- Our list of the best things to do in Springfield, Illinois, features the top 32 nearby activities — including 15 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Springfield, IL has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Sights & Landmarks, Museums & Galleries, Amusement, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 31 things to do within the city of Springfield, IL , followed by 1 popular activity in the nearby city of Springfield
Paint Nite 20 North Spanish Street, Cape Girardeau, MO MoreLess Info
Paint Nite invites guests to break away from a typical night out with the perfect cocktail of creativity and conversation.
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.
96% 1793 votes
413 South Eighth St., Springfield, IL 62701 MoreLess Info
The Lincoln Home National Historic Site is in the middle of a four block, historic neighborhood. The free, guided tour shows you Lincoln's house as it was before he became our 16th President.
Well known for being the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln's family, Oak Ridge Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Illinois. Besides the mausoleums, a main point of interest may be Lincoln's bust, which visitors rub for good luck.
93% 59 votes
5063 Camp Butler Road, Springfield, IL 62707 MoreLess Info
Once a part of the largest civil-war era training centers for union troops, it's the final resting place of Medal of Honor recipient seaman John H Catherwood, and Colonel Otis B Duncan who was the highest ranking African-American officer during World War I.
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.
91% 580 votes
5th & Adams Streets, Springfield, IL 62701 MoreLess Info
The scene of many Lincoln speeches in the years leading up to the Civil War, the Old State Capitol, was the center of Illinois political life in the 1800's. Visitors can take a guided tour or view the historic building on their own.
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.
Raised as a tribute to Abraham Lincoln, the Lincoln Memorial Garden covers 100 acres and has more than 6 miles of trails. There are many benches for weary legs, inscribed with Lincoln quotes. There are no picnic areas inside the park, but on the outside.