ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM
The Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum use the latest technology along with film and live drama to present Lincoln in a manner never before done. The library uses special effects, holovision and live actors to give the visitors a thrilling journey pulling them into the discovery of a true Lincoln legacy. The library and museum hold the largest collection of Lincoln documentary material.http://www.presidentlincoln.org/

THE OLD STATE CAPITAL
Preceding the civil war, a worried Lincoln stood in the Hall of Representatives of this magnificent building and gave his immortal speech: "A house divided against it-self cannot stand." His body also lay in state in that very same hall of representatives as crowds of 60,000-75,000 people showed their last respects. The capital was sold to Sangamon county for $500,000 for use as the county courthouse until 1961, when the state purchased it back and restored it as a national landmark.http://www.oldstatecapitol.org/

THE LINCOLN- HERNDON LAW OFFICE
Above the Tinsley Dry Goods Store, Lincoln with two partners: 1st Stephan Logan and 2nd William Herndon practiced law. Here he made ready cases that eventually were tried in the Supreme Court.http://www.oldstatecapitol.org/office.htm

LINCOLN'S TOMB
This is the final resting place for Lincoln, his wife Mary, Tad, Eddie and Willie. Robert the oldest son is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The receiving vault where Lincoln was originally buried until the tomb was finished in 1874 can still be seen on the cemetery tour. The tomb was paid for by public donations.http://www.state.il.us/hpa/hs/lincoln_tomb.htm

LINCOLN'S NEW SALEM VILLAGE
Prior to his move to Springfield, Lincoln spent 6 years in the village of New Salem. He wore many hats in that short time, from a store clerk and post master to studying law and being elected to the legislature. Costumed interpreters make New Salem a living museum, bringing to life the people who lived and worked in the village 150 years ago.http://www.lincolnsnewsalem.com/

LINCOLN DEPOT
From this depot, Lincoln left the home and town that he so dearly loved, for the uncertainty of the life of our 16th president. When he spoke to the crowd before leaving Lincoln spoke sincerely, saying "To this place and these people, I owe everything."http://extras.sj-r.com/lincolndepot/depot.php

DANA THOMAS HOUSE
Frank Lloyd Wright was commissioned to renovate the Lawrence family home in 1902. His dream completely encapsulated the previous structure and became one of his architectural wonders. Its characteristics are uniquely Wright's and spill over with his love for the Midwest prairie. http://www.dana-thomas.org/

ELIJAH ISLES HOUSE
Elijah Isles was one of Springfield Illinois founding fathers. His home was the first in Springfield. The home was moved from 5th to 7th Street, completely renovated, and is now on the national historic places register. Evidence indicated that the same architect who designed the Old State Capital also designed the Isles House. http://www.springfield.il.us/commissions/histsites/ElijahIlesHouse.asp

VACHEL LINDSAY HOME
This home was the birth place and long time residence of one of Illinois favorite poets, Nicholas Vachel Lindsay. The home erected prior to the civil war, was purchased by Lindsay's father in 1878. He added on to it in 1893. It is located just south of the Executive Mansion. http://www.oldstatecapitol.org/vachel.htm

EXECUTIVE MANSION
This is home to the Illinois governors since 1855. Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln attended a party there in February of 1857. This contains bedroom furniture given to the Lincolns' and an inlaid wood table presented to Mr. Lincoln. http://www.springfield-il.com/attract/mansion.html

THE ILLINOIS STATE CAPITAL
This site is dedicated toward the promotion of the Illinois Capitol Building and is intended to serve as an informational and educational resource for its visitors.Its creators have worked in the Capitol for a combined 40 years and are interested in the history of the building and efforts to preserve it for future generations.We hope you enjoy your on-line journey through the halls of one of the great state Capitols in the United States of America. http://www.ilstatehouse.com/

ILLINOIS STATE FAIRGROUNDS
The 1st state fair was in 1853 in Springfield. Although it moved to other places in the next 40 years it was established in Springfield in 1894. The fair began as a place for agricultural judging. In 1910 the 1st auto race was held and after World War II, entertainment became the main goal. Today the state fair not only showcases agriculture, it offers family entertainment. When the fair isn't in town the fairgrounds are host to motorcycle races, horse shows, rodeos, RV and camper shows, flea market and even wedding receptions. http://www.agr.state.il.us/spacerental/

KNIGHT'S ACTION PARK
If it's fun you are looking for, look no further. Over 62 acres of fun, from water park, miniature golf, amusement games and rides, batting cages, driving range (even some of it heated), laser tag and go carts to picnic shelters and a drive-in movie theatre, Knight's action park is where fun is happening. The park is open seasonally and located on the south side of Springfield. http://www.knightsactionpark.com/