Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau Launches the New Explorer Passport | Springfield, Illinois | Visit Springfield

Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau Launches the
New Explorer Passport
25 sites, attractions, museums and culinary adventures in one free pocket-size passport of fun!

SPRINGFIELD, IL April 3, 2023– Beginning today the new Explorer Passport is available for visitors and local residents alike to pick up and enjoy an adventure like no other!  Featuring 12 sites and museums in the Abe’s Hat Hunt scavenger hunt and 13 people and places in the Living Legends and Landmarks of Route 66. 

Passport Partners Include:

Abe’s Hat Hun t Location:
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Dana-Thomas House - A Frank Lloyd Wright Design
Edwards Place
Illinois State Capitol
Illinois State Military Museum
Illinois State Museum
Lincoln Depot
Lincoln Home National Historic Site & Visitor Center
Lincoln Memorial Garden
Old State Capitol
Springfield & Central Illinois African American History Museum
Vachel Lindsay Home

Living Legends & Landmarks Included:
Ace Sign Company Museum
Cozy Dog Drive In
Dew Chilli Pub & Grill – Dirksen Parkway
Mahan’s Filling Station at Fulgenzi’s Pizza & Pasta
Knight’s Action Park & Route 66 Drive-In
Maid-Rite Sandwich Shop
Maldaner’s Restaurant & Catering
Mel-o-Cream Donuts – Laurel Street, and 4 other locations
Route 66 Motorhead’s Bar, Grill & Museum & Entertainment Complex
Route 66 Experience at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, Gate 2
Route History Museum
The Chili Parlor
The Curve Inn
Weebles Bar & Grill

The Explorer Passport is intended to help enhance the visitor experience by making available 25 activities, including meeting our local Living Legends and by participating in a scavenger hunt for Abe’s hats.  Showcasing this many high quality, affordable options to visit helps to emphasize the fact that Springfield truly is “More Than One Day.”

Passport pick up and prize stops include:

Springfield Visitors Center – 1 S Old State Capitol Plaza
Lincoln Home Visitors Center – 426 S 7th Street
Dana-Thomas House – 301 E Lawrence Avenue
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum – 212 N 6th Street

About Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau -

The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau (SCVB) is the official destination marketing organization for the City of Springfield, Illinois.  The SCVB markets the capital city as a unique convention, meeting and leisure destination in support of our City, our community and our hospitality partners.

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For more information, or to schedule an interview contact Amy Beadle, Marketing Manager at 217-414-1590 or e-mail amy.beadle@springfield.il.us.