Celebrate with the Lincoln Home
This is a big month for the National Park Service (NPS). Not only will the NPS celebrate its 105th birthday on August 25th,... Read More
By: Alison Warren on August 23, 2021
Illinois State Fair 10 Must Do's
The most jam packed 10 days in Springfield, full of thrills and excitement.
Come have a blast at the Illinois State Fair ... Read More
By: Alison Warren on July 15, 2021
6 Ways to Celebrate Independence Day
Celebrate Independence Day in Springfield, IL and the surrounding area. Check out the events below to help plan your holiday ... Read More
By: Alison Warren on June 28, 2021
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Get over your Hump Day and celebrate CINCO de MAYO with some delish food & drinks!
Check out a few of our Local... Read More
By: Alison Warren on May 3, 2021
Springfield is the Power of Travel
National Travel and Tourism Week 2021spotlights the collective strength of the U.S. travel industry.
This National Travel and ... Read More
By: on April 29, 2021
Tee up & 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
6 New Walk, Hike & Bike History Tours
Springfield has an awesome
new & free way to explore Illinois' capital city in 2021!
Enjoy IDNR’s State Historic
Sites ... Read More
By: on March 11, 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
7 New Things in Springfield 2021
What are some of the new and exciting things & events coming in 2021, you ask??
We have 7 fun and exciting new things... Read More
By: Alison Warren on January 20, 2021
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: Alison Warren on November 1, 2020
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: Alison Warren on August 6, 2020
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
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... 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
Siteseeing & Explorer Passports
When you visit Springfield you will not only get to walk where Lincoln walked but eat amazing local foods, like the one and... Read More
By: Alison Warren on March 12, 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
Illinois Made - Springfield Makers
Support LOCAL? Prefer HANDCRAFTED?
Well, have you heard of the Illinois Made program??
Keep on... Read More
By: Alison Warren on December 26, 2019
Escape Cabin Fever...and Visit Springfield
It’s cold outside but inside…nice and toasty!!
During the winter months in Springfield you will... Read More
By: Alison Warren on December 12, 2019
A Roaring 20's New Years Eve 2020
Can you believe we will be ringing in the year 2020!! Wow
Time sure does fly when you’re having FUN, right!!
By: Alison Warren on December 5, 2019
Happy 1 Year to the Springfield Visitors Center
It's your birthday!
Yayyy! We are so excited to have this amazing addition to our city.
And now.…we... Read More
By: Alison Warren on November 22, 2019
On Broadway...at UIS PAC
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!!
... Read More
By: Alison Warren on November 13, 2019
Christmas Fun in Springfield, IL
It's almost the "Most Wonderful Time of the Year!"
Events - Check back frequently as events can be added.
All Ongoing... Read More
By: Alison Warren on November 4, 2019
Old Capitol Holiday Walks
It's time!! Time for what you ask...time to start making your holiday plans to visit Springfield, of course!!
If... Read More
By: Alison Warren on October 15, 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??
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
Wineries in the Springfield, IL Area
Sit back, relax and sip on that glass, of Wine of course!
Visit one of 6 Springfield Area Wineries.
... Read More
By: Alison Warren on July 23, 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
Spring Festivals & Events in Springfield, IL
Springfield’s SPRING Festivals & Events
It’s SPRING Time….oh yay! Goodbye snow & ... Read More
By: Visit Springfield on March 14, 2019
Spring Break in Springfield, IL
Take a “Break” in Always Legendary Springfield, Illinois
Have we got the perfect break plan for you! Springfield, IL... Read More
By: Visit Springfield on January 9, 2019
5 Lincoln Sites You Don't 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's Brewing
Looking for some craft beer when visiting Springfield?? Well...you are in luck!!
In downtown Springfield you will find 3 ... Read More
By: Visit Springfield on August 15, 2018