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Posted:
09/16/2019

Plan Your Adventure with Springfield Itineraries

Author:
Alison Warren

 

So we know planning a visit can be a little overwhelming at times. You want to see all the “can’t miss Lincoln sites” but you also want to experience some of the “off the beaten path” sites too. Tough, right??

Well with so many awesome experiences in Springfield, everything from Abraham Lincoln to Route 66, to outdoor adventures and architecture, we wanted to share some suggested itineraries with you that will help make the planning go a little smoother!

Check out some of our suggested itineraries below… just a sneak peek into what Springfield has to offer!

 

Abe's Perfect JourneyNo where else can you find a more complete and authentic ... Read More

Posted:
09/10/2019

October Fun in Springfield

Author:
Alison Warren

 

It's about that time of year where we adventure out in search of that one perfect pumpkin to carve, weget scared walking through haunted houses and enjoy all the events fall brings. Oh and how could I forget, a nice cup of hot apple cider, yum!

So since fall is just about here...we put a handy list together to help you find just what you're looking for!

 

Halloween Events

Movie Under the Lights – Halloweentown! September 14

Come watch a Halloween favorite, Halloweentown! under the lights with us! Food/drinks available for purchase. Bring blankets and/or lawn chairs. Movie starts at DUSK!!!

Movie Under the Lights – Hocus Pocus September 27 –... Read More

Posted:
09/05/2019

Cruise to Springfield for the Mother Road Festival

Author:
Alison Warren

 

The 18th Annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival cruises into Downtown Springfield on September 27 – 29!

Come celebrate the Golden Age of Route 66…From classic cars to live music & food this festival features over 1,100 cars and over 80,000 spectators. Grab your friends and family and head to Downtown Springfield where you won’t pay a thing, yep it's FREE, to see the cars and listen to music.

 

Friday night the 18th Annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival kicks off the weekend with the Route 66 City Night Cruise for Crimestoppers. Cars line up at the Capital City Shopping Center and cruise through Springfield right into the heart of... Read More

Posted:
08/30/2019

5 Must Eat Dishes in Springfield, IL

Author:
Alison Warren

 

You know what you should see and do while you’re in Springfield…but do you know what you should EAT??

No? Well you’re in luck!!

Here are “5 Must Eat” dishes that Springfield is known for.

 

So check it out and be sure to share your experience with us by using #VisitSpringfield!

 

Horseshoe Sandwich: This unique sandwich is definitely a must…but just know, it will blow your diet!! But you know what, it is sooo worth it! So let me tell you a little bit about it…First you start with a toasted slice of Texas Toast, top that with your choice of any type of meat you can think of, cover that with a hearty supply of fries and drench ... Read More

Posted:
08/14/2019

Fall Festivals & Events in Springfield, IL

Author:
Alison Warren

 

Can you believe how quick fall is upon us? I must say, we are excited for the cooler weather and all these fun fall festivals and events that are coming up. We hope you can come join in on the fun too!!

SOB Festival August 31

This event has raised over $87,000 for area charities! Features over 130 different types of Craft Beers, 5000+ Gourmet Oysters, Live Music and Local Food Trucks. Having a good time is much easier when it's for a great cause. 

Springfield Mile August 31 – September 1

Enjoy fast-paced action and non-stop thrills of national level motorcycle racing at the Multi-Purpose Arena and on the fastest mile dirt track.

Party Like It’s 1860 August 31

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