly a century. Five Springfield locations.

Obed & Isaacs Microbrewery & Eatery

500 S. 6th St. Springfield

Few places in America match Obed’s historic flair and contemporary atmosphere. Serving locally sourced meals and onsite craft beer.

1701 S. State St. Springfield

A locally owned, fifth generation candy shop offering candies, salted nuts, popcorn, gourmet foods, special event candies, and seasonal sweets.

Wooden it Be Lovely

501 S. Douglas Ave. Springfield

Not only selling hand-poured candles and other craft items, they also help empower women and heal from lives of poverty and addiction.

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And you'll find these makers just a short drive from Springfield

Cocoa Blue Chocolates

117 E. Main St., Rochester, IL

Nothing like some delish high end chocolates made from scratch in an intimate old-fashioned atmosphere.

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Danenberger Family Vineyards

12341 Irish Rd., New Berlin, IL

Located in the Centennial Farmstead, this is a winery who’s wine is truly a drinkable work of art.

113 S Washington. Taylorville, IL

Starting out making wood framed signs from a garage, Farmhouse Signs now has a storefront with handmade signs and home decor. 

Hand of Fate Brewing Company

107 E. Douglas St., Petersburg, IL

Multiple styles of finely crafted beer for you to indulge in. 

Jones Boys Market

201 W. Editor St., Ashland

They are “The Boys with Brats”

201 N. Pitt St. Virginia, IL

Selling pickles, preserves, salsas, jellies, & relishes with the that "just like grandma's" taste

While visiting don't forget about all our other amazing stops in Springfield like Eat + Drink spotsSites+ Attractions & Hotels

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