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Lincoln Memorial Garden

2301 E Lake Shore Dr, Springfield, IL 62712-8908
+1 217-529-1111
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Great day trip for all ages

There are some great trails here for runners or walkers - some are along the lake - all are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pam M
Springfield, Illinois, United States
Nature at it's best

Nice trails with benches along the way with Lincoln quotes inscribed on them, looked forward to... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Amy S
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2301 E Lake Shore Dr, Springfield, IL 62712-8908
+1 217-529-1111
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are some great trails here for runners or walkers - some are along the lake - all are beautiful. Don't bring your family pet - dogs are not allowed. Paths are nice and can be used by all ages, including larger groups.

Thank Pam M
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Nice trails with benches along the way with Lincoln quotes inscribed on them, looked forward to seeing more quotes as I walked along.

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Great place for outdoor hiking, walking. Good shoes are recommended rather than sandals. Select places along trail have a great view of Lake Springfield.

Thank 287freek
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I spent the first 22 years of my life not more than an hour from here and I had never heard of it until today (I'm 55). This was not Yellowstone or Yosemite, but I don't think anyone is expecting that, what it is, is...More

Thank sehaare
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This area is typically not too busy (unless it's Fall) but is a beautiful, remote park in the Springfield area. The groundskeepers and volunteers keep the gardens in perfect condition. Definitely a little hidden gem no matter what time of year.

Thank Emily K
Reviewed 28 November 2016

If you enjoy walking through a woodland area that is easy to get to with easy walking paths, this is for you. There is a nature/visitor's center with a small gift shop. There are several walking paths that vary in distance with several having views...More

Thank AAAAwells
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Took a wonderful fall hike/walk through this beautiful garden park. love the changing colors. trails are well kept and easy to follow

Thank Cindy F
Reviewed 13 September 2016

There's nothing 'gardenistic' about this garden. It really is just a bunch of trails through the woods around a lake. Mind you, they're decent trails. Great for a stroll or a run. But those who are expecting to see a garden will be sorely disappointed.More

Thank sudders08
Joel H, Manager at Lincoln Memorial Garden, responded to this review

Lincoln Memorial Garden is not a "flower garden". It is a native woodland garden. In the 1930s the original 60 acre tract only contained a handful of trees, the majority of the site was pasture. The Garden was planted according to a landscape plan designed...More

Reviewed 29 August 2016

If you are looking for a place to explore this is it. Lots of walking trails for the family. The benches are fun to read, they have Lincoln quotes on them.

Thank Liz C
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

What a great getaway in the middle of Springfield. The trails were well kept and the volunteer actually came out to us and made sure we understood the trail maps. 6 miles of interconnecting trails in and out of woods. Lots of wildlife. The Lincoln...More

1  Thank Jacque S
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