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Lincoln Memorial Garden

2301 East Lake Drive, Springfield, IL
62707
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Ranked #9 of 31 attractions in Springfield
Type: Gardens, Parks
Activities: Walking
Traveler Description: The Garden was designed by Jens Jensen to honor Abraham Lincoln.  It was established when the city built Lake Springfield. Although some, may come... more »
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Maplewood, Missouri, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Nice little drive around SPRINGFIELD LAKE to get to the garden. There's a ton of trails that go along the lake. All kinds of wildflowers. Hike and enjoy nature. There's a gift shop too.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Very peaceful! Great walking trails. Right on Lake Springfield. Highly recommend for hiking and photo ops!!

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Foley, Alabama
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This is a very nice nature trail on lake Springfield. Hands on experience during certain times of the year. Great for school trips.

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Palatine, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We took a short walk along the river, skipped some rocks and saw a deer 10 yards away. The paths were really nice to walk on and they were well marked. The best things in life are free.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

If you are visiting the Springfield area and need a little "nature" time, this is the place I would take a trip to. Memorial Gardens is a wonderful green space that I have been visiting for many years. Pretty in all seasons, take the time to stroll through the woods and prairie.

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Skokie, Illinois USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We spent a relaxing 1 1/2 hours hiking the various trails. Saw a number of deer and many birds. prairie vegetation was quite interesting.

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Crown Point, Indiana
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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

This is a beautiful, wooded area next to a lake, but paths are wood chips and a bit difficult to walk on. If you want to be "in" nature, this is a good spot, but as far as making a special effort to see this, its probably not worth it.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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69 reviews 69 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

My kids & I had a really nice nature walk through here. It's more just a forest, really, with lots of pretty flowers. We saw a deer about 20 feet away, it saw us, too, then we just walked quietly past. The building had interesting displays & a camping guide (?) was very informative.

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Litchfield, IL
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

The grounds were not well cared for. There were a few trails, but nothing exciting to see on any of them. We expected to see lots of wildflowers.

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Minnesota
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98 reviews 98 reviews
46 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Nature lovers will enjoy a diversity of native plant life in addition to a nice place to walk through the woods, across a prairie and beside a lake.

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