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Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau
Special Event Venues
Washington Park / Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon
Host your event under towering trees, amidst a botanical garden or in
the shadow of a carillon bell tower. Honor your attendees with a private
carillon bell concert. Picnic in an enclosed historic pavilion or beside
a quiet lagoon.
This historic 150-acre park also features hiking trails, playrounds and a band
pavilion. Washington Park Botanical Gardens is known for its seasonal displays
and rose garden.
Edwin Watts Southwind Park
Southwind Park is an innovative park experience that is 100% ADA
Accessible. Attendees stroll through sensory gardens on their way to
Erin’s Pavilion. Erin’s Pavilion provides panoramic views of the lake
from inside and out.
Everyone will enjoy the Waltzing Waters water and light show, which is in view
of the pavilion. The facility offers 7,000 square feet of indoor space, plus 3,000
square feet of outdoor covered space. For added comfort in summer, the outdoor
patio offers cooling misters and ceiling fans.
New Salem
Visit the log cabin village where a young Lincoln plied his trades in the
1830’s. Costumed townspeople and interpreters are available to help
bring your visit to life.
Lincoln’s New Salem is an excellent setting for a picnic or a unique themed
event! Also, from June through August (generally Fri-Sun) you can combine
your evening function with an evening of entertainment at New Salem’s
outdoor Theatre in the Park.
The following additional visitor sites are among Springfield’s
unique venues to hold private convention functions:
Air Combat Museum
Illinois State Museum
Executive Mansion
Illinois State Library
Old State Capitol
Dana-Thomas House
The Farm
Illinois State
Military Museum
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