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Springfield Walks

1 Old State Capital Plaza, Springfield, IL
217 502 8687
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Ranked #2 of 4 Activities in Springfield
Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
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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!
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English first
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Waconia, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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

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