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ILLINOIS MADE

Springfield Makers

When you travel, you want to experience the one-of-a-kind stops that you can't find anywhere else. Are we right? That's why Enjoy Illinois created the Illinois Made Program, a program highlighting the best places you can only find in Illinois.

We're so glad they did too! Why? Because in the Springfield area we have over a dozen Illinois Makers. Whether hand-crafted furniture created from 100+ year old American barns and buildings, local candies and other sweets, unique dining experiences or a delicious locally crafted cup of java, mug of brew or glass of wine, we invite you to indulge in one of our local businesses honored to be certified through the program.

Sangamon Reclaimed believes in honoring the past and preserving it for future generations. Their craftsmen, a team of Firefighters and U.S. Military Veterans meticulously dismantle barns dating back over 100 years to create uniquely appealing pieces that will stand in your home for decades to come. Continuously working to improve the community, their Flags for Heroes helps non-profits that support veterans, firefighters and police officers.

Fun Fact...

THE FRONT DESK AT THE SPRINGFIELD VISITORS CENTER AT THE LINCOLN-HERNDON LAW OFFICE WAS CREATED BY SANGAMON RECLAIMED OUT OF WOOD FROM THE HERNDON BARN, THE BARN OF WILLIAM HERNDON'S BROTHER, ARCHER.

LET YOUR TASTE BUDS THRIVE WITH

Tasty Treats

We're not joking either when we say that you could spend so much time here enjoying scrumptious delicacies you might forget you have to get to our amazing attractions.
Our taste buds are watering just thinking about it.

We're not saying we're the home of the Simpsons or anything but our famous donut shop, Mel-o-Cream Donuts has been serving them up locally since 1932. Doh is right!

Or how about Pease's Fine Candy & Salted Nuts making old fashioned, homemade candies and treats for over 75 years.

Don't count out the new guy though. Cocoa Blue Chocolates in Rochester creates artistic, luxurious, and delicious chocolates made from only the finest ingredients.

And we would be remiss without mentioning the grandeur of the French bread and pastries available only at Incredibly Delicious, located inside the stunning Weber House.

QUENCH YOUR THIRST

Coffee, Brew + Wine

You might be a little thirsty and we have you covered on several levels! Custom Cup Coffee specializes in creating small batch, custom, and roast to order coffee in the heart of Springfield.

The brewing trend continues in Springfield including Illinois Makers Engrained Brewing Company and Obed & Isaac's Microbrewery, as well as Hand of Fate in Petersburg. All offer a unique ambiance with great food to partner with your favorite brew.

Danenberger Family Vineyards, located on their family farm dating back to the mid 1800s, proves you can grow quality wine grapes in central Illinois that deliver exquisite results. Your visit to this artisan, boutique winery will be one of the highlights of your trip!

Grab a Bite to Eat

Iconic restaurants make the list too. Maldaner's, established here in 1884, respects tradition while offering the best of contemporary American fine dining in their historical downtown setting. Route 66 fans will definitely need a Cozy Dog from Cozy Dog Drive In, a third generation Waldmire family restaurant with their roots along the Mother Road, including famous Route 66 artist, Bob Waldmire. If you're looking for that perfect something to take back home, some fresh brats from Jones Boys Market in nearby Ashland might be just the ticket.

Don't you think it's time to plan your Springfield getaway? We mean right now!

Support Local while visiting. Download our Illinois Made Springfield Makers itinerary here.

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