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SPRINGFIELD: SANGAMON COUNTY
Lincoln And Other Historic Sites Abound In Capital City
braham Lincoln’s hometown, a stop along Route 66 and the capital of Illinois, Springfield is a charming and historic city filled with world-class sites and attractions combined with a friendly small-town atmosphere. Some of the many historic sites and museums tourists will want to visit include the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, the Old State Capitol, the Lincoln Tomb and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Dana-Thomas House. The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016, and throughout the year you can enjoy special anniversary activities at Springfield’s own Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Springfield is the home of the Abraham Lincoln Historical Old Route 66 Presidential Library and Museum. runs through the center of town. Travelers along the “Mother Road” often stop at the Cozy Dog Drive In or attend the International Route 66 Mother Road Festival, held the last weekend of September. The beautiful Illinois State Capitol building is the center of Illinois government, and the perfect place to see lawmaking in action. For more information about Springfield, visit www.visitspringfieldillinois.com or call 800-545-7300. Union Station Park 2016 Springfield Calendar of Events Dates are subject to change. Please call ahead for specific information, and additional activities. For a complete listing of things to see and do in Springfield, visit www.visitspringfieldillinois.com.
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May 21, 22: Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair. Old Capitol Square in downtown Springfield, 5th and Adams streets from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 217-415-5518, or visit www.socaf.org. August 11-21: Illinois State Fair. Illinois State Fairgrounds. For more information, call 217-782-6661 or visit www.IllinoisStateFair.info. August 25: 100th anniversary of the National Park Service at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site. For more information, call 217391-3221 or visit www.nps.gov/liho. September 23-25: 13th Annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival. Downtown Springfield. For more information, call 866-783-6645 or visit www.route66fest.com. October 7-8: Old Capitol Blues and BBQ. Downtown Springfield. For more information, call 217-544-1723 or visit www.downtownspringfield.org.
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