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    Best of Springfield

EXPERIENCE THE

Best of Springfield

Experience Springfield with this three night itinerary packed with fun for all! There's Abraham Lincoln, the aura of Route 66, family fun and outdoor adventure. Add some great food, tasty beverages, and a hip arts and entertainment scene and you have a legendary trip waiting just for you.

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Abe's Perfect Journey

Take a trip back in time to discover our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, who spent most of his adult life in Springfield before traveling to Washington as President in 1861.

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Looking for Lincoln

STAY LONGER & EXPLORE THE ABRAHAM LINCOLN
HERITAGE AREA. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Legendary Route 66

Visit one of our Legends of Route 66 or other stops highlighting the famous Mother Road. From diners to drive in's, we've got something just for you to get that motor running.

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Il Route 66 Scenic Byway

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ENJOY TONS OF

Family Fun for Everyone

Splash it up at Knight's Action Park, the area's best waterpark. Hit the driving range or compete for bragging rights playing miniature golf while you are there. Don't forget the Route 66 Twin Drive-In right next door. Ride the ferris wheel at SCHEELS after shopping at this amazing 200,000 square foot sports store with an arcade, candy shop, and departments for every sport imaginable. The kiddos will love Henson Robinson Zoo, with over 90 species of native and exotic animals.

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Go back over a million years to see the history of Illinois at the Illinois State Museum and teach children healthy living through play at Kidzeum.

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EXPLORER PASSPORT AND LET YOUR ABE'S HAT HUNT &
ROUTE 66 LIVING LEGENDS OF SPRINGFIELD ADVENTURES BEGIN!

Brew + Wine

Home brewers and wine enthusiasts alike will find the capital city a tasty treat with six different wineries and seven microbreweries, three of which are located downtown within walking distance.

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Stay with us

SPRINGFIELD HAS OVER 4,000 HOTEL ROOMS
WITH OPTIONS THAT FIT EVERY BUDGET!!



Eats + Sweets

Springfield is a flavorful destination with 100s of local restaurants serving a variety of mouthwatering dishes. From farm to table to nouveaux to our signature sandwich, the horseshoe, we think the city is a foodie paradise. Don't forget dessert! Yum!

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5 Must Eats

HORSESHOES & PANCAKES & COZY DOGS...OH MY!
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Explore the Outdoors

Whether hiking the Jens Jensen designed Lincoln Memorial Garden, a 100 acre forest preserve on Lake Springfield, or listening to the sounds of the carillon bells in Washington Park, we'll give you plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors. With beautiful parks, golf courses, and bike trails as well as fishing, boating, and camping, leave the big city noise behind and get back to enjoying nature.

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Springfield Park District

ENJOY OUR PARKS AND TRAILS. SPRINGFIELDPARKS.ORG



Arts + Entertainment

Springfield's art scene just keeps getting better. You're sure to notice all the street art, murals and sculptures in the city during your visit, but make sure to stop in one of our galleries either by the SAA Collective, The Pharmacy, or others to find that perfect piece to take home.

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Our theater scene is also something to behold with immense local talent and nationally touring shows delivering excellent experiences at several performance venues in the area.

Stop by & say Hi...

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