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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
Ranked #1 of 54 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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Terre Haute, Indiana
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171 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Interesting!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2012

This was very worthwhile! The Library had a special exhibit that we checked out. The next day we went to the Museum. The docents in the Museum were very nice & informative. We watched one video then started through the exhibits. It's very nicely arranged! There are several parts that one may read as much or as little as interests you ( we read most). I think it must be a required field trip for most Illinois school children because there was a constant flow of them. The exhibits cover nearly every facet of Lincoln's life. We watched the 2 nd live-action video too & found it very good as well. As with all museums, you exit through the gift shop which is packed with all things Lincoln. Plan on a good 2 hours time in the museum. Overall, I'd say it is essential to visit!

Visited April 2012
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Illinois
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“Great history lesson!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2012

Abraham Lincoln is my favorite President so it's a no brainer that I love this museum! This past winter we took some friends from Florida and they absolutely loved it too! There is a ton of old Lincoln artifacts to look at as well as a room with replicas of First Lady dresses. The two "shows" we went to I compare to shows at Disney World. The animatronics were very well done. When you're done at the Museum walk across the street to the old train station. It's pretty cool as well! There is a lot to so in Sprinfield so make a day of it!!

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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“Entertaining and Educational”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

I'm not usually a fan of museums but this was fantastic. It's very modern, interactive and high tech. You are drawn into the story of Abe Lincoln and his family. The movie and the 7 min. play are a must see. This is both entertaining and educational. This experience draws you in intellectually and emotionally. I recommend it highly!

Visited April 2012
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Wisconsin
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49 reviews
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“A wonderful experience.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

The shows are very informative and hold your attention. We really learned more than is taught about Lincoln.

Visited April 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Amazing museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

Must see. Hightlight of the trip. Loved the "news coverage" of the presidential election.

Visited March 2012
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