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Oak Ridge Cemetery

Springfield, IL
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Don't miss the War Memorials in Oak Ridge Cemetery (Lower Level)

Last year, we had planned to take grandchildren, Preston and Payton, to see the Lincoln Memorial... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
gbeltz325
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East Peoria, Illinois
Beautifully Done!

This tomb of Lincoln was fantastic. It is a must see while in Springfield, Illinois. The grounds... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
mouse14545
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Kimberling City, Missouri
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Lincoln's widow insisted the slain president be buried here, defying local leaders who wanted to erect a grand downtown memorial.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
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  • Terrible1%
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"final resting place"
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"vietnam war"
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"buried here"
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"his wife"
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"great president"
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"school children"
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"beautiful grounds"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last year, we had planned to take grandchildren, Preston and Payton, to see the Lincoln Memorial sites in Springfield, Illinois. Before leaving, we found out that several sites were closed for renovation work, so we postponed the visits. Springfield is the Capitol of Illinois. To...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This tomb of Lincoln was fantastic. It is a must see while in Springfield, Illinois. The grounds surrounding the tomb are very nice, and you must also visit the memorials built to honor the fallen military. A wonderful memorial garden!

Thank mouse14545
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Lincoln's Tomb - A Must Visit After visiting (1) Lincoln's Library - Museum and (2) Lincoln's Home in that order, I suggest to complete your remembered visit to Lincoln's Springfield, Illinois you should visit LINCOLN'S TOMB. After lying in state in Washington, DC, Abraham Lincoln's...More

Thank Christian H
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

This location has a sobering affect on the visitor. Well groomed grounds with thousands of Civil War Vets graves in row after row. The visitor has time to reflect on the terrible loss in young boys and men sent off to fight. Anyone visiting can...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful cemetery if they can be beautiful. Not only is Lincolns tomb here but there is a lot of other historical figures in this cemetery as well. You can see the three sites of Lincolns body before and now that it is...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Our family (wife, two teenage boys, and me) made our trip in July. It's at the edge of town. We didn't see a lot of signs saying “Lincoln Tomb” leading up to it, but we may have missed it. Trust your GPS even if it...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Visited while driving the route 66. Wasn't sure what to expect but was very glad we made this stop. We parked just outsidr the entrance but if you visit you can drive in I would recommend you do. We did enjoy the stroll down to...More

Thank Lorraine D
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

first a stop at Lincolns Grave, but most folks leave and miss the rest of the cemetery with some very interesting graves. If you take the Lincoln house tour they talk about a lot of the folks burred here. They also have a veterans memorial...More

Thank Ron H
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Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

With a map from the Lincoln Home National Historical Site, I was able to find the cemetery. The cemetery is open until 8 pm. The tomb of Lincoln is open until 5 pm.

Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Well maintained cemetery - roads, graves, markers, grass. Lots of historical markers. Many war memorials. Nice signage.

Thank Rita S
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Raymondwilfong
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I do not know that. I was there on a Thursday morning.
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Grenbea
13 October 2016|
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Response from Mark M | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Peter and Doug. There are parking lots near each of the major attractions (Lincoln's Tomb and the war memorials) with sidewalks and ramps. Some of the specific plots (like former Illinois governors) may... More
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ROGLANDER
13 May 2016|
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Response from edith b | Reviewed this property |
I just drove my own vehicle and waited for the tour to begin. I'm not sure what the hotels May offer for accommodations.
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