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Lincoln Memorial Garden

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Wonderful nature hike

Lincoln Memorial Garden is a peaceful and beautiful area to hike and enjoy views of Lake... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Springfield, Illinois
Lincoln Memorial

Took an 2 hour, self-guided afternoon tour of the Licoln Memorial in Springfield Illinois with our... read more

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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.
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2301 E Lake Shore Dr, Springfield, IL 62712-8908
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Lincoln Memorial Garden is a peaceful and beautiful area to hike and enjoy views of Lake Springfield. Lots of wildlife to see, especially deer. The visitors center has a nice little education center for kids and a nice gift shop. Very informative staff and volunteers...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took an 2 hour, self-guided afternoon tour of the Licoln Memorial in Springfield Illinois with our daughter's family and 3 grandchildren, ages 4 - 9. The memorial is filled with very interesting pieces of Abraham Lincoln's family life, Civil War and presidency. The interesting and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank D2620VEdanc
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

It had a nice museum or small gift shop with displays for the kids. Easy wooded walking area for the young and old. Walk to the beautiful lake views. Plants and nature

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank A504RZlindal
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Besides the gorgeous trails, there are regular activities and guided tours. They have paid staff and dedicated volunteers. Maple sap tapping and syrup making in the fall, special learning events for kids and adults, native plant sales, tons of stuff, check the website and on...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank islandzephyr
Reviewed July 9, 2018

You don't come here to rush. This is a take your time and breathe it all in experience. And while you're there, be sure to take as many paths as you can and by all means, walk down by the lake. Beautiful.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Sharon C
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Lincoln memorial gardens is on lake Springfield. All Illinois native plants and trees and an informative nature center. Wonderful walking trails going down by the lake. They tap the maple trees in season and have a syrup making demonstration. check out their web site for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Junebug1953
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank KatSuess
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!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank LocntryWI
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.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank 967syedw
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

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank msterjedi
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Lindsay S
June 5, 2017|
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Response from emilyk0323 | Reviewed this property |
It probably depends on the chair, only one small portion is paved but most are fairly flat and have wood chips.
March 15, 2017|
Response from Janis L |
Dogs are not allowed.