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Address: Springfield, IL
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Lincoln's widow insisted the slain president be buried here, defying local...

Lincoln's widow insisted the slain president be buried here, defying local leaders who wanted to erect a grand downtown memorial.

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Beautiful!

Beautiful and very well kept cemetery! The Lincoln tomb is worth the visit all by itself!! Plus the park has lots of opportunities to walk around.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful and very well kept cemetery! The Lincoln tomb is worth the visit all by itself!! Plus the park has lots of opportunities to walk around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place I've been coming to since childhood. The feeli g of history is amazing to me still. There is nothing like being in the hall where Lincoln is entombed. I haven't the words for it. We especially enjoy the flag lowerings in the summer months.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oak Ridge, the location of the Lincoln Tomb historic site, is worth some time in its own stead. Beatiful, park-like rolling hills make it a wonderful place to stroll or jog. The art and architecture of the decades of monuments is worth appreciating. Plus, many, many family names from Springfield's fascinating history are represented, from former governors and department store... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Lincoln's tomb was a somber and humbling experience as it should be. The architecture of it was interesting. The cemetery itself is gorgeous with lots of old Graves and several mosoleums to look at. Spent hours trying to link old family plots together. Ended up leaving town several hours late due to this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

The cemetery is kept beautiful. It's great to walk through and read the dates and things. There's a lot of history buried here. The temporary Lincoln vault is amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We came here after visiting The Presidential Library Museum because the boys enjoyed that so much they wanted to continue completing their Lincoln experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Was simply amazed at the all the details that were put into paying tribute to a historical legend. Make sure to take your time and explore it's well worth it

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

I love the walks they have in the Fall telling stories of people who are buried here. So much history related to President Lincoln and his family and friends. It is a must-see!

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Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

Lots of hills and paths. Lots to see. Lincoln burial site as well as war memorials. Lots of other points of interest as well

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

Stopped to see the Lincoln tomb and the war memorials. The tomb is very well done with numerous sculptures and a somber setting. Several plaques with more famous excerpts. It's moving to be here at the resting place of the man whom I believe was our greatest president and a master of the language. If you are anywhere in the... More 

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