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Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

SR 162, Lincoln City, IN
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, National Parks, Cultural
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Owner description: Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial hosts the site of the farm where the 16th president of the U.S. spent the majority of his youth.

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Marion, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is a really nice memorial and the grounds are very pretty and well kept. A lot of information about Lincoln and his early childhood.

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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271 reviews 271 reviews
120 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I'm sure that a prime season visit would be more rewarding. The off season hours are restricted with the museum closing at 3pm. Our arrival at 2:40 was too rushed. No film was available. The living history volunteer staff doesn't work off season so all the buildings were locked up. The trails are open until dusk. The walk in the... More

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Belleville, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

It was a wonderful place to visit. The rangers were phenomenal. We here the only ones there on the off season and the rangers paid a lot of attention to our kids. Some inclement weather was coming in and the Rangers even let our family help bring down the U.S. Flag, fold it, and bring it into the station. Lincoln's... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
53 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

On our way from St. Louis to Charleston, WV we took a 10 minute detour off of I64 to visit this delightful spot. We ate lunch at a picnic area (no trash cans, though) and checked out the museum. Not a lot of hands-on stuff for young kids but nice exhibits for the older ones (9 and 11). We drove... More

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Peoria, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I grew up in this area. Hadn't been back for over 20 years. Must say, glad I stopped by. As an adult, I found it informative and educational. Then again, I moved to Springfield IL which is saturated with Lincoln EVERYTHING. It was nice to revisit this quaint little area. Well kept.

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Fountain City, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Started by going to the replica cabin at the farm and walking down to the well used by the family. Enjoyed the film at visitors center and walking up to Nancy Hanks Lincoln's cemetery site. Best part of the trip was attending the outdoor drama about Lincoln's life located across the road at the Lincoln State Park. Our twelve year... More

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Henryville, Indiana, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The park is a self guided in a small but beautiful park. We started in the visitors center where there is a short film of Lincoln's life in Indiana. There are rooms in each wing of the building dedicated to Lincoln and his mother Nancy Hanks Lincoln. Nothing really except that the rooms are well built in the era of... More

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Gosport, IN
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20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is made up of a Museum and a walking tour of the grounds where it is believed Lincoln spent 14 years of his life in Indiana. Lincoln's mother is reportedly burried on the grounds. The museum is probably the highlight of the grounds. There is a short film that is worth viewing and then many artifacts... More

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We visited Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial and enjoyed the brief history video on arrival. The walk to the set up on what things would have been like in those times was great for our 6 year old . The small fee of $5 was well worth it and the grounds were beautiful. Thank you

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DeWitt, Michigan
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76 reviews 76 reviews
29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

There are not any actual sites where Lincoln live while in Indiana--they were all lost early. The video may be the best part of the memorial, telling how Lincoln developed from age 7 to 21. Still, even that seemed shallow. These were important times in Lincoln's life and I don't think they told the story well enough.

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