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“The story of Lincoln” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

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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Windsor, Canada
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“The story of Lincoln”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

The museum is a very well put together story of Lincoln's life, portraying everything from his childhood through his life in the White House. The whole museum is well presented and gives a great representation of Lincoln.

Visited July 2014
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“An amazing place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

This was one of the most interesting and engaging museums I have visited. Every area of the museum draws you in and makes you want to learn and explore more about lincoln.

Visited August 2014
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“Outstanding!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

I have visited many presidential museums and libraries and this one is by far my favorite. A must see!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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“A must see for the Civil War enthusiast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

This is my favorite place in downtown Springfield. There's so much to learn about the events during Lincoln's time. I don't think you can really appreciate the significance of Lincoln's contributions to history until you've had a chance to visit his library and museum in Springfield.

Visited July 2014
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“Amazing Attraction”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

A wonderful rendition of the Lincoln story which should appeal to all ages. The exhibits are first class with Docent/Volunteers who are very knowledgeable and helpful. Do not miss the two short movies with spectacular holograms and other special effects. I am not sure that one afternoon can do it justice for an old Lincoln buff like me. THE "must see" attraction in Springfield.
I also visited the Lincoln Library across the street but this was geared for more for serious scholars and history buffs and I would not recommend it for the average person or family even though it was "free". Spend more time in the museum.

Visited July 2014
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