Hampton Inn & Suites Springfield - Southwest
Travel Blogs from Springfield
Not a bad run compared to tomorrows trip - as we arrived early and before we could book in we went into down town Springfield and visited The Abraham Lincoln Museum - they may only have a short past compared to ours but they are very good at presenting it ! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springfiel d,_Illinois http://www.visit-springfieldillinois.co m/Lincoln/Museum/ Glad we made the visit - especially as the Motel was out of the way, although clean and comfortable I wasn't ...
... Atlanta is also home to an octagonal-shape library building, a grain elevator museum and the Bunyon Giant who has been moved there from Cicero, Illinois. Next stop of the day was in Lincoln where it's town square contains an impressive courthouse before I was back on the road continuing through the small communities of Broadwell and Elkhart. In Williamsville I was able to take a loop through town ...
... about his life up to becoming president. This also had 4D film effects with flashing lights, cannon smoke and rumbling of the floor. We then joined the 1:30pm tour group for a walk through his home. We were led through his home one room at a time (there was a tour group in every room), handed from one Parks officer to another who then recited information about the room and it's contents. We reckon the officers would ...
... Drive-In. Little did we know it was a Rte 66 landmark and the origin of the Cozy Dog (i.e. the invention of corn dog in 1946).
St Louis, Missouri bound
The Gateway Arch greeted us as we crossed the Mississippi River into St Louis but that was not going to be our destination.
First stop - The Cathedral Basilica. A docent inside explained the history. Construction began in 1907 ...
... about the history of Chicago. We sat down for lunch at The Blue Frog and I started to worry about time. Springfield is a 4 hour drive - without sightseeing on the way so we wanted to leave by 2.30pm - and it was already 1pm. The sky deck visit didn't happen. I drove us out of the city, vicki pointed out as we were driving down 55 - we had put in the satnav 'fastest route' so we had missed the start of Route 66 and just ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center