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What to see in Springfield

Springfield Attractions


Springfield is most popular with tourists as a time travelling destination, a city in which it is possible to step back in history to the lofty days of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln's home can be visited, and the neighbourhood surrounding it has been carefully preserved and restored to be as the famous president would have remembered it. The Lincoln Library and Museum is another exciting attraction, and the Oak Ridge Cemetery holds his tomb. Apart from the slew of historic sites and landmarks named for Lincoln, Springfield offers many museums, galleries and parks, and is a good shopping destination. Springfield's status as the state capital ensures that the city boasts a number of worthy Illinois establishments, like the Illinois State Museum, the Illinois State Capitol and the Illinois State Military Museum.

Springfield makes visitor's very welcome, with tourist centres and information kiosks sprinkled throughout the city, and a number of interesting guided tours on offer. There are also some well-organised self-guided tours available in Springfield tourist hubs, accessible by phone.


Knights Action Park and Caribbean Water Adventure

Knights Action Park is a family entertainment centre outside of Springfield, Illinois. Featuring an arcade, driving range,…

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Lincoln Library and Museum

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library opened in October 2004, with the Museum opening the following year. They are…

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Lincoln's Home

The pretty two-storey home of Abraham and Mary Lincoln was the only home the lawyer/president ever owned. He and his…

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Oak Ridge Cemetery

Abraham Lincoln was buried in Springfield's Oak Ridge Cemetery after his assassination in 1865. Today it is the second…

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