• Fall Along The Lincoln Highway

    Take a drive to see the fall colors along the Illinois Lincoln Highway. There are so many things to do this fall! Go hiking and enjoy nature at Morrison Rockwood State Park. With an abundance of wildlife you may be able to see rabbits, squirrels, quail, pheasants, deer, groundhogs and a variety of species of birds. Take your camera and take that award-winning shot.

    Go apple picking, get lost in a corn maze at Jonamac Orchard in Malta. For more information and directions visit: jonamacorchard.com
     Buy apple cider donuts, pies, fudge, apple cider, get your Halloween pumpkin at Kuipers Family ...

  • Lincoln Highway Murals

    Test your knowledge about the murals of the Lincoln Highway! Log onto muralsofthelincolnhighway.com/quiz and see what you know. 
    35 murals along the 179-mile byway. Each mural is hand painted, 10x20 square feet, and tells a story. Take a trip along the Lincoln Highway and find all 35 murals. For more information and where you can find murals visit muralsofthelincolnhighway.com.

  • Autumn on the Prairie

    This Saturday, September 19th head on over to The Nature Conservancy in Franklin Grove for “Autumn on the Prairie” to celebrate the beginning of fall.  Go on guided tours of the prairie and savannas either on foot or by vehicle. See bison up close and personal. This is an amazing opportunity to take that astonishing photograph to show off to your friends.
    For more information visit: nachusagrasslands.org

  • Hauntings

    Go ghost hunting at Conover Square, a haunted building, in Oregon. Full use of their equipment is included: EMF Detector, Digital Ambient Thermometer, Infrared Surface Temperature Thermometer are among the equipment you can use. For more information and ghost sightings visit: conoverghosts.com
    Head on over to Rock Falls for a good scare. Opening on September 25th and closing on October 31st, Haunted Haven is an actor-based haunt on Friday and Saturday nights. This is not for the faint of heart. For more information and directions visit: hauntedhaven.org

  • Frankfort Fall Festival

     Head on over to Frankfort this Labor Day Weekend for some family friendly fun! The Frankfort Fall Festival is happened between September 5th and September 7th. On Sunday the 6th, watch a parade starting at 1pm on the corner of Ash and Nebraska. Ride carnival rides, listen to music, see chef demos, eat food and so much more! For more information and for directions visit: frankfortfallfestival.info


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Fun Facts!

  • The first name proposed for the Lincoln Highway was the Coast-to-Coast Rock Highway.
  • By 1927 90% of Americans owned an automobile.
  • The Town of Fulton, Illinois has an authentic, working Dutch windmill.
  • Chicago Heights Illinois is known as The Crossroads of the Nation, because the Lincoln and Dixie Highways intersect.
  • The very first Seedling Mile is located in Malta, Illinois.