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Springfield, IL Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 34
Total Sleeping Rooms 3,508
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 365
Committable Meeting Rooms* 31
Convention Center Space 62,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 40,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $85
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $56
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $334
*Maximum for a single hotel

Springfield, IL Things to Do and Attractions

Old State Capitol

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Springfield's Old State Capitol is a reconstruction of Illinois' fifth statehouse, the first to be located in Springfield, which operated as the state's political center from 1839 to 1876. Lincoln visited the Old State Capitol often, as he served

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New Salem

A historic site just 20 miles northwest of Springfield, New Salem is a reconstruction of the village where Lincoln spent his early adulthood. Comprised of 700 acres, New Salem is home to a number of log houses, workshops and mills, as well as a

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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library

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Opened in 2005, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library is among the most popular presidential complexes in the country. The 215,000-square-foot complex documents Lincoln's life and the course of the Civil War, showcasing life-size

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Illinois State Museum

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The Illinois State Museum, headquartered in Springfield, tells the story of Illinois' land, life, people and art. Located in the Capitol Complex, the museum features such exhibits as life-sized Native American dioramas, anthropological artifacts and

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Henson Robinson Zoo

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Located in the Lake Springfield area, the Henson Robinson Zoo is home to more than 300 animals, representing 90 species, native to Australia, Africa, Asia, North America and South America. The zoo is known for its naturalistic exhibits, which allow

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Knight's Action Park

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This family recreation complex includes Splash Kingdom, featuring seven water slides and a huge 20,000-square-foot wave pool with a lazy river throughout the water park. Knight's Action Park consists of batting cages, go carts, an arcade,

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Obed & Isaac's Microbrewery & Eatery

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Try a flight of microbrewed beers brewed onsite, then stay for lunch or dinner at this Italianate mansion in downtown Springfield. Obed & Isaac's is a local favorite for great food, fun, and friends. Make sure to try the delicious flatbread pizzas

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Charlie Parker's Diner

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Established in 1991 and housed in a World War II Quonset Hut, Charlie Parker's Diner is a proud, locally owned, independent restaurant that has gained quite the reputation amongst locals and tourists alike. This diner has achieved numerous accolades

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Maldaner's

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Established in 1884, Maldaner's is a Springfield institution specializing in contemporary American fare that is influenced with Mediterranean flavors. Housed in a historical setting, Maldaner's features white linens, dark woods, exposed brick walls

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Cozy Dog Drive In

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An authentic counter-order eatery, the Cozy Dog Drive In is a Springfield favorite along Route 66. Established in 1949, the eatery serves up the signature cozy dog, or hot dog on a stick inspired by the corn dog, using a special recipe batter. Guests

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Augie's Front Burner

Specializing in adventurous, innovative cuisine intended to engage the senses and palate, Augie's Front Burner features a seasonal menu featuring local goods. Entrees include pan-roasted Chilean salmon with crimson lentils, house-made pancetta,

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Dana-Thomas House

A symbol of artistic and architectural excellence, Springfield's Dana-Thomas House is a 1904 Frank Lloyd Wright creation and stellar example of his signature Prairie style. The 72nd building designed by Wright, the 12,000-square-foot Dana Thomas

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Air Combat Museum

Located at Springfield's Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, the Air Combat Museum shows and restores military aircraft. Aircraft includes the famous North American P-51D Mustang fighter plane, Vought F4U-5N Corsair and Ryan PT-22 Recruit, which was

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Illinois State Military Museum

The Illinois State Military Museum chronicles the actions of the state military from early militia years through current worldwide operations. The museum's unique collection include such artifacts as the artificial leg of Mexican General Antonio

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Washington Park Botanical Garden

Springfield's Washington Park Botanical Garden is a beautiful, tranquil oasis of more than 1,200 species of plants throughout annual and perennial flower beds, evergreen and deciduous tree displays and even a rose garden. The garden's domed

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Lincoln Home National Historic Site

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The Lincoln Home National Historic Site features the only house Lincoln owned; he lived in it from 1844 until he was elected President. The home is surrounded by a historic four-block neighborhood, which features 12 beautiful homes, some housing

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