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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

212 North 6th Street, Springfield, IL 62701
800-610-2094
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Ranked #1 of 32 Attractions in Springfield
Type: History Museums, Libraries
Owner description: In a stunning combination of scholarship and showmanship, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum immerses you in Lincoln's world and... more » Owner description: In a stunning combination of scholarship and showmanship, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum immerses you in Lincoln's world and time. Journey from a rustic Indiana cabin to the Executive Mansion in the nation's capitol; follow the fate of America's 16th president and share the joys and sorrows of a family - and a nation. « less
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Cleveland, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Wonderful museum. Start with the 2 short films, they are very well done and they get you in the mood to see the rest of the museum. Different sections describe Lincoln's life. His one room log cabin beginnings always through to the White House. We learned a lot of details that we never knew. Well worth the time to visit.

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CULLMAN
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

we thought the museum would have lots of Lincoln's personal or political artifacts. not just a lot of wax figures. the displays were great. but you are not aloud to take pics of anything other than in front of the entrance. I'm not talking about taking pics of artifacts I get that, you can't even take pics of the wax... More

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curtice
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The whole area downtown was nice and well maintained. The museum is also well suited for kids. Loved the costumed staff to answer all your questions

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Lawrence, Kansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Thoroughly impressed with the Museum, staff, and volunteers. I came in with crutches and right away they offered a wheelchair for my use. It was very handy. The exhibits in the museum themselves were very well made and thought out. After going through it all, I felt that I knew Abraham Lincoln as if he were alive today and an... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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33 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We had planned to visit the museum (not the library) on a cross-country road trip. Unfortunately, our timing was off and we had only one hour to see it. But we made excellent use of that hour. Be sure to watch the films, we saw two, and go into the log cabin for a "walk" through Lincoln's life up to... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My wife and I went to the museum over the 4 of July weekend. It was a great experience and had a lot of cool information. The video presentations were fantastic, however it left me wanting more. We did not go to the library, just the museum. Overall it was an enjoyable time.

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Rolla, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I had been told for several years that this was an an experience more than a display. It's obvious that a huge amount of work wen into this museum. We will return because there is so much to take in. The displays moved us. It was a very emotional time. We went to the museum and the Presidential Library. We... More

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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I have been to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library four times on various road trips across the country. It is well worth visiting. The exhibits change frequently and they have updated the main ones a couple of times since my first visit in 2008. Don't miss the Ghosts of Lincoln and Lincoln's Eyes. They are great. The docents there are... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

A unique experiential museum for adults and children. High tech, creative, filled with objects, documents, films and the lifelike figures of the Lincoln family and others are so real you expect to see them blink. Plan 2-3 hours.

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Staunton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The museum is varied with several Lincoln films and recreations of different parts of LIncoln's life. HIgh tech exhibits would interest younger visitors. Good gift shop and attached Subway restaurant.

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