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Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln. As such, you'll find a wealth of places to visit downtown, including museums, former homes and offices, and gardens commemorating the 16th President of the United States. Although Lincoln-related attractions are Springfield's biggest draw, the city also offers additional historical homes and buildings, antique shops, boutiques, art galleries, independent record stores, and farm-to-table restaurants. The horseshoe sandwich--two hamburgers, each on a piece of toast with fries and cheese sauce on top--is a staple of city cuisine and contributes to Springfield's local vibe. Add Springfield and other destinations in United States to your travel itinerary using our United States vacation generator.
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Places to visit with Springfield

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Where to stay in Springfield

In Springfield, you have two primary options: downtown and the commercial district in the southeast part of town near the highway. Downtown offers a handful of charming inns and bed and breakfasts, plus a few locally owned hotels in a neighborhood of historical buildings that contains numerous Lincoln-related sites. The national chain hotels to the southeast near the highway cater to travelers; they offer clean and comfortable rooms at competitive prices.
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