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.

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. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Sit with Lincoln on a Couch

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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