Outdoor Fun for Free

Black Hawk Statue

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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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.