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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 November 17, 2018 via mobile

Loved the outside of the Visitors center:) The quotes of Lincoln carved into the walls on the outside of the building before entering were inspiring:) MUCH information about the GREATEST President of all time inside:) The ranger was helpful:) You can drive to get to a few spots of what the park offers. Yet, I suggest walking up to the largest flag pole in ANY national park:) and taking the trail to all the sites, it’s a easy 1/2 mile walk at best:) Information galore

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jayjay099
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

Impressive memorial and impressive video and information here. Lots of photos and great staff here. We learned a lot and also had a great walk up to the cemetery and through the woods. Being October the farm site was not in operation but we were still able to see the buildings and homesite. Very enjoyable visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank notanangel
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

I was most impressed by the knowledgeable and pleasant guides at this historic place! We learned a lot, and were entertained in the process.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank stevenstoller47
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

I really did not know much about Lincoln's early life. His family moved to Indiana for more economic opportunity. His father bought a farm. The farm has been recreated. There is an easy walk up a short hill past his mother's grave site. His mother died of milk fever obtained from cow's milk when cow's eat snake root. His father remarried and he had step brothers. The farm has chickens and cows and a garden.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank S8674RWsusanm
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

My sisters and I stopped here on our way to another location and were so glad we did. It was a very hot day, so we toured the visitor center and then set out for the cemetery and homesite These three old ladies got their exercise but it was a great walk in the woods!!! There's so much history here and the folks at the cabin were so interesting to talk with. Must see if you're in the area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BluegrassBunny
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