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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

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Address: 212 North 6th Street, Springfield, IL 62701
Phone Number: 800-610-2094
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Description: In a stunning combination of scholarship and showmanship, the Abraham...
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.
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We really enjoyed this museum. I've read a lot of books about Lincoln, so I can't say I learned a lot that was new about Lincoln. But the displays are beautiful and really give... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed this museum. I've read a lot of books about Lincoln, so I can't say I learned a lot that was new about Lincoln. But the displays are beautiful and really give you a feeling that you're "there". There was a special exhibit there the day we visited including the bed Lincoln died in. Around the entire museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This museum is a must see if you are in the Springfield area. They have done a fantastic job with the displays and there are many original items from Lincoln and the time period. Don't miss their shows/movies; they are well-done and informative. They is also a kids area which we didn't explore since we didn't have children with us;... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We arrived early on Sunday and had planned to visit and we were not disappointed, This museum is fantastic, So much detail and information, If you visit springfield you must visit. The movie in the theatre style cinema is excellent to watch and very informative, the guides at reception were very helpful.Admission is very reasonable for what you get. You... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Very well organized and informative. 3D theater presents a fabulous program. Kids loved it now (ages 11 and 13) but were a little scared of the Civil War room a few years ago. This is easy to avoid for the younger ones. Only eating option is Subway, which is fine but if there is a crowd it will be very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Fantastic modern museum. Take your time and enjoy. Don't miss the shows! Don't bother with the movie display across the street-not worth the extra money.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This has got to be the best-or at least one of the best-Presidential Museums in the Country. You can literally walk through President Lincoln's life and untimely death through many life-size and lifelike exhibits - many designed by Hollywood creatives. You can even witness a simulated news report on Lincoln and his challengers, discussed on televisions just as current reports... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

you can experience it an hour but several would be better. The two theater shows run only 20 minutes each and both have a big impact for very different reasons. definitely not your usual museum.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you are in Springfield, IL this is a must see. It is worth every penny to get in the door. The theatre presentations are wonderful and it is full of more history than you can absorb in a day. Definitely stop here if you are in the Springfield area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a wonderful experience for the whole family. You will learn a lot about Abraham Lincoln here. The gift shop is an added bonus to the museum- something for everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great museum, full of great visual displays and two great stage shows. The special effects in the war scenes are terrific, and the library presentation with the holographic portions are amazing. But the most interesting display for me is the map that displays the battle lines of the Civil War over a four-minute period, along with the... More 

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