Springfield, IL Hotel near Events, Museums, Zoo and More
Situated on the southeast side of Springfield, just off I-55, the Country Inn & Suites provides guests an ideal location for exploring all this former home of President Abraham Lincoln has to offer. Speaking of the 16th president, you can explore the Presidential Museum and Library in the downtown area to see his personal items on display, as well as the elaborate vault of the Lincoln Tomb. On beautiful, sun-filled days, walk down to Lake Springfield, visit the animals at Henson Robinson Zoo or ride the go-karts at Knight's Action Park. Are you traveling for business in Springfield, IL? Events and meetings at the Prairie Capital Convention Center are less than a 15-minute drive away. The hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle
to the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (SPI) and major events at the Crowne Plaza Springfield (24-hour advance notice required for reservation).Don't miss these must-see attractions:
Consider attending one of the many big events in Springfield:
Sports teams love this hotel's location near these athletic venues:
- Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum (5.9 miles)
Learn more about the legacy of the United States' 16th president when you visit this museum and library, which exhibit Lincoln's personal effects and host events throughout the year.
Phone: +1 (217) 558-8844
- Dana-Thomas House (4.8 miles)
One of Frank Lloyd Wright's early "Prairie" homes, the 12,000-square-foot Dana-Thomas House was designed in 1902 and is open for tours on select days.
Phone: +1 (217) 782-6776
- Henson Robinson Zoo (4.3 miles)
Say "hello" to Caesar, the dusky leaf monkey, and stop by the home of Bud, the black lemur, when you visit this zoo. The grounds are home to more than 90 species, as well as a playground.
Phone: +1 (217) 585-1821
- Illinois State Museum (5.2 miles)
Explore exhibits about local history and art, excavate a mastodon skeleton at the Mary Ann MacLean Play Museum and then stop by the gift shop for a unique new toy to commemorate your visit.
Phone: +1 (217) 782-7386
- Illinois State Fairground Racetrack (8.2 miles)
Locally known as "the Springfield Mile," this clay oval track is the proud site of five world records for automobile racing.
Phone: +1 (217) 782-6661
- Knight's Action Park and Caribbean Water Adventure (6 miles)
There's fun for everyone at Knight's Action Park, which offers miniature golf, batting cages, an arcade, go-karts, kid-friendly rides and much more. You can cool off on a summer's day by tackling the water slides and bumper boats at the water park.
Phone: +1 (217) 546-8881
- Lincoln Tomb (7.3 miles)
Marked by an impressive obelisk, this tomb is home to the remains of President Lincoln, his wife and three of their four sons. The vault at this National Historic Landmark is decorated with small replicas of famous Lincoln statues and plaques bearing lines from his powerful speeches.
Phone: +1 (217) 782-2717
- Prairie Capital Convention Center (5.7 miles)
The Country Inn & Suites Springfield is ideally located for guests attending conferences, concerts, ice shows, rodeos and other events at this 44,000-square-foot, multipurpose facility.
Phone: +1 (217) 788-8800
- Sangamon Auditorium (3 miles)
Hosting award-winning plays, musicals, operas, Broadway hits and more since 1981, the Sangamon Auditorium is a cultural hotspot in Springfield and a must-see for guests.
Phone: +1 (217) 206-6160