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Springfield travel guide

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You're Going to Love Springfield

Springfield, the state capital and home to Abraham Lincoln from 1837 until 1861, is the largest city in central Illinois and home to numerous historic sites. Located on Route 66, the city is firmly entrenched in Americana with landmarks such as the Route 66 Hotel and the iconic Cozy Dog Drive In. Springfield also hosts the annual Illinois State Fair, a perennial favorite, in August.

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When to Visit Springfield

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Springfield has a continental climate with hot, humid summers and cold, snowy winters. Summer is the best time to visit, with temperatures in the mid 70s.

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How to Get to Springfield

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Where to Stay in Springfield

The State House Inn, near Lincoln Park, is a luxury boutique hotel; The Inn at 835 features turn-of-the-century guestrooms; and the President Abraham Lincoln Springfield includes all modern amenities.

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How to Get Around Springfield

The Cost of Living in Springfield

Shopping Streets

The White Oaks Mall is the largest shopping center in central Illinois. Downtown features a selection of antique, thrift, and specialty shops.

Groceries and Other

County Market near the State House has a selection of staples and hot and cold deli take out. Food Fantasies features organic produce and healthy take out dishes. Springfield is more affordable than other US cities. A gallon of milk averages $2.92 and a loaf of bread is $2.00.

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Where to Eat in Springfield

D'Arcy's Pint, an Irish Pub, serves horseshoe sandwiches, as well as corned beef and cabbage, and shepherd's pie. Entrees average $11. The Osaka Japanese Steakhouse, specializing in raw and cooked Japanese dishes, features a sushi bar and hibachi tables. Entrees average $18.

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