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Celebrating the 4th in the Capital City

Many nights of fireworks in Springfield, IL and the surrounding area!

Check out the events below to help plan your long... Read More

By:  Mike Riefler on May 26, 2023


FIDO Friendly Spots

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.... Read More

By:  Amy Beadle on May 24, 2023


National Travel and Tourism Week

Springfield, IL Celebrates National Travel and Tourism’s 40th Anniversary Year 

Visit Springfield Convention & Visitors ... Read More

By:  Visit Springfield on May 3, 2023


From One Gen Z to Another A Guide to Springfield

Hey there! Now that we know you are interested in visiting Springfield, Illinois, we’re basically besties and besties don’t ... Read More

By:  Kaitin, Hannah, Makenley on April 25, 2023


7 Walk, Hike and Bike History Tours

Springfield has an awesome, free way to explore Illinois' capital city in 2023! 

Enjoy IDNR’s State Historic Sites “Walk,... Read More

By:  Amy Beadle on April 24, 2023


5 New Things in Springfield 2023

What's new and exciting 2023?

We have 5 fun and exciting new things ranging from new guided outdoor tours to a new... Read More

By:  Mike Riefler on April 19, 2023


Guided Tours in Springfield

Guided Tours in Springfield

Sometimes when planning a vacation, it can be a hassle to take a tour on your own.  The... Read More

By:  Mike Riefler on March 22, 2023


Springfield's Black History

Black History Month..."A month of celebrating the achievements of African American's and taking time to recognize their... Read More

By:  Visit Springfield on February 1, 2023


History of the Springfield 1908 Race Riot

Springfield Illinois is a city rich in African American history, which helped shape Springfield, and the nation, as we know... Read More

By:  Visit Springfield on January 31, 2023


Cruise to Springfield for the Mother Road Festival

The 22nd Annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival cruises into Downtown Springfield on September 22 – 24!

By:  Amy Beadle on January 30, 2023


Experience All Things Wine in Springfield


Sit back, relax and sip on that glass, of Wine of course!

Visit one of 12 Springfield area wineries & wine bars.     ... Read More

By:  Mike Riefler on January 29, 2023


Indoor Play

The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day.”  The Cat in the... Read More

By:  Mike Riefler on December 27, 2022


Handmade, Homemade, Locally Made, Illinois Made

Have you heard of the Illinois Made program??

Illinois Made is a program developed by Enjoy Illinois with the purpose of... Read More

By:  Mike Riefler on December 2, 2022


Treat yourself to a spa day in Springfield

Treat yourself to a spa day in Springfield

The stresses of work and home can really take their toll on a person.  So few of ... Read More

By:  Mike Riefler on October 7, 2022


Take a Coffee Break in Springfield

Time to take that much need coffee break!!

A Classic Americana, an Espresso, how about a Latte, a Pour Over or even your... Read More

By:  Amy Beadle on May 19, 2022


Take Time to Feed Your Soul

Why is planning a vacation so important?? We are happy you asked...did you know there is a whole day dedicated to 'Planning... Read More

By:   on January 18, 2022


Enjoy Nature in Springfield

What an amazing time to get out and enjoy nature. We are here to say getting outside and breathing in the fresh air is... Read More

By:  Alison Warren on August 30, 2021


From A - Z...26 Things to Do, Eat and See

OKAY...are you ready for a wild ride through Springfield?? 
Let's do this fun A - Z adventure!

A: Of course, everything Read More

By:  Alison Warren on May 20, 2021


Tee up and Hit the Greens

Be sure to schedule in a round or two of golf on your Guys or Girls Weekend, you won't regret it! 

Enjoy one of nine public... Read More

By:  Alison Warren on April 22, 2021


Life in the Bike Lane

Do you live life your life in the "BIKE" lane?? Then we encourage you to check out Springfield's awesome cycling... Read More

By:  Alison Warren on April 12, 2021


Springfield Walks turns 16

Springfield is lucky to be home of Springfield Walks. Garrett and his team of tour guides, have been sharing the history... Read More

By:  Alison Warren on March 4, 2021


Tale of Two Capitols

How many places can you visit two beautiful capitol domes piercing the sky? If you happen to ask for directions to the... Read More

By:   on July 24, 2020


Street Art

Did you know Springfield has an amazing art scene…Yep, that we do!! Whether it's art galleries, local theatre or street art, ... Read More

By:  Alison Warren on May 22, 2020


Strolling through a Historic Village

Take a step back in time, two centuries in time, as you stroll through the reconstructed village now called Lincoln’s New... Read More

By:  Alison Warren on May 14, 2020


Adventures at Lake Springfield

Lake Springfield is a 4,200 acre man made lake that was built in the early 1930s. It took roughly 18 months to fill up and... Read More

By:  Alison Warren on April 24, 2020


An Architect and a Beautiful House


Let's talk about ARCHITECTURE with a little history lesson mixed in!
Do you know about Frank Lloyd Wright?? An... Read More

By:  Alison Warren on April 17, 2020


Antiquing in Springfield, IL


Hop in your car, take a cruise on Route 66 and head to Springfield for a weekend of nostalgia!

Visit our historical... Read More

By:  Alison Warren on January 16, 2020



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!!

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By:  Alison Warren on November 13, 2019


"Fall" in Love with Food in Springfield, IL

 As we move seasons from summer to autumn…the colors change from teals and pinks to browns & oranges and with that, it... Read More

By:  Alison Warren on October 7, 2019


5 Must Eat Dishes in Springfield IL


You know what you should see and do while you’re in Springfield…but do you know what you should EAT??

No? Well you’re in ... Read More

By:  Alison Warren on August 30, 2019


Girls Trip to Springfield, IL


Here are some ideas for an awesome Girl’s Trip to Springfield.

Shop for local produce or even a bouquet of wildflowers... Read More

By:  Alison Warren on August 7, 2019


'Instagrammable' Spots in Springfield, IL


Everyone loves a good photo op! Whether you’re a photographer, selfie master, model, or simply someone who loves unique... Read More

By:  Alison Warren on July 16, 2019


‘The Coliseum of Champions’

Update: September 4

Thank you for following along with us as we shared the story of the renovation of the Coliseum of... Read More

By:  Visit Springfield on April 29, 2019


5 Lincoln Sites You Do Not Want To Miss

You can't visit Springfield without exploring at least one of the many Lincoln Sites.

Here are just five that should be on... Read More

By:  Visit Springfield on January 9, 2019


Taste What is Brewing


Looking for some craft beer when visiting Springfield?? are in luck!!

In downtown Springfield you will find 3... Read More

By:  Visit Springfield on August 15, 2018