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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

Cruise to Springfield for the Mother Road Festival

The 20th Annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival cruises into Downtown Springfield on September 24 – 26!

Come... Read More

By:  Alison Warren on July 7, 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

Summer Festivals & Events in Springfield, IL

Make Springfield and our many summer festivals part of your summer plans! Yes, we’re known for Abraham Lincoln, but we’ve... Read More

By:  Alison Warren on June 8, 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

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

Springfield is the Power of Travel

National Travel and Tourism Week 2021spotlights the collective strength of the U.S. ... 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

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

Enjoy Nature in Springfield

Spring is here and the beautiful pinks and purples are on their way. What an amazing time to get out and enjoy nature.

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By:  Alison Warren on March 25, 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

Trifecta of Fresh

Follow Visit Springfield & share your pics using #VisitSpringfield for a change to be featured.



Emily and Tim Lewis are a ... Read More

By:  Alison Warren on November 13, 2020

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

October Fun in Springfield

Yes, 2020 fall adventures are going to look a little different, but that doesn't mean we can’t get out and have a great time ... Read More

By:  Alison Warren on September 17, 2020

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:  Alison Warren on August 25, 2020

Celebrate with the Lincoln Home

This is a big month for the National Park Service (NPS). Not only will the NPS celebrate its 104th birthday on August 25th,... Read More

By:  Alison Warren on August 14, 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

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... Read More

By:  Alison Warren on May 14, 2020

Adventures at Lake Springfield

Lake Springfield 

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

By:  Alison Warren on April 17, 2020

Support Local

Now more than ever is a critical time to support our locally owned small businesses and hospitality centered businesses.... Read More

By:  Alison Warren on April 2, 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

Springfield's Black History

The Springfield Illinois Race Riot of 1908 occurred on August 14, 1908 when tension filled the air as two black men sat in... Read More

By:  Alison Warren on January 24, 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!!

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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

Live Music at Boondocks

Let’s talk about Live Music…

Who doesn’t love a night out, dancing and listening to some awesome live music??

We have just ... Read More

By:  Alison Warren on September 24, 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. 

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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

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

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

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