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Address: Springfield, IL
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Description: Lincoln's widow insisted the slain president be buried here, defying local...
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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Second most visited cemetery in our nation

Oak Ridge Cemetery has the distinction of being the second most visited cemetery in the nation, second only to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC. The tree lined... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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243 reviews 243 reviews
93 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Oak Ridge Cemetery has the distinction of being the second most visited cemetery in the nation, second only to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC. The tree lined rolling hills of the cemetery provide a serene setting to the 75,000 interments. Of course, the most distinguished is the memorial to our 16th President, Abe Lincoln, which is a must see... More 

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Beecher, Illinois
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73 reviews 73 reviews
43 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We enjoy this place very well. It was a great experience. There is no charge to get into this place.

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Peoria, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Historic cemetery well kept loved the history but keep in mind it is located on rolling hillsides. May be issues for those who have a handicap

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Springfield, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We are now approaching the 150th anniversary of the burial of our Great President Abe Lincoln. His tomb is found at Oak Ridge Cemetery on the north side of Springfield on Monument Street, which is accessible by taking North Grand Avenue and traveling eastward between 2nd and 1st streets. The cemetery has the original laying place of Lincoln as well... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It was a great experience. The grounds are nice and the tomb was well done and very impressive. A short drive from the downtown sites and no charge.

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Springfield, Illinois
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133 reviews 133 reviews
15 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lincoln's tomb is here. It is considered lucky to rub his statues nose. It works for me. The tomb itself is very interesting. There are also memorials to WWII, Korea and the Viet Nam war. I found a friends name there. Do you know someone that might be there? In the older parts of the cemetary arevery interesting statues of... More 

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Chatham, Illinois
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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Oak Ridge Cemetery is filled with history. Events are held there from time to time to educate visitors on the many well known people who are now there. The grounds are well groomed and natural. Lincoln's tomb is amazing and spiritual. The tour guides are knowledgeable and thorough. The art in and of the tomb is beautiful. Be sure to... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I am so glad I was able to take my family to see the final resting place of Lincoln and his family. I was impressed that the others also visiting that day treated it with the respect it deserves. No loud children running around, no party goers, just an atmosphere of tranquility and history. A tour guide was on hand... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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86 reviews 86 reviews
43 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

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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107 reviews 107 reviews
85 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

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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