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Lincoln Memorial Garden

Open Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Took grandkids and grandpa

It had a nice museum or small gift shop with displays for the kids. Easy wooded walking area for... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Springfield, Illinois
via mobile
Love this place! Lots to do!

Besides the gorgeous trails, there are regular activities and guided tours. They have paid staff... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
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“nature center”(11 reviews)
“great nature”(2 reviews)
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.
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2301 E Lake Shore Dr, Springfield, IL 62712-8908
+1 217-529-1111
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

It had a nice museum or small gift shop with displays for the kids. Easy wooded walking area for the young and old. Walk to the beautiful lake views. Plants and nature

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank A504RZlindal
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Besides the gorgeous trails, there are regular activities and guided tours. They have paid staff and dedicated volunteers. Maple sap tapping and syrup making in the fall, special learning events for kids and adults, native plant sales, tons of stuff, check the website and on...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank islandzephyr
Reviewed 10 July 2018

You don't come here to rush. This is a take your time and breathe it all in experience. And while you're there, be sure to take as many paths as you can and by all means, walk down by the lake. Beautiful.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Lincoln memorial gardens is on lake Springfield. All Illinois native plants and trees and an informative nature center. Wonderful walking trails going down by the lake. They tap the maple trees in season and have a syrup making demonstration. check out their web site for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Junebug1953
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Another must activity while visiting Springfield. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, clothes and bring a camera to photograph the beautiful flowers and trees. The redbud, dogwood, and crabapple trees were beautiful. We saw bluebells, trillium, violets, and many other flowering spring flowers.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank KatSuess
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Traveling for business and seeked out an outdoor patio to walk and enjoy the weather. Beautiful scenery and trails thru the woods and along the lake. Will definitely be back!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank LocntryWI
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Went to Lincoln memorial on my way to Tennessee. I was amazed to see such a beautiful garden with a nice walking trail. Suggest to have more time when you visit here.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank 967syedw
Reviewed 11 October 2017

My wife and I walked most of the grounds. They are well groomed and beautiful gardens. It is easy to forget the road and civilization. The nature center has activities and education information, as well as a small gift shop. I enjoyed my time spent...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Clifford D
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Took our kids on a fall day. Staff was informative and helpful. The trails were full of wonder and educational opportunities.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Lily1912
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Very nice and peaceful but expected more "garden" than it really was. Could be maintained a lot better. There was a little area were there was some kids swimming, not sure if that was totally allowed.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Maria M
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Lindsay S
6 June 2017|
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Response from emilyk0323 | Reviewed this property |
It probably depends on the chair, only one small portion is paved but most are fairly flat and have wood chips.
16 March 2017|
Response from Janis L |
Dogs are not allowed.