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Best of Springfield
Experience Springfield with this three night itinerary packed with fun for all! There's Abraham Lincoln, the aura of Route 66, family fun and outdoor
adventure. Add some great food, tasty beverages, and a hip arts and entertainment scene and you have a legendary trip waiting just for you.
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Abe's Perfect Journey
Take a trip back in time to discover our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, who spent most of his adult life in Springfield before traveling to Washington as President in 1861.
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Legendary Route 66
Visit one of our Legends of Route 66 or other stops highlighting the famous Mother Road. From diners to drive in's, we've got something just for you to get that motor running.
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Il Route 66 Scenic Byway
ENJOY TONS OF
Family Fun for Everyone
Splash it up at Knight's Action Park, the area's
best waterpark. Hit the driving range or compete for bragging rights playing miniature golf while you are there. Don't forget the
Route 66 Twin Drive-In right next door. Ride the
ferris wheel at SCHEELS after shopping at this amazing 200,000
square foot sports store with an arcade, candy shop, and departments for every sport imaginable. The kiddos will love
Henson Robinson Zoo,
with over 90 species of native and exotic animals.
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Go back over a million years to see the history of Illinois at the
Illinois State Museum and teach children healthy
living through play at
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ROUTE 66 LIVING LEGENDS OF SPRINGFIELD ADVENTURES BEGIN!
Brew + Wine
Home brewers and wine enthusiasts alike will find the capital city a tasty treat with six different wineries and seven microbreweries, three of which are located downtown within
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Eats + Sweets
Springfield is a flavorful destination with 100s of local restaurants serving a variety of mouthwatering dishes. From farm to table to nouveaux to our signature sandwich, the
horseshoe, we think the city is a foodie paradise. Don't forget dessert! Yum!
For a full listing of Eat + Sweets spots,
5 Must Eats
HORSESHOES & PANCAKES & COZY DOGS...OH MY!
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Explore the Outdoors
Whether hiking the Jens Jensen designed
Lincoln Memorial Garden, a 100
acre forest preserve on Lake Springfield, or listening
to the sounds of the carillon bells in
Washington Park, we'll give you plenty of ways to enjoy
the outdoors. With beautiful parks, golf courses, and bike trails as well as fishing, boating, and camping, leave the big city noise behind and get back to enjoying nature.
For a full listing of Outdoors,
Springfield Park District
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Arts + Entertainment
Springfield's art scene just keeps getting better. You're sure to notice all the street art, murals and sculptures in the city during your visit, but make sure to stop in one of our
galleries either by the SAA Collective,
The Pharmacy, or others to find that
perfect piece to take home.
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Our theater scene is also something to behold with immense local talent and nationally touring shows delivering excellent experiences at several performance venues in the area.
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