Our main reason for going to Springfield is that I'm a huge Lincoln fan and wanted to see some of the main attractions they have there.
Here is the house he lived in for a number of years before he left for Washington after being elected President. The second floor was added a few years before he left:
The inside is open to tour.
The main room in the Lincoln Museum, which is a fantastic place to visit (they only allow photos to be taken in the central room; there are a lot of great side exhibits):
Outside of Lincoln's tomb, in what is the second most visited cemetery in the U.S., behind only Arlington:
The inside of the tomb is filled with statues of Lincoln. Here is a replica of the one at the Memorial in Washington:
His body is 10 feet down from here. Stanton's famous quote, made just after Lincoln died, is in the background:
For lunch that day, we stopped at Krekel's Custard so I could try my first flat midwestern style burger:
The burger was fine, but nothing special. A little disappointing. I enjoyed my malt though.
The night before, we had arrived late in Springfield and stopped at a Culver's, which is kind of a big deal to me because it's something I never get to have here (both the butterburgers and real frozen custard).
As we moved on to St. Louis the next day, we stopped at the Chain of Rocks Bridge, which I walked part-way across:
post edited by phlmaestro - 2011/11/18 15:46:31