Springfield, IL

Travel Guide

As the longtime home of Abraham Lincoln and the capital of Illinois, this city has ample history, culture and entertainment for any visitor.

Before he moved to the White House, Abraham Lincoln lived and raised his family in Springfield. Visit the capital of Illinois to immerse yourself in the history of one of America's most famous presidents and experience the bustling cultural scene.

Dive into the life and career of the 16th president at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. This state-of-the-art institution is one of the country’s most visited presidential libraries. It includes fascinating exhibits focusing on the American Civil War.

Before he became president, Lincoln earned his nickname of "Honest Abe" while working as a lawyer. Tour his offices at the Lincoln-Herndon Law Office. Just a few steps away is the Old State Capitol, where Lincoln served in the Illinois House of Representatives and addressed the issue of slavery in his famous "House Divided" speech.

See where the Lincolns lived for 17 years at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site. The home features tours and informational exhibits. The surrounding four blocks have been preserved to appear as they did when Lincoln lived there. Lincoln's final resting place is in Oak Ridge Cemetery where there are also Vietnam War, Korean War and World War II memorials.

On the cultural side, take advantage of Springfield's arts community. Catch an act at Sangamon Auditorium, a venue that hosts a variety of talent ranging from international musicians to the local ballet troupe. For more music, dance and theater performances, stop by Hoogland Center for the Arts, which also features a large gallery. During warmer months, the Theatre in the Park at New Salem hosts plays and concerts in its unique outdoor amphitheater space.

Cool off at Knight's Action Park water slides. Test your swing at the golf range or your skills at the arcade. The Route 66 Drive-in is beloved for its old-fashioned theater; watch a double feature from the comfort of your car.

Fly into the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport just north of the city and then enjoy history and culture in Springfield, the land of Lincoln.

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Springfield IL
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Springfield IL
2.5 out of 5
1121 Lejune Dr, Springfield, IL
The price is $75 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
Situated in a shopping district, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from University of Illinois at Springfield and within 6 mi (10 km) of Knights Action and Dana-Thomas ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (947 reviews)
"All was very family friendly."

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Springfield IL
Wyndham Springfield City Centre
Wyndham Springfield City Centre
3.5 out of 5
700 E Adams St, Springfield, IL
The price is $87 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in Downtown Springfield, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Prairie Capitol Convention Center, Lincoln Home National Historic Site, and Old State ...
3.7/5 Good! (928 reviews)
"They list restaurants in the building, there was only one open part time. There was a big convention across the street and we was looking for somewhere to eat at lunchtime and dinner time. At lunchtime you don't have time to travel out of the area. Breakfast was convenient eithet."

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

Wyndham Springfield City Centre
State House Inn
State House Inn
3 out of 5
101 East Adams Street, Springfield, IL
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $109 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in Downtown Springfield, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Illinois State Capitol, Illinois State Museum, and Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library ...
4/5 Very Good! (955 reviews)
"Close to events"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

State House Inn
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OUR ADORABLE HOME
OUR ADORABLE HOME
Springfield, IL
The price is $92 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in the center of Springfield, this family-friendly vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Memorial Medical Center and Lincoln's Tomb. Abraham Lincoln ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (19 reviews)
Cute gem near downtown Springfield
"Very nice property and very kid friendly. We enjoyed hours of entertainment watching the kids play air hockey downstairs."

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

OUR ADORABLE HOME
*Governors Mansion View* 1BD+1BA+Balcony+Gym+Free Parking
*Governors Mansion View* 1BD+1BA+Balcony+Gym+Free Parking
Springfield, IL
The price is $110 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in the center of Springfield, this family-friendly apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Illinois State Museum and Illinois State Capitol. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Great stay!
"I was so completely impressed with how clean it was and it had everything I needed for my stay. Would definitely stay again!"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

*Governors Mansion View* 1BD+1BA+Balcony+Gym+Free Parking
A Blast From The Past
A Blast From The Past
Springfield, IL
Situated in Springfield, this historic vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Illinois State Museum, Illinois State Capitol, and Dana-Thomas House. Lincoln Home ...
5/5 Exceptional! (19 reviews)
Pleasant place
"Fun theme was incorporated throughout the property. Anyone feeling nostalgic would absolutely love it. Property included some very nice touches that would be fun for children."

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

A Blast From The Past
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