3 days in Springfield Itinerary

3 days in Springfield Itinerary

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Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Get some historical perspective at Lincolns New Salem State Park and Old State Capitol. Museum-lovers will appreciate Illinois State Museum and Peoria Riverfront Museum. Step out of Springfield to go to Peoria and see Peoria Zoo, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Lincoln Home National Historic Site, get engrossed in the history at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, contemplate the long history of Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site, and make a trip to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Springfield road trip planner.

Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Peoria, Lincolns New Salem State Park
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