Springfield is the capital city of the state of Illinois in the USA. Springfield has long played an important role in the history of America but is probably most famous for having been the hometown of Abraham Lincoln for 30 years.
Present day Springfield is full of reminders of "Honest Abe's" time in the city, chief among them the Lincoln Home National Historic site, where a number of fascinating structures and other relics from the nineteenth century have been preserved. In 2005, a Presidential Library was opened in Springfield in Lincoln's name, which is open to visitors daily. Springfield has a rich history to explore, so make the most of your trip with a discount car hire from Auto Europe. Auto Europe offers Springfield rental car pick up locations and a large car hire fleet for you to choose from.
Located on the renowned "Route 66", Springfield is the very picture of Midwestern Americana, and nowhere is this more evident than in it's food. Whether its chilli or a hamburger you're looking for, you'll find a number of delicious and inexpensive "mom and pop" restaurants scattered throughout the city.
Located in the heart of Springfield, Washington Park is one of the city's most beautiful attractions. The park features a large botanical garden and a conservatory, both of which offer free daily tours. In total, the park is home to over 1,500 species of plants, including a particularly impressive collection of roses.Washington Park is also home to the Rees Memorial Carillon, an unusual yet beautiful instrument standing over ten metres tall. Consisting of sixty-seven bells, the carillon requires a great deal of expertise to play, but you can hear it being performed during free concerts held Sunday and Wednesday evenings in the summertime.
Springfield's culinary tradition is most famous for the advent of the "corn dog on a stick", a tradition that dates back to 1946. The dish was originally called a "Cozy Dog" and was served in a drive-through restaurant of the same name. So grab your sunglasses, put on a Buddy Holly record and take a drive down Route 66 to a Cozy Dog in Springfield with a dependable car hire from Auto Europe. And with the guaranteed lowest prices on Springfield car rentals, you know you won't pay more than you have to.
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