IllinoisTimes - Capital City Visitor https://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-148-1-capital-city-visitor.html Fri, 20 Sep 19 00:00:00 -0400 en hourly 1 Capital City Coupon Book now available for visitors and locals alike. https://illinoistimes.com/article-21435-capital-city-coupon-book-now-available-for-visitors-and-locals-alike.html Capital City Coupon Book now available for visitors and locals alike.
Please enjoy these savings and offers from area restaurants, attractions, hotels and retail shops.

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This year’s big events - Noteworthy happenings in and around the capital city https://illinoistimes.com/article-21032-this-year%25E2%2580%2599s-big-events.html This year’s big events - Noteworthy happenings in and around the capital city
 MARCHMcKinney, Hennessy and O’Hare (Irish Song Fest)March 14, 7pm Thu. Join McKinney, Hennessy and O’Hare as they perform Irish folk songs including songs by the Clancy Brothers, traditional...]]>
Shopping/Retail - Where to go in Springfield when it’s time to shop https://illinoistimes.com/article-21033-shopping_retail.html Shopping/Retail - Where to go in Springfield when it’s time to shop
 Antiques and Flea MarketsAbe’s Old Hat Antiques & Country Store111 N. Sixth St. 217-414-3320Abe’s Tradin’ Post2704 Peoria Rd.217-753-2237Barrel Antique Mall5850 S. Sixth St. Rd.217-585...]]>
Drink up - Microbreweries and wineries in Springfield https://illinoistimes.com/article-21034-drink-up.html Drink up - Microbreweries and wineries in Springfield
 MicrobreweriesAnvil & Forge Brewing and Distilling619 E. Washington St. (downtown)217-679-1195anvilandforge.comThe newest edition to a burgeoning number of craft breweries in the capital cit...]]>
Food and drinks - Where to go in Springfield when it’s time to eat https://illinoistimes.com/article-21035-food-and-drinks.html Food and drinks - Where to go in Springfield when it’s time to eat
 American3Sixteen Wine Bar316 N. Main St.,Chatham217-697-85693sixteenwinebar.comAbe’s Hideout2301 S. Dirksen Pkwy.217-679-2044abeshideouts.comAlexander’s Steak House620 Bruns Ln.217-793-0440a...]]>
Uniquely Springfield https://illinoistimes.com/article-21036-uniquely-springfield.html Uniquely Springfield
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...]]>
The nightlife - Where to find live entertainment in the capital city https://illinoistimes.com/article-21037-the-nightlife.html The nightlife - Where to find live entertainment in the capital city
 The nightlife of Springfield and surrounding communities is diverse and robust. Blues, folk, jazz, rock, country, hip-hop, dance music, open mic events and karaoke nights are well represented on...]]>
The outdoors - Washington Park and Springfield’s other great green spaces https://illinoistimes.com/article-21038-the-outdoors.html The outdoors - Washington Park and Springfield’s other great green spaces
 Boating and fishingLake Springfield217-757-8660 x1011cwlp.comPublic boat launches are available from a variety of locations. Try your hand at fishing from the shoreline or from your boat in a pr...]]>
What the locals do for fun - Get off the tourist track and relax https://illinoistimes.com/article-21039-what-the-locals-do-for-fun.html What the locals do for fun - Get off the tourist track and relax
 Haven’t you seen enough sights? How about some fun? Take it from the locals – here are many ways to have a good time in the capital city that don’t involve learning anything at all. Just e...]]>
CONVENTIONS & MEETING - make your gathering legendary https://illinoistimes.com/article-21040-conventions-meeting.html CONVENTIONS & MEETING - make your gathering legendary
 Springfield hosts hundreds of gatherings each year of all sizes and interests. With nearly 4,000 hotel rooms and state of the art facilities, we have the flexibility to create unique events your...]]>
TRAVEL TOOLS - Getting to and AROUND Springfield https://illinoistimes.com/article-21041-travel-tools.html TRAVEL TOOLS - Getting to and AROUND Springfield
GETTING HERE BY PLANEAbraham Lincoln Capital AIRPORT1200 Capital Airport Dr.217-788-1060flyspi.comUnited Airlinesunited.comAmerican Airlinesaa.comAllegiant Airlinesallegiantair.comBY TRAINAMTRAKWashin...]]>
LODGING & ACCOMMODATIONS - STAY CENTRAL TO SITES & ATTRACTIONS https://illinoistimes.com/article-21042-lodging-accommodations.html LODGING & ACCOMMODATIONS - STAY CENTRAL TO SITES & ATTRACTIONS
PLACES TO STAY DOWNTOWNHotelsCarpenter Street Hotel525 N. 6th St.217-789-9100carpenterstreethotel.comMansion View Inn & Suites529 S. 4th St.217-544-7411mansionview.comPresident Abraham Lincoln Spr...]]>
ROUTE 66 - Get your kicks (and your kitsch!) on the most famous highway in the U.S. https://illinoistimes.com/article-21043-route-66.html ROUTE 66 - Get your kicks (and your kitsch!) on the most famous highway in the U.S.
