The State House Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member101 East Adams Street, Springfield 3.0 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of Springfield, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Illinois State Capitol, Korean War Veteran National Museum & Library, and Lincoln-Herndon ...
Super clean and very comfortable hotel with a fantastic view of downtown Springfield.
President Abraham Lincoln Springfield a DoubleTree by Hilton701 E Adams St, Springfield 3.0 out of 5.0
Situated near the airport, this hotel is steps from Prairie Capitol Convention Center and Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site. Korean War Veteran ...
Well appointed quarters and common areas. Friendly, helpful staff. Nice visit to see Lincoln home, museum, and library. Rooms were clean and quiet!
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Springfield, IL3092 Stevenson Drive, Springfield 2.5 out of 5.0
Situated in Springfield, this hotel is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from University of Illinois at Springfield and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Washington Park Botanical Gardens. ...
The staff at this hotel were very friendly and welcoming. From the front desk to the cleaning staff, everyone made us feel welcome. I highly recommend this hotel. The buffet breakfast used real plates, glasses, and hardware. The food was good.
Wyndham Springfield City Centre700 E Adams St, Springfield 3.5 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of Springfield, this hotel is steps from Prairie Capitol Convention Center and Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site. Korean War ...
Nice, good location, nice rooms. No complaints. ............................... I'm just writing to make characters now.......
Red Roof Inn Springfield, IL3200 Singer Ave, Springfield 2.0 out of 5.0
Situated in Springfield, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Adams Wildlife Sanctuary, Elijah Iles House, and Lincoln Depot. Great Western Depot and Vachel Lindsay ...
Travel for business purposes frequently Use this location for both short term stays (1-2 days) and choose it for longer periods (1-2 weeks) Staff is always friendly and helpful TONY'S tacos is near by I love TACOs
Crowne Plaza Hotel Springfield3000 S Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield 3.5 out of 5.0
Situated in Springfield, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Washington Park Botanical Gardens and 3 mi (4.9 km) from University of Illinois at Springfield. Adams ...
Staff very friendly very clean and comfortable Enjoyed my stay
Northfield Inn, Suites & Conference Center3280 Northfield Dr, Springfield 2.5 out of 5.0
Situated near the airport, this inn is within 3 mi (5 km) of Shea's Gas Station Museum, Illinois State Fairgrounds, and Camp Butler National Cemetery. Adams ...
The staff was friendly and helpful, breakfast wasn't fancy, but pretty good, dining room ladies were sweethearts. My only real complaint is that the computer wasn't working and there wasn't a printer that I could connect to. I stayed there thinking I could work from the hotel, but that wasn't the ...
Howard Johnson Inn & Suites Springfield1701 J David Jones Pkwy, Springfield 2.0 out of 5.0
Situated in Springfield, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Lincoln's Tomb, Memorial Medical Center, and Edwards Place Historic Home. Daughters of the Union ...
stayed there last year and this year room was musty and the toilet leaked and the sink wouldn't drain. Mattress was too hard also.
Hilton Garden Inn Springfield3100 S Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield 3.0 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of Springfield, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Washington Park Botanical Gardens and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from University of Illinois at ...
Very nice! The staff was super helpful and the facilities were super clean!
Baymont Inn and Suites Springfield, IL5871 South 6th St., Springfield 2.5 out of 5.0
This family-friendly Springfield hotel is located in the historical district, 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from University of Illinois at Springfield, and within 6 mi (10 ...
It's was great. Staff were friendly. Place was clean
Discover Midwestern charms in Springfield, Illinois
Situated in the heart of the Land of Lincoln, the city of Springfield stands in many ways like a monument to one of the United States' most celebrated presidents. As the state capital and largest city in central Illinois, Springfield offers much more than just a look into the past. Filled with amazing sites and special events, the city is a living, breathing example of Midwestern charm and hospitality. Whether you're looking to indulge your inner history buff or form lasting memories with your family, you can't go wrong with a visit to this cornfield-surrounded gem.
Things to see and do
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
Opened in 2005 after more than 15 years of planning and development, the Lincoln Library stands as one of Springfield's most-visited attractions. Breaking attendance records for a presidential library almost from the get-go, the museum has since continued to attract visitors with its unique blend of scholarship and showmanship. Located near a number of popular Springfield hotels, the state-of-the-art facility is home to thousands of Lincoln-related items, including a handwritten copy of the Gettysburg Address and the pen used to sign the Emancipation Proclamation.
Featuring a combination of holographic images, special effects, live actor performances and more, the site's exhibits are designed both to educate and entertain. As a family-friendly destination, the museum even gives your youngest children a chance to get in on the act. In Mrs. Lincoln's Attic, kids can try on period clothes, play with historic toy reproductions or even take pictures with life-size models of Abraham Lincoln and his family.
Illinois State Museum
With a Lincoln Museum, Lincoln Home, Lincoln Tomb and even a Lincoln Memorial Garden all lying within the city limits, it's fair to say that the famous former resident tends to soak up a lot of attention from visitors. However, with sites like the Illinois State Museum, Springfield proves it's more than just a one-hit-wonder.
Originally founded as a natural history museum in 1877, the ISM has grown considerably over the years. Sitting in the State Capitol Complex, the public portion of the museum welcomes families and historians with a huge selection of exhibitions and collections. Free to the public and open year-round, the museum takes visitors on an exhilarating trip through time. Interactive displays and life-size dioramas explore Illinois' history from the age of the dinosaurs, through the rise of Native American civilizations, and into today's changing cultural landscape. Ideal for kids and adults, the ISM offers fun hands-on opportunities to crawl through caves, dig for fossils and load up jeeps for journeys into the unknown. Also not to be missed is the Illinois Artisans Shop, a unique museum store featuring handcrafted souvenirs and art from some of the state's top artisans.
Illinois State Fair
Catering to families with school-age children, the city's summer schedule is often packed with exciting events. As the state capital, Springfield's crowning event is undoubtedly the Illinois State Fair. Held annually since 1853, the August event brings together visitors from across the state and throughout the region. Originally a showcase for the state's still-important agricultural industry, the fair today features hundreds of rides and attractions as well as petting zoos, animal exhibitions and food options from a wide variety of vendors. With daily events like horse races, tractor pulls and auto races giving way to a nightly concert series featuring musical guests of all kinds, it's no wonder the fair continues to draw healthy crowds year after year.
How to get there
Thanks to its central location between Chicago and St. Louis, Springfield is easy to get to at any time of year. By car, the city is located on Interstate 55, making it a perfect stop on any trip down historic Route 66.
Springfield's Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport (SPI) features daily non-stop flights to and from major airports, including Chicago O'Hare (ORD) and Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW). Other travel options include the Amtrak Train and Greyhound Bus lines, both of which offer service to Chicago, St. Louis and a number of other destinations.
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