History of the Springfield 1908 Race Riot
Springfield Illinois is a city rich in African American history, which helped shape Springfield, and the nation, as we know... Read More
By: Alison Warren on August 6, 2020
Tale of Two Capitols
How many places can you visit two beautiful capitol domes piercing the sky? If you happen to ask for directions to the... Read More
By: on July 24, 2020
Did you know Springfield has an amazing art scene…Yep, that we do!! Whether it's art galleries, local theatre or... Read More
By: Alison Warren on May 22, 2020
Strolling through a Historic Village
Take a step back in time, two centuries in time, as you stroll through the reconstructed village now called Lincoln’s... Read More
By: Alison Warren on May 14, 2020
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Well…not only do we get to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but this year we get to celebrate on Taco Tuesday!!! Now it... Read More
By: Alison Warren on May 4, 2020
Adventures at Lake Springfield
While we are all still maintaining the 6 feet social distancing order, the lake is a perfect place to visit. Whether it's... Read More
By: Alison Warren on April 24, 2020
Enjoy Nature in Springfield
It’s warming up out there and the trees and flowers are starting to bloom here is Springfield. Let us just say this is the... Read More
By: Alison Warren on March 27, 2020
Siteseeing & Explorer Passports
When you visit Springfield you will not only get to walk where Lincoln walked but eat amazing local foods, like the one and... Read More
By: Alison Warren on March 12, 2020
Antiquing in Springfield, IL
Hop in your car, take a cruise on Route 66 and head to Springfield for a weekend of nostalgia!
Visit our historical ... Read More
By: Alison Warren on January 16, 2020
Illinois Made - Springfield Makers
Support LOCAL? Prefer HANDCRAFTED?
Well, have you heard of the Illinois Made program??
Keep on... Read More
By: Alison Warren on December 26, 2019
Escape Cabin Fever...and Visit Springfield
It’s cold outside but inside…nice and toasty!!
During the winter months in Springfield you will... Read More
By: Alison Warren on December 12, 2019
A Roaring 20's New Years Eve 2020
Can you believe we will be ringing in the year 2020!! Wow
Time sure does fly when you’re having FUN, right!!
By: Alison Warren on December 5, 2019
Happy 1 Year to the Springfield Visitors Center
It's your birthday!
Yayyy! We are so excited to have this amazing addition to our city.
And now.…we... Read More
By: Alison Warren on November 22, 2019
On Broadway...at UIS PAC
So we’ve talked about Live Music at Boondocks now let’s talk a little bit about Live Theatre at one... Read More
By: Alison Warren on November 13, 2019
Christmas Fun in Springfield, IL
Its almost the "Most Wonderful Time of the Year!"
Since we have have so many things to do, we've put together... Read More
By: Alison Warren on November 4, 2019
Old Capitol Holiday Walks
It's time!! Time for what you ask...time to start making your holiday plans to visit Springfield, of course!!
If... Read More
By: Alison Warren on October 15, 2019
"Fall" in Love with Food in Springfield, IL
As we move seasons from summer to autumn…the colors change from teals and pinks to browns & oranges and... Read More
By: Alison Warren on October 7, 2019
Live Music at Boondocks
Let’s talk about Live Music…
Who doesn’t love a night out, dancing and listening to some awesome live music??
We have just ... Read More
By: Alison Warren on September 24, 2019
Plan Your Adventure with Springfield Itineraries
So we know planning a visit can be a little overwhelming at times. You want to see all the “can’t miss... Read More
By: Alison Warren on September 16, 2019
October Fun in Springfield
It's about that time of year where we adventure out in search of that one perfect pumpkin to carve, weget... Read More
By: Alison Warren on September 10, 2019
5 Must Eat Dishes in Springfield, IL
You know what you should see and do while you’re in Springfield…but do you know what you should EAT??
By: Alison Warren on August 30, 2019
Fall Festivals & Events in Springfield, IL
Can you believe how quick fall is upon us? I must say, we are excited for the cooler weather and all these fun... Read More
By: Alison Warren on August 14, 2019
Girls Trip to Springfield, IL
Here are some ideas for an awesome Girl’s Trip to Springfield.
Shop for local produce or even a bouquet of wild... Read More
By: Alison Warren on August 7, 2019
Illinois State Fair 10 Must Do's!
The most jam packed 10 days in Springfield, full of thrills and excitement.
Come have a blast at the Illinois... Read More
By: Alison Warren on July 31, 2019
Wineries in the Springfield, IL Area
Sit back, relax and sip on that glass, of Wine of course!
Visit one of 6 Springfield Area Wineries.
... Read More
By: Alison Warren on July 23, 2019
'Instagrammable' Spots in Springfield, IL
Everyone loves a good photo op! Whether you’re a photographer, selfie master, model, or simply someone who loves unique... Read More
By: Alison Warren on July 16, 2019
Summer Festivals & Events in Springfield, IL
Make Springfield and our many summer festivals part of your summer plans! Yes, we’re known for Abraham Lincoln, ... Read More
By: AW on May 1, 2019
‘The Coliseum of Champions’
Update: September 4
Thank you for following along with us as we shared the story of the renovation of the Coliseum of... Read More
By: Visit Springfield on April 29, 2019
Take a Coffee Break in Springfield, IL
Time to take that much need coffee break!!
A Classic Americana, an Espresso, how about a Latte, a Pour Over or even your... Read More
By: AW on April 26, 2019
Spring Festivals & Events in Springfield, IL
Springfield’s SPRING Festivals & Events
It’s SPRING Time….oh yay! Goodbye snow & ... Read More
By: Visit Springfield on March 14, 2019
5 Lincoln Sites You Don't Want To Miss!
You can't visit Springfield without exploring at least one of the many Lincoln Sites.
Here are just five that should be on... Read More
By: Visit Springfield on January 9, 2019
Spring Break in Springfield, IL
Take a “Break” in Always Legendary Springfield, Illinois
Have we got the perfect Spring Break plan for... Read More
By: Visit Springfield on January 9, 2019
Taste What's Brewing
Looking for some craft beer when visiting Springfield?? You are in luck!!
Located... Read More
By: Visit Springfield on August 15, 2018