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HOTEL & TOURISM
To help prevent the spread of coronavirus, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum cus will close to the public as of Friday, March 13. The ALPLM’s three Springfield buildings, the library, museum and historic Union Station, will remain closed until further notice.
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library &; Museum in Springfield, Illinois , is dedicated to preserving and passing on the incredible legacy of our Nation's 16th President. Through immersive displays, multimedia programs, historic documents and rare artifacts our permanent exhibit presents the inspirational life story of Abraham Lincoln Special exhibits also are provided at the museum on a wide range of interesting topics.
With temporary exhibits, special programs, guest speakers, and theatrical presentations, visitors can expect something new every time they walk in through the doors.
Bank of Springfield Center (formerly Prairie Capital Convention Center) is a multi-purpose facility that is adaptable to suit a variety of events, including large events like concerts, tradeshows, circuses, wrestling, basketball tournaments, and local high school and college graduation ceremonies, as well as smaller events like professional training seminars or meetings, banquets and receptions.
BOS Center contains 44,000 square feet of column-free space on the Main Hall and 21,000 square feet of meeting room space in the Lower Level.
BOS Center has recently undergone a very exciting, massive renovation to modernize our facilities and expand the types of events we can accommodate. This transformation includes extensive expansion of the lobby by 6,000 square feet, the new outdoor BOS Plaza, additional concessions areas, an upper level patio terrace, and two upper level terrace areas. We’ve added new main floor restrooms and upgraded existing facilities, as well.
Our professional staff is prepared to accommodate the needs of any size event. Please click here to contact BOS Center by email or call us at 217-788-8800.
The original Carpenter Street Hotel opened its doors in February, 1997, primarily to cater to the patients and families visiting world-renowned Prairie Heart Institute at St. John’s Hospital and other healthcare facilities, including Memorial Medical Center and SIU School of Medicine. Since that time, we have become a preferred destination for all travelers visiting the Springfield area, whether for business, pleasure or both.
In the summer of 2010, Hotel Ventures Management, the premier hotel management company in the Midwest, became a business partner with an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Healthcare System as both the manager and co-owner of the Hotel. As you will see in the photo gallery, our facility has been fully-remodeled and now provides the most comfortable contemporary rooms and amenities that Springfield has to offer. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
At Carpenter Street Hotel, we go above and beyond in caring for our guests.
We look forward to serving you on your next visit to the Springfield area.
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 Dana-Thomas House (DTH) was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1902 for Susan Lawrence Dana, a forward-thinking socialite living in Springfield, Illinois. The home, the 72nd building designed by Wright, contains the largest collection of site-specific, original Wright art glass and furniture. Wright’s first “blank check” commission, the home has 35 rooms in the 12,000 square feet of living space which includes 3 main levels and 16 varying levels in all.
Rightfully regarded as a local treasure, the DTH is a gorgeous house museum. Following its acquisition of the House, the Illinois State Historic Preservation Agency undertook a major restoration project. The results yielded a beautifully preserved exle of Mr. Wright’s genius.
Beyond the essence of an architectural masterpiece of international significance, the house is a brilliant showcase of craftsmanship in glass doors, windows and light fixtures; terra cotta sculpture and an exquisite mural; it is the best preserved and most complete of Frank Lloyd Wright’s early “Prairie” houses.
The most famous road in the world first came into being in 1926 as part of the new numbered highway system and Chicago is where Route 66 begins
The United States Department of Transportation has designated certain US roads as National Scenic Byways because of their special significance to the American people. Route 66 in Illinois received that recognition in 2005. Our non-profit organization has the responsibility for the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway and it is our mission to…”enhance and promote economic opportunities for each Illinois Route 66 community by preserving Illinois Route 66 Heritage and by sustaining and increasing heritage and cultural tourism…” We serve 90 communities in Illinois; from Chicago to the Chain of Rocks Bridge near Madison, IL. Most have a population of only 2,500 or less. We help attractions, small businesses, and communities take full advantage of their Route 66 resources to provide the best possible experience for visitors from around the world. We also provide information to travelers to help them plan their adventure down Route 66.
Whether it is helping a “mom &; pop” restaurant get new tuck pointing for their restaurant, aiding a small business with one employee in setting up free Google Services, or helping a traveler on Route 66 to find the best milkshake in Illinois, we are there to find a solution.
The Illinois State Museum promotes discovery, lifelong learning, and stewardship of the natural and cultural heritage of Illinois. The Museum integrates its original research and diverse collections to advance knowledge and create thought-provoking exhibitions and educational programs and resources. These offerings engage people of all ages in their own discovery and lifelong learning about the natural and cultural heritage of Illinois and its place within the world. The Museum promotes stewardship of this heritage to improve quality of life and ensure a sustainable future.
3 W Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701
P: (217) 544-1723
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