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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

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Address: 212 North 6th Street, Springfield, IL 62701
Phone Number: 800-610-2094
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In a stunning combination of scholarship and showmanship, the Abraham...

In a stunning combination of scholarship and showmanship, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum immerses you in Lincoln's world and time. Journey from a rustic Indiana cabin to the Executive Mansion in the nation's capitol; follow the fate of America's 16th president and share the joys and sorrows of a family - and a nation.

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Loved the visual and life like illustrations of Lincoln's life...

I loved this museum! I didn't know what to expect, but was strongly encouraged to find time during my Route 66 tour to visit this attraction - and I wasn't disappointed. The... read more

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I loved this museum! I didn't know what to expect, but was strongly encouraged to find time during my Route 66 tour to visit this attraction - and I wasn't disappointed. The museum offers an interactive journey of Lincolns life, struggles, challenges and successes he experienced during the Civil War. Elements of the museum were 'OK' but overall, I had... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are a myriad of things to do and see at this museum and you could spend many hours. Unfortunately we only had a couple (and have been here before) so we hit the highlights. The movies, Lincoln's Eyes, and Ghosts in the Library are a must for me. I also enjoy all the wax reenactment scenes. The characters are... More 

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very impressed with this museum! They have lots of wax figures that are very well done and set in settings like a log cabin and the white house. You can have your picture taken with President Lincoln and his family as you first walk in. You see president Lincoln and his staff working on the Emancipation Proclamation and see an... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An amazing display of Lincoln's life in stunning detail! Love the films and the special exhibits! I've been 4 times and would happily go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Abraham Lincoln museum is a must see. The technology that is used in the library exibit is excellent . You can spend a whole day just walking through this museum. I have visited on Junior high school trips with my children and also taken my grandmother through it. It is a favorite place to visit for all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If one is anywhere near Springfield Illinois, you must make this trip. Highly recommend that you see both "ghost of the library" presentation and the "Lincoln's Eyes" movie and then spend a couple of hours in Journey one and Two. You will be amazed and educated.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good for both adults and kids. We went with our 2 small kids (6) and (4) and they didn't even get bored. There's a play area called Mary Todd Lincoln's attic where they can play dress up and play with puzzles, blocks and a kitchen. Our kids even liked the shows that were played in the theaters, which were interactive... More 

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Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The volunteers were very knowledgeable and helpful - thank you! Each exhibit was well done and we could have spent more time just sitting and 'absorbing' everything. The map showing the how the North and South expanded and contracted territory during the Civil War years was excellent. Learned more watching it for a few minutes than in all of my... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must visit if you are in Springfield. The museum is well run, with helpful staff, and excellent exhibits and material. It is appropriate for a wide variety of children, I would say from maybe 5 years old and up. My kids enjoyed the detective quiz. The movies bring the material to life. We especially enjoyed the broadcast... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am so glad I took the time to visit this amazing museum and library. The exhibits are beautifully designed to really capture your attention and spark your curiosity. The section on slavery was so moving. Viewing the shackles used to restrain, punish and hurt people brought tears to my eyes. Also, the large area devoted to the cartoons humiliating... More 

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