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Oak Ridge Cemetery

Springfield, IL
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Ranked #1 of 4 activities in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Monuments/ Statues
Traveler Description: Oak Ridge Cemetery dates from the late 1850s and is known worldwide as the final resting place of the Lincoln family. In addition to the Tomb, the... more »
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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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164 reviews 164 reviews
11 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
1 review
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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Turnhout, Belgium
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

When you travel around america for the first time and you choose route 66 to do so, it's only pure logics to stop at this place. These are the resting grounds of one of the most beloved people to ever set foot on american soil. Enjoy the silence and the beatiful grounds and don't forget to rub his nose, it's... More

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Spokane, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We recently visited our ancestral burial plot at Oak Ridge Cemetery. 5 generations of our family are buried there. We also visited Lincoln's Tomb and had a wonderful and informative tour. So much history in a beautiful setting.

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Chicago, Illinois
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331 reviews 331 reviews
226 attraction reviews
594 helpful votes 594 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

PROS: free; ample parking; Vietnam, WWII and Korean Memorials (the Korean Memorial was the most elaborate); great examples of military graves from different eras (I saw some from the Spanish American War). CONS: none.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
42 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

In this cemetery, you can find the final resting place of the sixteenth President of the United States of America. It was peaceful and moving to be at the presence of an exceptional man who fought to unite a divided nation that is the United States. Don't be here just because it's a tourist destination. Keep an open mind and... More

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