13 days in Springfield Itinerary

13 days in Springfield Itinerary

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Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Visit Lincoln Home National Historic Site and Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site for their historical value. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and McLean County Museum of History will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Springfield's surroundings by going to Decatur (Scovill Zoo & Children's Museum of Illinois), Lake Shelbyville (in Shelbyville) and Allerton Park & Retreat Center (in Monticello). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Lincolns New Salem State Park, meet the residents at Miller Park Zoo, cruise along Great Rivers Scenic Route, and try to win big at Par-A-Dice Casino.

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In September in Springfield, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bloomington, Effingham, East Peoria, Alton, Decatur
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Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Lincoln Home National Historic Site ©