Things To Do

Whether your vacation plans include following in the footsteps of our most famous citizen – Abraham Lincoln – or a relaxing day on the links – you’re about to encounter an exciting mix of history, culture and fun with the many things to do in Springfield, IL. From bustling fairs, to Broadway shows, to hidden antique treasures, a world of discovery is waiting for you in Springfield – where the wide prairie skies meet the open road to adventure. Come on in – we’re waiting to welcome you!

Attractions

Sites & Attractions

No place else on earth will you find more authentic Lincoln history in one place. And, it doesn’t end there – from incredible museums to Route 66 nostalgia – you’ll find something for everyone. 

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Tours

Tours

Walk where Lincoln walked as you visit the city he loved, take an evening ghost walk, or explore elegant historic homes. From self-guided tours to living history, your trip back in time is ready to begin.

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Shopping

Shopping

From one-of-a-kind antiques to the latest fashion trends – the special treasure you’ve been looking for is just waiting for you in one of hundreds of shops and stores scattered throughout the city.

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Entertainment

Entertainment

A quiet glass of wine with friends, a classic American musical under the stars, the best in Broadway or dancing the night away, your entertainment and nightlife options are endless.

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Outdoor Fun

Recreation & Sports

Whether your love of outdoors means birdwatching at one of our parks, skimming across the lake on the back of a jet ski, or playing a round of golf on a lush course, your outdoor adventure is waiting.

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Art Galleries

Arts & Culture

Does your love of art mean a beautifully performed ballet? An exotic handcrafted necklace? Or, a painting by an artist of long ago? Whatever your taste, you’ll love our local art scene.

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Events

Events

Step back in time as history comes to life, enjoy classic cars and music of a bygone era, or savor the best in bar-b-q and blues. You’ll find hundreds of special events happening all year long.

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