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Camp Butler National Cemetery

5063 Camp Butler Road, Springfield, IL 62707
(217) 492 - 4070
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Ranked #9 of 29 Attractions in Springfield
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Springfield, Illinois
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81 reviews 81 reviews
35 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Quiet, serene. Wonderful tribute to our military through the years. There is a civil war section of the cemetery that is very interesting. Often there are military funerals happening where you can see the burial detail paying their respect.

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Chicago, Illinois
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143 reviews 143 reviews
45 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Very beautiful cemetery...looks like a mini Arlington National Cemetery in DC. While in Springfield on business, I had to visit since I've seen Arlington. It was a beautiful fall day, the grounds were immaculate, and the fall colors were gorgeous. The cemetery wasn't crowded and it was like I was there by myself with my thoughts of all these heroes... More

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Litchfield, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My husband has chosen Camp Butler as our final resting place. We stopped by to visit a deceased acquaintance's grave and were impressed by the tranquility. Having never been to this person's grave, it was very helpful to find the computerized grave finder. Showing where he was buried. There have been improvements made since our last visit. One of the... More

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Lubbock, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Missed this my first time through the area and it has haunted me for years. This time I made my husband wait out a thunderstorm for over an hour so I could see Camp Butler and it was well worth it. The grounds are beautiful and humbling. So quite and truly a historical gem. The staff are friendly and helpful.... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We were very well cared for at Camp Butler. We had shelter to have our service and Toni stood by to care for our any need. We were able to visit the gravesite after her urn was placed in the ground. The whole cemetery is neat and tidy.

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Burlington, KY
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139 reviews 139 reviews
71 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Very impressive soldiers and families only starting with soldiers from both sides of the Civil War. If you have never seen a Veterans cemetery it is quite sobering and stately. Very well kept. We took a driving tour since we had 2 people who couldn't walk well. Very good for every American--we all need to be reminded.

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Athens, Alabama
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We visited at friends grave and what a beautifully taken care of cemetery. It was so amazing to see row after row of white stones and how well manicured the landscape was. It was nice they had a place you could enter a persons name and find their grave stone.

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Girard, Illinois
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Buried my mother with my father and sister 4 years ago ! To this date not one blade of grass grows in the area where they are buried, The ground is hard and has deep cracks in the ground, When my sister passed away we bought a brass vase that is placed at the grave and is anchored at the... More

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Champaign, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Spent about an hour walking around the cemetery looking at different areas of it. There was a new wall it place in a newer area of the cemetery, we weren't sure what it was for.

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Morris, Illinois
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187 reviews 187 reviews
15 attraction reviews
285 helpful votes 285 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

As you drive slowly through the Cemetery seeing all of the perfectly lined headstones, you feel both sadness at the loss and pride in the accomplishments of these fine Americans.

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