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Springfield Walks

1 Old State Capital Plaza, Springfield, IL
217 502 8687
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Ranked #4 of 5 activities in Springfield
Type: Walking tours
Owner description: Springfield Walks is the premiere tour company in Springfield. We provide historical and walking tours, guided site tours, and guide services for... more » Owner description: Springfield Walks is the premiere tour company in Springfield. We provide historical and walking tours, guided site tours, and guide services for visitors and coaches. We serve literally thousands of visitors, tour groups, and student travel groups each year.Springfield Walks provides all the history and mystery that Lincoln's Springfield has to offer. Please join us for tours like no other in the entire country, and enjoy Lincoln's Springfield like you never have! « less
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Waconia, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Good overview of city, stopping at a lot of landmark sites, not overly spooky but guide highlights many of the oddities surrounding Lincoln's burial. Would be a good start to a trip to give an overview of information before you dig into the sites.

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Campton Hills
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

The guide was very well versed on Springfield and Lincoln history and was able to answer all questions. Tour started at 7:30 PM and is a good way to start your visit to Springfield, giving you a good overview. The walk encompases many of the historic sites and is very informative.

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Santa Rosa, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This could have been a spectular tour...unfortunately it was not. And, I believe if Garrett, the owner, would have been listening from behind a tree he would have agreed. Our guide told us she had not given this tour since the prior October...and it showed. Constructive suggestion for Garrett...have your new and returning seasonal guides recite the tour to you... More

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garret m, Owner at Springfield Walks, responded to this review

On one hand I appreciate the feedback, it is helpful and I will address the matter accordingly. On the other hand I find negative reviews mean spirited without contacting the business owner first. I would have gladly refunded your money and listened to your grievances. More

Springfield, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

If you want the best experience possible when visiting Abraham Lincoln's hometown, you need to do Lincoln's Ghost Walk. We actually live in Springfield but when friends or relatives come for a visit, a Ghost Walk is on the agenda. Garret's script is well researched, meaningful, interesting and entertaining; and, the Lincoln neighborhood is beautiful in the evening. He has... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

Garret was a fantastic host, as he walked through some of Springfield's lesser know history. If we come back to Springfield we would certainly engage him again

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garret m, Owner at Springfield Walks, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. This couple had a great energy about them and I had a lot of fun with them on this tour. More

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This Lincoln Ghost walking tour is a must do in Springfield. It is a unique "tie-in" to all the Lincoln sites. We went on a Saturday night and about 30 people were there - of all ages. The 7:30 pm starting time is a good night-time activity because all the other sites are closed, so it nicely fills a gap.... More

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garret m, Owner at Springfield Walks, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words and the constructive review. I remember this group and they brought a good energy with them and we just fed off their good and fun vibe. It made for a really great night! More

Springfield, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Went on the historical tour given by Mr Moffett. Boring. Do not waste your time or money. You can learn more by reading a book. Also have been on the Dead Walk with Mr Quinn, also boring. Paid to just stand around in parking lots and listen to his personal life stories. Please save your money and your time and... More

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garret m, Owner at Springfield Walks, responded to this review

Nothing more than a revenge review. Our tours have a stellar reputation. More

Springfield, Illinois, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Went on Springfield Walks historical tour and was so bored. Did not learn any new facts that I did not already know. The guide G Moffett was very boring and dry in his presentation. Please save your money. Also went on haunted walk before given by this company and was also bored. We stood around in parking lots and listened... More

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garret m, Owner at Springfield Walks, responded to this review

Nothing more than a revenge review. Our tours have a stellar reputation. More

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I was very surprised at this tour, because of the interesting locations and the tour guides, wealth of knowledge about the areas. A beautiful way to spend the evening, Got some great photos, and became interested in the history behind these haunted locations.The tour guide, answered questions, and acquainted us with some ghost hunting equipment.

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garret m, Owner at Springfield Walks, responded to this review

Thank you kindly More

Crete, Illinois
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

For the heck of it we took the Dead Walk tour with Dana Quinn... if you want a good tour, go to Gettysburg... if you want a tour you can make into a joke, here you have it. Dana was a HORRIBLE story teller! He turned the tour into a sales plug for his upcoming documentary. The Hickox 'haunted' House... More

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garret m, Owner at Springfield Walks, responded to this review

The issues mentioned here have been addressed with the tour guide. I would have appreciated a more constructive negative review though. Thank you. More

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