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Lincoln Memorial Garden

2301 E Lake Shore Dr, Springfield, IL 62712-8908
+1 217-529-1111
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Beauty and solitude

My wife and I walked most of the grounds. They are well groomed and beautiful gardens. It is easy... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Clifford D
Great fall day trip

Took our kids on a fall day. Staff was informative and helpful. The trails were full of wonder and... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
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A native woodland garden designed by Jens Jensen located on the south side of Lake Springfield. This 100 acre site has 6 miles of wood-chipped hiking trails as well as a wonderful nature center.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“nature center” (10 reviews)
“wooded area” (7 reviews)
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2301 E Lake Shore Dr, Springfield, IL 62712-8908
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

My wife and I walked most of the grounds. They are well groomed and beautiful gardens. It is easy to forget the road and civilization. The nature center has activities and education information, as well as a small gift shop. I enjoyed my time spent...More

2  Thank Clifford D
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Took our kids on a fall day. Staff was informative and helpful. The trails were full of wonder and educational opportunities.

Thank Lily1912
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Very nice and peaceful but expected more "garden" than it really was. Could be maintained a lot better. There was a little area were there was some kids swimming, not sure if that was totally allowed.

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

The trails available are perfect for people of all abilities. Our kids are ages 1, 2, & 5, and we were able to see some really great lake views and scenery while allowing the older two to walk on their own. Nicely shaded trails as...More

1  Thank Gina G
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Nice place to go walk around in nature with great views of Lake Springfield.The trails are easy to do and follow.

Thank lisaschmidt498
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is only about a 2 mile trail but there are many different paths you can take. The lake was beautiful, the "circles" were well maintained and the small bridges and scenery was stunning. The hike was varied but not strenuous and it was beautiful....More

Thank Mesmerwings
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Great place to walk around and soak in the scenery. Would recommend this location on a cool day to experience the nature of Springfield.

1  Thank Driving D
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We have visited here many times as we like to look at all of the beautiful flowers that they have in the atrium and on the grounds.

Thank O2433OHrebeccas
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Found this to be a very pleasant garden, it was a hot day, so it looked absolutely beautiful, and is kept well. Nice to see something outdoors.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 27 April 2017

There are some great trails here for runners or walkers - some are along the lake - all are beautiful. Don't bring your family pet - dogs are not allowed. Paths are nice and can be used by all ages, including larger groups.

1  Thank Pam M
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Lindsay S
5 June 2017|
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Response from Emily K | Reviewed this property |
It probably depends on the chair, only one small portion is paved but most are fairly flat and have wood chips.
16 March 2017|
Response from Janis L |
Dogs are not allowed.