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Families will love:

  • Land of Abraham Lincoln
  • Henson Robinson Zoo
  • Knight’s Action Park and Caribbean Water Adventure

Springfield, Illinois is known as "Lincoln Land" and visitors will find a wealth of attractions dedicated to President Abraham Lincoln. From Lincoln's home to his tomb and everything in between, families will leave Springfield, Illinois knowing everything there is to know about our 16th president.

Downtown Springfield itself is fun for families, featuring numerous ... more
Springfield, Illinois is known as "Lincoln Land" and visitors will find a wealth of attractions dedicated to President Abraham Lincoln. From Lincoln's home to his tomb and everything in between, families will leave Springfield, Illinois knowing everything there is to know about our 16th president.

Downtown Springfield itself is fun for families, featuring numerous museums, restaurants and shops. Plus, it's very walkable. And while Lincoln definitely dominates his hometown, families will find other things to do, too. Beautiful parks, a zoo, a theme park with go-karts and mini-golf and a water park with a wave pool and bumper boats can all be found in Springfield. Plus, many attractions or free are inexpensive! While in town, be sure to try a horseshoe (a local favorite) -- it's basically an open-faced sandwich topped with any meat you like and served with a side of cheese fries.

For a family vacation that will enlighten your kids and allow them to have fun, too, Springfield, Illinois, is an ideal place to visit.



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