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SITES & ATTRACTIONS

Lincoln's New Salem

as though it were happening
today, complete with television
news coverage and campaign
commercials. View unique
Lincoln displays including a
replica of his boyhood cabin
and a partial reproduction of
the 1860s White House. His
signature stovepipe hat, an
original hand-written copy
of the Gettysburg Address,
the evening gloves from his
pocket the night he was
assassinated and the quill
used to sign the Emancipation
Proclamation are part of a
rotating display of some of
the most precious Lincoln
artifacts. Commemorate the
occasion with a photo next to
a life-size model of the man
himself. While you're here,
you'll be inspired by Lincoln's
personal strength and his
courage on the challenging
road to greatness. The
Abraham Lincoln Presidential
Library and Museum in
downtown Springfield is more

than just a museum - it's an
interactive experience that
takes you on a journey from
Lincoln's humble beginnings
through his rise to the
presidency. Admission
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Dana-Thomas House - A Frank
Lloyd Wright Design
One of the most unique and
lavish structures designed
by Frank Lloyd Wright during
his early Prairie period. The
home was built for Springfield
socialite Susan Lawrence
Dana. She was known for
her hospitality, unforgettable
parties and concerts, as well
as community, social and
political involvement. Perhaps
the most complete of all early
Wright dwellings, it was never
significantly altered and has
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World War II Illinois Veterans Memorial

Wright-designed oak furniture,
250 examples of art glass
light fixtures and lamps. The
barrel-vaulted dining room and
gallery/ballroom are two of the
most photographed spaces
in the history of American
architecture. Connecting the
main living quarters to the
gallery and library is a sixtyfoot long pergola hallway
beneath which is a bowling
lane, billiard room and walk-in
vault. Donations Accepted
301 E. Lawrence Ave.
217-782-6776		
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Cozy Dog Drive In

After you've seen the historic sites, be
sure to check out our microbreweries,
locally owned restaurants and boutique
shopping while you're downtown!
Illinois State Capitol

Illinois State Capitol

Watch Illinois politics in action, in this beautiful
Renaissance Revival/Second Empire style building
topped with a stunning 405-foot dome.

Dana-Thomas House -
A Frank Lloyd Wright Design

One of Frank Lloyd Wright's largest and most
elaborate Prairie-style designs, the house has 35
rooms with more than 100 pieces of original furniture
and 250 art glass windows.

Illinois State Museum

Discover Illinois' diverse cultural heritage, experience
exhibits showcasing the best of Illinois art, or create
and learn in the children's Play Museum - a hands-on
children's area where kids learn through play what it's
like to work in a museum.

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Lincoln: From History to Hollywood

Part of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
and Museum Complex, see actual movie sets
from the Steven Spielberg movie, Lincoln.
(800) 545-7300

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