Niles, Illinois: Sit with Lincoln on a CouchA life-sized Abe on an outdoor couch stretches out to invite you to cozy up next to him.
- N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles, IL
- On the southeast side of town, on the southwest corner of N. Milwaukee and W. Touhy Aves. At the southern end of a plaza in front of the Niles Veterans Memorial Waterfall.
- Seasonal - only from Mem. Day - Labor Day.
Visitor Tips and News About Sit with Lincoln on a Couch
The Lincoln status is across from CVS. As you pass Touhy Ave on Milwaukee, make the 1st right on Newart. Then right on N. Newart -- you can park in small lot on right. Behind waterfall.[Mari, 07/27/2012]
Nice US Grant and Reagan arm rests.
Free parking around the corner at Pioneer Park (on Harlem between Touhy and Greenleaf). From there, it's a short walk past the baseball diamonds, and the Renaissance condos to Lincoln and the Veterans Memorial Fountain. Pioneer Park also has clean restrooms, batting cages, concessions, limited picnic area, and a playground.[nk, 06/20/2012]
We went searching for this attraction after we saw the Leaning Tower of Niles. We found the Veteran's Waterfall, but alas there was not a couch to be sat on, nor a lengthy President to sit with. Sadly this attraction was short lived.[Jean Gutoski, 03/20/2010]
July 2011: The Lincoln statue is apparently seasonal, reported to be seated and ready between Memorial Day and Labor Day or thereabouts.
Life-sized Abe Lincoln on a blue bench decorated with variety of images.[Joe Desiderio, 02/11/2006]