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When you travel, you want to experience the one-of-a-kind stops that you can't find anywhere else. Are we right? That's why Enjoy Illinois created the Illinois
Made Program, a program highlighting the best places you can only find in Illinois.
We're so glad they did too! Why? Because in the Springfield area we have over a dozen Illinois Makers. Whether you enjoy local candies and delicious
sweet treats, unique dining experiences, nostalgic sign museums, an amazing crafted cup of java, one of our unique microbrews or glass of specialty
wine, we invite you to indulge in one of our local businesses honored to be certified through the program.
LET YOUR TASTE BUDS THRIVE WITH
We're not joking either when we say that you could spend so much time here enjoying scrumptious delicacies you might forget you have to get to our amazing
Our taste buds are watering just thinking about it.
We're not saying we're the home of the Simpsons or anything but our famous donut shop,
has been serving them up locally since 1932. Doh is right!
Or how about
Pease's Fine Candy & Salted Nuts
making old fashioned, homemade candies and treats for over 75 years.
Don't count out the new guy though.
Cocoa Blue Chocolates
in Rochester creates artistic, luxurious, and delicious chocolates made from only the finest ingredients.
And we would be remiss without mentioning the grandeur of the French bread and pastries available only at
located inside the stunning Weber House.
And of course there’s always room for popcorn. And whether you’re looking for something savory or something sweet or mix of both,
Del’s Popcorn Shop has all flavors and mixes you’re sure to love.
QUENCH YOUR THIRST
Coffee, Brew + Wine
You might be a little thirsty and we have you covered on several levels!
Custom Cup Coffee
specializes in creating small batch, custom, and roast to order coffee in the heart of Springfield.
The brewing trend continues in Springfield including Illinois Makers
Engrained Brewing Company,
Obed & Isaac's Microbrewery,
Buzz Bomb Brewing Company,
as well as
Hand of Fate in
Petersburg. All offer a unique ambiance with great food to partner with your favorite brew.
Danenberger Family Vineyards,
located on their family farm dating back to the mid 1800s, proves you can grow quality wine grapes in central Illinois that deliver exquisite results. Your visit
to this artisan, boutique winery will be one of the highlights of your trip!
Grab a Bite to Eat
Iconic restaurants make the list too.
Maldaner's, established here in
1884, respects tradition while offering the best of contemporary American fine dining in their historical downtown setting. Route 66 fans will definitely need a
Cozy Dog from
Cozy Dog Drive In, a third
generation Waldmire family restaurant with their roots along the Mother Road, including famous Route 66 artist, Bob Waldmire. If you're looking for that perfect
something to take back home, some fresh brats from
Jones Boys Market in nearby Ashland might be just the ticket. And if you are cooking at home, don’t forget to get to stock up on all the homemade relishes, jams, pickles, & sauces at nearby Kathy’s Kitchen.
Don't you think it's time to plan your Springfield getaway? We mean right now!
Historic Sign Museum
Ace Sign Company Sign Museum has some of the most amazing signage throughout Illinois and beyond. Inside you can find the famous "Sunrise Donuts"
sign and other signs that pertain to Route 66. This attraction is a must see for all Route 66 fans!
Speaking of signs, bring home a one-of-a-kind handcrafted sign from
Farmhouse Signs and Company to accent your house. And support a great cause when you shop
Wooden It Be Lovely for candles, clothing, & other items. The shop brings hope and employment to women healing from poverty, addiction, and abuse.
Support Local while visiting. Download our Illinois Made Springfield Makers itinerary