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Oak Ridge Cemetery

Springfield, IL
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Ranked #1 of 7 Activities in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Monuments/ Statues, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: Lincoln's widow insisted the slain president be buried here, defying local leaders who wanted to erect a grand downtown memorial.

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Springfield, Missouri
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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

This is a well maintained cemetary that is a popular jogging spot as well. The memorial are beautiful. Lincoln's tomb can be toured but check to see if they are done with the repairs.

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Wooster, Ohio
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100 reviews 100 reviews
79 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

It was neat to see the final resting place of our 16th president yet, I expected more. There area few doors that lead inside the tomb that years ago you could go into but were locked today. Also there are steps to the top of the structure but had been blocked off for some reason. This is a neat stop... More

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Keizer, Oregon
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324 reviews 324 reviews
165 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

We went to see President Lincoln's Tomb today on Sunday but when we arrived it seems the hours have changed from those listed on Google due to state budget issues. So be forewarned currently as of October 12th the Tomb is not open Sunday, Monday or Tuesday. Why volunteers can't run it or veterans that I'm sure would be happy... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Oak Ridge cemetery is an historic and grand cemetery. The tomb of President Abraham Lincoln is located there. It is a very large cemetery, filled with huge oak trees that have been there since the last century - beautiful in all seasons, especially in the fall when the leaves are changing. There is definatly a feeling of solemnity throughout the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It is a very old and large cemetery. At the entrance is where Lincoln was entombed in the beginning before his tomb of today was built. This is the cemetery you visit to see Abraham Lincolns. It is a well maintained cemetery.

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Coral Gables, Florida
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256 reviews 256 reviews
19 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I was driving back from the airport to downtown Springfield and saw the sign, literally few minutes from the airport. Had the opportunity to park and walk around to see and appreciated the beautiful memorials that they have there. You need to take a good hour to walk around. Everything is very close to each other. Get the chance to... More

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La Grange, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A cemetery with a lot of history to recall; The terrain is hilly so many of the graves are slanted and lopsided, but didn''t see any fallen down. Graves from Spanish American war, Civil War, and many of the well to do, surprisingly how many lived well into their 80;s. I am a hiker so I enjoyed the pastoral settings... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We stopped here after touring the Lincoln Home. At first we weren't sure if we could go inside or not. During business hours it is open to the public. It was the final resting place for Lincoln and his family. Great memorial!

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Philo, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This was my second time at the tomb with my second child's field trip. An older gentleman volunteer was our class guide. At first he was okay but when a few of the children were running he started screaming at them and told them to go back and read the sign which had two words, Silence and Respect. Maybe he... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This is the final resting place of one of history's most famous leader. While in Springfield to see other Lincoln sites, make sure to stop here. It is very well preserved and the staff is very helpful. The brochures are translated into many languages. My family from Europe and friends from China were able to follow along with the tour.... More

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