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Shedd Aquarium

Southwind Park

2500 S 11th Street , Springfield, IL 62703

Parks

Our unique 80 acre state-of-the-art park serves as a national model by providing a new dimension of inclusion for all people, “without boundaries.”

We’ve gone beyond full compliance of the American Disabilities Act with a special emphasis and attention given to individuals with physical and cognitive needs. Take a stroll on our 2.5 miles of urban trails. Play a game of bocce ball or shuffleboard on our sports courts near the Hope Family Picnic Pavilion. Enjoy the music and light show at the Selvaggio Historic Arches. Walk, stroll or roll up the ramping system to the fully accessible Treeless Treehouse. Bring the family out and play on Springfield Park District’s largest accessible playground. Grab your poles because our lake outside Erin’s Pavilion is filled with catfish, bluegill and bass!

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Celtic Woman 20th Anniversary Tour at UIS Performing Arts Center

UIS Performing Arts Center •  Apr 20 @ 7:30PM

Global music sensations, Celtic Woman, takes the stage at UIS Performing Arts Center on April 20th.

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The Questioneers at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Musuem •  Feb 16 – May 05 @ 9AM

Read. Question. Think. Play. The Questioneers exhibit comes to the Illinois Gallery at the ALPLM.

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Boondocks •  Apr 27 @ 7PM

A Thousand Horses brings their The Highway Sound Tour to Boondocks on April 27th.

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