'See America Week' activities May 5-13 at Springfield's Union
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[May 02, 2012]
-- Exhibitors, gift drawings and more await visitors to
downtown Springfield's Union Station Visitors Center during national
"See America Week," being observed May 5-13.
Area tourist attractions and tourism agencies will have exhibits set
up inside Union Station to promote the Abraham Lincoln Presidential
Library and Museum, Route 66, Illinois State Museum, Lincoln Home,
Lincoln Tomb, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation,
Lake Shelbyville, Amtrak, Springfield Convention and Visitors
Bureau, Springfield Sliders, Grand Army of the Republic, Looking for
Lincoln, Springfield Walks, Illinois State Police Heritage Museum,
Lincoln Memorial Gardens, Great River Road, Illinois State Military
Museum, Carpenter Street Hotel, and state-operated historic sites.
Visitors may register for prize drawings that include travel on
Amtrak, event tickets, souvenirs and gift certificates.
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Congress first established National Tourism Week, now See America
Week, in 1983. Travel industry leaders and public relations
professionals were quick to take on the management and evolution of
this event. See America Week is now an annual event in which
hundreds of communities across the nation celebrate tourism
awareness, the vital economic benefits of the travel industry and
the substantial contributions travel has to the cultural and social
well-being of the nation.
Union Station Visitors Center includes tourism information
services and is part of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and
Museum complex. Union Station is open free of charge daily from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m.
[Text from file received from
the Illinois Historic