Springfield

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Springfield featuring a city

As the longtime home of Abraham Lincoln and the capital of Illinois, this city has ample history, culture and entertainment for any visitor.

Before he moved to the White House, Abraham Lincoln lived and raised his family in Springfield. Visit the capital of Illinois to immerse yourself in the history of one of America's most famous presidents and experience the bustling cultural scene.

Dive into the life and career of the 16th president at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. This state-of-the-art institution is one of the country’s most visited presidential libraries. It includes fascinating exhibits focusing on the American Civil War.

Before he became president, Lincoln earned his nickname of "Honest Abe" while working as a lawyer. Tour his offices at the Lincoln-Herndon Law Office. Just a few steps away is the Old State Capitol, where Lincoln served in the Illinois House of Representatives and addressed the issue of slavery in his famous "House Divided" speech.

See where the Lincolns lived for 17 years at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site. The home features tours and informational exhibits. The surrounding four blocks have been preserved to appear as they did when Lincoln lived there. Lincoln's final resting place is in Oak Ridge Cemetery where there are also Vietnam War, Korean War and World War II memorials.

On the cultural side, take advantage of Springfield's arts community. Catch an act at Sangamon Auditorium, a venue that hosts a variety of talent ranging from international musicians to the local ballet troupe. For more music, dance and theater performances, stop by Hoogland Center for the Arts, which also features a large gallery. During warmer months, the Theatre in the Park at New Salem hosts plays and concerts in its unique outdoor amphitheater space.

Cool off at Knight's Action Park water slides. Test your swing at the golf range or your skills at the arcade. The Route 66 Drive-in is beloved for its old-fashioned theater; watch a double feature from the comfort of your car.

Fly into the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport just north of the city and then enjoy history and culture in Springfield, the land of Lincoln.

Where to stay in Springfield

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Springfield IL
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Springfield IL
2.5 out of 5
1121 Lejune Dr, Springfield, IL
The price is £68 per night from 21 Feb to 22 Feb
Situated in the shopping district, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from University of Illinois at Springfield and within 6 miles (10 km) of Lincoln Home National ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (954 reviews)
"Everything it’s amazing except for the bath towels, terrible, small, bad quality, looks like the towels we bought to clean the floors!!!"

Reviewed on 16 Jan 2022

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Springfield IL
State House Inn
State House Inn
3 out of 5
101 East Adams Street, Springfield, IL
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £84 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb
Located in Downtown Springfield, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Illinois State Capitol, Illinois State Museum and Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library ...
4/5 Very Good! (981 reviews)
"I enjoyed my stay here. The dining room staff and cooks are awesome. Thank you for a beautiful stay at State House Inn."

Reviewed on 31 Dec 2021

State House Inn
Wyndham Springfield City Centre
Wyndham Springfield City Centre
3.5 out of 5
700 E Adams St, Springfield, IL
The price is £72 per night from 5 Feb to 6 Feb
Located in Downtown Springfield, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Prairie Capitol Convention Center and Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. ...
3.6/5 Good! (987 reviews)
"regular stay nothing too fancy. The view is nice and rooms were pretty clean"

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2022

Wyndham Springfield City Centre
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
COZY BUNGALO
COZY BUNGALO
745 N Walnut St, Springfield, IL
The price is £484 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Located in the heart of Springfield, this holiday home is within 2 miles (3 km) of Memorial Medical Center, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (13 reviews)
Convenient location with everything we needed
"A friend and I stayed here for a month during our travel nurse contract. It was the perfect location for us— just a 2 minute drive to the hospital. The place was cozy and had everything we needed for our stay. Eric was also very quick to respond anytime I had a question."

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2022

COZY BUNGALO
A Blast From The Past
A Blast From The Past
529 S Douglas Ave, Springfield, IL
The price is £850 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
Situated in Springfield, this historic holiday home is within 2 miles (3 km) of Illinois State Museum, Lincoln Home National Historic Site and Abraham Lincoln ...
5/5 Exceptional! (23 reviews)
Comfortable, unique property
"Quirky fun home. Second stay here. Location is great for day trips and very nice place to wind down after them."

Reviewed on 13 Dec 2021

A Blast From The Past
The Artists' Retreat
The Artists' Retreat
529 1/2 S. Douglas Ave, Springfield, IL
The price is £853 per night from 3 Feb to 4 Feb
Situated in Springfield, this historic apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Illinois State Museum, Lincoln Home National Historic Site and Abraham ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Peaceful and quiet neighborhood 😌
"The only thing was missing were chargers for phones. Everything else was exelente."

Reviewed on 11 Jan 2022

The Artists' Retreat
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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