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Union Station - Lincoln from History to Hollywood

500 E Madison St, Historic Union Station, Springfield, IL 62701-1010
+1 217-782-5764
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Rather Disappointing. . .

My husband and I visited Union Station along with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and... read more

Reviewed February 22, 2018
tks617
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Geneva, Illinois
We really enjoyed the Lincoln movie; we also enjoyed seeing several props from the movie..

This is a relatively small exhibit, but we enjoyed seeing dresses worn by Sally Field, smaller... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2017
Bev01469
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Townsend, Massachusetts
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good23%
  • Average42%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“movie props” (3 reviews)
“movie set” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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500 E Madison St, Historic Union Station, Springfield, IL 62701-1010
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Reviewed February 22, 2018

My husband and I visited Union Station along with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. I like old train stations and I appreciated seeing the building, but there wasn't all that much to it--just some costumes and settings from the movie, "Lincoln." There was...More

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Reviewed November 6, 2017

This is a relatively small exhibit, but we enjoyed seeing dresses worn by Sally Field, smaller articles worn by Daniel Day Lewis, and looking at the film detailing the movie. The movie makers took so many pains in getting the details right, right down to...More

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

The depot has been maintained as it was when Lincoln left the town after his winning the presidency. A law firm owns the building and has hosted the museum for many years. I feel they are doing a great job. The film in the depot...More

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Reviewed October 9, 2017

It was an extra dollar when included with the Lincoln Museum, right about the street. Not something I'd have gone out of my way for but fun 'extra' to see movie costumes and props, especially how much detail they put into authentication.

Thank Kcb42n8
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Reviewed September 14, 2017

the station has nill to do w railroads now-is a display of Lincoln memorabilia in the form of costumes from the Lincoln movie.Only takes a few min.s to take in- Very nice people

Thank DES63640
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Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

Those are the doors the people walked through. Those are the floors that's so many people walked on. The woodwork, the wainscoting, the cobblestones facing 6th, those are all the real deal and they look it. Yes there's a more modern area on the other...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2017

I was surprised to see that "Average" was the most common rating for Union Station on our beloved TA. The building is was lovingly restored and it was really a pleasant visit. We enjoyed seeing the movie set and props from the movie Lincoln. I...More

Thank Jeramie
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Reviewed August 25, 2017

We stopped in not knowing what to expect. There was a display of the sets and costumes from the Spielberg movie Lincoln which was really interesting. We went home and re-watched the movie!

Thank orracle
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Reviewed August 13, 2017

I enjoy catching AMTRAK from this station. It is easy to access and the staff are helpful. Right in the heart of the historic downtown.

Thank LWMiller
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Reviewed August 12, 2017

My first disappointment of this visit was the rude staff at the entry point. A family was blocking the main entrance into the building taking pictures for a group portrait which in itself was a safety hazard which shouldn't have been allowed. Using the other...More

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