Things to do in Springfield, IL

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Springfield Attractions

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Places of interest in Springfield

Springfield is crammed with must-see places to visit and things to do. We can help you decide where to stay in Springfield, and make it a breeze to explore Springfield and the surrounding areas with our guides on where to go, what to see and when to see it. No matter how long your stay, it’s easy to find places of interest in Springfield to make sure that you enjoy your holiday to the fullest and don’t miss a thing. Leave the local knowledge to us and leave the hassle behind.

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Springfield attractions

Springfield has something for everyone, so whether you’re planning to get active on a summer holiday, put a spring in your step with a romantic rendezvous, or pamper yourself with a leisurely winter trip, you’ll find plenty of attractions in Springfield to keep you entertained. Expedia makes it easy to book your flight, hotel and rental car in advance, making for hassle-free travel and freeing you up to explore the sights of Springfield.

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Top places to visit

1. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum provides a view of the life and presidency of the nation’s 16th president. Understand how Lincoln lived as a boy and why he is considered one of the best presidents in United States history by many.
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Learn about one of the most revered presidents of the United States through museum artifacts and presidential papers.

2. Lincoln Home National Historic Site

The Lincoln Home Visitor Center is the starting point for exploring the fascinating museum that was once the home of President Abraham Lincoln. Come here to pick up free tickets to one of the regular guided tours of the house. The visitor center is also an interesting museum in its own right. Exhibits here include a scale model of house as it looked in the 1850s, as well as three videos about the president and his home. Also on display is a bronze casting of Lincoln’s face and hands, which can be touched by visitors.
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Come to this well-equipped facility to learn about Abraham Lincoln and to collect your ticket for one of the free tours that explore his carefully preserved home.

3. Illinois State Capitol

Illinois State Capitol is just one of the places to see in Springfield, so why not enjoy the other things to explore during your travels? Experience the area's lively festivals and fascinating museums.
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Illinois State Capitol is just one of the places to see in Springfield, so why not enjoy the other things to explore during your travels? Experience the area's lively festivals and fascinating museums.

4. Lincoln's Tomb

The Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site contains the burial chamber and an obelisk monument dedicated to the life and death of Abraham Lincoln. Explore the spacious grounds and admire the stonemasonry of the tomb’s structure as you pay respects to the legacy of one of America’s most notable presidents. See a collection of sculptures and statues, as well as plaques inscribed with quotes from some of Lincoln’s most famous speeches.
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Pay your respects at the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln and admire the magnificent monument that celebrates the life of the remarkable president.

5. Old State Capitol

You can find out about the history of Springfield with a visit to Old State Capitol. Discover the area's lively bars and its fascinating museums.
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You can find out about the history of Springfield with a visit to Old State Capitol. Discover the area's lively bars and its fascinating museums.

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