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Springfield, Illinois, USA

Attractions in Springfield, Illinois

Amusements

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Elijah IIes House, The
    628 South 7th Street, Springfield, IL 62703
    217-492-5929, Springfield's oldest home features original siding, interior wood work, hardware, flooring, and walls. The Greek Revival-style Iles House is open to the public for... more info

  • Executive Mansion
    Fifth and Jackson Streets
    217-782-6450, Filled with antiques and historic artifacts is the third oldest continuously occupied governor's mansion. more info

  • Lincoln Ledger
    Bank One, 6th and Washington Streets
    217-525-9600, In 1853 Lincoln deposited $310 here at the oldest bank in Illinois. more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Carnegie Public Library
    400 North State Street, Litchfield, IL 62056
    217-324-3866, A vast genealogy department in this original 1904 architectural house. more info

  • Illinois State Historical Library
    1 Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701
    Old State Capital
    217-524-6358, A vast collection of historic manuscripts from Illinois and the libraries holdings also include the largest collection devoted to the pre-presidential career of Abraham... more info  map

  • Lawrence Memorial Library
    101 East Laurel Street, Springfield, IL 62704
    217-525-3039, Frank Lloyd Wright designed the interior of this school library. more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
    112 North 6th Street, Springfield, IL 62701
    Located in Downtown Springfield
    217-558-8844 or 217-782-5764, Owned and operated by the State of Illinois, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is over 40,000 square feet of state-of-the-art exhibit space with a... more info  map

  • Air Combat Museum
    835 South Airport Drive, Springfield, IL 62707
    217-522-2181, The Air Combat Museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, April through September and 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, from... more info

  • Daughters of Union Veterans of Civil War Museum
    503 South Walnut, Springfield, IL 62704
    217-544-0616, Medals, photos, currency, drums,and uniforms from the War of the Rebellion are displayed here. more info  map

  • Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Museum
    629 South Seventh, Springfield, IL 62703
    217-522-4373, In this large assortment of Civil War memorabilia is Tintypes by Civil War photographer Mathew Brady. more info  map

  • Illinois State Capital
    301 South Second Street, Springfield, IL 62706
    Second Street and Capitol Avenue
    217-782-2099, With at least seven different kinds of marble, murals, paintings, statuary, and a unique architectural design add to the beauty of this center of state government. more info  map

  • Illinois State Museum
    Spring and Edwards Street
    217-782-7386, With a new State of the art interactive computer exhibit and a hands on learning center, this museum is full of different things to explore. more info

  • Korean War National Museum
    9 South Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701
    217-523-7230, The nationally-designated museum for the Korean War "contains a collection of historically-significant pieces and supporting stories that bring to life a conflict that... more info

  • Springfield Art Association/Edwards Place
    700 North Fourth Street, Springfield, IL 62702
    217-523-2631, The oldest home in Springfield on its original foundation, Edwards Place tells the story of Benjamin and Helen Edwards and their life at the home from 1843 to 1909. The... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Henson Robinson Zoo
    1100 East Lake Drive, Springfield, IL 62707
    217-753-6217, 14 acres full of wildlife this zoo shows several endangered animals.  more info  map

  • Knight's Action Park and Caribbean Water Adventure
    1700 Recreation Drive, Springfield, IL 62707
    I-72 and Chatham Road
    217-546-8881, Sixty acres of water park fun and a golf driving range and two 18-hole miniature golf courses. more info  map

  • Lincoln Memorial Garden & Nature Center
    2301 East Lake Shore Drive, Springfield, IL 62712
    217-529-1111, Located along the shore of Lake Springfield, the 100-acre Lincoln Memorial Garden features six miles of trails, footbridges, a pond, eight stone council rings, and... more info

  • Walton Park
    South State Street, Litchfield, IL 62056
    217-324-2533, Home of the first Litchfield Chautauqua. more info

  • Washington Park Botanical Gardens
    1740 West Fayette, Springfield, IL 62704
    Washington Park
    217-753-6228, Walk through formal rose gardens and perennial scent and texture gardens in season or enjoy the Roman Cultural Garden. more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Springfield Trolley Tours
    229 West Allen Street, Springfield, IL 62704
    217-528-4100, Ride to all the Lincoln historic sites, museums, the Dana-Thomas House and the State Capitol building on the Elijah Iles trolley. more info  map

  • Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon
    West Fayette Avenue, Springfield, IL 62704
    Washington Park 1 block south of lawrence street
    217-753-6219, One of the largest carillons in the world and one of the few open to the public is set in gardens high above Springfield. View bells and playing mechanisms during a... more info  map

  

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