Lincoln Journals

Looking Like Lincoln

A travel journal to Lincoln by Casual Tourist

Woody House Bed & Breakfast Photo, Lincoln, Kansas More Photos
Quote: Once a year Abe Lincoln look-alikes gather in Lincoln Kansas for one heck of a celebration. The town turns out in force for dancing and festivities of all sorts in honor of President Lincoln.

Looking Like Lincoln

Overview

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The activities at this 10 year old festival have changed over the years, with something new every year. A craft fair, parade and car show has been held in conjunction with the festival. For the 2000 celebration Annie Oakley sharp shooter entertained the crowd.

Quick Tips:

Plan to spend the whole day.

Best Way To Get Around:

You should be able to walk wherever you wish to go.

Woody House Bed & Breakfast

Hotel | "Woody House"

Woody House Bed & Breakfast Photo, Lincoln, Kansas
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This two-story B&B is a restored Victorian Country Home that sits amid tall, stately trees. It is a charming place to stay and Mike and Ivana are perfect hosts.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 13, 2001

Woody House Bed & Breakfast
629 E North Street
Lincoln, Kansas 67455
(785) 524-4744

Lincoln Reenactment Day Photo, Lincoln, Kansas
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For the past 10 years Marilyn Helmer has orchestrated a wonderful festival in honor of Abraham Lincoln. The date of the celebration is always sometime around President's Day in February. For exact dates, just call Marilyn at the Chamber of Commerce 785-524-4734 and she'll fill you in on the details.

Events vary from year to year, but there is always tons of fun for all ages. And of course, there are always plenty of Abe Lincoln look-alikes competing for the honor of being the best look-alike.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 13, 2001

Lincoln Reenactment Day
139 West Lincoln
Lincoln, Kansas 67455
(785) 524-5133

Kyne House Museum

Attraction

Kyne House Museum Photo, Lincoln, Kansas
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The Kyne House Museum is comprised of a structure that was built in 1885 with a couple of additions added to it. There is a wonderful collection of presidential dolls, a quilt display, a surrey, and many other historical items at the museum. Hours are Tuesday & Thursday 2-4, Sunday 1:30-4:30 or by appointment. Call 785-524-4744 or 785-524-4216 to arrange a visit to the museum. Of course, during the Lincoln Reenactment Day celebration the museum is open to the public.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 13, 2001

Kyne House Museum
Lincoln
Lincoln, Kansas

Annie Oakley Photo, Lincoln, Kansas
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During the 2000 Lincoln Reenactment Day celebration a young gal who portrays Annie Oakley wowed the audience with the story of Annie Oakley and a demonstration of the fabled cowgirl's shooting skills. It was a wonderful performance that captivated the children as well as the adults. She was dressed in a costume of her own making that replicated one worn by Annie.

Post Rock Country

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Lincoln, KS Photo, Lincoln, Kansas
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Lincoln, Kansas is located in the heart of what is known as Post Rock Country. There are many stunning buildings, including the County Courthouse, in town that were constructed of the local limestone. This rock was used for buildings and also for fence posts. It's a beautiful, golden colored, durable stone and the buildings are something to marvel at.

Presidential Ball

Story/Tip

Lincoln, KS Photo, Lincoln, Kansas
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What would a President's Day be without a Presidential Ball? Well, a period dance at least. Another of the activities held during the 2000 celebration was a dance with a live band. The dances were the type that had been danced during Lincoln's time in the 1860's. Everyone had a great time and the dance was a great way to end the evening.