|Springfield Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (SPI)|
||Springfield is the capital of Illinois and was originally named Calhoun after John C. Calhoun a senator of South Carolina. It is a great place to visit with a long history, great museums and entertainment for the entire family.|
Experience The Land Of Lincoln
The airport is serviced by three airlines such as Allegiant Air which flies to Fort Myers/Punta Gorda and Orlando/Stanford while United Express with flights to Chicago-O’Hare. The airport also has a gift shop and offers free Wi-Fi to travelers. Those departing from Springfield Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport can park free of charge.
Springfield is famously known as the hometown of President Abraham Lincoln and the city is fittingly dotted with historical sites related to the 16th President. Springfield is located about an hour and a half from St. Louis, MO by car and is about three hours from Chicago by car. This makes it a potential pit-stop on the way to either of those two cities. There always is the potential of saving money by going through the smaller airport.
It is also the resting place of the 16th President of the United States Abraham Lincoln and also the training of Ulysses S. Grant of the Illinois regiment. Other historic claims for the city of Springfield is that it originated the corn dog on a stick and the first drive-thru window in the United States which is now the Maid-Rite Sandwich Shop.
The Springfield economy is comprised primarily of government jobs for the residents of the city. It has various types of performing arts such as the Springfield Municipal Opera and the Springfield Ballet Company.
The Springfield area also offers a number motel and bed and breakfast options for those looking for a cheap or unique experience. Pioneer Motel is located just east of the airport off of Interstate 55. In downtown Springfield there is the Inn at 835 Historic Hotel Bed and Breakfast for those looking to get wrapped up in the history of the city.