 Historic Route 66 goes right through the heart of Springfield. For a complete listing of Route 66 stops in the area visit IllinoisRoute66.org.International Route 66 Mother Road FestivalSeptember...]]>
VISITOR INFORMATION - TIPS and TRICKS for an EASY TRIP https://illinoistimes.com/article-21044-visitor-information.html VISITOR INFORMATION - TIPS and TRICKS for an EASY TRIP
Looking for assistance while you’re here? Stop by our new visitors center and let one of our travel experts help you. Be sure to ask how you can park free!Springfield Visitors Center at Lincoln-Hern...]]>
History comes alive - History comes alive celebrates 10 years June 1 – August 10, 2019 https://illinoistimes.com/article-21045-history-comes-alive.html History comes alive - History comes alive celebrates 10 years June 1 – August 10, 2019
 Come celebrate 10 years of History Comes Alive this summer. Step into 19th Century America with live performances, storytelling and moving ceremonies from Abraham Lincoln and a huge cast of hist...]]>
Always Legendary - 2019 Visit Springfield Highlights https://illinoistimes.com/article-21046-always-legendary.html Always Legendary - 2019 Visit Springfield Highlights
 Are you ready to discover your legendary couple’s getaway, family vacation or weekend with your best girlfriends? Check inside to uncover what’s new in Springfield for 2019. Learn about Hist...]]>
Visual and performing arts - Where to find theater, dance and other cultural outlets https://illinoistimes.com/article-21047-visual-and-performing-arts.html Visual and performing arts - Where to find theater, dance and other cultural outlets
 Performing artsHoogland Center for the Arts 420 S. Sixth St.217-523-2787hcfta.orgThe Hoogland Center for the Arts is a magnet for both practitioners and supporters of the arts, housing 18 differ...]]>
Springfield Art Association - Historic Edwards Place, art galleries and family events https://illinoistimes.com/article-21048-springfield-art-association.html Springfield Art Association - Historic Edwards Place, art galleries and family events
 The Springfield Art Association is at the heart of Springfield’s thriving arts and culture scene. Boasting two art galleries, an art school, a Lincoln-era historic house museum and a calendar...]]>
The capital city - Take in the sights and sounds of the seat of Illinois government https://illinoistimes.com/article-21049-the-capital-city.html The capital city - Take in the sights and sounds of the seat of Illinois government
 Illinois State Capitol 101 S. Second St.217-782-2099Illinois boasts a stunning State Capitol, and in recent years the legislative chambers and multifloor west wing were magnificently restored. I...]]>
Besides Abe - Springfield’s museums and historic sites https://illinoistimes.com/article-21050-besides-abe.html Besides Abe - Springfield’s museums and historic sites
 DOWNTOWN AREADana-Thomas House - A Frank Lloyd Wright design301 E. Lawrence Ave.217-782-6776dana-thomas.org AdmissionA visit to Springfield is not complete without touring the magnificent Frank...]]>
Abe’s hometown - Meet Springfield’s best-known resident and revered icon https://illinoistimes.com/article-21051-abe%25E2%2580%2599s-hometown.html Abe’s hometown - 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,...]]>
About the cover artist Lynn Snyder-Hinds https://illinoistimes.com/article-21052-about-the-cover-artist-lynn-snyder-hinds.html About the cover artist Lynn Snyder-Hinds
Cover is by Lynn Snyder-Hinds of Springfield, winner of this year’s Capital City Visitor cover art contest, which drew more than 40 entries. Synder-Hinds and others who competed were honored at a re...]]>
About the cover https://illinoistimes.com/article-18501-about-the-cover.html About the cover
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...]]>
Abe’s hometown - Meet Springfield’s best-known resident and revered icon https://illinoistimes.com/article-18502-abe%25E2%2580%2599s-hometown.html Abe’s hometown - 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,...]]>
Besides Abe - Springfield’s museums and historic sites https://illinoistimes.com/article-18503-besides-abe.html Besides Abe - 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...]]>
Uniquely Springfield https://illinoistimes.com/article-18504-uniquely-springfield.html Uniquely Springfield
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...]]>
The capital city - Take in the sights and sounds of the seat of Illinois government https://illinoistimes.com/article-18505-the-capital-city.html The capital city - 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...]]>
Historic Edwards Place - Visit the oldest house in Springfield https://illinoistimes.com/article-18506-historic-edwards-place.html Historic Edwards Place - 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...]]>
Visual and performing arts - Where to find theater, dance and other cultural outlets https://illinoistimes.com/article-18507-visual-and-performing-arts.html Visual and performing arts - 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...]]>
The outdoors - Washington Park and other great parks, nature spots and gardens https://illinoistimes.com/article-18508-the-outdoors.html The outdoors - 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...]]>