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Illinois. The exhibit includes
rare items such as the artificial
leg of Mexican General Santa
Anna, a target board shot at
by President Lincoln as he
tested the Springfield rifle, as
well as vehicles, weapons,
uniforms, equipment and
photographs. Free
1301 N. MacArthur Blvd.
217-761-3910

Illinois Vietnam
Veterans Memorial

This striking granite
monument and eternal flame
pay tribute to the nearly 3,000
Illinois residents who died or
are listed as missing in action
from the Vietnam War. The
memorial is located near the
Lincoln Tomb. Free
1500 Monument Ave.,
Oak Ridge Cemetery
217-782-2717
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Lincoln Tomb

Within the walls of this
stunning granite monument
is the final resting place of
Abraham Lincoln, his wife,
Mary, and three of their four
sons. (Lincoln's oldest son,
Robert, is buried in Arlington
National Cemetery.) Designed
by famed sculptor, Larkin
Mead, and completed in
1874. At the entrance to the
Tomb is a bronze bust of Mr.
Lincoln. Visitors from around
the world have stopped to
rub the nose of the statue for
good luck. Enter cemetery
through main gate off of
Monument Ave.
Free
1500 Monument Ave.,
Oak Ridge Cemetery
217-782-2717
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Lincoln's New Salem

Go back nearly two centuries
as you walk the streets of
reconstructed New Salem,
the pioneer village where
Abraham Lincoln lived as a
young man. See where he
split rails, clerked in a store
and served as postmaster,
among other positions
that influenced him to
eventually become the Great
Emancipator. Watch and
interact as history comes to
life through the costumed
characters of the people who
lived here more than 150
years ago. Engaging special
events, including music
festivals and candlelight
tours, take place throughout
the year. Donations Accepted
15588 History Ln. ( Rt. 97),
Petersburg, 217-632-4000
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Lincoln's New Salem

If you're after a great day
out head on over to New
Salem where it all began.
Here Lincoln spent his
early adulthood before
moving to Springfield
and raising his family.
Explore New Salem then
take a short drive to the
town of Petersburg and
beyond to sample local
brews and wines.

Lincoln's New Salem
Two miles south of Petersburg and 20 miles northwest of Springfield is the village
where Abraham Lincoln spent his early adulthood. First reconstructed in the 1930s,
the village shows life in the 1830s, as Lincoln would have experienced it. This historic
place of interest is free to visit.
Hand of Fate
This microbrewery and taproom, located in Petersburg on the square, is known for
its well-crafted beers and friendly atmosphere.
West of Wise Winery
Featuring some Illinois grown grapes, the tasting room is located just south of Petersburg
offering harvesting events with lunch and live entertainment.
Hill Prairie Winery
In Oakford, the winery is located in a 100-year-old barn on-site. Hill Prairie Winery regularly
hosts live music, festivals, and seasonal Friday wine downs - where there is plenty
of food to offer.

Springfield & Central
Illinois African American
History Museum

Through exhibits, gatherings
and interpretation, the
museum features history
and culture that tell the story
of the African American
experience in Springfield and
Central Illinois during the 19th
and 20th centuries. Admission
1440 Monument Ave.
217-391-6323
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The Purple Heart Memorial

The memorial honors all
Illinois recipients of the medal,
which is awarded to military
personnel killed or wounded
in combat. Free
1500 Monument Ave.,
Oak Ridge Cemetery
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World War II Illinois
Veterans Memorial

Hill Prairie Winery

This memorial honors the
987,000 men and women
from Illinois who served our
country during World War II.
The focal point is a 22-ton
cast white, concrete globe
with more than 70 stainless
steel buttons signifying major
battles and events. Two black
granite walls inscribed with
details of the battles waged
extend out from the globe.
Located near Lincoln Tomb.
Free
1500 Monument Ave.
Oak Ridge Cemetery,
217-782-2717
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