Springfield’s downtown district is a mix of modern and historic all wrapped up in one unique package. The Downtown event schedule is packed with music festivals, art fairs, and food truck events. Our local family attractions include a drive-in theater, an amusement park, and even a brand new Kid’s Museum (Kidzeum of Health and Science)! Along with the must see Lincoln sites and historical landmarks Springfield offers iconic retailers and restaurants alongside new “up-and-coming” local eateries, wineries and breweries.
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Springfield offers easy travel both within the city or to weekend destinations like St. Louis, Chicago or Indianapolis. And transportation has never been easier, with local Amtrak service, buses, biking routes, and plenty of parking.
Springfield is changing, growing, and becoming something different every day. But we haven’t forgotten our roots—or our manners. It’s still a place where people take the time to make conversation, and a new friend. Simply put, Springfield has become more than a fun place to visit. It’s an exceptional place to live and work. Welcome to our town. And hopefully, yours: the new and ever-improving Springfield, Illinois.