Springfield, Illinois, is a perfect combination of culture, history, family fun and quirkiness!
It is the capital of Illinois, and best known for being home to Abraham Lincoln for the 17 years prior to him becoming the 16th president of the United States. However, Springfield also has plenty of Route 66 history, hosts a huge annual car show, offers plenty of local fare, and is incredibly fun!
Lincoln’s Life in Springfield
Everywhere you look in Springfield you will find tributes to Abraham Lincoln. First, I visited the only home he ever owned, where I took a short tour.