This place was awesome! I didn't expect us to spend so much time here, but it flew by so quickly. There are lots of things to read, and characters/statues to interact with. Our favorite area was the larger room with the stories and history. The smaller room with the monuments was a bit too dark to really see the bronze statues done up to represent what each different soldier over the years would have dressed like. But the ceiling light effect was cool.
The train car and the river boat were the best sections, the motion sensored statues were fun, and really made it more interactive and engaging. If it was really busy I can see this being very loud and hard to follow, but it was pretty empty the day we visited, so we got to take our time and talk about the different stories too.
The upstairs area had paintings by a civil war painter, they were great paintings, they felt so real, and really were nice to look at. Upstairs was also several display cases dedicated to Lincoln and Lincoln in popular culture. Nice collaboration. Also a great view of the lake from upstairs.
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