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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 31 attractions in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Evansville
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This was one of the better Presidential museums to visit very historic and well worth admission I. Myself enjoyed all of the history

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Fairview Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The Lincoln museum and library are as spectacular as any presidential museum you can visit. The shows in the AT&T theater are spellbinding and unbelievable (unless you just happen to have 5-star holograms hanging around your house! See this soon!

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Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I agree with all the five-star reviews; what a museum! I was struck by similarities between the controversy surrounding Lincoln and the controversy going on in U.S. policy right now. Big changes make everyone angry. There are the people who want everything to stay the same and there are the people who think the changes aren't happening quickly enough. It... More

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Evanston, Illinois
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

It was so moving and we spent all day there! We never got to the Library next door. The staff was so helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I was able to visit the museum with my three children and we were all enthralled. Not only do you get the history of the Lincoln era but it feels like you get to know him and his family. I would recommend anyone visiting Springfield to stop by and enjoy.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Wow! Definitely worth the trip from Cincinnati! Completely moving experience. Walking through the museum it was a "heart tugger" to see the diversity of the attendees.....all ethnic backgrounds...all ages....all enthralled. That's what Abe was all about, Charlie Brown:)

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My family and I were very impressed with the exhibits and VERY lifeline renderings of Abe, his family, and key folks of the time. Well worth the admission price.

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Granite Falls, Minnesota
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Very well-done museum. Interesting exhibits. Movie is great. Reminds me of Disney World at times. A great visit!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We went to this museum while it was raining which was nice to get out of the rain for a bit. We went in and took our picture with the Lincoln family in front of the White House and then headed into the boyhood story of Lincoln. The exhibits are extremely nice and very pretty. Abraham Lincoln was there himself... More

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This museam is great. It has so many family artifacts. They also have a kids detective program which got my kids (7 & 9) very engaged. Be sure to see both films. They were very informative and well done.

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