Guidebook for Springfield

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Guidebook for Springfield

Food Scene

Springfield's foremost brew pub in the shadow of Lincoln's home. Situated in two re-purposed, grand Victorian homes. Offers a fun, modern dining experience with outdoor space, bocce ball and beer.
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Obed & Isaac's Microbrewery
500 South 6th Street
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Springfield's foremost brew pub in the shadow of Lincoln's home. Situated in two re-purposed, grand Victorian homes. Offers a fun, modern dining experience with outdoor space, bocce ball and beer.
Great, gourmet breakfast, lunch, bread and bakery specialties in a charming Victorian mansion near Lincoln's Home & Governor's mansion (Aristocracy Hill.)
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Incredibly Delicious
925 South 7th Street
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Great, gourmet breakfast, lunch, bread and bakery specialties in a charming Victorian mansion near Lincoln's Home & Governor's mansion (Aristocracy Hill.)
Elegant Victorian neighborhood and center of historic preservation. Susie Q's is a local diner on way to Lincoln's Tomb. http://www.epnia.com/history-and-development-of-the-enos-park-area/
Susie Q's
716 East Enos Avenue
Elegant Victorian neighborhood and center of historic preservation. Susie Q's is a local diner on way to Lincoln's Tomb. http://www.epnia.com/history-and-development-of-the-enos-park-area/

