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“Monumental and evocative.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Oak Ridge Cemetery

Ranked #1 of 2 Tours in Springfield
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Owner description: Lincoln's widow insisted the slain president be buried here, defying local leaders who wanted to erect a grand downtown memorial.
Warminster, Pennsylvania
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“Monumental and evocative.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2010

Large monument befitting a larger than life president. The phrase "hallowed halls" comes to mind.

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Pineville, Missouri
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“A Monument Befitting the Man”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2010

This is truly an awe inspiring tribute to our greatest president. It's attractive from the outside, solemn and respectful on the inside. If you go to the Lincoln home first they have maps on how to get here, otherwise its a little hard to find.

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“Lincoln's Tomb: So beautiful and emotional. His story is so sad...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2010

All I could think of when I visited Lincoln's tomb was the immense amount of respect I have for this man who came from nothing and became one of if not the most prolific and important leaders--and he did it honestly and with the people in mind. Everything about Abraham Lincoln makes me grieve that I did not live in his lifetime to experience his leadership and his quest for equality for America. Abraham Lincoln was a man who was not afraid to speak his mind during a time where bigotry and prejudice was everywhere and began a legendary battle that is still being fought today--the rights and equality of all Americans. It is definite that Lincoln's life ended too soon and I can only imagine what more he could have done for our country had he lived.

If you are in Springfield, PLEASE go and pay your respects to a man who helped build this country. The tomb he is forever placed in is so beautiful and is the only thing that could be acceptable to house such a wonderful leader. Lincoln is buried right behind his tombstone. The stone is surrounded in flags from the states he lived in and the American flag. A stirring tribute!

Also--it is important to note that while outside, on one of the informational tablets, we find out that Lincoln's last direct descendent die in 1985. What a sad ending to such a troubled family. :(

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Florissant, Missouri
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“a true Illinois gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2010

Having grown up in Illinois, I have visited Lincoln's tomb many, many times. Each time I visit is awe inspiring. Lincoln was truly a great president. last time we visited, my husband and I pondered how the course of events in the USA, and even the world, would have changed had the union been divided. Also, the last time we were there, it just happened to be on the day of the annual Lincoln's Tomb ceremony, which is held on the Saturday closest to the anniversary of Lincoln's death (April 15). Reenactors come from all over the US to honor this great man, give a few speeches, and lay wreaths at the tomb. We were indeed fortunate to witness it. In recent months, I have found myself in Springfield doing some per-diem work and happen to be working less than a mile from his tomb. Every time I handle a $5 bill while I am there, I think about Lincoln and how he rests just a short distance away frm me. When possible, I drive through the cemetary on my way to work, just to say good morning to Abe and view the magnificent tomb Don't miss this site -- it is truly wonderful and awe inspiring.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2009

This is a touching place.

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