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Are you looking for a fun getaway? Springfield, Illinois is the place to visit. It is a lively city full of first-class museums, recreational parks, art galleries, fine restaurants and most of all some good old fashion to suit any vacationer. Springfield is also Abraham Lincoln’s hometown, touring this city will allow visitors to walk in the footsteps of a legend and learn all about his life. While you’re here, visit the historical downtown section for lots of fun. Go shopping, attend live concerts, Cruise Route 66 and enjoy the nostalgia of a drive-in movie. Also recommended is going on Springfield's Trolley Tours, discover the Caribbean Water Adventure, the Wildlife Sanctuary and the Knights Action Park.
With so much to see in Springfield, you will need a car rental to go conveniently everywhere on your itinerary. What better way to get going on your Springfield vacation than to get a rental car atAbraham Lincoln Capital Airport. At HAPPYCAR we specialize in finding the cheapest car rental deals right from Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. Once you enter your travel information on our portal, you will be able to compare and contrast daily rates from all the different major brands such as Avis, Hertz, Budget, Europcar and more. You can also book as early as possible and get the car of your choice while saving more.
Start your tour by driving to downtown Springfield, where the State Capitol is situated. Standing 110 meters tall above the town, the State Capitol is a magnificent building designed in a French-style dome. Indeed, it is one of the tallest buildings in the United States, and nothing in the city center matches its visual appeal. Touring this elegant statehouse is a must for all architecture and politics lovers, with plenty to see, from the stunning artistry of the dome's interior to the Senate and State House.
Later, gather your entire family into the car hire from Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport and head to the Illinois State Museum. It is a charming family museum. There is an amazing kids' section called The Mary Ann MacLean Play Museum. The Peoples of the Past exhibit displays life-size demonstrations of what life was like in early Indian life in Illinois. The At Home in the Heartland exhibit demonstrates what life was like three centuries ago in Illinois. There is an excellent Museum shop on site where you can shop for artifacts and books.
No visit to Springfield would be complete without a visit to the Henson Robinson Zoo. It is home to more than 90 species of native and exotic animals. You can walk through the natural exhibits and take a ride on the Zoo Choo Train. You can also attend the educational programs at the amphitheater.
When you just need to get away hop onto your rental car from Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport and drive straight to Illinois Beach State Park. The park is six and a half mile stretch offering visitors plenty of room to walk, bike, and camp. The gorgeous park, which covers 4,200 acres, is popular for its various plant species. Over 700 different plant species have been found in the dunes area alone.
And if you’re looking for another quiet getaway from the bustling city, the Anderson Japanese Gardens is the place. The Anderson Japanese Gardens is known as one of the United States most lovely and original Japanese gardens. Its season starts in early spring and end in the beginning of fall.
And when you feel more adventurous drive 140 miles North of Springfield to Starved Rock State Park. It is referred to one of the top Illinois’ attraction sites. With 13 miles of hiking trails you will enjoy winding through the 18 different canyons, observing 14 waterfalls, and the beautiful views along the way.