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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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Historical cemetery

This is a great place to see interesting facts from Illinois history. The highlight is, of course, Lincoln's Tomb. You will learn the story of how his body was stolen from an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Springfield, Illinois

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to see interesting facts from Illinois history. The highlight is, of course, Lincoln's Tomb. You will learn the story of how his body was stolen from an interim vault while the tomb was being constructed. The 3 war memorials are also very sobering and a must see. Take time to view some of the other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Oak Ridge Cemetery is a must see when you visit Springfield. There are war memorials for the Korean War along with a wonderful memorial to the Illinois veterans that served in WWII with A huge globe that spotlights all the major battles. The main thing to visit in Oak Ridge, however, is Abraham Lincoln's tomb. The president is entombed here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

A great place to tour. Lots of unique tombstones and memorials Definitely need to drive through after visiting Lincoln's tomb

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

What a beautiful monument for our 16th President. This spot is so well kept and beautiful It was actually quite easy to find. What an awesome and moving spot to honor this great man. The tomb is inviting and moving at the same time. Don't miss if you are in Springfield.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

We drove around the cemetery while looking for President Lincoln's tomb and found it very easy to get around and it had many lovely stones and markers throughout. The road is very nice &well kept and you need to keep the speed down but it was worth it. Aside from President Lincoln's tomb -there's his first burial location that has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

This cemetary is well kept, peaceful, and interesting. It is the city cemetery I guess. Hard to imagine that such a famous important president rests here. It is a self guided tour until you go inside the tomb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

Passing through Springfield we decided to stop at Lincoln's Tomb. Recommend using your GPS to find the Oak Ridge Cemetery though. I guess I misread the web site info for when we arrived there at 5pm the tomb was already closed. What a disappointment! The grounds are beautiful and so is the outside of the tomb. Wish we could have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

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 June 28, 2016 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 June 22, 2016

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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