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Great Western Depot

930 E Monroe St, Springfield, IL 62701-1918
+1 217-544-8695
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Not worth the walk to this place.

Not much to see. The caboose is not there to see. Skip this if time is short or if you are too... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
janet s
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Rochester, Michigan
"Becoming Lincoln"- Join Spielberg at the historic "Train Depot"

The Lincoln Museum and Lincoln Research Library sit next door, just across the street from the old... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
gbeltz325
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East Peoria, Illinois
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930 E Monroe St, Springfield, IL 62701-1918
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not much to see. The caboose is not there to see. Skip this if time is short or if you are too tired to walk to it. Disappointing.

Thank janet s
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

The Lincoln Museum and Lincoln Research Library sit next door, just across the street from the old, Springfield Train Depot. The old depot was in use until 1971. After the Lincoln Museum and Library sites were secured and building was started, the old depot underwent...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

When I went there it was very interesting and it showed artifacts and a lot of train history and it's a good place to go.

Thank Kevin A
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Reviewed November 13, 2017

Mostly a law office now, this building on the main track was where Lincoln left home for Washington and where he gave his farewell to Springfield address. There are some exhibits on the first floor and if you are a rail buff, it's worth seeing...More

Thank kgilbert78
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Reviewed November 5, 2017

The depot is now primarily commercial office space for a law office, except for the first floor which looks like a typical 19th century train station with a ticket cage in the center, a gentlemen's waiting room on the east and a ladies' on the...More

Thank treeface
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Reviewed November 2, 2017

Get a quick looknat where Lincoln said goodbye to the people of Springfield as he left for the White House. It is near other Lincoln attractions and you can easily drive by or park and visit. Free of charge.

Thank Jennifer K
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

I visited the great western depot, site where Lincoln spoke before departing Springfield. The Depot is a small self guided tour and the building is cared for by a law firm in the building. If you are a Lincoln fan this is a must see.

Thank Gburgabe
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

We were dissapointed in this attraction, we had to pay to get in and not anything to see! Would not recommend this.

Thank allets2017
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

Nice collection of information, and standing next to the tracks gave me a bit of a chill imagining the scene. Our second-favorite of the Lincoln sites after the Lincoln Home (but the Museum was the most informative).

Thank K C
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Reviewed July 23, 2017

Downtown Springfield has many Lincoln attractions, and this old train station is one of them. It is wonderful that historical places which Mr. Lincoln frequented such as this depot, are still standing.

Thank 484karlc
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