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President Abraham Lincoln Springfield - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
All of the beautiful guest rooms and suites at this hotel in Springfield, IL, feature modern amenities and thoughtful touches including a flat-screen TV, premium bedding, and complimentary WiFi access. Work out on the latest equipment in the 24-hour fitness center or swim in the indoor pool. Start your day with a hearty Midwestern breakfast buffet at Lindsay’s Restaurant and visit The Globe Tavern to enjoy hand-crafted specialty drinks, premium draft beers and live sports on seven flat-screen TVs. Host a conference at this Springfield, IL hotel with a 24-hour business center and 13,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, ideal for a variety of events for up to 600 guests.
Vixen Hill Winery
Vixen Hill Winery is a family-owned, wine-making estate with the vision to create a special destination for hand-crafted wines and warm hospitality in Central Illinois. The winery produces well-balanced wines that pair well with everyday foods.
Our craftsmen consist of local Firefighters and Veterans who meticulously dismantle these barns, which have stood as a sign of progress and livelihood for families in rural America for over 100 years. Our Craftsmen then take special care to clean and prepare the wood while retaining the strength and beauty that gives it the unique appeal that cannot be imitated. These barns have stood as a symbol of the American Spirit for generations. Let them continue to stand, in your home, for generations to come.
Celtic Mist Pub
Celtic Mist Pub is a home away from home for both locals and visitors alike. The atmosphere has a touch of nostalgia yet it is an alluring new rendezvous for today's modern crowd. The owners, John and Margaret O'Riordan pride themselves on welcoming everyone and providing an atmosphere where friends will gather to chat, laugh and enjoy the banter of the goings-on.
Chairs on Parade
Chairs on Parade is an event where Carlinville businesses purchases a chair and decorates it to their liking. The event is all about bringing old fashioned fun, family and shopping together while supporting the local business community. The chairs will be on display outside of the businesses beginning on Saturday, August 6th. Part of the event includes the first ever Carlinville Restaurant Week from Monday, August 22nd through Sunday, August 28th, celebrating local food establishments and retail stores. The highlight of that week will occur on Friday, August 26th with a flotilla parade and afterwards an auction for chairs that are donated back to Shop Local First. The profit from the chairs will go to the local food bank. The night will also include Mid-West Largest Squirt Gun fight, and a street party with Captain Geech & The Shrimp Shack Shooters rock band.
Danenberger Family Vineyards
Along a peaceful country road, just minutes from Illinois' capital, you will find one of the most unconventional and unpretentious destinations around. This is home to Danenberger Family Vineyards, where our winery dogs will greet you and you will be treated less like a visitor and more like a friend. When you visit Danenberger Family Vineyards will enjoy memorable experiences that stimulate and engage the senses. Our passion for grapes, wine and food is a part of our lifestyle, and we love to share it.
Custom Cup Coffee
Custom Cup is a roast-to-order coffee service in Springfield, IL. They specialize in small batch hand selected beans from around the world, roasted per customer order, and delivered to your door or shipped nationwide.
Illinois State Fair
Enjoy 10 days of thrills and excitement at this family-friendly fair featuring world renowned concert artists, food, carnival rides, livestock shows, agricultural exhibits, contests, educational displays, free entertainment, harness racing, auto racing and much more.
RC Jet Rally
This remote control jet rally gathers some of the best scale model jets in the country. Live stunts and performances will be available to the public.
Try your hand at the Litchfield TriathLou at Lake Lou Yaeger. Swimming in Lake Lou Yaeger is the best open water swim you will have in the Midwest. There really is no comparison to this large beach with pristine flat racing water. The bike course is flat and fast with some great curves to keep you entertained the whole ride. Both the 5k and 10k runs see very honest mile paces with plenty of flats, and a couple hills throughout. Sprint and Olympic distances are available.
Route 66 Half Marathon, 5K, Mile Dash
Run down Historic Route 66 in this race down memory lane. On this flat course, you will have the opportunity to set a personal best. Plus, its filled with some of the oldest landmarks on Historic Route 66.
West Fork Encampment
This event will take you back in time with a historic re-enactment of military life from 1750-1820. Military and camping demonstrations will be provided daily. Both campers and public are 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.
History Comes Alive
Many sites and attractions in historic Springfield will be brimming with free live performances and fun activities that will transport you and your family back in time – to the Springfield Abraham Lincoln knew and loved. From storytelling and interaction with costumed interpreters to visits with Mr. Lincoln, himself, this is a trip to the past you won't want to miss! History Comes Alive will run through August 13th.
Litchfield Pickers Market
This open air market specialized in items prior to 1980 including: antique, vintage, and refurbished items. Hundreds of vendors flood the streets of Downtown Litchfield every second Sunday of the month from April to October from 9 AM to 3 PM, beginning on the corner of Union Avenue (Route 16) and State Street. Food is available and live entertainment happens all day in Library Park.
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.
Hillsboro Sherwood Forest Campground Montgomery County
Camping, Hiking, Fishing along with many special events. Call ahead for information.
Loft and Home - Litchfield
Housewares and a variety of items.
A relaxed dining experience in an unique nostalgic setting. A Springfield tradition since 1988. Live entertainment Fri and Sat night.
Mario's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Casual family-style pizza parlor featuring a pizza lunch buffet, pastas, salads, sandwiches and other specialities.
Iris' & Ivy
Women's clothing, candles, jewelry and gifts.
Crowne Plaza Gift Shop
Toys, jewelry and lots of miscellaneous.
Country Side Inn
24-room property - two-story interior corridor hotel. Located near Lake Hillsboro, Glenn Shoals Lake and Coffeen Lake.
The Office Sports Bar & Grill
Sports Bar and a great place catch all the action for your favorite sports teams.