• Geneva Film Festival

    Looking for something to do this weekend? Join Geneva on March 10th-12th for the 9th Annual Geneva Film Festival. Support more than 40 independent filmmakers while watching great films all weekend!
    Awards that are given are: Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Emerging Feature Film and Emerging Documentary Filmmaker (for 1st or 2nd time directors), Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Animated Short, Student Visionary Award, Young Filmmaker Spotlight Award (best grade/high school short) and Best Musical Short. 
    Go to genevafilmfestival.org for more information and for a list of films.

  • Let History Come Alive

    Learn something while traveling along the Lincoln Highway by stopping at one of these places or the many other places along the highway,
    The Northwest Territory Historic Center in Dixon, open Tuesday through Saturday, has exhibits ranging from Early American Farming, the Black Hawk War, President Reagan, a restored Dutch Reagan Classroom, Ronald Reagan Movie Posters and much more! For more information visit ntch.org
    Stop in Oregon to see the Blackhawk Statue, a 50 foot statue created by artist Lorando Taft  in Lowden State Park. For more information visit dnr.state.il.us. 

    See aircraft and aviation memorablia from the 1930's to present ...

  • Follow the Highway: Sterling to Dixon

    See the home where Lincoln slept on July 18th, 1856, now converted into a museum.  During the summer months, watch a movie at Midway Drive-In.  Or see the history of the Sterling area at the Sterling/Rock Falls Historical Society Museum.
    For more information visit: themidwaydrivein.net
    Rock Falls
    History comes alive at the Little Red Schoolhouse Museum in Rock Falls. See what it was like to go to school in 1925. Want to spend time outdoors? Then head on over to the Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park to go canoeing, biking or hiking. 
    For more information visit: colomatownshipparkdistrict.com 
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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.