• Shop Local

     Shopping local helps communities as well is a great way to find one of a kind items you may not be able to find anywhere else.
    Downtown Plainfield is a great place to find a variety of shops and restaurants to meet everyone’s needs. 

    Find up to date fashions in Flossmoor at Her Closet Boutique. Find your look with both current and affordable styles.
    Historic downtown or Geneva Commons has a variety of local shops to choose from. Come with a plan in mind or walk around and find that one thing you didn't know you needed.
    These are a ...

  • Follow the Highway: Creston to DeKalb

    Creston
    Looking for antiques and one of a kind items? Roadhouse Antiques in Creston has six thousand square feet of tools, books, vinyl records, jewelry and much more!
    Malta
    The home of the first seedling mile on the Lincoln Highway is Malta; the mile marker can be seen as you travel through.  From August to November pick apples and go through a corn maze at Jonamac Apple Orchard. 

    DeKalb
    Stepping into The Historic Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb is like stepping into Egypt. Watch movies and live shows while enjoying the architecture.
    Enjoy chocolate at The Confectionary and be sure to ...

  • Follow the Highway: Franklin Grove to Rochelle

    See scenic and historic sites in Franklin Grove. The Grist Mill is the only Grist Mill just powered by water.  Natural springs, hardwood forest, a variety of animals and flowers are some of the many things you can see in the Franklin Creek State Natural Area. 

    Take a ride on The Maxson Riverboat and Riverside Restaurant in Oregon, a genuine paddle wheel riverboat. Go hiking, camping, take pictures and so much more at Castle Rock State Park.
    Rochelle Rail Park is a perfect spot for train watchers with an observation area, railroad artifacts and a gift shop. Learn about history ...

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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.