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Springfield Visitors Center

Tourist information center in Springfield, Illinois

Travel Tips

Check for current COVID-19 restrictions and availability of staff for questions. 1

Ideal for an early visit to avoid crowds. 2

Arrive by 8 AM to check in. If available, ask about Kingโ€™s Palace Tour tickets. 3

Look for the bright yellow building with black trim; don't miss the safe from its banking days. 4

Watch the orientation film to appreciate the canyon's grandeur. 5

Arrive early to beat the crowds and the heat. 6


Getting Around

  • ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Map: Download a Springfield Map Sheet here
  • ๐Ÿš— Parking: Street parking and nearby public parking garage at 7th and Washington
  • ๐ŸšŒ Public Transport: Information available at the Visitors Center
  • ๐Ÿšถ Walking: Many attractions are within walking distance from the Visitors Center



  • โ™ฟ Accessible Entrance: Level entry with automatic or push button doors
  • ๐Ÿšป Accessible Restrooms: Located on the north side of the building with push button doors
  • ๐Ÿฆฎ Service Animals: Natural surface/grassy dog relief area outside entrance
  • ๐Ÿฆป Hearing: Strobe fire alarms in public areas and restrooms, captioned video available
  • ๐Ÿ‘“ Vision: Braille/tactile signage in restrooms, large print, high contrast, non-glare interior signage


Nearby Attractions

  • ๐Ÿ›๏ธ Lincoln-Herndon Law Office: Historical site located at the Visitors Center
  • ๐Ÿ›๏ธ Illinois State Capitol: Located across the street from the Capitol Complex Visitors Center
  • ๐ŸŽก Illinois State Fairgrounds: Home to one of the country's oldest and most vibrant State Fairs
  • ๐Ÿ›๏ธ Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum: A must-visit for history enthusiasts
  • ๐Ÿ›๏ธ Old State Capitol: Historic site where Lincoln delivered his 'House Divided' speech



  • ๐ŸŽญ History Comes Alive: May 31 โ€“ Aug 04 @ 9AM, featuring Abraham and Mary Lincoln
  • ๐ŸŽก Illinois State Fair: Annual event with agricultural shows, concerts, and more
  • ๐ŸŽจ Street Art: Various locations around Springfield showcasing local artists
  • ๐ŸŽถ Live Music: Check out local venues for live performances
  • ๐Ÿป Breweries: Events and tastings at local breweries


Dining and Breweries

  • ๐Ÿณ Brunch: Check out these great places to brunch in Springfield
  • ๐Ÿบ Breweries: Delicious IPAs, Ales, Stouts, Ciders and more at Springfield's breweries
  • ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Local Cuisine: Handmade, homemade, locally made dishes
  • ๐Ÿท Wine: Local wineries offering tastings and tours
  • ๐Ÿ” Must-Eat Dishes: Explore the top 5 must-eat dishes in Springfield


Travel Information
๐Ÿ“žย ย ย Phone: (217) 789-2360
๐Ÿ•’ย ย ย Hours: See hours
๐Ÿ“ย ย ย Address: 1 S Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701

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