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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 July 23, 2013

We loved the movie experience and all of the exhibits!!! The figures look as if they could come to life and it was really cool seeing letters signed by Lincoln. We didn't like the Subway in the museum as your only choice for food or the extremely high prices in the gift shop.

Thank BenjiTriptaker
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Spent a couple of hours wandering through the various exhibits here. Very interesting and professional.
Great place for kids and adults

Thank saltsy372
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We went from the childhood of Lincoln, through his maturing years, with many lifesize mannequins of him, his family and associates, as well as
those representing slave families that were being sold. There were 2
movie like presentations that were very realistic. Cannons were fired from the side during one about the Civil War. Our seats rumbled and smoke rings floated over our head and a smell of gunpowder in the air.
The staff members were above and beyond helpful. Parking garages
cattycorner from the Museum.

Thank nanazottoli
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Allow yourself 2 to 3 hours to enjoy the exhibits and displays. There is a room for small children to enjoy. I recommend arriving in the morning before the crowds enter. Handy lockers are located in the lobby to store water bottles and packs.

Thank Connie K
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

This is a nice museum. We enjoyed the experience and appreciated the layout. We first visited Mr. Lincoln's house so we were a bit Lincolned-out!. However, I suggest upon visiting Springfield, you make this your first stop. It is really good for children.

Thank BrianDianeT
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