There may be a Springfield in many states, but only one of them is a capital: Springfield, Illinois. Within the pages of 100 Things to Do in Springfield, IL, Before You Die, however, you'll find out that Springfield is much more than Abraham Lincoln's hometown and Illinois's capital. Those highlights may have put Springfield on the map in a way few other cities of its size can match, but this book reveals hidden gems that even locals might not know about.
Explore the parks and nature preserves, war memorials, and museums. Visit one of Frank Lloyd Wright's greatest designs at the Dana Thomas House, or hear the beautiful melodies of one of the world's largest carillons at the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon. Tourists and residents alike will find insider tips on where to find the best horseshoe (Springfield's signature sandwich), the best canoeing (down the Sangamon River), pick fresh blueberries, and see live theater under the stars.
Longtime resident Penny Zimmerman-Wills shares her lifetime of expertise and experience in Central Illinois. With this book as your guide, she'll help you make your own lasting memories in Springfield.
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