Springfield Attractions

Visitors flock to Springfield every year to explore the museums, historic sites, local restaurants, and interesting shops that make up our capital city. History buffs could easily fill their agenda with sites dedicated to Abraham Lincoln’s time spent living in Springfield. Architecture aficionados, on the other hand, won’t want to miss the iconic Dana Thomas House, a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece. Shopaholics should also take note, as we've got antique malls, souvenir shops, and chic boutiques just waiting to be explored, while travelers seeking the "Mother Road" can get their fill of kitsch with a visit to historic Route 66 and the Cozy Dog Drive-In.

We're not all museums and shops, however! Outdoor attractions like the Washington Park Botanical Garden and Henson Robinson Zoo would make wonderful additions to any itinerary. Stay with us at State House Inn, Trademark Collection by Wyndham for the perfect starting point from which to explore our beautiful city!

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Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Before becoming our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln called Springfield home and lived in this charming, two-story house from 1844-1861. Today, this historic site stretches for multiple blocks, encompassing the former home of President Lincoln, neighboring homes that have been preserved, and a visitor center. Join knowledgeable tour guides for a free tour of the property and see original furnishings such as their cast iron wood burning stove. This outing would be great paired with other activities in the area, such as the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum!

Old State Capitol

Just a few short blocks from our property you’ll find the Old State Capitol. This stunning Greek-Revival style building and National Historic Landmark has played host to some watershed moments. President Lincoln's "House Divided" speech was delivered here in 1858, and in 2007, on the front steps, President Obama announced his intention to run for president. Today, visitors can choose to take an interpreter led tour or explore the building on their own where they’ll find legislative chambers, two libraries, a brilliant rotunda, and a beautifully landscaped yard.

Old State Capitol

Just a few short blocks from our property you’ll find the Old State Capitol. This stunning Greek-Revival style building and National Historic Landmark has played host to some watershed moments. President Lincoln's "House Divided" speech was delivered here in 1858, and in 2007, on the front steps, President Obama announced his intention to run for president. Today, visitors can choose to take an interpreter led tour or explore the building on their own where they’ll find legislative chambers, two libraries, a brilliant rotunda, and a beautifully landscaped yard.

Washington Park

Spanning 150 acres, Washington Park is a green oasis in our bustling city. From walking paths that wind through stately maple trees to tennis courts, fishing ponds, playgrounds, and the iconic Rees Carillon, Washington Park has something for everyone looking to enjoy some outdoor time. The Washington Park Botanical Garden is a must-see when visiting the park. They have a glass-domed conservatory full of exotic plants, a fragrant rose garden, greenhouses that take you to the rainforests of South America, and so much more!

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