About Springfield, IL

The capital of Illinois, Springfield, is perhaps most famous for its association with Abraham Lincoln, who lived here from 1844 until his presidency. Though there aren’t many quintessential log cabins in town these days, Springfield is still a green city, with a thriving park system that helps it live up to its nickname, Flower City. As the government seat for the entire state, Springfield is also a hub of arts, history, and food.