Ashmore, Illinois: World's Largest Lincoln Statue

RoadsideAmerica.com Team Field Report

Address:
9699 CR 2000E, Ashmore, IL
Directions:
I-57 exit 190-A (Mattoon/Charleston). Drive 13 miles east on Hwy 16 through Charleston. About three miles east of Charleston, look for a cabin and pointing Abe statue on the left. Turn left at the next road, CR 2000E. The entrance is just north, on the left. The statue is up the road, on the right. Property currently closed.
Hours:
Property currently closed. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Save to My Sights

Abe Lincoln statue.

World's Largest Lincoln Statue

Centerpiece of an old campground. So tall that he could look in the windows of a seven-story building. He appears ready to touch the clouds. Note: Property currently closed, Abe partly visible from the road.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [04/12/2009]

Visitor Tips and News About World's Largest Lincoln Statue

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Largest Lincoln.

Largest Lincoln

The statue is still off limits. Next door to the resort is the small Charleston Speedway. I took a photo from the entrance to the pit area using an 85mm lens. I needed a 300mm lens to get a better shot, and even then it wasn't worth it.

[Jon Morgan, 12/04/2018]

America's largest tribute to its most popular President has been closed to the public since 2011.

Lincoln statue.

World's Largest Lincoln Statue

Off-limits since the Lincoln Springs Resort closed in April 2011, the World's Largest Lincoln Statue should soon be visitable again to the public. The property was purchased by a local resident who's been cleaning out the undergrowth and plans to reopen the statue and adjacent mini-golf as attractions, and possibly turn the rest of the land into a winery. This will mark the latest reboot of the property surrounding the giant Lincoln, who has seen 'em come and go over the years. Abe always seems to survive, still as much of an eye-grabber as he was when he first rose over the treetops in 1968.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 09/28/2013]
World's Largest Lincoln Statue

Closed....for sale. Can't really get close but can still see it....kinda.

[Donna Penn, 07/08/2012]
World's Largest Lincoln Statue

Ok. It was kind of uneventful. Also, the resort is now closed. The only reason we got in was because some people were mowing inside the resort. Sadly... It isn't very great anyways.

[Matt S., 06/09/2012]
Roadside Presidents
Roadside Presidents App for iPhone. Find this attraction and more: museums, birthplaces, graves of the Chief Execs, first ladies, pets, assassins and wannabes. Prez bios and oddball trivia. Available on the App Store.

Nearby Offbeat Places

1864 Riot Mural1864 Riot Mural, Charleston, IL - 4 mi.
Abraham Lincoln on a LogAbraham Lincoln on a Log, Charleston, IL - 4 mi.
Grace the Dress-Up SharkGrace the Dress-Up Shark, Charleston, IL - 9 mi.
In the region:
Birthplace Of Solar Power, Olney, IL - 54 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Create Your Own Bizarre Road Trips! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Illinois Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

The Strange Grave of John Milburn Davis, Hiawatha, Kansas (Apr 19-25, 2021)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now