Sites & Attractions

There are so many things to do in Springfield, IL. Experience more Abraham Lincoln Sites and history in Springfield, than you can find anywhere else on Earth. For starters, there’s the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the Lincoln Tomb and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. Don’t miss other historic sites like the Dana-Thomas House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. If you get your kicks on Route 66, stop by Cozy Dog Drive In. Traveling with kids? You can’t miss Knight’s Action Park! There's something for everyone in Illinois' capital city.
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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

The Library contains a treasury of carefully preserved Lincoln documents and artifacts, including more than 12 million items from the Illinois State Historical Library – an amazing resource of information for families, historians and scholars alike.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

More than 40,000 square feet of galleries, theaters, and historic displays that combine scholarship with showmanship – culminating in the world’s best collection of Lincoln lore and legend.

Adams Wildlife Sanctuary

Forty acres of woods and restored Illinois prairie with a one-mile trail for hiking or strolling sunrise to sunset every day.

Air Combat Museum

The museum showcases the role of military aviation and features a collection of historic aircraft and aviation memorabilia – including a Beechcraft AT-11, used to train WWII bombardiers.

Camp Butler National Cemetery

Once the site of a Union Civil War training camp and Confederate prison, now a national cemetery for veterans and their dependents. There are over 25,000 people are buried here including over 1,700 Union and Confederate soldiers.

Capitol Complex Visitors Center

If you’re interested in information and exhibits about the Capitol Complex, including the State Capitol, the State Archives, State Library, and state office buildings, be sure to visit the Capitol Complex Visitors Center.

Clayville Historic Site

Constructed by the Broadwell family as a stagecoach stop between Springfield and Beardstown in 1824, the Broadwell Inn at Clayville is the oldest brick building in Sangamon County.

Cozy Dog Drive In

This classic Route 66 drive in diner is named for the famous hot dog on a stick that calls it home. While you enjoy this delectable treat, browse through an amusing selection of Route 66 memorabilia and souvenirs.

Dana-Thomas House - A Frank Lloyd Wright Design

Reputed to be one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s largest and most elaborate Prairie-style designs, the house has 35 rooms with more than 100 pieces of original furniture and 250 art glass windows.

Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War Museum

The war that helped shape a country is remembered here in War of the Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies.

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