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'Instagramable' Spots in Springfield, IL

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Everyone loves a good photo op! Whether you’re a photographer, selfie master, model, or simply someone who loves unique art, this blog is for you!

Here's some of our greatest 'instagramable' spots that you just can’t miss while visiting Springfield, Illinois.

BUT WAIT, when you visit these spots don’t forget to put on your biggest smile, take the pic, post to your social media and be sure to hashtag #VISITSPRINGFIELD!


The Lincoln Statue on the grounds of the Illinois State Capitol. Just head down Capitol Ave towards 2nd St. and you will run right into this perfect spot!!

What about the Rotonda inside the Illinois State Capitol? Since you are... Read More


Summer Festivals & Events in Springfield, IL

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Make Springfield and our many summer festivals part of your summer plans! Yes, we’re known for Abraham Lincoln, but we’ve also got all the hot local music festivals, fireworks, and food you could want. Here’s a taste of what’s coming this summer.

Find the full list of summer events on our events calendar.

Levitt AMP Springfield May 30 – August 1

Free concerts over 10 Thursdays from May 30 - August 1. On the Y Block at 4th and Jackson in downtown Springfield. Thanks for supporting the Levitt AMP Springfield Music Series, bringing our community together through the power of free, live music.

History Comes Alive June 1 - August 13

Imagine stepping ... Read More


‘The Coliseum of Champions’

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Update: June 21

Crews are making headway on the 'Coliseum of Champions' as the completion date for the renovation is drawing near. This week, the roofing phase of the project has begun.  Prep-work and maintenance has also started on the Fairgrounds as the Department of Agriculture prepares for the ten day Illinois State Fair. Kickoff for the Fair begins on August 8th and continues through August 18th, 2019.


Update: June 3

Progress continues and the sights and sounds of construction are ever-apparent on the Illinois State Fairgrounds. The $10.2 million dollar renovation of the ‘Coliseum of Champions’ is in full swing.  Despite battling less than... Read More


Take a Coffee Break in Springfield, IL

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Time to take that much need coffee break!!

A Classic Americana, an Espresso, how about a Latte, a Pour Over or even your basic cup of Joe; whatever you are looking for Springfield’s got it!! If it’s the atmosphere you crave, we’ve got it…or how about the aroma of fresh brewed coffee, we’ve got that too!

Check out the list of a few of Springfield's Local Coffee Shops!

Anvil & Forge Brewing & Distilling

If you’re a little confused by the name, yes they are a Microbrewery of Craft Beer but in February 2019 that added the art of brewing coffee in partnership with Crown Brew Coffee Co., to accommodate the coffee loving crowd in Historic Downtown... Read More


Spring Festivals & Events in Springfield, IL

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Springfield’s SPRING Festivals & Events


It’s SPRING Time….oh yay! Goodbye snow & grey skies, Hello flowers & sunshine!

Spring season kicks off all the outdoor Festivals & Events, and we are so excited!

Start planning your visit today!

Here are FIVE of our Annual Spring Events.


Lincoln Presidential Half MarathonApril 6 starting in Downtown Springfield

Immerse yourself in Abraham Lincoln history and enjoy a scenic run past the Lincoln Home, the Lincoln-Herndon Law Office and Lincoln Tomb in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The USATF certified course starts and ends at the historic Old State Capitol. The Lincoln sites and... Read More

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