Lincoln's Legacy in Springfield, IL
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!
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.