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ILLINOIS LINCOLN HIGHWAY
Journey on the Illinois Lincoln Highway, celebrate America’s first coast-to-coast highway!
Start your journey - on the Lincoln Highway, a 179 mile National Scenic Byway in northern Illinois, where you will find an adventure filled with variety, rich in history, heritage and culture. The historic Lincoln Highway route in Illinois is known today as U.S. 30, Illinois Routes 31 and 38, as it traverses from the east on the Indiana border in Lynwood to the western terminus at the mighty Mississippi in Fulton. Traveling this highway and exploring the corridor communities you will find something for everyone; one-of-a-kind Lincoln Highway attractions, cozy lodging, parks and outdoor recreation, historic architecture, family fun, auto racing, outstanding dining, casinos, wineries, boutique shopping, festivals, special events and so much more!
A must see - one of the largest works of public art in the country! The Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition is producing a series of Interpretive Murals stretching along the byway corridor, touching over two dozen communities. Each mural is a hand painted, 10 x 20 square foot unique work of art, with a fascinating true story to tell from history of the early Lincoln Highway. With their large scale designs, the murals can be easily seen while traveling the highway, yet the locations allow you to pull off the road to experience a closer view and read the accompanying narrative. Elements of a bygone era are evident in every painting; the “larger than life” images will allow you to be transported back in time to recognize the importance the Lincoln Highway and its communities have had on history and the evolution of travel.
You’re invited - to visit each of the 16 Illinois Lincoln Highway Interpretive Gazebos located in different communities along the highway corridor in northern Illinois. Each gazebo offers an enjoyable way to take in the many, intriguing stories of the famed highway and the communities that were impacted by its development. Be sure to visit every Lincoln Highway Coalition gazebo to see a total of 48 different displays!
Get to know us - the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition is the management agency for the Illinois Lincoln Highway, a National Scenic Byway. The Illinois portion of the Lincoln Highway was designated a National Scenic Byway in June of 2000, and is the only state on the entire Lincoln Highway route to accomplish this nationally recognized status. This important designation supports the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition’s ongoing efforts in seeking ways to recognize the significance of the highway, while making the historic stories come to life for visitors.
There is always something happening on the Illinois Lincoln Highway where every mile is a story!
Visit our website: drivelincolnhighway.com for a downloadable visitor guide and updates on more things to see and do, or call toll free: 866-455-4249.
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