Travel to the Land of Lincoln on an exciting Springfield, Illinois RV vacation! This is the perfect way to understand some of the historical aspects of the founding of our great land, as well as enjoy the sights and outdoor activities available. You can discover the true America by exploring Route 66 and visit the neighborhoods that made this country what it is today. And of course, there are many RV campgrounds around Springfield where you can stay. You may really enjoy the Double J Campground & RV Park just outside of town.
First stop is the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum where you can see collections all about this most famous President. An audio-visual collection is one that will truly lend a realistic feel to the history you will absorb. There are over 400,000 photos which visually portray life through the decades. An experience you shouldn’t pass up.
Another spot where you can find the past becoming a thing of the present, the Clayville Historic Site. The Clayville Trader General Store will fascinate young and old. If you are visiting in May, the Clayville Spring Festival will show you what the pioneer experience is all about. At the Lincoln Home National Historic Site you will want to tour the Lincoln Home, explore the exhibits in the historic neighborhood of the Lincoln era, and see the film which highlights Abraham Lincoln’s life and home.
Visit the final resting place of our great past President at the Lincoln Tomb. His wife and three of his sons are also buried there. This tomb is 117 feet tall and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a marvelous memorial to a great man.
No visitor to Springfield can pass up an opportunity to see the Illinois State Capital, or stop in across the street at the Capitol Complex Visitors Center. Grab some brochures of other sights to take in around the city, and perhaps have a picnic at one of the picnic tables available to the public.
Now it is time to get outside and really soak up some of that summer sun. Walk the trails at Adams Wildlife Sanctuary where you can see the beautiful wooded home to many small animals and a wide variety of birds. This was once a farm now abandoned to nature. Make a trip to Henson Robinson Zoo to see an amazing variety of native and exotic animals.
Of course, the Washington Park Botanical Garden is a must-see for all nature lovers. In this lovely oasis, you will find incredible displays of color. Stroll through the gardens to enjoy the tranquility. Once leaving here, you can get over to Lake Springfield for some boating. If you haven’t brought your own boat, you can always rent one. You can also enjoy windsurfing or water skiing. Try your luck at fishing in the sparkling waters.
A Springfield RV vacation provides many adventures, from historical events to outdoor fun. It is a place you will want to return to again and again for a special getaway.