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What to see in Springfield

Springfield Attractions

Springfield is a city in which it is possible to step back in history to the lofty days of Abraham Lincoln. Visitors can explore Lincoln's home and the neighbourhood that has been carefully preserved and restored to be as the famous president would have remembered it.

The Lincoln Library and Museum holds famous documents hand-written by Lincoln, 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 shopping destinations.

Springfield's status as the state capital ensures that the city boasts a number of worthy Illinois establishments, such as the Illinois State Museum, the Illinois State Capitol, and the Illinois State Military Museum.

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

Knights Action Park

Knights Action Park is a family entertainment centre outside of Springfield. Featuring an arcade, driving range, batting cages, go-karts, mini golf, kiddie rides, and a Ferris wheel, the park is a…

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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 part of a $115 million complex dedicated to the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln…

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Lincoln's Home

The pretty two-storey home of Abraham and Mary Lincoln in Springfield was the only home the lawyer and president ever owned. He and his wife lived in the house between 1844 and 1861, when he was elected…

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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 most visited cemetery in the United States, being the resting place not only of…

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