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Springfield, Illinois

Springfield, the iconic heart of America, the capital of Illinois and the hometown of Abraham Lincoln is filled with treasures, authentic experiences, and nostalgia for days gone by. Take a tour of Lincoln’s own home as well as other beautiful historic homes like the Dana-Thomas House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Springfield holds a special place in the heart of Route 66 enthusiasts. The city embraces its role in Mother Road’s history, with landmarks like the Cozy Dog Drive-In, where the corn dog was invented. The Route 66 Drive-In Theatre and the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway Visitor Center add to the nostalgic charm.

The Illinois State Capitol, with its towering dome, is an architectural gem that reflects the city’s role as the state’s political centre. The Old State Capitol is where Lincoln delivered his famous “House Divided” speech.

For outdoor lovers, Lake Springfield and Washington Park provide outdoor recreation opportunities. The Henson Robinson Zoo, nestled within the park, offers a family-friendly experience. The Washington Park Botanical Garden showcases a variety of plant collections, creating a tranquil setting for nature lovers.

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