Things to Do

 You can grab a quick bite on a walking distance from Midtown Inn Motel, 3125 Wide Track Dr, Springfield, IL62703. Here are some of your choices:


Burger King- right behind the motel - 2901 S Grand Ave E Springfield, IL 62703, Open from 6 AM to 11 PM; Popeye’s Chicken &Biscuits- a block away from the motel - 2801 South Grand Ave ESpringfield, IL 62703; Subway- block and a half way - 232 S Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62703, open from 7 AM to 10 PM ; McDonalds- two blocks away - 3208 E Clear Lake Ave, Springfield, IL 62702  (217) 744-3550, Open from 6 AM until Late.Arby’s and Long John’s Silver are also nearby.  Please ask the concierge to assist you with directions.


If you are in a mood for a fancy dining, we recommend the Chesapeake Seafood House which is hosted in the historical John McGredy mansion of 1800’s.  The restaurant serves the finest seafood, steaks and vegetables and is everyone’s favorite restaurant in central Illinois.  Or perhaps you would like Chinese food? Then may we direct you to Tai Pan Chinese Restaurant . The Tai Pan has excellent online  reviews and some and has been voted the best Chinese food in town.  We recommend that you try their delicious pot stickers and Crab Rangoon.  Also the place is praised for their hospitality and fair pricing.  Additionally they offer take out.


If you would like to go to the movies, AMC Showplace Springfield 8, 2945 S Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62703, phone -  217- 529- 9448  is 15 min away from Midtown Inn Motel, 3125 Wide Track Dr, Springfield, IL 62703or for cultural entertainment you can visit Legacy Theatre, 101 E Lawrence Ave,Springfield, IL 62704 -(217) 528-9760, a historic stage for plays, kids' shows discussions, various themed events & occasional films. 


Golfers can enjoy the beautiful green - 18 holes - at Bunn Park Golf Course, 2500 S 11th St, Springfield, IL 62703The Bunn Golf Course is a regulation 18 hole facility.  It is a tree lined course with narrow fairways and challenging holes.  Water comes into play on several holes throughout the course.  The 18th green is one of the most challenging greens in the area.  If you want to take it easy, you can visit  Wabash Golf & Game, 1717 Wabash Ave, Jerome, IL 62704a miniature golf course.

The Springfield Abraham Lincoln Airport (SPI) is only 5.4 miles from Midtown Inn, 2.7 miles from Springfield Amtrak stations and 2.5 miles from Springfield center.  The Lincoln Depot is 2.2 miles from us and Springfield Prairie Capital Convention Center is 2.4 miles away and another two miles to the west take you to Abraham Lincoln Home visitor Center should you wish to follow in the footsteps of our most famous citizen.



Should you stay with us at the Midtown Inn Motel, 3125 Wide Track Dr, Springfield, IL62703, one place you wouldn’t like to miss is the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.  President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, future President and then U.S. Senator Barack Obama attended the Dedication of the museum in 2005 and the American public responded very enthusiastically to the Museum, quickly making it the most visited presidential library and museum in the United States.  A quote from the museum’s website states that “Attendance reached one million visitors on January 6, 2007, and two million on July 4, 2009. No presidential library and museum in the United States had reached the two million visitor mark more quickly. The three-millionth visitor passed through the Museum’s doors on August 21, 2012.”


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