Many of Springfield’s key attractions can be found within easy reach of Petersburg, so it is a smart choice as a place to base yourself during your visit. The Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site and the Rail Golf Course are two of the popular places to discover here. If you have time, don’t miss the Illinois State Fairgrounds and the Shea's Gas Station Museum.
Do make the effort to see some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make the area such a great vacation choice. Visit some of the remarkable museums including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, the Illinois State Museum and the Lincoln Home Visitor Centre.
After a day seeing the sights around Petersburg, stay the night at one of the area’s bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. The State House Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, the President Abraham Lincoln Springfield a DoubleTree by Hilton and the Northfield Inn, Suites & Conference Center are just some of the best places to stay while you are enjoying this special area.