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Oak Ridge Cemetery

Springfield, IL
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Ranked #1 of 4 activities in Springfield
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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245 reviews 245 reviews
169 attraction reviews
447 helpful votes 447 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
35 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Divernon, Illinois, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Tuesday evenings at Lincoln's Tomb is especially meaningful. They do a beautiful flag retirement ceremony during the summer and present the flag to one of the visitors. There are also several other monuments in the cemetery honoring fallen heroes. It is a very worthwhile stop while you are in Springfield. We have visited there many times and are always impressed.

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Key West
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Visiting Lincoln's Tomb is very interesting. There is such attention to deatail on all the statues and the interior of the tomb. The guides there are also very interesting. Make sure to ask how many times Mr Lincoln has been moved from his "final resting place"

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

This is the cemetery where the Lincoln Tomb is situated. It is a calm and serene place to visit. It is well maintained with many areas to sit and enjoy the atmosphere. It goes on for miles and miles and although a cemetery is not necessarily a tourist spot, this cemetery made you feel as though you wanted to sit... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

This spot really makes you stop and think! Here lies a GREAT MAN who ended the civil war and slavery! Lies here with his wife and 3 sons! The guides here were magnificent and so informative! My hat off to them! Don't miss the site. Enter on Monument Rd. and your right there!

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Southwest Virginia
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78 attraction reviews
354 helpful votes 354 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Oak Ridge Cemetery is the final resting place of President Abraham Lincoln and his family. The cemetery is located a little north of downtown and while the cemetery gates remain open until 8 p.m. during the summer, the Lincoln Tomb closes promptly at 5 p.m. During the summer the Tomb remains open until 8 p.m. The Lincoln Tomb is easily... More

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