ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
HOTEL & TOURISM
Buzz Bomb Brewing Co is a craft beer destination in the heart of downtown Springfield, IL. Our mission is to brew the best beer possible. We want to bring together art and science to create delicious tasting craft beer that is both sophisticated and accessible to everyone!
Celtic Mist Pub is a home away from home for both locals and visitors alike. The atmosphere has a touch of nostalgia yet it is an alluring new rendezvous for today’s modern crowd. The owners, John and Margaret O’Riordan pride themselves on welcoming everyone and providing an atmosphere where friends will gather to chat, laugh and enjoy the banter of the goings-on.
Conn’s Hospitality Group started with Roy Conn’s first Springfield restaurant in 1948. More than seven decades and many successful ventures later, Roy’s son, Court and his wife, Karen, and Court’s sons, Casey and Adam, now run operations that include Inn at 835, Obed &; Isaac’s Microbrewery &; Eatery, Wm. Van’s Coffee House, and Merchant House. Each business is located in a different historic home or building in downtown Springfield and Peoria, Illinois that has been lovingly and carefully restored by the Conn family. Several of the properties’ ownership history can be traced back through the Conn family’s lineage.
The Hoogland Center for the Arts was established in 2003 to provide a creative environment for people of all ages to participate in the arts.
The Center is home to 22 different resident organizations, comprised of performing and visual arts groups, civic clubs, and private businesses. These resident groups entertain thousands of visitors every month with a variety of concerts, plays, musicals, recitals, and gallery showings. The Hoogland also hosts meetings, classes, parties, dinners, and weddings.
The building is also a training ground for young artists, with educational opportunities for youth provided by several of our resident arts organizations.
Mission &; Vision Statement
To inspire our audiences through exceptional LIVE orchestral performances and programs. - Mission Statement
To be the premier regional orchestra in Illinois, promoting the transformative and universal power of LIVE music. - Vision Statement
Excellence: To commit to the highest level of artistic, administrative, and volunteer achievement.
Community Engagement: To foster meaningful relationships throughout our communities through musical performances, programs, and collaborations that engage the hearts and minds of our listeners.
Education: To provide exciting, life changing opportunities and resources for students of ALL ages.
Collaboration: To build our internal and external relationships as we promote accessibility to our organization.
Legacy: To invest responsibly in our present, to plan dutifully for our future, and to nurture our community's investment in us.
Innovation: To foster the creation and exploration of new ideas both on and off stage.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE IRISH TO BE FAMILY.
It's everyone's favorite corner pub located in a historic building on the corner of Adams and 3rd. Close to the train station, the Old Capitol Square as well as the Statehouse Inn - a perfect spot for locals and tourists alike.
Their Bloody Mary Bar on Saturday mornings is award-winning, and paired with the Farmers Market right outside - gives you a true taste of Springfield.
Come in thirsty if you want to shine one of their legendary Jameson bottles - whoever takes the last shot gets immortalized on JP's walls.
And don't miss their Budget Beers special every Wednesday with $1 Beers (limited selection).
They are THE place to watch Green Bay Packers games, Notre Dame Football -- and their Cubs/Blackhawks crowd isn't too shabby either.
Stop in and make some friends at JP Kellys today!
Effective March 17, 2020, Kidzeum will be closed until Springfield School District 186 reopens due to precautions from the coronavirus.
It'S NOT just fun, It's educational!
Tickle a giant nose and make it sneeze! Learn how fast a sneeze travels.
Climb through the brain, spine and gooey intestines of our three-story human body exhibit featuring "Active Alex!" Learn about the major body systems and how to stay healthy
Create your own weather report at WKID Weather Station. Learn about weather patterns and what meteorologists do.
Plant your veggies in our interactive garden. Learn what foods help YOU grow.
Explore our splashy water table! Learn about soil erosion, floods and dams
Make yourself at home in our green-built playhouse. Learn about green home construction and see what's hot and what's not as you stand in front of our thermal-imaging camera!
3 W Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701
P: (217) 544-1723
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