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3675 South 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
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Although many people believe Chicago is the capitol of Illinois, it is actually the charming and historic city of Springfield. Besides being the capitol, Springfield is probably best known as being the city where the great American President Abraham Lincoln lived for 24 years of his life, and in fact is now home to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum & Library, along with the most Lincoln-related sites in the country including his former home and his tomb. Other notable attractions in the city include Frank Lloyd Wright's Dana-Thomas House, the Illinois State Capitol and the Korean War National Museum.
Spend a fun-filled day with the thrilling water rides at the Knights Action Park. The park has many exciting rides and facilities for group events.
The Dana-Thomas House was designed by renowned architect, Frank Lloyd Wright for rich heiress, Susan Lawrence Dana. No expenses were spared in building this lovely structure and it reflects Wright's Prairie Style of designing. Now, a house museum, it was incorporated in the National Register of Historical Places in 1974.
The Lincoln Home National Historic Site is the celebrated home of Abraham Lincoln, who lived here in the crucial years spanning from 1844 to 1861, prior to becoming the 16th President of the United States. The house was actually the only home that Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln ever owned. Their son, Robert Todd Lincoln, donated the house in 1887, and has been well preserved and maintained ever since. Unlike most lavish homes of other presidents, the Lincoln Home is inclined towards simplicity.
A venue of political significance through its existence, Old State Capitol State Historic Site (Illinois) was the state house between 1840 and 1876. The Greek Revival structure was completed in 1840, and coincidentally it is the same site from where both Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama made their candidacy announcement in 1858 and 2007 respectively.
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum is an ode to America's greatest president ever, Abraham Lincoln. Here is a chance for history lovers to have a glimpse at the only house he ever owned. A number of restored buildings and exhibits occupy the 4 block area which is deeply evocative of the centuries gone by. Guided tours are available for those who would like an in depth explanation of all there is to see and know. Free admission for all to the museum but library entrance charges apply! Check website for timings.
Featuring over 300 animals with over 90 species, the Henson Robinson Zoo is a beautiful zoo that serves the people of Springfield. Affiliated with the Springfield Park District, the zoo is a non profit organization and great home to the animals. Come and visit this land of of naturalistic exhibits with native and exotic animals and attend the various events conducted here.
The Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden that spans across 100 acres (40 hectares) of land consists of five miles (8 kilometers) of walking paths. It comprises of a visitors' center, hiking trails and a prairie center. The garden management organizes various events like bird hikes, junior naturalists, senior naturalists, and the likes. The garden follows a stringent set of rules which has helped in its maintenance. A range of programs are arranged for children of all age groups. These grounds are accessible from sunrise to sunset. Native plants, groves of hickory trees and oaks, and open meadows add to the grace of the gardens.
Lewis Memorial Acres is a community park in Springfield. The land was gifted by Irene Lewis in 1984.
Located in Springfield's Oak Ridge Cemetery, this memorial and tomb is the final resting place of the beloved American President Abraham Lincoln and his wife and three of his sons. 117-feet tall, the impressive tomb features marble walls, a rotunda, statutes and plaques engraved with some of the president's most famous speeches. This tomb is the same location Lincoln's funeral services were held in 1865.
Illinois State Fairgrounds has been witness to some momentous events in the city of Springfield. Primarily meant as an exposition center for farmers markets, livestock shows and the Illinois State and county fairs, the Fairgrounds are a multi-purpose facility that are well-equipped to accommodate a variety of events. Spanning 360 acres, the grounds have a number of exhibition buildings—both covered and uncovered. Besides that, the excellent dirt race track and other modern amenities here make this venue suitable for everything from horse racing and live music events to rodeos and trade shows.
Centennial Park is a spacious green expanse in Springfield. The park facilities include a playground, two picnic shelters, outdoor picnic areas, skateboard facility and several bocce ball courts.