Illinois State Capitol - Springfield, IL

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If you ever find yourself in the glorious midwestern state that is Illinois, I would recommend a trip to Springfield.  It's the state capitol, after all!  People who are interested in history or politics would enjoy this city, but so will anyone who has ever heard of Abraham Lincoln.  If you haven't heard of him, you aren't human.  Or you failed social studies.  You can see Lincoln's house, the Presidential Museum, his tomb and monument, the building he worked in, etc.  My parents and I spent the afternoon there, and all three of us really enjoyed it.  If you're passing by and think you have time to check out one thing, go to the Presidential Museum to really get a good look at what Lincoln's life was like before and during his time as the President.
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The Illinois State Capitol
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The Dome of the Illinois State Capitol
Mom at the Old State Capitol
Dad at the book store by the Old State Capitol
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Old State Capitol
Room within the Old State Capitol where Lincoln's body was viewed by mourners before he was buried. The hat represents where his desk was when he worked here before his presidency.
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One part of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum that takes you through his life during the presidency.
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Gorgeous photo gallery in the museum.
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Abraham Lincoln, his wife, and three out of four of his children are buried here. Do you know where his fourth son is buried?
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