Springfield, Illinois, offers Midwest American culture at its finest.
Sitting at the very beginning of the famous Route 66, the ''Mother Road'' to all highways in America, Springfield offers a tight package of truly American experiences like ''corndog'' at breakfast and Lincoln's home on display.
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The glory of its famous residents bestowed on Springfield global prominence. A former American president, Abraham Lincoln took Springfield away from the fame of John Caldwell Calhoun, the seventh Vice President of the United States that the city was named after. As soon as the politician lost his power in 1832, the city of Calhoun was renamed as Springfield due to Lincoln. A young lawyer in the early years, but as President, Abraham Lincoln would make legislative effort to bestow on Springfield the capital credentials of the state.
With time Springfield has evolved into an important crossing with the state railway system serving for the benefit of new industries in the city. Sitting half-way between Chicago and St.Louis, the city of Springfield supported intensive exchanges thanks to the administrative decisions of the city-native Lincoln.
If you want to trace the city's steps to global confidence, you should compare for yourself its past and present. Its ornate architecture dotted along the narrow streets will be the best reflection of both.
- Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum, a second-to-none museum with rare exhibits to Lincoln
- Old State Capitol, a seat of the Illinois state government from 1839
- Lincoln Tomb, its located at the Oak Ridge Cemetery made his cemetery the second most visited in the United States
- Lincoln Memorial Garden, a woodland garden by designer Jens Jensen
- Lincoln Home National Historic Site features Abraham Lincoln's early residence
When sightseeing makes you tired, you can enjoy the local flavor right at the street celebrations at the International Carillion Festival with live music by musicians making sound from special church bells. Actually, this sound takes its origins in Netherlands, which Springfield adopted in the 1600s. Busy with this excitement, you shouldn't forget about the lively bar scene and delicious food culture in Springfield.
As filling dining goes hand by hand with good rest, you should take care of the stay overnight or more before you go. Booked.net may offer abundance of Springfield hotels at the lowest possible price.