In Always Legendary Springfield, Illinois, we’ll give your group an experience that’s one for the history books. With charming and walkable streets, plenty of Abraham Lincoln legend and lore and exciting special events, this is a destination that will generate attendee interest, and have them asking for more.
Would you like to make your life easier?
The Springfield CVB has you covered. Our city excels at offering you a comfortable, well-organized experience. With over 75 years of experience, consider us your “go to” team to take the stress out of planning your next meeting in Springfield.
Check out our menu of services available at no cost to you:
Traditional RFP sourcing, site tour arrangements and hotel sourcing through one, convenient and efficient contact at the CVB.
Boost attendance with pre-convention excitement building digital flyer, showing your attendees what a great time they will have in Springfield.
Concierge services: Information welcome booths and registration personnel are available to help ensure a memorable event and allow us to book your group tours, special off-site events and provide post-convention statistics.
Goodie bags to hold your convention items, visitor guides, maps and Capital City coupon books
Assist in arranging extra special experiences for your attendees, such as Abraham Lincoln and/or Mary Todd Lincoln at your reception or opening session. Hosting a meet and greet with photo opportunities is the perfect way to be sure your attendees never forget your time in Springfield.
The Visit Springfield team welcomes the opportunity to serve as your full service partner. From start to finish, we are by your side and ready to make your planning stress free and your event legendary.
Springfield offers three unique event areas. The southeast corridor is conveniently located off I-55 &
I-72 with plenty of dining and entertainment options. Near the University of IL at Springfield, SASA Soccer Complex with 10+ fields and the LOLJOS 8-plex Softball Complex this area offers over 1,300 hotel rooms and is situated near Lake Springfield.
Historic Downtown offers the flexible Bank of Springfield Convention Center with 40,000 square feet of main hall space ideal for all sizes and configurations of meeting, conventions or tradeshows. Adjacent to 700 award-winning overnight rooms. This location is in the heart of historic sites including the world-class Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, Lincoln’s home and the Dana-Thomas Home, a Frank Lloyd design. For the young or young at heart, the Kidzeum Museum of Health and Science is located in the downtown area.
Northeast Corridor is located off I-55 and is close to the oldest and most renowned fairgrounds which boasts more than 60,000 square feet of multi-use space and the fastest one-mile dirt track. Also, on this corridor is the Northfield Inn & Suites, ideal for a one-stop shop convention or meeting! Ample hotel rooms, restaurants and shopping abound in this area.
Award-winning sites and hotel accommodations, hundreds of special events, an amazing culinary array, Historic Route 66, world-class Abraham Lincoln sites and attractions and our Bank of Springfield Convention Center are just a few reasons you want to put Springfield, IL on your list of “must host” places!
The dazzling Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
The Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the only home he ever owned
The Old State Capitol, where Lincoln delivered his famous “House Divided” speech
The Lincoln Tomb, the second-most visited cemetery in the United States
Frank Lloyd Wright Dana-Thomas House
Local Farm-to-table restaurants & home of the original “Horseshoe Sandwich”
Family friendly sites and activities
Philanthropic volunteer opportunities available for groups
Consider Springfield, IL for your next event and your attendees will thank you!