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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
Ranked #1 of 59 things to do in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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. (Please be advised, while the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum is open 7 days a week, the Presidential Library is only open on weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.)
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed March 5, 2012

One of my favorite Presidents. Learned quite a bit about Mr. Lincoln and his family. Great location downtown. Walking distance from his law office and the old state capitol.

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Thank Paul M
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Reviewed March 4, 2012

We have gone to the Museum multiple times with out-of-town (or foreign) visitors and all have been thrilled with the Abraham Lincoln Museum. The historical path weaves through Lincoln 's life, using holograms, wax figures, artifacts, and multi-sensory exhibits to transport the visitor into the 1800's. Don't miss the Ghost in the Library show! Don't get side-tracked by the children's section unless you need a place for a toddler to play around. Children, 3+, are facinated by most of the exibits and love the shows (prepare them for the loud noise of canon fire).

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Reviewed March 4, 2012

This museum is very modern and is so neat to visit for all ages. Some of the exhibits change periodically so I like to go once or twice a year. Springfield is a great place to visit and has a lot of neat attractions (including a lot of Lincoln attractions). If you're visiting you should make a point to check out where Lincoln grew up. It is about 20 miles away and is called Lincoln's New Salem in Petersburg, IL. Petersburg is also a great place to explore. The only place to stay there is Riverbank Lodge, but it is very unique and affordable.

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed March 3, 2012

Museum is very good. But we lost a nice coat from the coat check, which doesn't have an attender. There was a sign posted saying they are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Thank Rajoe
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Reviewed March 3, 2012

The white house is nice. The wax figures of the President and family are great. There are more than his family too. The kids have a place to dress up in the time in history. Play with toys that are of the time. The movie of the Civil War is a must. The ending will blow you away, put its a surprise. The seats rock and smoke from the wall is good, but the ending is awesome..

Thank Scuba132
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