- The list below includes 26 free or cheap things to do in or near Springfield, Illinois, including 26 different types of inexpensive activities like Historic Sites, Military Museums, Bowling and Cemeteries.
- From Oak Ridge Cemetery to Camp Butler National Cemetery, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Springfield and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Springfield.
65% 210 votes
Sixth & Adams Streets, Springfield, IL MoreLess Info
Built between 1840 – 1841, the Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historical Site provides a glimpse of Lincoln's life before he became famous. Featuring a visitors gallery, theater, and the restored law offices used by Lincoln and his partners.
97% 3216 votes
212 North 6th Street, Springfield, IL 62701 MoreLess Info
Preserving the life and legacy of our 16th President, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is an essential visit for history buffs. Inside, find authentic letters and artifacts, a replica of Lincoln's log cabin, video exhibits, and more.
94% 54 votes
1301 N MacArthur Blvd, Springfield, IL 62702 MoreLess Info
Illinois State Military Museum is small but well laid. Unique exhibits such as the artificial leg of General Santa Ana from the Mexican war are major attractions. Learn stories of war and service to the state and nation.
The Illinois State Museum is home to your discovery of the history of life on earth and beyond. Featuring a giant Mastodon skeleton, thousands of fossils, American Indian artifacts, and children's play museum, admission is free.
87% 52 votes
9 S Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701 MoreLess Info
The Korean War National Museum is a historical museum dedicated to educating the public on the history of the Korean War. The museum offers a variety of exhibits, collections, and educational programs.
100% 6 votes
2501 Wabash Avenue, Springfield, IL 62704 MoreLess Info
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant makes a wide variety of hand-crafted wines using grapes from vineyards all over the country. It has multiple locations, and all serve a varied menu of entrees to complement the wines.
100% 6 votes
1700 Recreation Drive, Springfield, IL 62711 MoreLess Info
Route 66 Drive In Theater is a cash-only theater that shows double features of new releases for the price of one. Their concessions stand offers many treats including pizza, ice cream, nachos and frozen drinks.