Niles, Illinois: Sit with Lincoln on a Couch

A life-sized Abe on an outdoor couch stretches out to invite you to cozy up next to him.
Address:
N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles, IL
Directions:
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.
Hours:
Seasonal - only from Mem. Day - Labor Day.
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Visited Lincoln on our way to Leaning Tower of Niles. Lovely this time of year!

[Carla Grzybowski, 10/08/2013]
Sit with Lincoln. 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.

Sit with Lincoln on a Couch

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]
Sit with Lincoln on a Couch

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.

Lincoln bench photo op. Lincoln on a Bench

Life-sized Abe Lincoln on a blue bench decorated with variety of images.

[Joe Desiderio, 02/11/2006]
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