Over one million visitors a year come to see the areas famous Lincoln sites, which include the Lincoln home, law offices, Lincoln tomb, New Salem and more. Other attractions of interest are the Dana-Thomas House, the Old State Capitol, the Illinois State Capitol and the Executive Mansion. Construction is now underway for a Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, with the former to open in 2002 and the latter in 2004.
In addition to historical sites, the Springfield area offers many exciting events throughout the year. Some of these include the Old Capitol Art Fair in May, the International Carillon Festival in June, the Illinois State Fair in August, the Springfield Air and Rendezvous Air Show and the Route 66 Festival.
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