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Illinois Lincoln tourism drops post-bicentennial

A post-bicentennial drop in tourism numbers reduced attendance by more than a third at some Lincoln sites in Illinois this year.Hotel stays also fell.

But tourism and historic-site managers say the fall-off from the 200th anniversary celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s birth in 2009 was anticipated. They remain encouraged that numbers in most cases were ahead of 2008 Get the full story »