Springfield CVB

Always Legendary

Travel iconic Historic Route 66 to Springfield. From history to architecture and culinary delights to performing arts, we are definitely “more than one day.”

Step into the past and the life of the Lincoln family when you visit the only home Abraham Lincoln ever owned at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site.

Visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and experience immersive displays and amazing shows that explore the human costs of slavery and war. View Lincoln and his family through artifacts not found anywhere else in the world.

The Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site, nestled in Oak Ridge Cemetery, is the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln, his wife, Mary and three of their four sons. (Lincoln’s oldest son, Robert, is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.)  At the entrance to the Tomb there is a bronze bust of Mr. Lincoln where visitors from around the world have stopped to rub the nose of the statue for good luck.

Make a stop at the Lincoln Memorial Garden for a truly zen experience.  A woodland and prairie garden with over 5 miles of trails lead you on a journey through the Illinois landscape Lincoln would have known. Located on the shores of Lake Springfield.

Historic Route 66 runs through Springfield and provides many unique stops, including Route 66 Motorheads Bar, Grill & Entertainment Complex, the Legends Neon Sign Park at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Gate 2 Experience and so much more!

The Cozy Dog Drive In is a traditional Route 66 diner that became a part of the history of The Mother Road, and the history of Springfield, when, in 1946, inventor Ed Waldmire introduced the “Cozy Dog” – the famous “hot dog on a stick.”

Grab our Explorer Passport with a collection of 26 sites, attractions and culinary treats not to be missed.

Enjoy one of many wineries and breweries in the Springfield area.  These locally owned businesses offer the best in craft beer, wines and delicious noshes in beautiful settings, many with outdoor garden areas, live music and special events.

Springfield has you covered with a variety of sites, attractions, culinary delights and a selection of accommodations to meet your travel needs and wants.

Our Destination


Amy Beadle
Marketing Manager

Springfield & Sangamon County

Top Attractions

  • Lincoln Home National Historic Site
  • Lincoln Tomb
  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Dana-Thomas House
  • Illinois State Fairgrounds Gate 2 Experience & Legends Neon Sign Park
  • Lincoln Memorial Garden & Nature Center
  • Illinois State Museum
  • Illinois State Capitol
  • Old State Capitol State Historic Site
  • Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site


  • WorldAtlas names Springfield, IL one of 8 Ideal Destinations for a 3-Day Weekend
  • Wall Street Journal’s Housing Market Index names Springfield 17 among top 300 cities
  • WalletHub names Springfield, IL a Top Affordable City for Home Buyers
  • Hosted National conventions for American Truck Historical Society, Marine Corps League, USTA Championships, Clydesdale Worlds Show

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Info & Stats

IL House Legislative District
95, 96

IL Senate Legislative Districts
48, 54

Largest Meeting Facility
Bank of Springfield Center

Number of Hotel Rooms

Primary Source of Local Funding
Local Hotel Motel Tax and Illinois Office of Tourism

Total Tourism Jobs Supported

Regional Tourism Expenditures
$536.9 million

Lodging Taxes
$47 million

Local Sales Taxes
$17.2 million