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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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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Frankly I was not too keen to visit a museum but this was a revelation. The museum is very well made and very very interesting. Lincoln's life is depicted right from the log cabin to his assassination. The depiction of the civil war in a very creative way, the creation of his election campaign in a modern format, the AT&T... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Definitely a wonderful experience. Highly recommend this. Very well done. Portrays Lincoln in a way that gives meaning to his life. Afterwards you feel as if you knew the man.

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Great museum on Lincoln and his family and the civil war. Definitely worth the $12 admission. spent about 2 hours here seeing everything. Highly recommend it.

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Beach Park, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My husband does not like museums. He loved this place. It has the right mix of novelty, history and wow factor to keep your interest. The folks working there are very helpful as well.

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McHenry, Illinois, United States
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14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Defiantly a Must Do when in Springfield the whole museum was knowledgeable and just awesome with a lot a original artifacts from the time frame and the Lincolns. When you enter the museum go through the timeline by starting out going through the log cabin and learn about Lincoln as a young man in Kentucky then move to the White... More

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Westchester, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This museum experience is totally awesome! The history of Abraham's life and presidency is depicted so genuine and wonderful. It was a high tech and tasteful as well as an educational and emotional experience. Loved it! It truly tells his story and the story of the nation during those times. Highly Recommended!!!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

You can tell they put a lot of money into this. Everyone was pleasant. There is a lot to see. We were there for 3 hours! The shows are especially special. They are only 5 minutes long or so. Don't miss them! There is also a special place where they have props from the recent Lincoln movie. Don't forget to... More

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Nice, France
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Nice modern building with some good displays and interactive things. Kids remembered a lot of the visit which is good! Some gaps in the knowledge there though- why was he shot- by whom, etc..

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grant park, il
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We learned a lot while at this museum. It is laid out very nicely. You can see it all in about 2 hours and that includes seeing the 2 movies that are about 15 minutes each. This was a great experience.

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The museum was a wonderful experience. We spent about 3 to 4 hours there. Loved the Ghost presentation. That was super. Reading about the sacrifices the soldiers made moved me to tears. The attraction of Asking Abraham Lincoln questions was also one of my favorites. To think that the man had one year of formal education tells us that anything... More

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