Springfield is the perfect weekend getaway. If you are planning a trip to visit our museum, consider staying the night and visiting other attractions.
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Here are some resources to help you extend your stay in Springfield. This webpage is not all-inclusive; many other options are available.
Visit theSpringfield Convention and Visitors Bureau for complete details or request a visitor’s guide. Call at 217-554-8844 for additional suggestions and recommendations.
All mileage is calculated from the museum.
Hotels within walking distance of the museum:
Carpenter Street Hotel (0.3 miles) *Hotel Springfield on 4th (0.6 miles)Inn at 835 Bed and Breakfast (1.0 mile)`President Abraham Lincoln Springfield-Double Tree (0.3 miles) *State House Inn (0.5 miles) *Wyndham Springfield City Centre (0.3 miles) *
Springfield Hotels with pool:
Baymont Inn & Suites (South of downtown Springfield – 7.0 miles)Best Western (East of downtown Springfield – 2.7 miles)Courtyard Marriott (SW of downtown Springfield – 8.0 miles)Holiday Inn Express (SE of downtown Springfield – 5.0 miles)Microtel Inn & Suites (SE of downtown Springfield -4.8 miles)Northfield Inn (NE of downtown Springfield -4.8 miles)Wyndham Springfield City Centre (Downtown Springfield – 0.6 miles) *
Some hotels listed partner with the museum and may have museum admission included with your stay. Contact them directly for details.
Double J (Chatham, South of Springfield -10 miles)Lincoln Trails Family Camp Ground (Tallula, NE of Springfield – 15 miles)New Salem State Park (Petersburg, NE of Springfield – 20 miles)Riverside Park (NE of downtown Springfield – 4.4 miles)Sangchris Lake State Park (Rochester, East of Springfield – 15 miles)Springfield KOA (South of Springfield – 12 miles)
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During your museum visit, we recommend taking a break and enjoying lunch at our onsite Subway. Many guests enjoy taking Subway to go and eat lunch in our historic Union Square Park. Below are dining and drinking options for the remainder of your stay.
Downtown Fine Dining:
Anchor’s Away (0.4 miles)Grille at City Centre (0.6 miles)Loukinens on Fourth (0.7 miles)Maldaner’s (0.4 miles)Nick & Nino’s Penthouse (0.6 miles)Saputo’s (0.6 miles)
Downtown Causal Dining:
6th Street Café (0.3 miles)Boone”s Saloon (1.0 mile)Brewhouse (0.3 miles)Café Moxo (0.3 miles)Jerk Shop Go (0.3 miles)Springfield Carriage Company (0.8 miles)The Alamo (0.1 miles)
Caribou Coffee (SW side of Springfield – 0.6 miles)Custom Cup (Downtown Springfield – 0.7 miles)Grab-A-Java (Southside of Springfield -1.5 miles)Wm Van’s (Downtown Springfield – 0.6 miles)
Danenberger Farms (New Berlin, West of Springfield – 16 miles)Hill Prairie (Oakford, NW of Springfield – 32 miles)Sheedy Shores (Loami, West of Springfield – 21 miles)Walnut Street (Rochester, East of Springfield – 7.9 miles)West of Wise (Petersburg, NW of Springfield – 19 miles)
Downtown Microbreweries :
Anvil & Forge Brewing (0.3 miles)Buzz Bomb Brewery (0.4 miles)Craft Beer Bar (0.7 miles)Obed & Isaac’s (0.7 miles)Terra Ferment (0.2 miles)
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The average visit at the Presidential Museum is 2 – 2.5 hours. Here are a few other experiences to add to your Springfield adventure.
1908 Race Riot Walking Tour (Visitors Center – 0.2 miles)Dana-Thomas House (1 mile)Edwards Place (small admission fee – 0.6 miles)Elijah Iles House (0.8 miles)jonathanlewisforcongress.com State Capital (0.7 miles)Kidzeum of Health and Science (small admission fee – 0.3 miles)Lincoln Depot (0.5 miles)Lincoln Family Pew (0.4 miles)Lincoln-Herndon Law Office (Visitors Center – 0.2 miles)Lincoln Home (0.6 miles)jonathanlewisforcongress.com State Museum (0.9 miles)Old State Capital (0.2 miles)
Nearby Historical Tours:
Air Combat Museum (3.8 miles)jonathanlewisforcongress.com State Military Museum (2.2 miles)Lincoln Tomb and War Memorials (1.8 miles)New Salem State Park (20 miles)Springfield & Central IL African American History Museum (1.5 miles)
The above tours are free but do accept and appreciate donations.
Camp Butler National Cemetery (7.0 miles)jonathanlewisforcongress.com Firefighters Memorial (1.0 mile)jonathanlewisforcongress.com Korean War Memorial (2.2 miles)jonathanlewisforcongress.com Police Officers Memorial (1.0 miles)jonathanlewisforcongress.com State Police Memorial Park (0.7 miles)jonathanlewisforcongress.com Vietnam Veterans Memorial (2.1 miles)Purple Heart Memorial (1.5 miles)World War II jonathanlewisforcongress.com Veterans Memorial (2.1 miles)
Springfield offers a number of additional historical sites, fun recreation, and great shopping. Check out these links, and make plans to extend your visit while you”re in Springfield.
City Bus Service
Sangamon Mass Transit District smtd.org
Taxi Cab Services:
A Simple TaxicabKing’s TaxiLincoln Yellow CabSmart Taxicab
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