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SITES & ATTRACTIONS
Illinois State Library

The official library of state
government, the library is
housed in the Gwendolyn
Brooks building named for
the famed Illinois author. With
its collection of more than five
million items, the Library
serves as a regional federal
documents depository,
maintains an authoritative
collection of historic and
contemporary Illinois
documents, and houses more
than 185,000 maps. Visitors
are invited to visit the Illinois
Authors Room with its
extensive collection of first
edition books by Illinois
authors, including a book
donated by President Barack
Obama. The names of 35 of
Illinois' most famous authors
have been inscribed on the
frieze surrounding the top of
this beautiful building. Free
300 S. 2nd St.
217-785-5600
cyberdriveillinois.com/
departments/library/home.
html

Illinois State Military
Museum

Preserving the heritage of the
Illinois National Guard, the
museum is committed to
collecting, preserving,
interpreting, and exhibiting
the military artifacts
associated with the
citizen-soldier of Illinois.
The exhibit includes rare
items such as the artificial
leg of Mexican General Santa
Anna, a target board shot at
by President Lincoln as he
tested the Springfield rifle,
as well as vehicles, weapons,
uniforms, equipment and
photographs. Free
1301 N. MacArthur Blvd.
217-761-3910
facebook.com/illinois.state.
military.museum

Camp Butler National Cemetery

Illinois State Museum

Explore 500 million years of
Illinois and its changing
environments. Through
interactive displays, special
effects, and life-sized
dioramas, discover Illinois'
rich and diverse cultural
heritage. Experience a variety
of exhibits showcasing the
very best of Illinois art. Create
and learn in the children's
Play Museum, a hands-on
area where children learn
through play what it's like to
work in a museum. Load a
jeep for a scientific expedition, dig for dinosaur fossils,
frame and display works of
art, and more as you explore
the worlds of nature and
culture. Admission for 18+
502 S. Spring St.
217-782-7386
illinoisstatemuseum.org

Union Station - Lincoln:
From History to Hollywood

Illinois State Police
Heritage Foundation
Museum

This museum contains a
collection of uniforms,
badges, photographs, vintage
squad cars and other artifacts
from the long history of the
Illinois State Police starting
in 1922. Donations Accepted
4000 N. Peoria Rd.
217-525-1922 or
217-528-0764, isphf.org

Illinois Vietnam
Veterans Memorial

This striking granite monument and eternal flame pay
tribute to the nearly 3,000
Illinois residents who died or
are listed as missing in action
from the Vietnam War. The
memorial is located near the
Lincoln Tomb. Free
1500 Monument Ave.
Oak Ridge Cemetery
217-782-2717
facebook.com/
StateHistoric
SitesOfSpringfieldIL

Lincoln-Herndon Law Office

World War II Illinois Veterans Memorial

(800)
(800) 545-7300
545-7300 ** WWW.VISITSPRINGFIELDILLINOIS.COM
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