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Springfield Walks

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Address: 1 Old State Capitol Plz, Springfield, IL 62701-1512
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Springfield Walks is the premiere tour company in Springfield. We provide...

Springfield Walks is the premiere tour company in Springfield. We provide historical and walking tours, guided site tours, and guide services for visitors and coaches. We serve literally thousands of visitors, tour groups, and student travel groups each year.Springfield Walks provides all the history and mystery that Lincoln's Springfield has to offer. Please join us for tours like no other in the entire country, and enjoy Lincoln's Springfield like you never have!

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Ghost walk fun times

We went on the ghost walk our guide was very good he was a wealth of knowledge the kids enjoyed it too it was pretty long and the standing at times could be an issue for some but... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2015
Steve R
Pocahontas, Illinois
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Where do I start? We hired Garrett for the daytime walk and had the best time ever. We learned so much more than we would have doing the sights on our own. Garrett was so informative with great stories, facts and information that you'd only get from reading lots of books. It was great fun hanging with him for the... More 

1 Thank Jetdudef15
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

A wonderful experience! Our "90 minute" tour was closer to 2 hours when adding in questions and extra jokes. ;) It was great - not too much walking - we spent a lot of time sitting down on the steps of a church or the benches at the Lincoln home. Had many great stories and a different perspective of Lincoln... More 

1 Thank Kelly B
Mendota Heights
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51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

We had a blast doing the Ghost Walk tour in Springfield. Our tour guide, Garrett, was terrific and we highly recommend him! He takes his role very seriously in imparting his knowledge of all things Lincoln!

1 Thank Cori P
Decatur, Georgia
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72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

We had a warm evening for the walking tour. Our guide Molly was personable, organized & gave a good tour. My almost 13 year old was not very interested but I found it interesting. The town is flat so walking is easy.

1 Thank Rebecca A
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83 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

This walk started at 7:30. The guide was very entertaining and informative. We had planned to go to Springfield and found many attractions were closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, so we decided to do this walk. A VERY good decision. We very much enjoyed the stories, the personal input and the chatter with the guide. There were about 20 of... More 

2 Thank Dkhillman
Pocahontas, Illinois
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65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

We went on the ghost walk our guide was very good he was a wealth of knowledge the kids enjoyed it too it was pretty long and the standing at times could be an issue for some but it is worth it

1 Thank Steve R
Level Contributor
62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

Our family of 10, adults and children took this walk and we were all mesmerized with Garrett's story telling. We had a beautiful evening weather wise, a large tour group and we loved every minute. He held our attention and recited several of Lincoln's speeches with a lot of emotion really bringing it all to life. This is definitely 90... More 

1 Thank Connie K
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Stumbled upon the evening ghost tour on the same night that we arrived in Springfield. Decided to take the tour at the last minute and was welcomed by the friendly and knowledgeable guide who was not only a tour guide, but an actor and passionate Lincoln historian. Tour gave us a nice overview of interesting Springfield destinations that were fun... More 

2 Thank Netwebb
Somonauk, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 June 2015

Followed directions for cemetery walk, guide showed up but literally laid down in front seat of car until 10 minutes after start time then left. We were going to do both walks, cemetery and ghost walk but after this experience went someplace else. Tried calling but only get recording that said leave message and it would be returned when they... More 

1 Thank Dianne E
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144 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015

We were looking for something different (we had done most of the other attractions on other trips). It was a pleasant evening to be out. The guide was a fill in and was reading from a script, but she was very nice and was able to answer any questions we had about the town or Lincoln. This was no a... More 

1 Thank auxvasse

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