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Address: 1 Old State Capital Plaza, Springfield, IL
Phone Number: 217 502 8687
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Description: Springfield Walks is the premiere tour company in Springfield. We provide...
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!
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Entertaining if you don't expect too much

The positive: we showed up with a group, with threatening rain, and the proprietor and chief guide took us out and digressed from his regular presentation to accommodate us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Naperville, Illinois, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This was the highlight of my trip to Springfield! Garrett really knows his stuff and made the city of Lincoln's day come alive for me. Wasn't too spooky though!

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Naperville, Illinois, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The positive: we showed up with a group, with threatening rain, and the proprietor and chief guide took us out and digressed from his regular presentation to accommodate us, asking only for tips. He was friendly and engaging, and handled a couple of very bright and precocious pre-teen girls very well. We very much enjoyed the chance to walk around... More 

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79 reviews 79 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We did the Lincoln Ghost Walk but it was more a story telling walk then a ghost walk which was fine with me. Garrett was a great tour guide. I would recommend it highly.

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Chicago, Illinois
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73 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We did the Lincoln's Ghost Walk Tour, and found not a lot of ghosts were talked about, but that we still enjoyed the 90 minute evening walk. Our very knowledgeable costumed guide gathered up our large group for our walk, promising some good stories on our tour. Our first stop was the First Presbyterian Church where the Lincolns rented a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This was our second time on the "Lincoln's Ghost Walk.". The guide, Garrett, is a wonderful story teller. He is extremely knowledgeable and happy to engage in discussions or answer questions. You will learn many pieces of history you probably weren't aware of. The tour is a good pace. There are stops and opportunities to sit. Grab some ice cream... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is outstanding! For anyone new to the area, traveling, or just wanting to have a night out Lincoln's ghost walk with garret is wonderful. His knowledge behind the historic background of Lincoln, is great!! He is very professional and kind. I would do this tour every week if I could. Highly recommend. & I will be back👏😁

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Bornem, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The way the story of Lincoln is told by the guide is very impressive!!! It was worth every dollar we paid for it! Nice tour to do with friends and family!

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Bourbonnais, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Went on the "Lincoln Ghost Walk". Excellent guide with some interesting stories. Walk was for all ages, nothing actually scary. The trip goes from the law office to the home and finished at the depot, was a nice walk and made for a fun evening.

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We make it a point to take ghost and historical tours in various cities. We absolutely loved this tour and were fortunate to take the tour with Garrett. He has an incredible command of the history of Lincoln, his family, and the Springfield area. He also included a great story about the Donner party, who initiated their ill-fated journey in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Just got back from the 'Ghost walk' and was pleasantly surprised. No ghost sightings but lots of history learned and the whole area looks sort of ethereal at twilight. Garrett was terrific. Really a great host. Thanks!

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