Everyone From Illinois Should Take This One Awesome Vacation Before They Die

Why spend a bunch of money to travel outside of the state when there are some pretty cool things to do right here in Illinois? A state-cation most certainly is in order, as the buzz from the holidays has worn off but we are not yet into spring. While many might suggest Chicago as the vacation you should go on–and I agree, there is a whole lot to do–I recommend heading to Springfield for your next vacation.

For those of us not from the area, and particularly those of us who live north of I-80, we think of Springfield as just the place where politicians might/might not get things done. But there is a whole lot more to this city! Here are some things you must do when you visit Springfield.

What is your favorite place to visit while in Springfield? Let us know in the comments.