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COVID-19 Advice: If you do plan on traveling, please be smart and responsible for yourself and others.  Practice social distancing and wear a mask when deemed necessary.  Be respectful of other's well being and stay safe.

Springfield, IL

Updated: April 22nd, 2021

Below is a list of the best places I would visit on a trip to this location. My picks fit my personality and interest. Everyone has a different interest, so you may not like everything I listed, which is fine.  If you like a place, I recommend saving it to Google Maps for a future trip down the road. I made sure to include the address or GPS to make it easier to find.  You can find out more about me in the "About Me" section to see if we share common interests.

​In the info below, the yellow cost number is just an estimated amount at the time I checked their website, over time the amount could change.  With the cost of a hotel room, I'm pricing a queen bed for two people for a night on the weekend and the amount shown is before taxes.  These figures are just a rough estimate on what places could cost, so if incorrect I apologize.


- Mel-O-Cream Donuts

3010 S 6th St, Springfield, IL 62703

- Charlie Parker's Diner

700 W North St, Springfield, IL 62704




- Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

212 N 6th St, Springfield, IL 62701

Adult Admission: $15.00

- Illinois State Military Museum

1301 N MacArthur Blvd, Springfield, IL 62702

Admission: Free

- Illinois State Capitol Building

401 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62701

- Illinois State Museum

502 S Spring St, Springfield, IL 62706

Admission: Free

- Lincoln Home

413 S 8th St, Springfield, IL 62701

Tour Ticket: Free but Limited

- Old State Capitol

526 E Adams St, Springfield, IL 62701

- Oak Ridge Cemetery

1441 Monument Ave, Springfield, IL 62702



- Cozy Dog Drive In

2935 S 6th St, Springfield, IL 62703

- Gabatoni's Restaurant

300 E Laurel St, Springfield, IL 62703

- Tacology 101

219 S 5th St, Springfield, IL 62701

- Long Nine Junction

5 W Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701

- Krekel's Custard

2121 N Grand Ave E, Grandview, IL 62702



Places to Stay

- State House Inn

101 E Adams St, Springfield, IL 62701

Average cost a night on a weekend in May $95 (Oct 20': $94)

- President Abraham Lincoln Springfield

701 E Adams St, Springfield, IL 62701

Average cost a night on a weekend in May $115 (Oct 20': $99)


21 and Up Fun

- Anvil & Forge Brewing Co.

619 E Washington St, Springfield, IL 62701

- Buzz Bomb Brewing Co.

406 E Adams St, Springfield, IL 62701

- Rolling Meadows Farm Brewery

3954 Central Point Rd, Cantrall, IL 62625

Out of Bounds

- Caterpillar Visitors Center

110 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL 61602

75 miles from Springfield, IL

 Again these are my picks that fit my personality and interest. If you feel that I left one-off that may interest me or other people, message me on Facebook about the location.  I value a person's opinion and never just discard the information.  Always looking forward to learning about new places to add to my Google Map. ~ Shawn

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