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Springfield, Illinois No one brings Lincoln to life like we do! Visit Always Leg- endary Springfield, Illinois for the most sites dedicated to the life of Abraham Lincoln. History Comes Alive in Spring- field, including living history programs all summer long. Throughout the year, Springfield is brimming with fun ac- tivities and events that will transport you back in time. Hear the stories of the past, interact with interpreters, lis- ten to live performances of the nineteenth century, and perhaps meet Mr. Lincoln himself. shop our one of a kind boutiques and antiques. Enjoy fine dining, and "farm-to-table," or the unexpected dining des- tination. Get lost in amazing food that will tantalize your taste buds, including our city’s signature dish, The Horseshoe. The open-faced sandwich, a Springfield original, consists of Texas toast, your choice of meat, french fries, and a special cheese sauce. Unwind with friends and loved ones sipping a local microbrew or visit a nearby winery to savor Illinois wines capturing the distinct flavors of the region. There is much more to Springfield than the history and life of Always Legendary Abraham Lincoln. From touring the architectural splendor of the Dana-Thomas House – A Frank Lloyd Wright Design – to traveling America’s Mother Road Route 66, and exploring some of the nostalgia of days gone by with quaint roadside attractions. There is something for everyone in Mr. Lincoln’s Hometown. There are nearly 400 events, annually, from fairs to festi- vals, live theatre and music, plus so much more. There is so much to do, see, and experience in Mr. Lincoln's Home- town. Plan your trip today. Visit Always Legendary Spring- field, Illinois. Inside Springfield, discover a vibrant art community and 50 | Summer 2017 | Travel Midwest For more information call 1-800-545-7300 or visit www.visitspringfieldillinois.com to download a free 2017 Visit Springfield, Illinois Visitors Guide.