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“A great outdoor activity for residents and visitors.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lincoln Memorial Garden

Lincoln Memorial Garden
Ranked #10 of 54 things to do in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A native woodland garden designed by Jens Jensen located on the south side of Lake Springfield. This 100 acre site has 6 miles of wood-chipped hiking trails as well as a wonderful nature center.
Springfield, Illinois
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199 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“A great outdoor activity for residents and visitors.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

There is always something going on out at the Garden. Great place to hike and observe the wildlife and native plants. Maple syrup time is always fun. We love the fall festival that generally falls around Columbus Day weekend each year.

Visited October 2011
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Gotta be a part of your visit.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

Should be part of your overall visit. Interesting. Well worth a stop.

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Springfield
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21 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lincoln Memorial Garden”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2012

This is part of the burial grounds. Again a must see.

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Chicago, Illinois
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56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Beautiful wedding setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2012

The grounds are gorgeous, especially in the fall. Several trail bridges and areas you walk by the lake. There is an area on the lake with a weeping willow you can pause for a picnic lunch. Several areas people throughout the year had chairs set up for weddings and I can see why. Very very peaceful. Great for walking and or running. Did I mention they have a small but interesting little gift shop as well. Living here, we frequent this place as often as possible

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spfld il
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“wonderful place - wrong photo!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2012

you have a photo of Lincoln's Tomb here - wrong. Lincoln Memorial Garden is at Lake Springfield, a beautiful natural park designed by Jens Jensen, one of the nation’s foremost landscape architects. The design includes eight council rings, circular stone benches to provide inviting, casual relaxation spots for Garden visitors.

Along the lanes extending from these rings are groupings of native plants amid groves of oaks and hickory trees, open meadows supporting sun-loving prairie species, and other groupings of small flowering trees and shrubs that Jensen used to form borders between the meadows and the woods.

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