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Maple Syrup Time
For 4 weekends in February and early March, you're invited to walk with us into the Garden's sugar bush as we tap our maples. Help us collect the sap as it flows from the trees and cook it down to pure maple syrup. A great way to shake the winter blues!
An Historic Christmas Holiday House Walk
Ring in the holidays at six historic sites in one fun-filled day. Step back in time and admire the beautiful decorations of holidays past at Edwards Place, the Lincoln Home, the Governor’s Mansion, Elijah Iles House, the Old State Capitol, and Vachel Lindsay Home. At each home, visitors can listen to 19th century Christmas carols and visit with the Lincolns. There is no charge for admission to any of the houses, and the sites may be visited in any order.
Visit Frank Lloyd Wright's Dana-Thomas House as the exterior of the home will be lined with 1,000 candles and guests can take a silent tour of the beautiful interior accompanied by holiday music.
First Night Springfield
Head on out to the 29th Annual First Night Springfield! This family-friendly, alcohol-free event is a Springfield area tradition. Free children's activities from 1 - 4 PM at Springfield High School Commons. Fireworks at 8 PM. Over 30 performances around Downtown Springfield from 6 PM-11:15 PM.
Christmas with the Lincolns
Discover how the Lincoln family celebrated the holiday by taking a tour through the Lincoln Home, with period decorations.
9th Annual Crazy Horse Bluegrass Festival
The fun starts Friday night at 7 p.m. Two shows on Saturday and a gospel show on Sunday. Lots of fun and great music. Tickets can be purchased at the door if not camping. Line-up will be announced around March/April 2016. Everyone is welcome!
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Springfield
After four years of planning and construction, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant opened in 2005 in Orland Park, a south suburb of Chicago. The concept was unique. We would create a signature menu with a selection of dishes designed to pair perfectly with our own Cooper’s Hawk wines, made in our own private winery. With sophisticated food and exceptional wines, our concept was born. The Cooper’s Hawk concept includes four distinct components: an upscale casual dining restaurant, full-service bar, private barrel-aging room, and Napa-style tasting room and retail gift store…all under one roof. Each Cooper’s Hawk location is distinctive in layout and décor, but carries the same warmth and elegance that guests have come to expect.
8th Annual Crazy Horse Bluegrass Festival
There will Friday and Saturday night performances and a Sunday morning gospel show.
Memorial’s Festival of Trees
A nine-day holiday event featuring more than 200 trees and wreaths decorated with exquisite creativity. Features an elaborate hand-crafted Gingerbread Village and entertainment featuring dozens of musical performances. Please visit website for prices ~ www.MemorialsFestivalofTrees.com. Event is held at the Orr building in the IL State Fairgrounds.
Wild Hare Cafe
Don't be surprised by the Alice-in-Wonderland nature of the Wild Hare Café's décor, which incongruously proves to be a nice complement to its simple but eclectic menu. Serves lunch Tuesday to Saturday and dinner service on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Hudson's Talk of the Town
Lunch & Dinner
Clayville Spring Festival
Pioneer artisan and craftsman demonstration, historic building tours, kids activities, craft vendors, with food and refreshments. Enjoy period music and audience participation entertainment throughout the weekend in an 1820's pioneer village.
Iris' & Ivy
Women's clothing, candles, jewelry and gifts.
Mason City Motel
Family owned facility all on one level with outside entrances. Weekly and monthly rates available.
Howard Johnson Inn and Suites
Newly rennovated hotel with meeting facilities for groups uo to 200 people, outdoor pool, studio suites, free parking and scenic setting.
Northfield Inn Suites & Conference Center
Newer 107-room facility with adjoining conference facilities and own banquet kitchen & separate restaurant/bar. King/Queen jacuzzi rooms & suites, indoor pool, fitness center & continental breakfast. Also offer free HBO and USA today.
Ramada Springfield North
Conveniently located just off I-55 at exit 100B, this beautiful hotel offers guest-friendly hospitality along with free breakfast, cable/HBO, local calls, newspaper, and parking. Ammenities include indoor pool, fitness center.
Mario's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Casual family-style pizza parlor featuring a pizza lunch buffet, pastas, salads, sandwiches and other specialities.
Super 8 Lodge East
Queen-size beds, HBO, ESPN, cable TV, free continental breakfast, guest laundry, children stay free with parents. Pets allowed with permission.
A relaxed dining experience in an unique nostalgic setting. A Springfield tradition since 1988. Live entertainment Fri and Sat night.
The Loft B&B
The Loft Bed & Breakfast is a unique and relaxing retreat featuring the finest amenities in a scenic private setting. Located on 63 rolling acres between the many attractions and tourist sites in Springfield and historic Petersburg, Illinois, You’ll see deer, turkey, fox and an occasional eagle from the windows or the deck. Or take a leisurely hike down to the river bluffs. You’ll be surrounded by amazing peace and quiet. Enjoy this brand new and spacious B&B, complete with a large living room with leather sofa, chairs and a cozy fireplace. The kitchenette and dining areas will lend the creature comforts of home with a continental breakfast that is ready when you are. There are two sleeping areas that will accommodate six people. The solid hardwood floors add warmth and the bathroom features a custom tiled walk-in shower with a bench for relaxing. Walk outside on your private deck and enjoy a glass of wine with a spectacular second-story view of the countryside.
Quality and authentic Italian flavor in homemade pizzas,calzones, pastas, salads and sandwiches.
Red Roof Inn Springfield
Two buildings with drive-up rooms on two floors.
The Office Sports Bar & Grill
Sports Bar and a great place catch all the action for your favorite sports teams.