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“Excellent Museum”

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
Ranked #1 of 55 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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Fort Worth, Texas
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

I was surprised to find this museum as interesting and intriguing as it was. There are 2 good, relatively short shows as well as artifacts and a walk through timeline of Abraham Lincoln's life. I spent more time there than I had planned because of how great the museum was.

Visited July 2012
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Foley, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Time well spent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

We have been to the Abraham Lincoln Museum 6 times, taking visitors with us most the time. Everyone of them love it. It is well worth the time,and money(around$7.00). It is not just for adults, children also love it. I more than recomend it to anyone, especially history buffs.

Visited November 2011
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A piece of history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

Wonderful place to share with friends and family about Lincoln's history. Great for kids and old people alike.

Visited November 2011
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Avon, Ohio
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68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Excellent for a Lincoln Overview, Take The Kids”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

The A. Lincoln Museum particularly is a multi-media experience which is more for the casual admirer of Lincoln, or American History, or American Presidents than for a true Lincoln Aficionado. There are chronological, wax-museum type tableaux of each stage of his life, presenting his journey from cabin denizen to White House President and Great Emancipator. Also offered are actual artifacts from each member of his family: a chocolate-stained letter from one son; jewelry and fashion from Mary, and so on. Two theaters provide films with special emphasis on other parts of Lincoln's place in history, both offering special effects which are impressive and entertaining but do not take away the educational value (although one clearly leans heavily upon sensational, rather spurious source material, casually getting by with a comment from the narrator that "Historians don't agree." That's what you get with corporate sponsorship. Ah,well.). On my visit an exhibit concentrating upon the weapons and their wounds/casualties was featured. It highlighted the importance of hospitals, nurses, and the dearth of knowledge about infection, sepsis, and sanitary conditions. All in all, it is a fascinating place which will prove interesting for everyone.

Visited October 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“A wonderful Lincoln learning experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

The exhibits are well done to show all parts of Abraham Lincolns life. there are 2 good shows and and a kids room. Make sure you don't miss anything as there is lots to see. The admission is well worth the experience.

Visited October 2012
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