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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. Plan your visit to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Springfield trip itinerary maker.
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  • Loved seeing the love that went into this memorial structure. Well worth the visit if you are in Springfield, Ill. 
  • Early morning visit before the crowds arrived. Hushed, reverential setting decorated with small statues signifying stages of his life, plus quotes from significant messages. 
  • We have been to a number of Lincoln historic sutes, including his birthplace in Kentucky, but his tomb was very impressive. The guide/ranger at the entrance was excellent in the way he explained the h...  more »
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  • Great place to visit. Friendly and informative staff. Wonderful tribute and final resting spot for Abraham Lincoln.
  • Amazing site. Helpful staff. Shame 2nd floor was unavailable. The sculptures were amazing.
  • A visit to Springfield, IL is an interactive walk through history and an effective way to increase your understanding of the life of Abraham Lincoln. The Lincoln Monument and Tomb is one of the valuable stops on a Springfield, IL tour.
  • A visit to Springfield, IL is an interactive walk through history and an effective way to increase your understanding of the life of Abraham Lincoln. The Lincoln Monument and Tomb is an important stop on a tour of Springfield, IL. and discovering more about the life and times of the 16th President of the USA.
  • When you say Springfield Illinois, most people's first thought is Abraham Lincoln. You have choices though many many choices, but his final resting place should be on your list. The cemetery itself is very beautiful, not a very big parking lot, but there was one left just for me. You can enjoy the beautiful outside, and you can even go inside where it is just as beautiful. Definitely something you don't want to miss.