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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.
Washington Park Botanical Garden
20 Acre site with Rose Garden, Rockery, and Fountain Beds, perennial border along with domed conservatory.
A 2.2 mile run paved trail on Springfield's southwest side, beginning at Robbins Rd. and continuing to Park Street.
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.
The Oaks Golf Course
This scenic, wooded 18-hole public golf course features a fully stocked pro shop.
The Farm includes 23 theme gardens, a rustic shop in the barn featuring herbal gifts and supplies, picnics, hayrides and a greenhouse.
The 5th Anniversary of this free street festival will begin at noon with a ribbon cutting ceremony. On the Club Station House Main Stage we are thrilled to welcome some of Springfield’s favorite bands including Shenanigans, Thornhill, Hurricane Ruth, and Looming as well as the Capital City Men’s Chorus. The evening will close out with a Drag Show featuring award winning performers. On Stage 2, which is under a big tent with tables and chairs for visiting with your friends, there will be acoustic performances, a juggling act, and other fun acts. Springfield PrideFest 2015 will offer vendors with merchandise, information and a great selection of food, soft drinks, beer and mixed drinks. There will be the very popular Kid’s Area, where this year’s theme is Alice in Wonderland, and the Teen Lounge with activities, competitions, a scavenger hunt, and more. www.springfieldpride.org
Spring Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area
Contains a large bluff overlooking a long, narrow lake. Camping, picnicking, fishing, boating, hiking, and hunting opportunities provide a vast recreational experience. Concession and boat rentals are also available.
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.
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.
The 200,000-sq.-ft. Scheels has everything you need to scratch your activity itch. From name brand equipment and gear for running, hiking, biking water sports and so much more.
Sanganois Conservation Area
A 9.960-acre bottomland environment of sloughs and backwater lakes, Sanganois is managed primarily to provide a refuge for migratory waterfowl and a public duck hunting area.
Sand Ridge State Forest
The largest of all the state forests in Illinois. Covers 7,100 acres of native oak-hickory forests and pine plantations. Supports diverse desert flora and fauna in its sandy landscape as well as also offering a variety of recreational facilities.
Riverside Park Campground
66 sites and 66 hook-ups.
Powerton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area
The lake was built on the floodplain of the Illinois River in 1971 by Commonwealth Edison Company as a cooling reservoir for the fossil-fuel power plant. Today, the completely diked, 1,426-acre lake is leased for visitor hunting and fishing.
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.
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.
Madigan State Park
Hiking, picnicking, canoeing, fishing, birdwatching and limited hunting are available at this 750-acre park along Salt Creek.
Lost Bridge Trail
This easy to traverse asphalt trail, starting in Sprigfield, winds you through wooded landscapes, over bridges and alongside a well-groomed community park.
Longbridge Golf Course
Longbridge features a nine-hole, par 36 course.
Lincoln Park District Recreation Center
Public swimming pool, tennis courts, and soccer fields offer an area for your family to come play.
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.
Lincoln Greens Golf Club
This golf club features an 18-hole, par 72 course and driving range.