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  • Lincoln Depot

    Three months after his election in November 1860, Abraham Lincoln left Springfield for Washington, D.C. to become the 16th President of the United States. The special train that would take him there l...
    Lincoln Depot

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Shea's Gas Station Museum

A favorite photo stop for Route 66 travelers from around the world. Shea's Gas Station Museum is a charming and eclectic collection of over half a century of gas station memorabilia. Shea'

Springfield, IL Museums


World War II Illinois Veterans Memorial

The focal point of the World War II Illinois Veterans Memorial is a globe of the world symbolizing the conflict that involved more than 200 nations. More than 70

Springfield, IL Memorials


Illinois State Museum

The Illinois State Museum houses permanent and changing exhibits on Illinois's land, life, people and art, and a hands on children's discovery room. The museum store contains high quality crafts created by Illinois artisans.

Springfield, IL Museums

Things to do near Springfield, IL

My Garage R&D Center / Corvette Museum

My Garage R&D Center showcases classic and one-of-a-kind corvettes, including Indy pace cars, racing machines, the last C-4 a...

Nelson Park Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Prairie Creek Library

The Prairie Creek Library was built in 1896 as a carriage house and later transformed into a treatment and recreation buildin...

Lincoln College Museum

The Lincoln College Museum contains $2,000,000 worth of volumes, manuscripts, art, and related items of historical interest. ...

Edwards Place

In 1913, Edwards Place was deeded to the Springfield Art Association which now extends into the adjoining complex housing an ...