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Oak Ridge Cemetery

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Address: Springfield, IL
08:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:30

Lincoln's widow insisted the slain president be buried here, defying local...

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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History is told here

I have been here many times and never seem to get bored. For the most part it is to visit Lincoln's Tomb, but there are other things to see here. Herndon, Lincoln's last law... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been here many times and never seem to get bored. For the most part it is to visit Lincoln's Tomb, but there are other things to see here. Herndon, Lincoln's last law partner is buried here as are several past governors. There also the World War 2, Memorial, the Korean War Memorial and the Vietnam War Memorial on... More 

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Drammen, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

The cemetery is is about a half hour walk from the city center. I was there early in the morning. It was so peaceful. Facing the Lincoln mausoleum, together only with some squirrels, I experienced the influence this political giant still has after being dead for more than 150 years.

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

If you enjoy Lincoln history, and the historical significance of how Lincoln and most of his family came to be buried in this monument, this is a worthwhile stop on your trip. The price is right (free), and there is great history to be read about and seen here. On the day we were there (Monday in October) there were... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a great place to see interesting facts from Illinois history. The highlight is, of course, Lincoln's Tomb. You will learn the story of how his body was stolen from an interim vault while the tomb was being constructed. The 3 war memorials are also very sobering and a must see. Take time to view some of the other... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Oak Ridge Cemetery is a must see when you visit Springfield. There are war memorials for the Korean War along with a wonderful memorial to the Illinois veterans that served in WWII with A huge globe that spotlights all the major battles. The main thing to visit in Oak Ridge, however, is Abraham Lincoln's tomb. The president is entombed here... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

A great place to tour. Lots of unique tombstones and memorials Definitely need to drive through after visiting Lincoln's tomb

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

What a beautiful monument for our 16th President. This spot is so well kept and beautiful It was actually quite easy to find. What an awesome and moving spot to honor this great man. The tomb is inviting and moving at the same time. Don't miss if you are in Springfield.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We drove around the cemetery while looking for President Lincoln's tomb and found it very easy to get around and it had many lovely stones and markers throughout. The road is very nice &well kept and you need to keep the speed down but it was worth it. Aside from President Lincoln's tomb -there's his first burial location that has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This cemetary is well kept, peaceful, and interesting. It is the city cemetery I guess. Hard to imagine that such a famous important president rests here. It is a self guided tour until you go inside the tomb.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Passing through Springfield we decided to stop at Lincoln's Tomb. Recommend using your GPS to find the Oak Ridge Cemetery though. I guess I misread the web site info for when we arrived there at 5pm the tomb was already closed. What a disappointment! The grounds are beautiful and so is the outside of the tomb. Wish we could have... More 

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