• Shopping along the Lincoln Highway

    Take a shopping trip along the Illinois Lincoln Highway.  From handcrafted gifts to vintage find one of a kind pieces. Made Just for You in Sycamore, specializes in handcrafted gifts.  Find gifts or home decorations that are as unique as you are.  Quilts, birdhouses, calligraphy and so much more!
    Looking to redecorate your home?  Head on over to Carter’s Cottage Interiors in DeKalb.  You can also take classes to learn about home decorating.
    Looking for cooking ingredients? The Galena Garlic Company in Geneva has it all. From balsamic vinegars produced in Italy, soup mixes with all natural ingredients, gluten free ...

  • Family Fun!

    Head on over to Jarrett Prairie Center in Byron for some free educational family fun!  Donations are accepted. See habitat exhibits, dioramas, a view of the prairie and much more. See woodland, wetland and prairie environments on displays.  Enjoy and appreciate nature.
    The Ellwood House in DeKalb has guided tours of an 1879 mansion that had been lived in for over 100 years! Cost is $8 for adults and $3 for youth 6-17.  On ten acres this mansion has formal gardens, two native garden areas.
    See an actual townhouse from the first, fully planned post WWII suburb in Park Forest. ...

  • Forest Preserves

    Head to one of the many Forest Preserves around Northern Illinois as the weather gets warmer. Each preserve has different wildlife and things to see. Take a hike, go bird watching, see the flowers blooming, go on a picnic and so much more!

    The Big Rock Forest Preserve’s woodlands, marshes, tallgrass prairie, and a 64-foot deep lake is among some of the many features of this preserve. 

    Andersen Woods in St. Charles has oak trees, maple trees and much more in the shaded forest.

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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.