• Children's Imagination

    Kids wonder along the Illinois Lincoln Highway.  The KidsWork Children’s Museum in Frankfort is geared towards children ages 0-8.  This museum has exhibits like science in action where children learn and develop math skills like counting, timing, matching, classifying and sorting.  As well as exhibits that develop science skills like gravity.  Children also use their imagination and creativity in the creativity abounds exhibits. 
    Aurora Regional Fire Museum has artifacts and the history of Aurora and surrounding area fire departments.  See the evolution of tools and technology used by fire fighters.  For example, see leather fire buckets used in the ...

  • Outdoor Fun for Free

    There are many free things to do and see along the Illinois Lincoln Highway.
    Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park in University Park has 29 sculptures on the Campus of Governor State University.  Tours are also available on select Saturday mornings this summer. For more info visit: govst.edu
    Go train watching at Rochelle Railroad Park.  This railroad park includes a Gift Shop, picnic area, railroad artifacts and much more! For more infomation visit: rochellerailroadpark.org
    Take a trip outside and see the Black Hawk Statue in Lowden State Park in Oregon. For more information visit:  discoveroregonillinois.com

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  • Visit Fulton

    Take a trip throughout history on the Illinois Lincoln Highway.  Visit the De Immigrant Windmill, which is an authentic Dutch windmill in Fulton.  It was engineered in the Netherlands and is fully operational
    Travel back to the 1800's at Heritage Canyon, a 12 acre wooded plot with a variety of buildings that takes you back in time.
    Observe Lock and Dam 13, with an observation deck where you can take a look at the dam. 

  • Learn About the 40th President in Dixon

    Make history come alive along the Illinois Lincoln Highway.  This is a great way to teach the kids and to learn something new yourself. Did you know? President Lincoln isn't the only president who spent some time in Illinois.
    Visit former president Ronald Reagan’s boyhood home in Dixon.  Learn all about what it was like for our former president in his early days.  The Reagan's moved into this house in December during the 1920s when Ronald was only 10 years old!  Be transported back in time and see the house that is furnished with period pieces.  Learn all about what ...

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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.