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Sep 17, 2014

This is it!

Only three Fall-O-Weekend activities remain and now it’s your turn to crown a winner.

Will it be the Ohio River Scenic Byway, Happy Halloween Weekends at Holiday World, or Monkey Hollow Winery?

Vote below for your chance to win tickets to Happy Halloween Weekends at Holiday World, horseback rides from Santa’s Stables, and passes to Lincoln State Park’s “Trail of Terror.”

You have one week to make your selections; we will announce the winner next week!

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Videographer Jessica Korgie from Homestead National Historical Site visited Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial last week and the Visitors Bureau got a behind-the-scenes look.

She spent her time interviewing life-long Lincoln city resident and National Park Service employee Tim Thompson.

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Tim Thompson explains the purpose of a cabin at the Living Historical Farm. 

We were there as staff members showed Jessica around the Living Historical Farm.

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Bob Zimmerman talks about chores from Lincoln’s days.

The appeal of this interactive family-friendly destination is obvious to Tim.

“People really do love it out here,” he noted.

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Jessica and Bob explore the fields at the Living Historical Farm.

Don’t miss your chance to interact with the renactors; the Living Historical Farm closes for the season on September 27.


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$5 Fall Fun


Sep 15, 2014

Enjoy these $5-or-less activities this fall:

Stroll through Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum and view interesting artifacts from Abe Lincoln’s past. As you venture outdoors, walk through cabins that represent the time our nation’s 16th president spent in Spencer County. ($5 Adults/$3 Kids 12 and under)

Hooves trotting, colorful leaves falling, and big smiles that never disappear are definitely expected as your child rides with Shasta the pony at Santa’s Stables. ($5 per ride)

All eyes are on Santa as he reads “The Christmas Pumpkin” at the Santa Claus Christmas Store. The kids will love showing off their crafty creativeness by painting pumpkins with Santa, too. ($2 per person)

Admire falling leaves from high above trees as you take a leisurely walk through Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial’s serene trails. ($5 per family/$3 per person)

Indulge in at least one of Santa’s Candy Castle’s gourmet popcorn flavors such as kettle corn or caramel apple. ($3.99 for ½ lb. bag)

Ghosts and goblins lurk at every turn as you adventure through the Friends of Lincoln State Park’s “Trail of Terror.”  Enter if you dare! ($5 per person)


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