We visited the Lincoln museum on a Sunday, parked in the convenient parking deck, and walked across the street to the Visitor's area in the Train Station first, where a well-informed lady described all that there was to see and gave us maps. We found out there that one can park for free at metered spots on the street on Sundays. We spent about 3 hours in the museum and were fascinated by the mix of sets and technology that took us through time and gave us great insight into the life of Lincoln. It was very educational, yet fun and entertaining all the time. The flow of traffic through the museum was excellent and even though there were a lot of visitors that day, we never felt mobbed or rushed. You can truly go through it at your own pace. There was even a room in which children could play to get rid of some of their energy. Although we chose to eat lunch outside at the train station at a picnic area, there is food available in the Museum. After the museum, we walked down to the Park Service visitor's center to get free tickets to tour Lincoln's restored home. I recommend getting tickets early, as the tickets were all given out by 2pm that day. However, there are 2 other restored homes in the village area which one can just enter and read informative material about restoration of the buildings, about the Lincoln home, and about life during Lincoln's time there. There are a lot of other historical things to do in Springfield, so we'll go back as one day was not long enough. The museum is the best museum I have visited in a long time.
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