Springfield, IL | Midwest Living

Springfield, IL

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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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Lincoln sites in Springfield put a relatable face on a larger-than-life figure who intrigues even the most detached visitors. Whether you come for a serious lesson in history or a light-hearted slice...
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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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Indulge in decadent pastries, fresh-baked breads and more at these bakeries we love.
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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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Take a walking tour of Chicago, learn about John Deere's life and visit Abraham Lincoln's home in Springfield -- all free!
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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.