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Crowne Plaza Springfield - Convention CTR

Explore Springfield

Things To Do

Things To Do

Lincoln's Home, Tomb and Monument

426 South 7th, Spinfield, IL

Stop here to get your free Lincoln Home tour tickets and information about area historic sites, attractions, events, hotels, and restaurants. Admission: Free

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

212 North 6th, Springfield, IL

The new state-of-the-art Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum was carefully designed with exacting historical detail to encourage an experience for all visitors. Admission

Illinois State Fairgrounds

801 E. Sangamon Avenue, Springfield, IL 62702

Various events take place at this location throughout the year. Types of events and times will vary.

Old State Capitol

1 Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL

A house divided against itself cannot stand... These immortal words were spoken by Abraham Lincoln in the historic Old State Capitol Hall of Representatives in the turbulent days preceding the Civil War. Admission = Free

Springfield Muni Opera

815 East Lake Shore Drive, Springfield, IL 62712

As the sun sets, the curtain rises on warm summer nights at The Muni! A Springfield tradition that has provided the best of Broadway to enthusiastic audiences for over 50 years. Open: June-August.

Knights Action Park

1700 Recreation Drive, Springfield, IL 62711

Family Entertainment Center: 2-18 hole putt putt golf courses, batting cages, golf driving range, go-kart track, kiddie rides, 1930's ferris wheel, and Carribeen Water Adventure (slides, lazy river, wave pool, etc); Home of Route 66 Drive In Theatre

LPGA 1976-2006 Rail Golf Course

1400 S Club House Dr, Springfield, IL 62707

The architectural genius of Robert Trent Jones, Sr., turned a sprawling 240 acre dairy farm into The Rail Golf Course. It is rated 4 stars by Golf Digest Magazine and is continually voted as one of the best places to play golf in Central Illinois.

Illinois State Museum

Spring Street & Edwards Street, Springfield, IL 62704

Museum tells the story of the land, life, people, and art of Illinois. Explore 500 million years of environmental change in Illinois. Discover Illinois' rich cultural heritage, see changing exhibitions showcasing the best of Illinois. Free

Thomas Rees Carillon

1740 W Fayette Ave, Springfield, Illinois

The world's 5th largest belltower, the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon is located in Springfield's Washington Park. The belltower holds 66 bells that weigh nearly 75,000 pounds. The 12 story tower has 3 observation decks providing views of Springfield.

Governors Mansion

410 E. Jackson Street, Springfield, Illinois 62704

Illinois Governor's Mansion

White Oaks Mall

2501 Wabash Ave., Springfield, Illinois 62704

Main shopping mall in Springfield. Indoor mall.

Henson Robinson Zoo

1100 East Lake Drive, Springfield, Illinois 62712

Springfield Park District's Henson Robinson Zoo is home to animals native to Australia, Africa, Asia and North and South America. Come visit and walk through the naturalistic exhibits that house more than 90 species of native and exotic animals. Learn how Henson Robinson Zoo, in cooperation with the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, is working to preserve endangered species.

New Salem State Park

15588 History Lane, Petersburg, Illinois 62675

Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site, about 2 miles South of Petersburg and about 20 miles Northwest of Springfield, is a reconstruction of the village where Abraham Lincoln spent his early adulthood.

Bank of Springfield Center

1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield, Illinois 62701

The Center is a multi-purpose facility that is adaptable to suit a variety of events, such as concerts, tradeshows, wrestling, monster trucks, indoor football, ice shows, rodeos, and much more! The PCCC contains 44,000 square feet of column-free space on the Main Hall.

Local Tips

Local Tips

Must See

Abraham Lincoln left a lasting impact on our country, and you can learn more about his life and legacy at his historic home in downtown Springfield, Illinois. This is the only house Abraham Lincoln ever owned and is the centerpiece of this four-block historic neighborhood. Lincoln and his family lived in the two-story house from 1844 until 1861, when their address changed to the White House.

What's New

The Ace Sign Co. Sign Museum is NOW OPEN!! It is a collection of over 85 historic signs from Springfield and Route 66. Their collection is constantly growing and transforming as they strive to maintain some of the most memorable and iconic signs in the area. The museum is free to the public and open Monday-Friday 8-4:30.


The City of Springfield has opened a new Visitors Center on the first floor of the Lincoln-Herndon Law Office across from the Old State Capitol. Stop by to find all the information you need to help create your legendary experience in Springfield. Parking passes are available for metered parking spaces – just ask! Hours M-F 9AM-5PM

Must Do

A visit to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is an absolute must for any traveler. Follow the fate of America's 16th president and share the joys and sorrows of a family - and a nation. It is always NEW as the ALPLM has several exhibits that change on a quarterly basis. You can explore thousands of historical documents and exhibits chronicling Abraham Lincoln's life.

Don't Go Home Without

You must stop at one of the restaurants that have been featured on the Food Network or Travel Channel. Any Springfield native can tell you that, to truly experience the city, you must try its culinary treat, The Horseshoe. A Springfield, “Original”, featuring an opened faced sandwich made up of thick-sliced toasted bread, a hamburger patty, French Fries, and a "secret" cheese sauce.