Springfield Illinois is a unique area to have a relaxing vacation or business trip. Receive unparalleled historic information while enjoying this friendly, beautiful area of Illinois. Immerse yourself in the history surrounding the time of Lincoln and beyond.
For example, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will entertain as well as educate you. The Library conducts many events and programs such as the Oral History Program that preserves the tales and memories from Illinois people including the famous as well as ordinary citizens.
Any Illinois vacation brochure will mention the Old State Capitol, which is a Greek-revival style building that was the arena for many of the political dealings between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas. Lincoln gave his “House Divided” speech in the Capitol’s Representatives Hall. After viewing an orientation video, visitors may take a tour of the building on their own. The Capitol Building often houses many educational and recreational events including the Abraham Lincoln Symposium and the Old Capitol Art Fair.
Bed and Breakfasts
Visitors often relish staying places where they can meet local people and enjoy the company of other travelers. B&B’s will often fit this description and are numerous in Illinois. Three historic B&B’s in Springfield are The Rippon-Kinsella House in a peaceful neighborhood in North Springfield. It is just ten minutes from downtown and within walking distance of Lincoln’s Tomb. The Inn at 835 offers private verandas, champagne with breakfast in bed and fresh flower service. It is near the State Capitol, State Museum and State Library as well as many of the Lincoln historical sites. The Henry Mischler House has central air conditioning and a fireplace on the private back deck. This three-story, Queen Anne-style inn is located on a lantern-illuminated street near Lincolns Tomb, Lincoln’s Office and the Capitol Building.
Outstanding restaurants are plentiful in Springfield. Delight in such restaurants as The Golden Dragon, which offers tempting Mandarin & Szechwan Cuisine. Chesapeake Seafood House has a Lincoln era setting and is located one mile from the Lincoln Library and Museum. It is the “landmark for fresh seafood” in Springfield. The Ross Isaac Restaurant features everything from shrimp cocktail to crab cakes to beer cheese soup. Springfield restaurants truly have something to please everyone.
You can usually get travel information at a city or town’s tourist information booths or buildings. Here there will be a vacation brochure for a variety of categories relevant to that area as well as brochures for various places and events in the general vicinity. This information will illustrate that Springfield is a good hub from which to travel to other small surrounding delightful towns that are well worth visiting. When you research travel information, you will find that these towns have unique features and attractions you will not find anywhere else. One of these attractions is the Lincoln Log Cabin Historic Site in nearby Larna, Illinois. This is where there is a replica of Lincoln’s father and stepmother’s log cabin where Lincoln and his extended family spent many years.
Visit and enjoy Springfield, Illinois, where American history is at its best.
Jason is an adventurous 20 year old who loves his home state of Illinois.