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Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek

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Address: Route 31E, Knob Creek Farm, Hodgenville, KY
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Good for a quick Stop

Stopped by there on our way to the larger venue (birthplace museum and memorial). Did not walk down to the creek but were told later we should have. They're having some kind of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2014
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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Since we were in the area, visiting Abe Lincolns Birthplace, we thought we'd go a few miles down the road to visit his childhood home at Knob Creek. TRAVELERS BEWARE.......park is closed for unknown length of time....so better check the web site first! Since I live over a thousand miles away, I won't have an opportunity to visit this place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Surprised that Lincoln once lived in Indiana. Loved all the history on the walking tour and they also showed a film at the reception center

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Western New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We drove by in February 2015. This looks like it would be an interesting place to visit, but it is closed to visitors for most or all of 2015 while it undergoes renovation. Put it on yout list for a visit next year.

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Coatesville, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Love Abraham Lincoln and family home was exactly what I expected it to be. If you like history go and enjoy..

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This was really neat to visit and just feel history around you. It's always cool to see how such a great historical figure lived. This is a nice open area for children to run around in and the area is really beautiful.

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Rhode Island
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318 reviews 318 reviews
225 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This was not easy to find but worth a quick visit to get a feel for where Lincoln spent his boyhood years. The cabin on the site is original to the family of his boyhood friend, Austin Gollaher. You can enter the cabin and look around, run through the fields and go down to the creek. Knowing that Lincoln would... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

this is part of Abe Lincoln birthplace. He lived here for 5 years. The Rangers were friendly. Kids can do the jr ranger program. The original birthplace is about 7 miles away. This is a 1 hour visit. See knob creek and a log cabin. The cabin is not Abe Lincolns original. It is of a neighbors. Walk where Abe... More 

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OKLA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Stopped by there on our way to the larger venue (birthplace museum and memorial). Did not walk down to the creek but were told later we should have. They're having some kind of dedication there this next Sat-not sure exactly what. Pretty setting, especially the Fall time of year.

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Yucaipa, California
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162 reviews 162 reviews
75 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The Abraham Lincoln birthplace and boyhood cabins are located off I-65 (just follow the signs). It is a free attraction in a picturesque wooded area. It's a nice short visit.

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Paso Robles, California
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17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Yes, it is a replica log cabin. But all about it is real including the construction and the split rail fence around the area. How unique to stand on the same ground Lincoln did as a boy. How unique to put into perspective the land, creek and two mile trek to school. I could see the young boy sitting against... More 

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