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When you visit Springfield you will not only get to walk where Lincoln walked but eat amazing local foods, like the one and only Horseshoe Sandwich, enjoy an event and stay in one of our many award winning hotels.

Visit the Lincoln Home, Old State Capitol, Lincoln Tomb and Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. Explore the Illinois State Military Museum or Dana-Thomas House - A Frank Lloyd Wright Design. Take in a limited time exhibit at the Springfield & African American History Museum and Illinois State Museum. After a day taking in the sites, enjoy an amazing dinner at one of our many local dining spots. Then be sure to stop in and grab a cold craft beer at one of our many local Breweries.

When you’re ready to call it a night, head back to your hotel room to relax and unwind for the next day’s adventures! 


Engage all of your senses as you take part in Abe’s Hat Hunt and the Living Legends of Route 66 adventure throughout Springfield. Transport yourself with the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and experiences that are sure to entertain travelers of all ages.One city, two adventures, 20 sites, attractions, culinary treasures and museums in one passport of memorable fun!

Living Legends

Start your experience by picking up a pocket-sized passport containing a map and list of the Legends. Then take an adventure on Route 66 through Springfield's to find 8 of the most legendary local entrepreneurs aka Living Legends. Catch them in action, hear their story, take a quick pic and don’t forget to get their autograph as a memento of your visit. Once you’ve filled up your passport, take it to one of the prize stops and receive a unique gift!

Abe’s Hat Hunt

Enjoy an adventure throughout Springfield on a search for Abe's colorful, hidden hats. Kick of the fun by picking up a pocket-sized passport containing a map, clues and stickers. Then, grab your detective magnifying glass and visit the sites to find all of Abe’s Hats at our 12 sites. Once you find at least 6 hats, take your passport to one of the prize stops and receive your Abe-mazing prize!

Passport and Prize Stops

*Due to COVID-19 Passports & Prizes are only available at the Visitors Center.

Springfield Visitors Center 
1 S. Old State Capitol Plaza
Monday - Friday: 9 am – 4:30 pm

Lincoln Home Visitor Center 
426 S. 7th St.
Daily: 8:30 am – 5 pm

Dana-Thomas House
301 E. Lawrence Ave.
Monday – Tuesday: 10 am – 2 pm; Wednesday – Sunday: 9 am – 4 pm

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N. 6th St.
Daily: 9 am - 5 pm

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