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Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
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Owner description: Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial hosts the site of the farm where the 16th president of the U.S. spent the majority of his youth.
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

I am on a solo road trip stopping at as many national parks as possible. This one has been on my radar for quite some time. Impressive visitor center, beautiful ground and a legacy that is treasured. I was disappointed to see all the visitors driving the property. You will not get the same experience if you drive. It is only half mile and if you drive you will not see the 12 stones trail.

Thank virginia g
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"his mother"
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"visitor center"
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"working farm"
in 16 reviews
"formative years"
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"boyhood home"
in 9 reviews
"living history"
in 9 reviews
"his life"
in 10 reviews
"grew up"
in 7 reviews
"orientation video"
in 2 reviews
"great historical place"
in 2 reviews
"minute film"
in 4 reviews
"national park service"
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"period clothing"
in 2 reviews
"historic farm"
in 5 reviews
"the junior ranger program"
in 6 reviews
"highly recommend this attraction"
in 2 reviews
"welcome center"
in 5 reviews

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Reviewed August 16, 2017

There is a lot of information here and a great part of our American history. Learn about Ab Lincoln and his parent. Learn about the life of the family that moved here when he was just a young lad. If you are in the area, don't leave without visiting. It is worth the time.

Thank 812Mantle7
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Reviewed August 2, 2017

We love the National Parks. Always something to learn. Helpful Rangers and guides. Nice Jr. Ranger program

Thank abbategocubs
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Reviewed July 15, 2017

Good information and helpful advice at the Visitor center. Don't miss the village with the reconstructed log cabins and the cemetery where Lincoln's mother and sister are burred.

Thank Cliff T
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Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

Our family loves visiting various National Park Service sites so we altered a road trip to stop by the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in Indiana. There isn't much around the site but it is only about 5 miles off of interstate 64 and very easy to find. The memorial building is the best place to stop first. The site charges $5 per individual or $10 per family and this can be paid there. There is a 15 minute film that plays every half hour that gives more context to the rest of the site. The building also has two rooms built to look like the period that Lincoln lived there. One is an auditorium room that is used for churches, weddings and meetings. The other is just a large room with a table and a painting. There is also an exhibit room that further illustrates his time spent in Indiana.

Our kids love doing the Junior Ranger program offered at most NPS sites. We printed the booklet off and completed most of it before arriving. They were proud to add another badge to their collection.

The outside of the memorial building is very nice and has carved scenes depicting Lincolns life in Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and Washington DC. There is a long outdoor mall type area with a large flagpole at the other end (a Ranger told me at 102 feet it is the largest flagpole at an NPS site-if you love useless trivia). The exhibit area mentions that the grounds were designed by noted landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Nancy Hanks Lincolns grave is marked just beyond the flagpole.

After the cemetery you can continue on a trail to reach the site of the original cabin and a recreated farm village. You can also drive to access this by car. It is a fairly short walk on a trail that is not paved but not fully gravel either. The site believed to be where the cabin once stood is marked with bronzed wooden beams and a hearth. Our kids enjoyed walking around the village and seeing inside the cabin. Another short trail takes you to the Lincoln springs but there isn't much to see there. We skipped the trail of 12 stones.

We spent about 2 hours there and saw just about everything. We enjoyed our time at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial and would recommend it to anyone interested in history or National Park Service sites.

Thank GoVols79
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