Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials, Springfield

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A monument to the American history, Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials is the final resting place of one of the most distinguished presidents and a memorial to those who died for their country. The exterior design of the tomb features a 36 m (117 ft) obelisk, a statue of the president, and four statues of the military branches from the Civil War: infantry, cavalry, artillery, and navy. At the entrance, rub the nose on the sculpture of Lincoln's head for good luck. The interior is adorned with marble and bronze statues and excerpts from Lincoln's speeches. The president, his wife, and three of his sons are buried at the tomb. Close to the tomb, you also can see war memorials for Illinois residents who died in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. Take a look at our Springfield holiday planner to schedule your visit to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Don't miss visiting the tomb of a great president. Learn about his life and see some stunning sculptures.  more »
  • It contains Lincoln's tomb and the crypts in which Mrs. Lincoln and three of their four children are buried. Statuettes depict Lincoln during his career and bronze tablets bear the text of the Gettysb...  more »
  • Our last place to visit on our trip. The grounds are so well taken care of. The memorial of Lincoln and his family (minus 1 son) is well done. It's a somber place to visit for a reason.  more »

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In Springfield, you have two primary options: downtown and the commercial district in the southeast part of town near the highway. Downtown offers a handful of charming inns and bed and breakfasts, plus a few locally owned hotels in a neighborhood of historical buildings that contains numerous Lincoln-related sites. The national chain hotels to the southeast near the highway cater to travelers; they offer clean and comfortable rooms at competitive prices.
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