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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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Dallas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

The museum is actually fairly compact, the films are a must see. Well worth the time to visit and explore. We were a multigenerational group and we all enjoyed it. Take time to go to the Lincoln home and tomb nearby as well.

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

I have been to several Presidential Museums and this one is by far the best one. The layout is easy to navigate and the exhibits are first class. Be sure and see everything.

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Hannibal, MO
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

This is a modern museum, and is highly rated. We happened to be there on a holiday Monday morning, and had no difficulty with parking or crowds. The guides are helpful, and you can spend a lot of time going through all the exhibits without feeling rushed. Even the gift store was interesting. I think Old Abe would have been... More

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Litchfield, IL 62056
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

President Bush dedicated the museum in 2004. Really good way to get the history of that era. Parking can be problematic. Excellent gift shop, but pricey

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Overland Park, Kansas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This is a well done museum about the life and times of Abraham Lincoln done in a multimedia style that is entertaining and not too academic. You can get through the museum in a couple of hours. We happened to visit it on a Friday morning where a busload of students unloaded and filled the museum. The museum is a... More

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De Soto, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent facility that combines entertainment with education. The two multimedia theater presentations will have you asking yourself, "How did they do that?" Visitors of all ages will learn something and enjoy the experience. The museum does an outstanding job telling the story of our favorite President.

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Midwest
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I have always wanted to come visit this museum and I was not disappointed. It was amazing, like you were right there when Abe was growing up and serving as the President. We took a few hours to go thru. The library is across the street and its exhibit was small about the Union army, but good to see. Take... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Well worth the stop to see and learn about Lincoln . . . . nicely done . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Romeoville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The museum had Disney quality shows. And we enjoyed all the rest of the exhibits. The library was not open except for a small exhibit.

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Springfield, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is a state of the art complex that reveals things most would never know about our sixteenth president. It is a must see when visiting Springfield.

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