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“Very Much Worth a Visit Especially with Kids”

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
Ranked #1 of 64 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed September 28, 2013

This is a well-done museum that is quite interesting. Our grand kids learned a lot of American history and really enjoyed their "education."

Thank velho2016
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

My kids and I loved this museum, it was very well done and engaging for many age levels. Fun kids area and the movies were very interesting. A must see!

Thank Sara V
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

This is the best museum I have ever visited. It is well organized and has many special exhibits. There are two movies - Ghosts of the Library is incredible. We will return to see more of it.

1  Thank FloBear2013
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

Although its not a huge museum and kinda expensive I am so glad we made this stop. Its not for little ones too much but still ours loved it esp Lincoln Eyes and Ghost of Lincoln shows-they are short but captivating. Our teens learned more about Abe than any history class they took at school too ;) ITs a really pretty museum that is worth a stop-and there is so much more to it if you have time to drive to his house/cemetery etc but we only did the museum and the library next door bc they give little ones a paper to fill out to try to win a prize and my sons wanted to do that. They are really friendly there but really strict too about food, no touching and cameras but that's to be expected in such a pretty place. We didn't allot enough time here-maybe 4-5 hrs would be better than our rushed 2 but we still got it all done. Defintiely a fun family informative place worth visiting at least once. The parking and admission is a lot more than we'd like but for once, its worth it just to see. Def one of the nicer presidential museums we've been to in a cute little town for a great president :) A Must see and beautiful, fun yet expensive souvenir shop too-cute witty tees there ;)

3  Thank livelovex7
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

This is a great focal point to your stay and vacation in Springfield. The museum is well designed with great exhibits on Lincoln! Family members of all ages will enjoy the museum. The Library also featured an exhibit on the Civil War that was very interesting.

Thank alfredandann
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