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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.
Backwoods Berry Farm
Pick up fruits of the season from the roadside stand or head to the fields to pick your own strawberries, black raspberries or asparagus.
Beaver Dam State Park
Camping, fishing, and restaurant. Named for beavers whose dam-building formed the lake more than a century ago, the state park is not home to the industrious rodents today.
Bergen Park Golf Course
This nine-hole course is a par 35.
Trails for bird watchers and nature lovers; 200 acres.
Brookhill's Golf Club
This nine-hole, par 31 course includes a driving range.
Bunn Park Golf Course
This 18-hole course is a par 72.
Carlinville Campground and Lake
Camping & Seasonal spots for outdoor lovers. Carlinville Lake open for fishing and boating. Campground opens April 1st for the season. For more info call the Lake office at 217-854-8931 or City Hall at 217-854-4076.
Doc’s Soda Fountain
Located on historic Route 66, this was originally a pharmacy built in the 1880’s. The soda fountain was added to the business in the 1950’s. Stop in for an old-fashioned treat or ice-cream. Doc’s is also open for lunch and dinner.
Edgewood Golf Club
This 18-hole, par 71 course has water on 11 holes, many mature trees and several elevation changes.
Glenn Shoals Lake
Covering 1200 acres, has picnic areas, marina and public boat slips.
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.
Hillsboro Sherwood Forest Campground Montgomery County
Camping, Hiking, Fishing along with many special events. Call ahead for information.
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.
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.
Knight's Action Park
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.
Located on Lake Hillsboro , many camp sites, hiking and horseback trails, picnicking areas, playground and swimming beach
Lake Lou Yaeger
Lake Lou Yaeger, this 1400+ acre lake offers 45 miles of beautiful shoreline and several recreational opportunities. Visitors can enjoy boating, skiing, swimming, fishing, and camping. The 300 acre park has five picnic areas, two playgrounds, pavilions, grills, restrooms, and hiking trails. With miles of horse trails and a new equestrian campground with full hook-ups and shower house, Lake Lou is a great destination for horse enthusiasts. Milnot Beach has two diving platforms, showers, snack bar, and lifeguards on duty.
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.
Lincoln Greens Golf Club
This golf club features an 18-hole, par 72 course and driving range.
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.
Longbridge Golf Course
Longbridge features a nine-hole, par 36 course.
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.
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.