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Editor Notes: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum, is between Madison and Jefferson sts. at 212 N. 6th St., offers galleries fea...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Historical; Libraries, Archives; Museums
Dana-Thomas House State Historic Site
Springfield, IL 62703
Editor Notes: Dana-Thomas House State Historic Site, 301 E. Lawrence Ave., was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for socialite Susan Lawrence...Read More
Antiques; Historic Buildings & Houses; Historic Sites
First Presbyterian Church
Springfield, IL 62701
Editor Notes: First Presbyterian Church, 321 S. 7th St. at Capitol Ave., contains the pew used by the Lincoln family 1852-61. Seven window...Read More
Churches, Cathedrals & Basilicas
Henson-Robinson Zoo
Springfield, IL 62712
Editor Notes: Henson-Robinson Zoo, 1100 E. Lake Shore Dr., has more than 90 species from five continents on 14 garden-style acres. Exhibit...Read More
Zoological Parks & Exhibits
Illinois State Military Museum
Springfield, IL 62702
Editor Notes: Illinois State Military Museum, 1301 N. MacArthur Blvd., chronicles the actions of Illinois' militia, National Guard soldier...Read More
Battlefield Re-enactments; Exhibits & Collections-General; Exhibits & Collections-Vehicles; Exhibits & Collections-Wars; Historic Buildings & Houses; Museums
Illinois State Museum
Springfield, IL 62706
Editor Notes: Illinois State Museum is on the s. side of the State Capitol complex at Spring and Edwards sts. The museum promotes discover...Read More
Art Galleries & Museums; Children's Attractions; Exhibits & Collections-Art; Exhibits & Collections-Historical; Museums
Knight's Action Park & Splash Kingdom
Springfield, IL 62711
Editor Notes: Knight's Action Park & Splash Kingdom is off I-72 exit 96, 1 mi. s. on MacArthur Blvd. to 1700 Knight's Recreation Dr. The w...Read More
Amusements & Theme Parks; Children's Attractions; Water Parks
Lake Springfield
Springfield, IL 62707
Editor Notes: Lake Springfield, s.e. off Lake Shore Dr., is a 4,235-acre man-made lake with 57 miles of shoreline. A surfaced drive encirc...Read More
Lakes, Ponds & Reservoirs; Nature Centers; OTHER; Parks, City; State; Provincial; RECREATION AREA; Recreation-Summer Activities
Lincoln Depot Historic Site
Springfield, IL 62701
Editor Notes: Lincoln Depot Historic Site, at 10th and Monroe sts., originally was the Great Western Railroad Depot where Lincoln made his...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Historical; Historic Sites; Museums
Editor Notes: Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site, in the 1840 Tinsley Building at 209 S. 6th at Adams St., is said to be the ...Read More
Historic Buildings & Houses; Historic Sites
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Springfield, IL 62701
Editor Notes: Lincoln Home National Historic Site, 8th and Jackson sts., was the only home Lincoln ever owned; it was built in 1839 and pu...Read More
Historic Buildings & Houses; Historic Sites; Self-guiding Tours; Walking Tours
Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site
Springfield, IL 62702
Editor Notes: Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site, about 2 mi. n. of the Capitol in Oak Ridge Cemetery, is an impressive monument containing ...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Historical; Graves & Tombs; Historic Sites; Memorials
Old State Capitol State Historic Site
Springfield, IL 62701
Editor Notes: Old State Capitol State Historic Site is at 6th and Adams sts. Begun in 1837, the building served as Illinois' fifth stateho...Read More
Buildings, Public; Capitol; City Hall; Historic Sites
State Capitol
Springfield, IL 62706
Editor Notes: State Capitol is the central building of the State Capitol Group, extending more than 3 blks. along tree-shaded 2nd St. It w...Read More
Buildings, Public; Capitol; City Hall; Murals & Mosaics
Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon
Springfield, IL 62704
Editor Notes: Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon, in Washington Park, is a 12-story tower with three observation decks that permit close inspec...Read More
Editor Notes: Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site is at 603 S. 5th St. A popular poet of the early 1900s, Vachel Lindsay was born in t...Read More
Birthplaces & Childhood Homes; Historic Buildings & Houses; Historic Sites
Washington Park Botanical Garden
Springfield, IL 62704
Editor Notes: Washington Park Botanical Garden, next to the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon at 1740 W. Fayette Ave., is considered one of th...Read More
Conservatories & Greenhouses; Gardens
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