My husband, brother, sister in law and I stayed at the Comfort Inn in Lincoln the 23rd and 24th of June. We found it to be very quiet and comfortable. The room was very clean, we had lots of towels in the bathroom and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was certainly ample (fruit, cereal, breakfast pastries, coffee, tea, juice, waffles, etc.) There is a Wendy's next door that serves breakfast if the selection provided isn't enough for some....parking is free and the lot is well lighted. The pool area is small but well kept. We never heard or saw anyone in the 2nd floor halls but the housekeepers, so we had two good night's sleep. This hotel is a bit further from Springfield than I thought, but it's an easy drive, so no big deal.
We arrived mid-afternoon on Saturday and didn't think that was a good time to tackle any
Lincoln sites, but did check the list of more local things and came across "Shea's Rt 66 Museum". It was within a few miles so we thought that might be interesting. Wrong !! We were so disappointed. It's just a shabby old gas station in a questionable neighborhood. The place is littered with trash and rusty old signs. I would truly be afraid to go here with a small child because I would be worried about an injury. It was closed when we were there. but apparently they do charge a modest admission fee. I can't imagine why..
The Lincoln sites were all wonderful. The museum is FABULOUS and worth every cent of the admission fee. The Lincoln Home area run by the National Park Service is also really great. It's free and very interesting and informative. Our tour was led by Ranger Kyle..He's a great guy !
It's a nice little area of period homes, lovingly restored .
The Lincoln Tomb is also, in it's own way, beautiful. It's sad too, but seems a dignified and appropriate resting place for Mr. Lincoln.
On the way home we made a short detour into the charming tiny town of Atlanta. You will be able to spot it by their bright yellow, smiley face water tower. Cute town, nice people. We had a great lunch at the Palm Grill. Very retro...great burgers !!
We were in room 207. No view, but a clean, comfy place to sleep
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