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Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway
The experiences you’ll find here are as unique, fun and memorable as the road is long. Route 66 defined a remarkable era in our nation’s history - and it lives on today in Illinois Route 66’s many roadside attractions, museums, restaurants - and the shining ribbon of blacktop we call The Mother Road. Illinois’ stretch of this mythic road boasts the highest density of kitschy, interesting things to do you’ll find from here to California. So, join us for the far out journey that never ends on Illinois Route 66.
Knight's Action Park & Caribbean Water Adventure
The theme park offers miniature golf, go-karts, batting cages, carnival rides and an arcade. While the water park features a wave pool, bumper boats, water slides, paddle boats and a lazy river. Catch a movie at the old-fashioned drive-in, adjacent to Knight's.
World's Largest Covered Wagon
The Railsplitter Covered Wagon, recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest covered wagon in the world, is located on the front lawn of the Best Western Lincoln Inn, near historic Route 66. A statue of Abe Lincoln reading a law book sits in the huge wooden wagon, which stands 24 feet tall.
The Palms Grill Café
The Palms Grill Cafe was a well-known restaurant during the heyday of Route 66. Recently the cafe was revitalized and reopened, and is serving up delicious nostalgia from the fabled Route 66 era. Conveniently located right across the street is the towering Bunyon’s Statue, another one of Route 66’s famous Muffler Man Statues.
Union Station Visitors Center/Union Square Park
Located in a historic train depot across from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, here you'll find tourism information for the whole state. The adjacent Union Square Park hosts many free events and performances throughout the year.
Lincoln Memorial Garden Nature Center
Located on the shores of Lake Springfield and designed by landscape architect, Jens Jensen, five miles of wooded trails lead you on a journey through the Illinois landscape Lincoln walked.
The Farm includes 23 theme gardens, a rustic shop in the barn featuring herbal gifts and supplies, picnics, hayrides and a greenhouse.
Henson Robinson Zoo
The Henson Robinson Zoo is home to animals native to Australia, Africa, Asia and North and South America. Over 90 species of native and exotic animals are housed here among naturalistic exhibits. Special events are held throughout the year and provide many hands-on experiences for children and adults alike. Also, take a "Zooper Edventure" with the zoo’s education programs for children ages 2 to 17. Facilities include a gift shop, concessions and a petting area.
Route 66 Park & Tourism Center
This small park is right on Route 66, and it's a great place to check out the town of Atlanta. It is a great park, including flat area to run and playground for the kids to climb and run on, you and your family are sure to enjoy.
Washington Park Botanical Garden
20 Acre site with Rose Garden, Rockery, and Fountain Beds, perennial border along with domed conservatory.
Boulder Creek Fun Park
Boulder Creek Fun Park is a golf course that also features a driving range.
With special attention to individuals with cognitive and physical needs, this state-of-the-art park is both peaceful and accessible. Check the treeless treehouse for a towering view of the park.
This family-run dairy is located on the edge of Logan County. Call to set up an appointment to visit.
Lost Bridge Trail
Five-mile paved trail from Springfield's east side to its sister community, Rochester.
Piper Glen Golf Club
This 18-hole, par 72 course includes a driving range.
Pasfield Park Golf Course
Pasfield features a nine-hole, par 34 course.
Adams Wildlife Sanctuary
A green oasis located in the center of town, the sanctuary is open for hiking or strolling the one-mile nature trail from sunrise to sunset.
Bunn Park Golf Course
This 18-hole course is a par 72.
Illinois State Fairgrounds
The Illinois State Fairgrounds encompasses over 360 acres of land that is fully fenced for added security. The landscaping and scenery throughout the grounds provides one with a sense of hospitality and homeyness. Springfield and Illinois offer the finest in services and recreational opportunities available anywhere. With over 1,500,000 visitors each year, guests will surely have a pleasant experience while making their own history here at the fairgrounds.
Bergen Park Golf Course
This nine-hole course is a par 35.
Kickapoo Creek Park
This 80-acre park has two fitness trails and seven miles of walking trails that wind along Kickapoo Creek. Picnicking, bird watching and fishing are enjoyed here.
A 2.2 mile run paved trail on Springfield's southwest side, beginning at Robbins Rd. and continuing to Park Street.
Atlanta Fall Festival
Atlanta Fall Festival includes food, a carnival, a parade, children's activities and local royalty.
Lake Springfield Marina
Full-service marina with slip rental by day, week, month and season with certified mechanics on duty. Cruise or fish on beautiful Lake Springfield on your rental pontoon boat, personal watercraft, conoe, kayak or paddleboat. Have a family or company outing on the 35 foot Party Barge.
A multi-purpose recreation complex that provides leisure endeavors for all ages, including public ice skating, group skating, lessons, and learn-to-play hockey. In the summer enjoy the outdoor public pool.
North Greens Golf Course
Golf with your family on this great course. 18 holes of fun are in store for your family when you visit North Greens. You will be challenged at your game and have a great time teeing off!
Country Hills Golf Course
18-Hole, 6414 yard, par 72 public golf course. Front nine opened July 4, 1993; Back nine added July 4, 2002. Bentgrass greens, bluegrass/rye mix fairways, tees, and rough. Banquet facility to accommodate up to 110 guests and clubhouse seating for up to 200. Full service pro shop fully stocked with golf clubs, balls, equipment, clothing, towels, hats, and shoes.bPractice facilities include drivingvrange with three target greens, chipping and putting green, practice bunker.
Sangchris Lake State Park
200 sites and 135 hook-ups. Nestled in native forests and brimming with a record-setting bass population, this park is a comfortable outdoor retreat.
Edward R. Madigan State Park
Enjoy the peaceful walking, biking or running trails with plenty of deer to be seen.
Lincoln Greens Golf Club
This golf club features an 18-hole, par 72 course and driving range.
The Rail Golf Course
Home of the LPGA State Farm Classic and designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., this course received a 4-star rating from Golf Digest.
Madigan State Park
Hiking, picnicking, canoeing, fishing, birdwatching and limited hunting are available at this 750-acre park along Salt Creek.
Lincoln Park District Recreation Center
Public swimming pool, tennis courts, and soccer fields offer an area for your family to come play.
Fall Farm Day
Fall Farm Days in Logan County means a trip to Gail's Pumpkin Patch for pick-your-own pumpkins, farm tours, cider, homegrown honey and other fall treats.
Springfield KOA Kampground
Rural country campground. Pool, playground, game room, store, laundry, restroom with showers. Full hook-up, RV sites available, cabins and tenting.
Mt. Pulaski Town-wide Garage Sale
Town-wide garage sales are a July Fourth tradition in this historic Logan County community and, weather permitting, the day of shopping will end with a fantastic fireworks display at dusk.
CITY: Mount Pulaski
The Oaks Golf Course
This scenic, wooded 18-hole public golf course features a fully stocked pro shop.
Brookhill's Golf Club
This nine-hole, par 31 course includes a driving range.
Longbridge Golf Course
Longbridge features a nine-hole, par 36 course.
Four Willows Golf Course
Four Willows features a nine-hole, par 35 course.
CITY: Mason City
Riverside Park Campground
66 sites and 66 hook-ups.
Shambolee Golf Course
This beautiful, well-maintained 18-hole course has a long front nine with mature trees, and a short tricky back nine with water, bent grass, trees and greens.