Sightseeing

This "Prairie" style house museum offers the most complete collection of original Frank Lloyd Wright designed furnishings. A "must see" for architecture fans and only steps from the apartment.
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Dana Thomas House
300 East Lawrence Avenue
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This "Prairie" style house museum offers the most complete collection of original Frank Lloyd Wright designed furnishings. A "must see" for architecture fans and only steps from the apartment.
Great interactive museum with poignant, modern exhibitions explaining challenges of Lincoln's presidency and the Civil War. A must see heritage travel experience.
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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
112 North 6th Street
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Great interactive museum with poignant, modern exhibitions explaining challenges of Lincoln's presidency and the Civil War. A must see heritage travel experience.
The only home ever owned by Lincoln and surrounding neighborhood. Step back into the 1850s and see Springfield as Lincoln did.
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Lincoln Home National Historic Site Visitor Center
426 South 7th Street
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The only home ever owned by Lincoln and surrounding neighborhood. Step back into the 1850s and see Springfield as Lincoln did.
State natural history museum. Great for kids. Current Exhibitions: http://www.museum.state.il.us/exhibitions/
Illinois State Museum
502 South Spring Street
State natural history museum. Great for kids. Current Exhibitions: http://www.museum.state.il.us/exhibitions/
Home where near forgotten poet who wrote "The Congo" was born and died. Now a State historic site just south of the Illinois Governor's Mansion. http://www.vachellindsay.org/
Vachel Lindsay Home
603 South 5th Street
Home where near forgotten poet who wrote "The Congo" was born and died. Now a State historic site just south of the Illinois Governor's Mansion. http://www.vachellindsay.org/
Illinois State Capitol 1840-1876. Guided tours daily. In the heart of downtown Springfield and near many shops and restaurants. Walking tours of DT: http://www.springfieldwalks.com/WalkingTours/
Old State Capitol
1 South 6th Street
Illinois State Capitol 1840-1876. Guided tours daily. In the heart of downtown Springfield and near many shops and restaurants. Walking tours of DT: http://www.springfieldwalks.com/WalkingTours/
NW of Springfield. Re-created frontier, log cabin village where Lincoln lived and worked as a young man before moving to Springfield. http://www.lincolnsnewsalem.com/
New Salem
NW of Springfield. Re-created frontier, log cabin village where Lincoln lived and worked as a young man before moving to Springfield. http://www.lincolnsnewsalem.com/
Cemetery containing Lincoln's Tomb, Vietnam and Korean War memorials. Victorian park setting and great history featuring grave sites of many of central Illinois' notable citizens.
Oak Ridge Cemetery
1441 Monument Avenue
Cemetery containing Lincoln's Tomb, Vietnam and Korean War memorials. Victorian park setting and great history featuring grave sites of many of central Illinois' notable citizens.
Built 1855. One of nation's oldest, continuously-occupied governor's mansions. Tours of house and gardens available daily.
Illinois Governor's Mansion
410 East Jackson Street
Built 1855. One of nation's oldest, continuously-occupied governor's mansions. Tours of house and gardens available daily.
Tomb of Abraham Lincoln in Oak Ridge Cemetey. Tours daily.
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Lincoln Monument Association
1500 Monument Avenue
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Tomb of Abraham Lincoln in Oak Ridge Cemetey. Tours daily.
541 Black Ave., modified home of C.W. Post (Post Cereals), later King's Daughter's Home. Now a university dormitory. Marjorie Merriweather Post (once the wealthiest woman in the world) was born here.
Benedictine University at Springfield
1500 North 5th Street
541 Black Ave., modified home of C.W. Post (Post Cereals), later King's Daughter's Home. Now a university dormitory. Marjorie Merriweather Post (once the wealthiest woman in the world) was born here.
In 1846, the Donner-Reed Party left Springfield from this point for its ill-fated trek thru the Sierra Nevada Mountains. 98 Old State Capitol Plaza. See http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/443
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In 1846, the Donner-Reed Party left Springfield from this point for its ill-fated trek thru the Sierra Nevada Mountains. 98 Old State Capitol Plaza. See http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/443
Jens Jensen designed, 100-acre woodland and prairie garden. On the National Register of Historic Places. A great place to see native flora and fauna! http://www.lincolnmemorialgarden.org/events.html
Lincoln Memorial Garden and Nature Center
2301 East Lake Shore Drive
Jens Jensen designed, 100-acre woodland and prairie garden. On the National Register of Historic Places. A great place to see native flora and fauna! http://www.lincolnmemorialgarden.org/events.html
Lincoln departed Springfield for Washington D.C. from this train depot in 1861. Part of National Historic Site. List of Lincoln sites: http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/sites/springfd.htm
Lincoln Depot
930 East Monroe Street
Lincoln departed Springfield for Washington D.C. from this train depot in 1861. Part of National Historic Site. List of Lincoln sites: http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/sites/springfd.htm
Built 1827, the oldest residence in Springfield. Contains Springfield Museum. http://www.visit-springfieldillinois.com/Things-To-Do/Attractions/Details.aspx?id=699
Elijah Iles House
628 South 7th Street
Built 1827, the oldest residence in Springfield. Contains Springfield Museum. http://www.visit-springfieldillinois.com/Things-To-Do/Attractions/Details.aspx?id=699
Taller than the US capitol building. A French Renaissance masterpiece. Guided tours available daily.
State of Illinois
401 South 2nd Street
Taller than the US capitol building. A French Renaissance masterpiece. Guided tours available daily.

Arts & Culture

Park with golf course, south of down town.
Bunn Park
Park with golf course, south of down town.
A few blocks south of the apartment. Park with bandshell and 8-well maintained Pickleball courts.
Iles Park
A few blocks south of the apartment. Park with bandshell and 8-well maintained Pickleball courts.
Former downtown home of Intl. Order of Masons (circa. 1909). Redeveloped as performing arts center in 2004. Full schedule of events at: http://www.hcfta.org
Hoogland Center For The Arts
420 South 6th Street
Former downtown home of Intl. Order of Masons (circa. 1909). Redeveloped as performing arts center in 2004. Full schedule of events at: http://www.hcfta.org
Independent theater and performance space featuring well-known and original productions. See full listing of events at: www.atthelegacy.com
Legacy Theatre
101 East Lawrence Avenue
Independent theater and performance space featuring well-known and original productions. See full listing of events at: www.atthelegacy.com