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Springfield, Illinois

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Old State Capitol State Historic Site

The Old State Capitol is a reconstruction of Illinois' fifth statehouse, the first to be located in Springfield. The building served as the seat of state government and a center of Illinois political life from 1839-1876

Springfield, IL Historic Sites


Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site

The only remaining structure where Abraham Lincoln maintained working law offices. Lincoln and his final law partner, William Herndon, operated from the top floor of the 1840 building. The interior looks as it did in Lincoln'

Springfield, IL Historic Sites


Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial

This powerful granite monument and it's eternal flame pay tribute to the 2,981 Illinois residents who served in the Vietnam War and died or are still missing.

Springfield, IL Memorials

Things to do near Springfield, IL

Crawford County Historical Museum

The Crawford County Historical Museum features archeoligical displays, James Jones memorabilia and other historical exhibits....

Oswegoland Civic Center Aquatic Park

Community water park with colorful slides, tubes, zero-depth pool and concession booth....

Veterans Educational Museum

Items on display are from the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm along with flags from 45 countries....

Harry "Babe" Woodyard State Natural Area

The Woodyard area, named after late state legislator, Harry "Babe" Woodyard, is the county's newest park. Its 1043 acres is h...