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Union Station - Lincoln from History to Hollywood

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Large tour group

Attractive train station with scenes that were appropriate for the time. Restrooms available. Many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Memphis, Tennessee
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Beautifully restored building deserves better use

This building and the surrounding park could be a huge addition to downtown Springfield and it's... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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500 E Madison St, Historic Union Station, Springfield, IL 62701-1010
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Reviewed yesterday

Some recreations from the Lincoln Museum for the movie Lincoln and some info on the actors and the movie making.

Thank aztec222016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attractive train station with scenes that were appropriate for the time. Restrooms available. Many tables outside beside building.

Thank shirley202
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The price of this exhibit is negligible if you purchase it with the Presidential Library Pass. If you are movie buff, you can spend some time analyzing how they created the costumes, sets, research, etc. If you are not moderately into movies, or the work...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This depot was not built until well after Lincoln's death. The only relevance is that there are exhibits of items from Spielberg's movie, but there is an extra charge. We saw the movie,so weren't interested in paying to see the exhibits.

Thank mkitchens
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We paid for entrance into this attraction with our Lincoln Museum ticket (which is a 5 rating by the way). The Union Station, though beautifully reworked, was nothing more then a Steven Spielberg advertisement! They are running a portion of Spielberg's "Lincoln" movie and it...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled on this place - and am I glad we stopped! The place was almost torn down due to neglect after Amtrak caused the station to be obsolete. Luckily, someone thought the place where Abraham Lincoln left from to move to DC (when he...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This building and the surrounding park could be a huge addition to downtown Springfield and it's great that this Lincoln movie exhibition is giving the space some exposure...that said the exhibit itself is a little lame to devote this much space to, and charge extra...More

Thank cg37
Reviewed 29 May 2018

This place is a place where the movie by Steven Spielberg made about Lincoln with Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field starred in. One of the sets was recreated in the station and has clothing that was used in the movie on display.

Thank plymouthwi
Reviewed 22 February 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

Thank tks617
Reviewed 6 November 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

Thank Bev01469
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