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Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau
Mr. Lincoln’s Springfield
Follow the footsteps of Lincoln from his days as a young
shopkeeper, through the foundations of his greatness to
his acceptance of our nation’s Presidency.
Lincoln’s New Salem
Lincoln Home & Neighborhood
Lincoln-Herndon Law Office
Lincoln Tomb
Old State Capitol
Historic home open house
Fans of historic architecture and home design will enjoy
a sampling of Springfield’s fascinating selection of historic
homes. A meal or reception can even be arranged in several
of these well preserved residences.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Dana-Thomas House
Lincoln Home & Neighborhood
Edwards Place
Executive Mansion
Elijah Iles House
Route 66 cruise-in
Get your kicks on America’s Main Street: Route 66! Savor the
mid 20th century kitsch as you travel back to a time when
bobby socks and rock n’ roll were the main issues of the day.
Shea’s Gas Station Museum
Cozy Dog Drive In
Route 66 Twin Drive In Theater
The Railsplitter restaurant (home of the
“World’s Largest Covered Wagon”)
Die Cast Auto Sales
Natural “wanders”
Let them stretch their legs, stop to smell the roses or play
an Illinois version of “Survivor.” From climbing the third
tallest bell tower in the world to strolling five miles of
wooded trails at Washington Park, they’ll find the greener
side of Springfield is a breath of fresh air.
Washington Park Botanical Garden
Lincoln Memorial Garden
Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon
Henson Robinson Zoo
Illinois State Museum
Lake Springfield
One interesting city.
Hundreds of paths to adventure.
The road to fun and adventure in Springfield only begins with Lincoln. Whether your
schedule allows an hour, a day or a week, your SCVB can help you create tour itineraries
that appeal to the interests of your group. Our professional staff would be happy to
assist and advise you on every aspect of tour arrangements, logistics and scheduling.
Consider the following sample tour options as a starting point. For more ideas, get in
touch with the SCVB. In Springfield, there is always something new to explore.
Tour Itineraries
Tour Itineraries
Adrenaline rush hour
Stoke the demands of fitness fanatics and thrill seekers
alike with these heart-pounding options.
Knight’s Action Water Park/Caribbean Water Adventure
Boating on Lake Springfield
Adventure Village Thrill Rides
Boulder Creek Fun Park
Customized races and tournaments
Farms in focus
Springfield is in the heart of one of the nation’s richest
agricultural regions. Meet local producers at area farms to
learn the inside story of agriculture today. Or, take a gander at
some of our quirkier agricultural treasures.
Afterlife afterhours
Get the chills with the spookier side of Springfield. Creep
through Oak Ridge Cemetery, home of Lincoln’s Tomb, to
meet a cadre of costumed “ghosts” of historic residents.
Unveil the more ghostly details of Lincoln’s life with a guided
tour entitled, “Lincoln’s Ghost Life: Legends and Lore.” Or,
take “Springfield’s Haunted Dead Walk” to locations actually
believed to be haunted!
Taste of Springfield
Tempt their taste buds with a sampling of Springfield’s
savory delights.
Carve into a legendary Horseshoe Sandwich.
Treat their sweet tooth to Pease’s Candies.
Try a progressive party to several top restaurants
Stir up a cooking demonstration with an area chef
Cool your jets at a Route 66 diner
Fire up a barbecue along the shores of Lake Springfield
Settle back with the classic comfort of Midwestern
home style cooking
Linger over a wine and cheese tasting based on
Illinois or world-wide varieties
Imagination creations
Have a meeting theme you are working with? Looking for
something truly original? Talk to the SCVB. Describe the
effect or experience you would like to achieve and we can
help you fill the bill.
Antiques and uniques
Browse local antique shops or attend a local auction
followed by lunch at a quaint tea room.
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