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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
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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Janesville, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

If you haven't been to Springfield since 2005 GO! The 2 theaters' holographic effects and overall sensory effects were so unbelievable!! This had to be something akin to Disney World special effects. A very enjoyable museum trip for all ages.

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Port Sanilac, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

There are two presentations in separate theatres located in the Museum that we thought were well worth the time to see. They are fairly short but informative. The remainder of the Museum was also worthwhile particularly if you are interested in President Lincoln.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Highly recommend. Great value. Perfect place to take the family because of many interactive learning opportunities. Adults will find it scholarly and very interesting. World class displays.

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Roselle, Illinois
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you have an appreciation for history and/or Abraham Lincoln...do come here! His life is told and illustrated among wonderful exhibits. His achievements, his failures, his loves and tragic losses, along with how he won his first Presidential election (thanks Tim Russert for leaving behind an excellent snapshot of that election...not so unlike "modern" day). Loved the programs "Ghosts of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I don't even know where to start with this review. This whole museum is a must see attraction. I especially enjoyed the "White House" years and the "Ghosts of the Library" show. This museum tell the complete life story of our 16th President down to the last detail. Worth the visit and a moving experience. Also have a new respect... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We loved the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum. The exhibits are wonderful and tell the story of Lincoln's life before the white house and during the white house. There are also a couple movies that enhance the experience as well. This was a great stop and well-worth our time. This was the main reason for our visit to Springfield and... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Tells the complete life of the 16th President in a very imaginative way. The areas describing his life were remarkable.

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Cerritos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I have visited several Presidential Libraries and Museums and have found most of them are packed with exhibits and stuff. After a while these places become overwhelming. That is not the case here. This place is well done. Perfectly laid out. the amount of information on exhibit is just right. I would recommend a visit to any history lover.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My husband and I had a half day in Springfield, so the tourist center suggested this museum (they also provided a parking pass and entrance discounts). The short films are very interesting and the recreations of Lincoln's log cabin and the room where his coffin was on public display are very realistic. You learn so much about this great man... More

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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Completely enjoyed looking at the history and display at this Presidential Museum. The grapics were great. Watching the show was like being in Disney World.

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