Traffic & Travel Tips

Interstate Highway I-55 runs to the heart of Springfield, as does Interstate Highway I-72.

Amtrak is very reliable to travel to and from Springfield as is Greyhound bus lines. You can take the Amtrack train from Chicago or St. Louis to Springfield; however, if you plan to go to Lincoln's Tomb, War Memorials, Route 66 sites, or New Salem State Historic Site, you need a car, as these sites are not in easy walking distance from downtown Springfield.

Parking downtown is available on the street, meter parking on weekdays, and there is access to several parking garages.

Be mindful of one-way traffic flow on certain downtown streets and of railroad crossings and bus stops.

 
Downtown Springfield
Downtown Springfield

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Mailing Address:

413 S. 8th Street
Springfield, IL 62701

Phone:

(217) 492-4241
Hours are 8:30am-5:00pm, daily, except on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day, when the park is closed.

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