3 days in Springfield Itinerary

3 days in Springfield Itinerary

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Springfield

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Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lake Shelbyville and Wildlife Prairie State Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Illinois State Museum and Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Change things up with a short trip to Peoria Zoo in Peoria (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, admire the natural beauty at Lincoln Memorial Garden, don't miss a visit to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials, and contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Springfield travel planner.

Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Shelbyville, Wildlife Prairie Park, Peoria Zoo
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Illinois State Museum
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Peoria Zoo

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