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The passport is a free program that all visitors are welcome to take part in.

Visit Springfield Launches Horseshoe Sandwich Trail: A New “Phygital” Experience!

Visit Springfield, the official tourism and destination marketing organization for the City of Springfield, IL, has launched a new way to eat your way through the city! The Springfield Horseshoe Trail Passport is a program that aims to heighten the awareness of the awesome food scene in Springfield along with the long-standing tradition of the “shoe” in town.

This is a fun and unique way to engage, entertain, and delight your taste buds! Visitors will enjoy a phygital experience by combining digital fun with a physical dining moment like no other.

The passport is a free program that all visitors are welcome to take part in. With almost 30 local businesses included within the passport, it showcases the best of the Springfield area in an easy, mobile-friendly way.

Visitors are able to visit a dedicated mobile passport landing page where they can sign-up for the pass by providing their name, e-mail address, and mobile phone number. A link is then sent to their mobile phone, which opens the passport and directs the user to add the button icon to their home screen, where they can access it any time. There is never anything to download and no bulky apps take up space on a user’s phone.

Once they are ready to redeem their pass, they simply check in through GPS and start earning points for their visits. Points can be collected or redeemed for unique logo trail prizes!

Springfield is located on historic Route 66, Springfield is the history -filled capital of Illinois.

Springfield is located on historic Route 66, Springfield is the history-filled capital of Illinois.

Step into the past and the life of the Lincoln family when you visit the only home the Lincolns ever owned at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Enjoy our 14th season of History Comes Alive, a 10-week summer program taking you back in time.

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is the official library and museum of the 16th U.S. president. Experience pivotal moments in Lincoln’s life and enjoy immersive displays and amazing shows that explore the human costs of slavery and war.

The Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site, designed by famed sculptor, Larkin Mean, is nestled in Oak Ridge Cemetery. At the entrance to the Tomb itself, there is a bronze bust of Mr. Lincoln where visitors from around the world have stopped to rub the nose of the statue for good luck.

For the first time in its 50-year history, visitors can soar down Route 66 on the 4-story, iconic giant slide at the IL State Fairgrounds on Saturdays, May-August. Just around the corner from the slide is the Route 66 Gate 2 Experience. Walk the entire Illinois Route 66 corridor in microform. Marvel at the Neon Sign Park with new and restored neon signs, a paved brick road, a 25’ tall fiberglass Route 66 muffler man, a drive-in theater replica, and interpretive signs highlighting each Route 66 community from Chicago to the Chain of Rocks Bridge.

Come see us in Springfield and be sure to jump on the Trail while you enjoy all we have to offer!






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