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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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Nice cemetery

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
trzaska1982
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Peoria, Illinois
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Peoria, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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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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
18 helpful votes 18 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
15 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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42 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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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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Keizer, Oregon
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212 helpful votes 212 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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