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Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek

Address: Route 31E, Knob Creek Farm, Hodgenville, KY
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Coatesville, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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232 reviews 232 reviews
174 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
30 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
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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87 reviews 87 reviews
33 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Bloomingdale, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We loved this place. It was small; but just knowing that this is where Abraham Lincoln helped his father as a child was awesome. The scenery was amazing. Pictures we took didn't do the place justice. We had a great time!

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Toronto
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124 reviews 124 reviews
40 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

His family lived on this site from when he was 2 to 7. There is nothing here that connects in anyway to Lincoln.

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Santa Maria, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I liked that you could go in the cabin and the two rangers were very chatty and helpful. They answered our questions and gave us further info. Good for a short stop on the Lincoln adventure.

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