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Springfield - Museums

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Ranked #1 of 8 Museums in Springfield
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Libraries; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: In a stunning combination of scholarship and showmanship, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum immerses you in... more » Owner description: In a stunning combination of scholarship and showmanship, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum immerses you in Lincoln's world and time. Journey from a rustic Indiana cabin to the Executive Mansion in the nation's capitol; follow the fate of America's 16th president and share the joys and sorrows of a family - and a nation. « less
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Ranked #2 of 8 Museums in Springfield
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Illinois State Museum is not just a learning experience - it's an adventure. Travel through time, from the beginning of... more » Owner description: The Illinois State Museum is not just a learning experience - it's an adventure. Travel through time, from the beginning of life on Earth to an era when mastodonts roamed the landscape to the days of the first European settlers. See the largest bear that ever lived, a dragonfly with a two-foot wingspan, and the skeleton of the largest American Mastodont ever found. Discover Illinois' diverse cultural heritage, see thousands of fossils and American Indian artifacts, and experience changing exhibitions showcasing historic and contemporary Illinois art. Dig for fossils, load a jeep, crawl through a cave, and play in the Play Museum, designed for children ages 3 - 10. Shop in the one-of-a kind Museum Store for educational toys, Illinois souvenirs and jewelry, glass, ceramics, and more handcrafted by Illinois' finest artisans. FREE ADMISSION.Hours: Mon. - Sat. 8:30 am - 5 pm Sun. Noon - 5 pm Play Museum Mon. - Sat. 9:30 am - 4 pm Sun. 1:00 - 5:00 pm.Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. « less
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Ranked #3 of 8 Museums in Springfield
Category: Military Museums; Museums
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Ranked #4 of 8 Museums in Springfield
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Ranked #5 of 8 Museums in Springfield
Category: Museums
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Owner description: A Federal style home, built about 1823 by David and Barbara Crabill where they lived with their 12 children. The home... more » Owner description: A Federal style home, built about 1823 by David and Barbara Crabill where they lived with their 12 children. The home remained in the family until about 1968. The home is decorated much like hen David and Barbara lived there. « less
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Category: Museums
Owner description: Nestled in the heart of the Lincoln tourism district, SAAHM preserves and tells the rich, the conflicting, the tragic, and... more » Owner description: Nestled in the heart of the Lincoln tourism district, SAAHM preserves and tells the rich, the conflicting, the tragic, and the triumphant history of African-Americans in Springfield and the surrounding area. The museum is more than just the race riot that inspired the creation of the NAACP. One question is all you need, what happened under Lincoln's shadow and does this alter his legacy? « less
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