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“Lincoln meets Disney....”

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
Ranked #1 of 63 things to do in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
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Reviewed March 11, 2012

If you live within driving distance (or like us, had to drive two days to get there), you must check out the Lincoln Museum and Library in Springfield, Illinois. This trip started as a Road trip, and we left amazed at everything there was to do in Springfield--the museum being one of the top 10. VERY, VERY interactive and a place for kids especially to get a handle on the life and times of Lincoln, from artifacts, to recreations, to wax family members...a great little exhibit called Mary's Attic allows little ones(and not so little ones, my husband loved it) to try games and clothes of the period. There is a huge room with a full-sized screen that allows you to view the Civil War in eight minutes...very memorable. Take your time, but when you are done, go see the Lincoln Monument not far away. Read "Stealing Lincoln's Body" by Craoughwell before you go, you will get so much out of the splendor of Springfield.

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Reviewed March 10, 2012

Well Disney helped in the design of the place. The exhibits are good, informative and well worth the admission price.

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Reviewed March 6, 2012

Great place to visit. You learn so much, no matter how many times you visit. Good for all ages.

Thank Lisamarch
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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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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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