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2018 APA-IL State Conference

Springfield, IL

September 26-28, 2018

LOCAL INFORMATION

Join us in downtown Springfield this September! APA-IL is proud to be at Wyndham Springfield City Centre, located in the heart of downtown Springfield. With a variety of shopping and dining options, downtown Springfield provides the perfect setting for the conference this year.  

Lunch

We’ve done some searching for you! The five restaurants listed below are within walking distance of the Wyndham and receive at least 4 out of 5 stars on Yelp! Since lunch is on your own, please refer to this handy-dandy list when the lunch bell rings or feel free to explore more - the options are plentiful!

  • Tacology | 219 S 5th Street | Specialties: Brisket Tacos, Yuca Fries + Street Corn

  • La Piazza | 218 S 6th St | Specialties: Fig + Prosciutto Pizza, Meatball Appetizer + Cannoli

  • Long Nine Junction | 5 West Old State Capitol Plz | Specialities: French Dip, Pork Bell Sandwich, Soup

  • 411 Bar and Grill | 411 E Washington St | Specialties: Reuben + Burgers with Pretzel Buns

  • Cafe Moxo | 411 E Adams St | Specialties: Veggie Friendly, Pork Carnitas Sandy, Soups and Salads

 
 

Springfield Area Things to Do!

Riding the Amtrak back Friday Afternoon? Making a weekend of it in Springfield?

Whether you’re looking to kill some time before heading back on the afternoon Amtrak (Departs at 4:56 pm) or you’re staying in Springfield for the afternoon or weekend -- we have some great local (and seasonal) options of things to do and see!

Pumpkin Cannon, Kittens and Pumpkin Spice Lattes...

Heaven truly is a place on earth... Wanna launch a pumpkin from a cannon?! That’s a silly question -- of course you do! Head over to Bomke’s Patch (18-minute uber from the Wyndham) to grab a token and push the pumpkin launch button. The cannon is capable of launching pumpkins over ½ mile... Now that’s what we like to call a pie in the sky! While you’re there stroll through the gift shop, snag a Pumpkin Spice Latte, and visit the petting zoo. Basic admission is completely FREE! Bomke’s is open Friday and Saturday, 10am - 5pm.

 

Bomke’s Patch

605 Country Lake Road

Springfield, IL 62711

Run the Bicentennial Corn Maze

Got some time to kill?? Let’s get lost! Visit Kristin’s Pumpkin Patch (a 17-minute uber from the Wyndham) to kill some time and enjoy festive fall fun. Admission is completely FREE. Grab a set of clippers and a wagon and pick your own pumpkin! Bring back some tasty items from the gift shop, and best yet -- run the Bicentennial Corn Maze with friends! Kristin’s Pumpkin Patch is open 10am - 6pm, Monday through Friday.

 

Kristin’s Pumpkin Patch

6300 Wind Tree Road

Springfield, IL 62712

Get Outside

Nature lovers, we got you! Explore the great outdoors via the local wonders listed below.

 

Cultural Fun

As if you didn’t learn enough during the State Conference… Be like sponge and soak in even more history via Springfield’s cultural gems.

 

Local Information

Local Government

 

Accommodations

Looking for information the Wyndham Springfield City Centre? Click here for more information regarding APA-IL rates!

Please note: The Wyndham Springfield is the official hotel for the APA-IL State Conference and will not reach out to you via email or telephone. While other hotel resellers may contact you offering housing for your trip, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with APA-IL, i3 Events, or the Wyndham Springfield. 

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WHO WE ARE

The American Planning Association - Illinois Chapter (APA-IL) is the premier authority on urban planning issues and professional development for Illinois' urban planners.

 

The APA-IL is the official membership association for practicing planners in the State of Illinois.  We strive to inform, educate, and connect our members to resources and tools that advance the practice of planning throughout the state.  We pride ourselves on "Making Great Communities Happen" all across Illinois.  

 

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DeKalb, IL 60115

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