Springfield, the capital of Illinois, is located in Greene County, Missouri is a major pilgrimage destination for people interested in history. Abraham Lincoln lived and worked there before he went into Office and was buried there with his wife. Lincoln attractions include his residence, the legal office, the grave, and the Abraham Lincoln presidential library in the central district of Springfield.
The Illinois State Museum and the Dana-Thomas House are other attractions in Springfield. The Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon delivers weekly music for outdoor attractions and the Adams Wildlife Sanctuary is popular with bird and nature lovers from all around the country.
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
The Library and Museum of Abraham Lincoln are divided into two structures joined by an altitude walkway. It contained a collection of books, documents, handbooks, Illinois newspapers, photos, and maps, as well as resources for the civil war. More than 1,500 original Lincoln documents have been signed to the Lincoln Collection.
The many museums all around the street show the major moments of the President's life, from the complete replica log house to a recreation of the theater.
Constructed in 1926 by M.E. Gillioz, the Gillioz Theater built bridges, the theater was mostly made of steel and concrete.
In the rails, doors, and door frames the only wood was used. When it was constructed first, it showed a lot of silent movies and featured a stage where live shows would take place.
The site is mainly utilized for music events today and can accommodate over 1300 people at a time. Elvis Presley is one of the renowned visitors to the theaters and spent a day looking at a film before a show in the city.
Old State Capitol
From 1839 until 1876, the old state capital was the focus of Illinois rule. In this hall, Abraham Lincoln served as a national legislator, defended matters before the Supreme Court, and gave his renowned speech "House Divided”.
The structure was now rebuilt in the 1960s to its full splendor in the National Register of Historic Squares. In this edifice of the historic capital, refurbished roundabouts, libraries, and the supreme courtroom offer a splendid opportunity to jump back in time when Lincoln went through the halls.
Guests are invited to explore the rooms on their own for guided tours of 30 minutes. Tour bookings can be booked and strongly advised in advance.
Washington Park Botanical Gardens
The Botanical Gardens comprises a greenhouse and a conservatory with tropical plants. The property has a 5000-plant rose garden, a visually impaired aroma and texture garden, an iris garden, a permanent boundary, rock and cactus gardens outside.
This is a great destination to visit all year round with both indoor and outdoor sights. In the summer, the garden is a birding hot site in the city, since a variety of colorful flora is attractive. The botanical garden also offers educational programs and activities and free tours for groups of ten or more (call ahead to book).
The Fantastic Caverns
Fantastic caves are North America's only caves that provide guests an all-around tour. The tramways in which you sit are dragged by a jeep and make an exciting trip of the cave for viewers.
There are so many fantastic things to do in Missouri but this has to be one of the most necessary activities. You can feel the magnitude, calm, and magnificence of Fantastic Caverns mercilessly as you drive through it while maintaining its natural qualities.
Trams follow the old river subway path. It is the ideal site to experience the unique world under our feet. Discover the grandeur of a natural cave without long journeys, escalators, or hard ascents.
You walked down the trail many years ago near an old river. Over the years, the caves have been used for numerous reasons, including as a venue for music events during the ban in the 1950s. Due to its location, visitors to the caves may expect a consistent 60° year-round.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Dana-Thomas House
The house was constructed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the famed architect, in 1902. It was one of the earliest large residences in the Prairie style. With 35 bedrooms and over 250 art glazed doors and windows, this huge property features numerous excellent touches.
The house is Wright's 72nd building. It features the biggest collection of Wright art glasses and furnishings related to the location. The mansion contains a 12.000 m2 living space, including 3 main levels and 16 other levels, Wright's first "blank control commission."
Hours of tours are offered most days of the week and it is encouraged to call in advance before you visit, although reservations are not essential. Two-hour excursions can also be planned in advance, providing a better understanding of the building and the man behind it all.