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SITES & ATTRACTIONS
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 sixty-foot 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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Daughters of Union
Veterans of the
Civil War Museum

The war that helped shape a
country is remembered here
in War of the Rebellion:
Official Records of the Union
and Confederate Armies. The
museum also contains
medals, photos, actual battle
swords, currency, drums and
other musical instruments,
books, documents, a Union
soldier's uniform, and dresses
from the Civil War era.
Donations Accepted
503 S. Walnut St.
217-544-0616
duvcw.org

Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. Statue

This 300-lb bronze statue of
26-year-old Martin Luther
King Jr. was first unveiled on
Jan 14, 1988. The statue is
located at "Freedom Corner"
facing the statue of Abraham
Lincoln in front of the Illinois
State Capitol. King is the first
non-Illinois resident to be
honored with a statue at the
Capitol Complex. Free
Capitol & 2nd St.
217-782-2099

Edwards Place

Restored to its 1858
appearance, Edwards
Place tells the story of social
and domestic life in antebellum Springfield. A center
for social activity, prominent
citizens and politicians such
as Abraham Lincoln and
Stephen Douglas were
entertained at lavish dinner
parties and picnics here. Your
visit to Edwards Place will
include a guided tour of this
wonderful Lincoln-era

mansion and its fascinating
collection of furnishings,
including the "courting
couch" on which Mary and
Abraham sat while they
were courting. Closed
January - February.
Admission
700 N. 4th St.
217- 523-2631
edwardsplace.org

Elijah Iles House:
Museum of Springfield
History

Learn about early
Springfield at the home
of one of the city's founding
fathers, Elijah Iles. Standing
as the oldest surviving home
in Springfield, the house was
home to Springfield's first
merchant and a friend and
supporter of Abraham
Lincoln. Iles served with
Lincoln in the Blackhawk
War of 1832, and helped
Lincoln secure the state
capital's move from Vandalia
to Springfield.
Donations Accepted
628 S. 7th St.
217-492-5929
ileshouse.org

Illinois State Museum

Fun for

CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

The Mary Ann MacLean
Play Museum

Load a jeep; crawl through a
cave; dig for fossils; put
together a baby mastodon
puzzle; explore collections of
fossils, insects and artifacts,
plus much more! Designed
for children ages 3-10 and
their families, the Play
Museum is the free children's
area at the Illinois State
Museum.
502 S. Spring St.
Inside the Illinois State
Museum
217-782-7386
illinoisstatemuseum.org
M-S 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
SU 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Kidzeum of Health
and Science

Opening Summer 2018
Nestled in the heart of
downtown, the Kidzeum
is a 25,000 square foot
facility focused on fun and
interactive play as a way to
teach visitors about health
and science. Don't miss
'Active Alex', a 3-story,
40-foot tall look inside a
healthy body that children
can climb in, through and
around. Other innovative
exhibits and multi-sensory
activities complete this
family fun experience.
412 E. Adams St.
217-971-4435
kidzeum.org

Lincoln
Memorial Garden
Next to Lake Springfield,
Lincoln Memorial Garden is
a 100-acre site featuring six
miles of trails and footbridges perfect for a walk,
hike, or run. Take a break on
one of the dozens of wooden
benches inscribed with
Lincoln quotes along the
trails. Truly a perfect place
for families, birdwatchers,
photographers, artists and
nature enthusiasts.
2301 East Lake Shore Dr.
217-529-1111
lincolnmemorialgarden.org

Knight's Action Park

From water slides and the
lazy river to go karts and
batting cages, Knight's has
something for everyone.
Driving range is open daily,
other activities are seasonal.
1700 Recreation Dr.
217-546-8881
knightsactionpark.com

Super Saturday

The second Saturday
of every month from
11am - 3pm. Special
activities are planned for
families. Check the website
for more information.

Knight's Action Park

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