Handmade, Homemade, Locally Made

When you travel, you want to experience the one-of-a-kind stops that you can’t find anywhere else. Are we right? That’s why Enjoy Illinois created the Illinois Made Program, a program highlighting the best places you can only find in Illinois.

We’re so glad they did too! Why? Because in the Springfield area we have over a dozen Illinois Makers. Whether hand-crafted furniture created from 100+ year old American barns and buildings, local candies and other sweets, unique dining experiences or a delicious locally crafted cup of java, mug of brew or glass of wine, we invite you to indulge in one of our local businesses honored to be certified through the program.

21st Annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival

The International Route 66 Mother Road Festival brings classic car, street machines, muscle cars and hot rod enthusiasts to historic downtown Springfield for an incredible weekend of family entertainment. Food, music and fun, plus a burnout contest like no other!

Plan Your Trip to Pulaski County USA!

From foodie trails and treasure hunting to breathtaking outdoor adventures, let us help make your Pulaski County, MO excursion effortless! Explore our itineraries and start planning your trip!

The Perfect Girl’s Weekend

Sometimes you just need to get away with your girlfriends. Pack your bags and hit the road! It’s a Girl’s Weekend! Shopping, eating and plenty of fun that is affordable, flexible and a drivable destination in Springfield, Illinois.

Flock to the Rock

The beauty and majesty of the Starved Rock State Park area is in full display during winter. Only 90 minutes from Chicago, IL, Flock to the Rock to watch beautiful eagles, see majestic icefalls, enjoy great dining, stay in rustic lodging, find cute boutique stores, and more.

Road Trip To A Diamond In The Sandhills

Escape the city and find your fun and relaxation in Alliance, our charming town nestled in the beautiful Nebraska sandhills. You’ll find everything you need and nothing you don’t.
From scenic drives, to art, local brews, Historical architecture, and more you can satisfy your wanderlust in our wide open spaces!

Abe’s Perfect Journey

Follow Abraham Lincoln’s footsteps and discover the true beginnings of the legendary 16th president in Springfield, Illinois.
Explore authentic Lincoln historic sites, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and much more.  See the itinerary for the Top Must-See Places on Abe’s Perfect Journey.

Legendary Route 66

Explore over ten iconic Route 66 destinations in Springfield, Illinois. Try a famous cozy dog from the Cozy Dog Drive In, a classic Route 66 diner. Take A selfie with the Lauterbach Giant and in front of Mahan’s Filling Station. Spend an evening under the starts at the Route 66 Twin Drive-In Theater. Stay a while and visit all of Springfield’s world-class Mother Road attractions! Learn more at: visitspringfieldillinois.com

Visit Cape Girardeau, MO

Experience the Mississippi River–where barges and riverboats move along the rippling waves. Cape Girardeau offers a variety of ways to enjoy a weekend away! From great hiking trails to railroads and more. So grab your hiking shoes and hop all aboard for a fabulous adventure!

Bring the Whole Gang to St. Joseph, MO

A thriving community made with uncommon character for over 175 years. You can easily spend a couple of days exploring St. Joseph. Today, St. Jo is home to 13 museums, 15 festivals, a thriving arts and music culture, and unique park system. This summer, check out our many summer music festivals, like Coleman Hawkins Jazz Festival and Trails West!®