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Capital City Visitor
Friday, April 7, 2017 12:00 am
Estefania Loret de MolaI am currently a Graphic Design and Marketing student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Since starting school I have been experimenting with different styles and t
Capital City Visitor
Friday, April 7, 2017 12:00 am

Meet Springfield’s best-known resident and revered icon

 Two centuries after his birth, Springfield’s best-known resident remains a revered icon, a leader who bore the weight of destiny to his untimely demise. Born in dire poverty and self-educated,
Capital City Visitor
Friday, April 7, 2017 12:00 am

Springfield’s museums and historic sites

DOWNTOWN AREAFrank Lloyd Wright’s Dana-Thomas House State Historic Site A visit to Springfield is not complete without touring the magnificent Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Dana-Thomas House, now an I
Capital City Visitor
Friday, April 7, 2017 12:00 am
Cozy Dog Drive-InAn icon in Springfield is the Cozy Dog Drive-in, home of the original batter-covered hot dog on a stick. This landmark, located on historic Route 66, features a great collection of Ro
Capital City Visitor
Friday, April 7, 2017 12:00 am

Take in the sights and sounds of the seat of Illinois government

Illinois State Capitol Illinois boasts a stunning State Capitol, and recently the legislative chambers and multifloor west wing were magnificently restored. It is well worth visiting this National His
Capital City Visitor
Friday, April 7, 2017 12:00 am

Visit the oldest house in Springfield

 Stepping through the front door of Edwards Place is like stepping back in time. Recently restored to the grandeur of its 1850s appearance, this gracious Italianate mansion evokes an era when hoo
Capital City Visitor
Friday, April 7, 2017 12:00 am

Where to find theater, dance and other cultural outlets

Hoogland Center for the Arts The city’s premier arts venue, the Hoogland Center for the Arts is a magnet for both practitioners and supporters of the arts. Named after the family that nurtured Famil
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Friday, April 7, 2017 12:00 am

Washington Park and other great parks, nature spots and gardens

Washington Park Washington Park is a popular spot for locals. Located just a couple miles from downtown Springfield, it is also a great place to go for a break from being a tourist. Designed by Ossian
Capital City Visitor
Friday, April 7, 2017 12:00 am

Come get your kicks on Route 66

 From John Steinbeck, who coined the term “Mother Road,” to Paul McCartney, who answered nature’s call at a Springfield gas station back in 2008 while road-tripping incognito in a Ford Bron
Capital City Visitor
Friday, April 7, 2017 12:00 am

Day-tripping in the Land of Lincoln

Want to hit the road? These destinations are just a hop, skip and jump away. Head out to find the amazing sites in the corners and edges of Illinois on the roads less traveled. Discover more about Ill

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