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Follow in Abraham Lincoln’s footsteps in Springfield, where he lived for 24 years before setting off to become the 16th president of the United States.
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Homes, museums, parks and other destinations throughout the Midwest honor U.S. presidents such as Heartland residents Abraham Lincoln, Herbert Hoover and Harry S. Truman. Check out some of the places...
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Find free things to do including museums, gardens, zoos and historic sites in Chicago, Springfield and other locations around Illinois.
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The first time I visited Springfield, Illinois, I wanted to know if there was any unique local food I should try. My boyfriend, a Springfield native, told me about...

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History infuses almost everything in Springfield. Much of Abraham Lincoln’s past lives on here, but beyond that, you’ll find a carillon, classic eats and ghost stories.
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The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and other Lincoln sites, plus a Frank Lloyd Wright home and Route 66 stops, are among the top things to do in Illinois' capital city.
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Unplug from the modern everyday on a nostalgic, kitschy, friendlier-than-a-front-porch run down the Midwest stretch of Route 66.
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Springfield is home to many sites important to the days when Abraham Lincoln lived and worked here, plus an impressive presidential museum and other attractions.
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Two moms and their kids set off to explore the Land of Lincoln -- and connect with a leader who's still inspiring.