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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.