Where History Comes to Life
Visit Springfield, Illinois to celebrate the legacy of Abraham Lincoln and uncover the legend of Route 66. Discover the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the nation’s largest collection of Lincoln historic sites. Travel Route 66 and visit Springfield Route 66 landmarks, Shea’s Gas Station Museum and Cozy Dog Drive in.
Springfield offers hundreds of exciting events throughout the year. Old Capitol Art Fair in May, International Carillon Festival in June, Illinois State Fair in August, International Route 66 Mother Road Festival and Springfield Mile in September and First Night Springfield on New Year’s Eve are some of the major annual events.
From charming, one-of-kind boutiques to national department chains, Springfield offers something for every shopping need. The historic downtown area is brimming with specialty shops, antique stores, bakeries, clothing boutiques, art galleries and more.
The city’s West Side is home to White Oaks Mall, (the largest central Illinois indoor shopping facility), national discount shopping centers, home improvement stores, state-of-the-art computer and home entertainment stores, fashion boutiques and more.