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Lincoln Memorial Garden

2301 E Lake Shore Dr, Springfield, IL 62712-8908
+1 217-529-1111
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Beautiful gardens

Another must activity while visiting Springfield. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, clothes and... read more

Reviewed May 2, 2018
KatSuess
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Granite City, Illinois
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Well maintained trails

Traveling for business and seeked out an outdoor patio to walk and enjoy the weather. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed April 25, 2018
LocntryWI
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Wisconsin
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A native woodland garden designed by Jens Jensen located on the south side of Lake Springfield. This 100 acre site has 6 miles of wood-chipped hiking trails as well as a wonderful nature center.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“nature center” (10 reviews)
“wooded area” (7 reviews)
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2301 E Lake Shore Dr, Springfield, IL 62712-8908
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+1 217-529-1111
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"lake springfield"
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"nature center"
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"wooded area"
in 7 reviews
"great trails"
in 2 reviews
"enjoy nature"
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"early spring"
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"sunny day"
in 3 reviews
"a small gift shop"
in 3 reviews
"day trip"
in 2 reviews
"paths"
in 17 reviews
"hike"
in 9 reviews
"benches"
in 15 reviews
"hiking"
in 6 reviews
"bridge"
in 7 reviews
"scenery"
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"trees"
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"dogwood"
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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

Another must activity while visiting Springfield. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, clothes and bring a camera to photograph the beautiful flowers and trees. The redbud, dogwood, and crabapple trees were beautiful. We saw bluebells, trillium, violets, and many other flowering spring flowers.

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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

Traveling for business and seeked out an outdoor patio to walk and enjoy the weather. Beautiful scenery and trails thru the woods and along the lake. Will definitely be back!

Thank LocntryWI
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Went to Lincoln memorial on my way to Tennessee. I was amazed to see such a beautiful garden with a nice walking trail. Suggest to have more time when you visit here.

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Reviewed October 10, 2017

My wife and I walked most of the grounds. They are well groomed and beautiful gardens. It is easy to forget the road and civilization. The nature center has activities and education information, as well as a small gift shop. I enjoyed my time spent...More

2  Thank Clifford D
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Took our kids on a fall day. Staff was informative and helpful. The trails were full of wonder and educational opportunities.

Thank Lily1912
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Reviewed August 23, 2017

Very nice and peaceful but expected more "garden" than it really was. Could be maintained a lot better. There was a little area were there was some kids swimming, not sure if that was totally allowed.

Thank Maria M
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Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

The trails available are perfect for people of all abilities. Our kids are ages 1, 2, & 5, and we were able to see some really great lake views and scenery while allowing the older two to walk on their own. Nicely shaded trails as...More

1  Thank Gina G
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

Nice place to go walk around in nature with great views of Lake Springfield.The trails are easy to do and follow.

Thank lisaschmidt498
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

This is only about a 2 mile trail but there are many different paths you can take. The lake was beautiful, the "circles" were well maintained and the small bridges and scenery was stunning. The hike was varied but not strenuous and it was beautiful....More

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Reviewed June 23, 2017

Great place to walk around and soak in the scenery. Would recommend this location on a cool day to experience the nature of Springfield.

1  Thank Driving D
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Lindsay S
June 5, 2017|
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Response from Emily K | Reviewed this property |
It probably depends on the chair, only one small portion is paved but most are fairly flat and have wood chips.
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chrismaef
March 15, 2017|
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Dogs are not allowed.
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