4 days in Springfield Itinerary

4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lincoln Memorial Garden and Dana-Thomas House. You'll explore and learn at Lincoln Home National Historic Site and Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Springfield: Grand View Drive (in Peoria), Lake Shelbyville (in Shelbyville) and Collinsville (Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site & World's Largest Catsup Bottle). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Old State Capitol, make a trip to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials, see the interesting displays at Illinois State Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Prairie State Park.

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

In July, daily temperatures in Springfield can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Collinsville, Lake Shelbyville, Grand View Drive, Wildlife Prairie Park
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Lincoln Home National Historic Site ©
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Dana-Thomas House

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