Did you know we have two parks across the road from each other? Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial and Lincoln State Park are both in Lincoln City and just across the highway from one another. And those two parks are just five minutes away from Santa Claus, Indiana!
Visit Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial to walk the trail from the Visitors Center up the gigantic flagpole and beyond to the gravesite of Nancy Hanks, Abe’s mother, and further to the Living Historical Farm. See a replica of the cabin young Abe would’ve lived in during his 14 years in Indiana. During the summer months, rangers dress in period clothing and carry out the chores and tasks as they would have been done when Lincoln lived there.
Stroll on over to Lincoln State Park for more outdoor adventure. Lake Lincoln is a great spot to cool off, play in the sand, take a paddle boat or kayak out for a spin, fish, or simply relax and enjoy the scenery. Visit the nature center inside the park to learn about the animals at the park and from young Abe’s time there. The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Plaza is a great way to learn a lot about Lincoln from a boy to one of the greatest American presidents. Catch live performances at the roofed Lincoln Amphitheatre during the summer and fall months. Here’s a link to their current schedule.
In addition, visit the Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum — just 20 minutes away — next to the Rockport City Park and tour 14 Lincoln-era replica cabins plus a museum.
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