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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...
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Attractions and Upcoming Events


Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site

The final resting place of President Lincoln, his wife and three of their four children. Constructed 1869-1874

Springfield, IL Monuments


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

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is a museum unlike any other-enabling visitors to experience the entire Lincoln story for themselves, under one roof-in a modern television control room on Election Night, 1860, the Blue Room of the White House; an Indiana log cabin; Ford'

Springfield, IL Museums

Things to do near Springfield, IL

Hardy's Reindeer Ranch

The North Pole has moved to Central Illinois. Try your luck at the 6+ acre corn maze, the Grand Prix style race track, pick a...

Wildwood Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

City Water, Light and Power

CWLP, Springfield's municipally owned utility, provides tours of its water purification plant and Dahlman power plant....

Taylorville Chautauqua Auditorium

The Taylorville Chautauqua Auditorium opened August 23, 1914, and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Place...

Independence Pioneer Village

Visit this log home village from the early 1800's, including a blacksmith shop, church and schoolhouse....