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Each year, Hemisphere Educational Travel brings thousands of students to Illinois’ State Capital in Springfield. Why you ask? Maybe it’s because we’re headquartered in Illinois, or maybe we just can’t get enough Abraham Lincoln, but we love planning student trips to Springfield and we’re well-known and well-equipped for it.  Whether you are a Chicago Public School (CPS Vendor # 47670), a suburban school or a downstate school, we can handle your Springfield tour needs!

Explore the world of Abraham Lincoln, the Old and New State Capitol, Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and more in a one or two-day trip. Were you aware Springfield is only 90 miles away from St. Louis?  We are experts at coordinating a 2 day Springfield, St. Louis tour also!  Allow us to help plan the perfect experience for your students.

Please note that all Springfield sites must be booked on the Springfield Convention and Visitor’s Bureau website up to 9 months in advance. Your Hemisphere Account Executive can book your tour schedule for you, please ask for details.

Here are some itinerary suggestions for students visiting Springfield.


  • Governor' s Mansion
  • Illinois World War II, Korean and Vietnam Memorial
  • Lincoln' s Home
  • Lincoln' s Tomb
  • New Salem Village & State Park
  • New State Capitol
  • Old State Capitol


  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
  • Illinois State Military Museum
  • Illinois State Museum

Dining & Evening Activities

  • DJ Dance/Pizza Party
  • Glow Golf
  • Knight' s Action Park
  • Golden Corral
  • Skateland South
  • Sky Zone


  • Cahokia Mounds (Collinsville)
  • Hannibal, MO
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Wildlife Prairie State Park (Peoria)