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Oak Ridge Cemetery

Address: Springfield, IL
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historical & heritage tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Lincoln's widow insisted the slain president be buried here, defying local leaders who wanted to...
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Type: Historical & heritage tours, Sightseeing Tours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: 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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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
17 helpful votes 17 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
15 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
41 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

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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100 reviews 100 reviews
79 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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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341 reviews 341 reviews
166 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 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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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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