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

Wyndham Springfield City Centre
Wyndham Springfield City Centre
3.5 out of 5
700 E Adams St, Springfield, IL, 62701
The price is HK$777 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Springfield. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a free airport shuttle. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their ...
3.5/5 Good! (1,002 reviews)
Nice comfy place to stay
"Stay was pleasant staff was able to let me check in early as I was really tired from an overnight flight with no sleep. Place could use some modern updates…to brighten up the place a little but it’s a nice clean place to stay and right near everything and the staff was great."

Reviewed on 8 Sep 2022

State House Inn
State House Inn
3 out of 5
101 East Adams Street, Springfield, IL, 62701
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$841 per night from 27 Sep to 28 Sep
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Springfield. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,002 reviews)
"Comfortable stay each time I visit Springfield, smooth check in process with good guest services!"

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2022

Drury Inn & Suites Springfield IL
Drury Inn & Suites Springfield IL
3 out of 5
3180 S Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield, IL, 62703
The price is HK$848 per night from 9 Oct to 10 Oct
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Springfield. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,001 reviews)
"Friendly and accommodating staff. Breakfast and kickback food and beverages in the evenings were nice. Easy parking and Starbucks and McAllisters on both sides was convenient. Only complaint, no cellular service in my room, had to stand next to window."

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2022

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.
An explosion from the past
An explosion from the past
Springfield, IL
Stay at this holiday home in Springfield. Enjoy WiFi, on-site parking and limo/town car service. Popular attractions Illinois State Museum and Illinois State ...
5/5 Exceptional! (28 reviews)
Great Stay
"Unique house in Springfield in a cozy neighborhood. Loved the movie, board game, and Super Nintendo game selection!"

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2022

The LUXURY Indigo Retreat (WIFI+PARKING)
The LUXURY Indigo Retreat (WIFI+PARKING)
Springfield, IL
Stay at this holiday home in Springfield. Enjoy free WiFi, fenced gardens and barbecues. Popular attractions Sky Glider and Shea's Gas Station Museum are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Great location for State Fair
"We took a trip to Springfield for the State Fair and this location was in a great place. 5 mins to the State Fair and 5 mins to gas stations, restaurants and stores. The house is also very nice and spacious!"

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2022

*Governors Mansion View* 1BD+1BA+Balcony+Gym+Free Parking
*Governors Mansion View* 1BD+1BA+Balcony+Gym+Free Parking
Springfield, IL
Stay at this family-friendly apartment in Springfield. Enjoy free WiFi, a water park and a fitness centre. Popular attractions Illinois State Capitol and Dana-Thomas ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Amazing
"I'll be back ✌🏾✌🏾✌🏾....the relaxation was Amazing and wasn't disappointed at all. Thank you for the hospitality."

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2022

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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