Courtesy of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Presidential history in the Illinois capital.

May 30, 2012

Honest Abe once lived in Springfield, and, today, the state capital honors his legacy with more than eight sites, including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum—see why President Obama makes a fuss over our 16th president. Set on the historic Route 66, the city packs a double historical punch, with such offbeat landmarks like the Cozy Dog Drive In.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

Kids visit Mrs. Lincoln’s Attic for dress-up and period-reminiscent play.

Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon

Climb to the top of the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon, the fourth-largest carillon in the world.

Cozy Dog Drive In

Taste a corn dog on a stick. The drive-in offers a family basket including four dogs and fries for $9!

Lincoln-Douglas Café

Grab charbroiled burgers at the Lincoln-Douglas Café, where everything is homemade.

Route 66 Hotel & Conference Center

The hotel makes lodging nostalgic; its U.S. 66 theme includes an on-site exhibit of vehicles and street signs. Ask for a remodeled room or suite.

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