Visit Springfield Illinois

Convention Center6,039 sq. m
Guest Rooms4,000
Guest Rooms at 1 Hotel600 Guest Rooms
Special Event Venues15
Average Room Rate$86.21
Daily Food Cost$56.00
Occupancy Rate13%
Tax Rate6%

Visit Springfield Illinois


Always Legendary Springfield, Illinois

Historic Springfield, Illinois offers convention attendees all the great things they have come to expect…and then some. Springfield, the capital of Illinois, is the ideal convention destination providing a unique balance of business and pleasure as well as unique opportunities for special event functions including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and many historic sites. Visit Springfield is here to help! Consider us your one stop shop when planning an event in Springfield. At the SCVB, we understand the scope of planning both large and small events. Based on that knowledge, we offer a menu of complimentary services that can help you pull off even the most complex event with ease.

Need Dates

  • 05/14/201805/17/2018
  • 05/20/201805/31/2018
  • 07/16/201807/19/2018

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Distance from Airport

  • Springfield's Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport

    9.66 km from City Center


Local Attractions

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

The Presidential Library contains an overwhelming treasury of carefully preserved Lincoln documents and artifacts including more than 12 million items from the Illinois State Historical Library. Providing an amazing resource of information for families, historians, and scholars alike.
212 North Sixth Street
Springfield, IL, US 62701

Lincoln Tomb

Historical Landmark
Within the walls of this granite monument lie the final resting places of Abraham Lincoln, his wife Mary, and three of their four sons. The number of visitors this landmark attracts each year is surpassed only by Arlington National Cemetery.
1441 Monument Avenue
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Springfield, IL, US

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

The museum presents permanent displays, such as “through Lincoln’s Eyes,” a vibrant, multi-screen presentation that puts you at the center of some of the Civil War’s epic moments.
212 North Sixth Street
Springfield, IL, US 62701

Lincoln Home

Historical Landmark
Step back in time as you enter the only home the Lincolns ever owned, and walk through the charming neighborhood surrounding this national treasure
426 South 7th Street
Springfield, IL, US 62701

Old State Capitol

Historical Landmark
Abraham Lincoln launched his 1858 Senate campaign against Stephan Douglas with his famous “house Divided” speech in Representatives Hall. Years later, Lincoln’s remains were displayed in that exact chamber as 75,000 mourners passed by to pay respects.
1 Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL, US

Lincoln-Herndon Law Office

Historical Landmark
Lincoln practiced law in these quarters from 1843 to around 1852. Restored to resenble its bustling prime.
6th and Adams
Springfield, IL, US

Illinois State Capitol

Historical Landmark
301 South 2nd Street
Springfield, IL, US

Executive Mansion

Historical Landmark
The red brick italianate downtown mansion has been the official residence of Illinois Governors since 1855.
410 East Jackson
Springfield, IL, US

Convention Centers

  • Bank of Springfield Center (formerly PCCC)

    The Prairie Capital Convention Center is located in the downtown area of Springfield, Illinois, between Adams & Washington Streets and 7th & 9th Streets. The Center is a multi-purpose facility that is adaptable to suit a variety of events.

    • Exhibit Space4,000 sq. m
      Total Meeting Space> 10,000 sq. m



High Season
Mar 1 – Apr 1
Oct 2 – Nov 2
Shoulder Season
Low Season
Nov 20 – Dec 31
Jan 1 – Feb 28

Additional Information

Abraham Lincoln is Springfield’s most famous citizen. While in Springfield your convention attendees can experience many steps in Abraham Lincoln’s life. Your attendees can visit the reconstructed village where Lincoln spent six years of his early adulthood and began studying law, to his law offices where he practiced law for nearly a decade. Here they can journey through Lincoln’s Neighborhood, visiting the only home Lincoln ever owned, tour the Old State Capitol where he delivered his famous “House Divided” speech, pay tribute to our sixteenth president at Lincoln’s Tomb and let the technology of the 21st century bring his story to brilliant life at the world-class Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Be sure to give your convention attendees some extra time to “Get your kicks on Route 66”. Route 66 runs right thru the heart of Springfield, featuring sites like the Route 66 Drive-in, Cozy Dog Drive In, and a section of the original brick '66' you can drive on! Other sites of interest include The Illinois State Museum, the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Dana Thomas House, the Executive Mansion, the Washington Park Botanical Gardens, and the Carillon (the third largest bell tower in the world) just to name a few.