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Oak Ridge Cemetery

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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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Lincoln's Tomb

grwat place for all ages to visit - especially if you are a Lincoln aficionado. So much history - particularly in the tomb where Lincoln is buried. Don't forget to visit his... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Springfield, Illinois, United States
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Springfield, Illinois, United States
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

grwat place for all ages to visit - especially if you are a Lincoln aficionado. So much history - particularly in the tomb where Lincoln is buried. Don't forget to visit his original burial spot and learn about the kidnapping plan.

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Springfield, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Abtsham Lincoln's tomb,war memorial, 75,000 graves and more. Lots to see. Step back in time. You can spend s little time here or 1/2 day. Great for the whole family. I even have plots there for me and my family. Come, view, enjoy.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Beautiful grounds. Abe Lincolns tomb which is majestic. The staff that looks after this place are very informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I was here with my dad today. Very impressive! The tomb of Abraham Lincoln, his wife and 3 out of 4 children was very pretty.

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Abe Lincoln's memorial/monument those houses his body and some of his family is a fabulous tribute; visually and emotionally. Tuesday evenings, during summer time, is flag lowering ceremony performed by Civil War reenactors. this is a MUST for Lincoln buffs. Don't miss the temporary storage vault and the newly reconstructed original entrance. These are behind the monument and down the... More 

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Litchfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Oak Ridge Cemetery is the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln and his family. The place of his tomb is very interesting with explanations along the way as visitors walk through. Beyond the Lincoln connection there is a beautiful area with memorials to the Armed Services. Park and wander the Memorials through the different wars. This is a stop very... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The cemetery is the final resting place of many historic figures from Illinois history, most notably Abraham Lincoln. Be sure to check online for hours, since the state budget crisis has caused reduced hours. Enter the tomb to see the actual grave site as well as many miniatures of Lincoln statues from around the country.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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