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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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Rochester, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This museum detailing the life and times of President Lincoln was EXCELLENT. It was very well done. I can't recommend it enough. Whether it is a family with kids visiting or adults, the museum has something for everyone. You can't see much in the Presidential Library, but we spent a whole day at the museum!

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North, VA
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70 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

So maybe I'm spoiled growing up in DC, but this was a bit too Disney-like for me. Might be good for people who haven't had the chance to see any other Lincoln sites. I didn't bother with the movies. I really expected more artifacts, but there were very little directly associated with Lincoln. Not really worth the money. Skip the... More

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Wright City, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We decided to explore the area, and were not disappointed with this museum. The exhibits are very interesting,Staff was very friendly."The Eyes of Lincoln" in the theater is really good.All ages will love this interactive Museum.

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Illinois, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Received complimentary tickets with our hotel stay, so we stopped here before departing Springfield. Photos are only allowed in the Plaza and Mrs. Lincoln's Attic (a play area for children). Journey through Abraham Lincoln's life through the Log Cabin and White House. There are theaters that show short films and a couple of galleries. Gift Shop is on your way... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I was amazed, touched,got envolved by the atmosphere at this place. Every detail is taken care, the presentations are very interesting, the staff, always ready to nicely and efficiently answer your questions. I am so glad I took the time to stop by at this museum, and i highly recomend it.

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kansas city north
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed this museum and how well it was set up. It had lots of artifacts and was so interesting we spent longer there than we had planned.

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19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

While the museum and movies are good, it is a bit over the top and Disneyfied. We enjoyed the NPS Lincoln home site much more so if you only have a few hours go there for the free movie and tour of Lincoln's home.

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Taylorville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Very nice not to crowded, staff more than helpful. Parking was easy. Themes change with certain historical events. We try to go back at least once a year.

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Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I chaperoned a school trip for my daughter's school. Had always wanted to go and was glad I finally did. Very interesting, lots to see, definitely a must go.

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Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Lincoln museum is a wonderful depiction of Lincolns life and accomplishments. The various venues used really peak the visitor's interest.

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