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Lincoln Memorial Garden

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Address: 2301 East Lake Drive, Springfield, IL 62712
Phone Number: +1 217-529-1111
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Walking
Description: A native woodland garden designed by Jens Jensen located on the south side...
A native woodland garden designed by Jens Jensen located on the south side of Lake Springfield. This 100 acre site has 6 miles of wood-chipped hiking trails as well as a wonderful nature center.
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Great trails

Great trails, even in the humid days of summer. We liked seeing different flowers and the breeze off the water is nice. Would like to picnic here some time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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United States
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55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great trails, even in the humid days of summer. We liked seeing different flowers and the breeze off the water is nice. Would like to picnic here some time.

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Oswego, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I enjoyed my time here. It was a little drizzly and chilly but it was still a good time to reflect on such an honorable and courageous man!

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Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

With all the rain from early spring through summer, this area struggled to grow flowers. The flowers were mostly dead or underwater. Lots of walking paths though they had spots which were muddy. I don't think this is typical of this attraction, but were the conditions in mid july 2015.

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Springfield
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26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Lincoln Memorial Garden is more a natural preserve than a garden. The plants and trees are all native to the state of Illinois. Lovely paths meander coming in and out by the lake. Many special events and festivals to enjoy. The wild dogwoods and redbud trees are a beautiful sight. In the fall they have a maple festival where they... More 

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Springfield, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The hiking trails in the Gardens are all well-maintained and the gift shop/nature center is air conditioned and has bathrooms. My girls always get a maple sucker as a treat!

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Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I was expecting flowers I guess....not much to see really. Kind of diasppointed. The paths aren't really well-marked either...never knew which direction to head.

Review collected in partnership with Country Inns & Suites By Carlson

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Florissant, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Grounds were spotless and staff were friendly. Beautiful place to walk through free to public. Very well taken care of and staff were working on saturday.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Its called a garden but it more a woodland on the lake. multiple interesting wide bark paths, beautiful tree and wildflowers. There are several (?10) "council circles" that are low stoned circles meant for siting and talking that add a nice touch and mulitple wooden benches with Lincoln quotes donated by botannical gardesn from around the country. We went in... More 

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United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Have been here a few times, mostly to just reflect and nature walk on a few of the trails. Quiet for the most part. It's cool to walk by the lake on a couple trails. I like seeing the deer that run through here often.

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Chatham, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

When my children were young I used to bring them to this amazing garden to explore and learn about a woodland environment. The paths are well marked and sprinkled with bridges over shallow creeks. There are surprises around every corner including beautiful views of Lake Springfield, story circles, small animals and butterflies. The nature center has clean bathrooms, nature displays... More 

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