Visitors Centers

Few destinations are as well endowed with Visitors Centers as Springfield. While some are linked to one specific site and others promote tourism statewide, all can answer questions on area attractions, restaurants, hotels, events, public transportation or just the location of the nearest pharmacy. These are also great places to just take a break, use the accessible restroom, eat a picnic lunch or cool off in the air conditioning. The Visitors Center at New Salem has an excellent museum while the one at the Lincoln Home has two theatres with captioned videos and listening devices. The Springfield Illinois Convention & Visitors Bureau has the most complete collection of brochures and up-to-date information for the city itself. They also handle group reservations for many of the historic attractions.