• New Itineraries - 2018

    Check out our lateest downloadable PDF's to help on your journey along the Lincoln Highway.
    Communities Along the Lincoln Highway - Central, East, West
    Date Night Along the Lincon Highway - Central, East, West
    Girls Weekend Along the Lincoln Highway - Central, East, West

  • 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

  • Things to Do in Joliet

    There are many things to do while in Joliet.  Visit the Rialto Square Theatre and see theatre productions, concerts and other shows. Watch car races at the Route 66 Raceway.

    Finally, see seasonal flowers at the Bird Haven Greenhouse.  Year-round attractions are also offered with a tropical house and cacti room.

  • Support the Arts Along the Lincoln Highway

    There are plenty of theatres along the Lincoln Highway. Support communities by supporting the arts.
    The Alberight Theatre Company in Batavia has several productions a year that you can come and support.
    The Stagecoach Players in DeKalb has a variety of shows for anyone's tastes. Past shows are Into the Woods, My Fair Lady, A Christmas Carol and so many more!
    The Byron Civic Theatre started in 1995 and continues to produce a theatrical experience for the viewer.
    The Historic Dixon Theatre has held broadway musicals and plays, national touring artists, comedians, movies, orchestras and so much more!

  • 2018 Preview

    With 2018 on its way there are plenty of fun things to do in the upcoming year along the Lincoln Highway. Here is a preview of upcoming events.
    Homewood Chocolate Festival - Feburary 18th in Homewood is the 16th annual Homewood Chocolate Festival with baking demonstrations, variety of sweets, and an annual Chocolate Bake-Off Contest.
    Fulton Dutch Days - In the first full weekend in May, Fulton celebrates their Dutch heritage with a festival featuring Dutch dancing and costumes, a parade, food, and more! 
    Swedish Days Festival - Between June 19th and 24th celebrate Swedish heritage in Geneva with food, ...

  • Fall is Upon Us

    As the weather gets colder, pumpkins and goblins come out to play. There are many things to do this fall along the Illinois Lincoln Highway.

    Events:
    Kick off your Halloween fun in Mokena for the Halloween Hallow Festival from October 13-15th. Have fun at carnival rides, a corn maze, hayrides and so much more. Fun for the whole family.
    Listen to ghost stories with Kathi Kreso for "Encounters with the Dead" at Fulton's De Immigrant Windmill for their month program on October 17th,
    Head over to Matteson for Fall Family Fun Fest on October 21st from 1-4pn for carnival games, ...

  • Aurora Live Summer Concert Series

    Throughout the summer Aurora Downtown presents live music on select Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturday. Wednesdays at the Plaza concerts are from 7-9pm, First Friday concerts are from 6-10pm and Summer Second Saturday concerts are from 11:30am-1pm. Coolers (no alcohol) are welcome so are blackets and chairs.
    May 5: Cinco de Mayo Concert: Sones de México Ensemble/James Sanders’ Conjunto
    May 13: Summer Second Saturdays: School of Rock Plainfield
    June 2: Eric Chesser and Blue Sky Blind with School of Rock Mokena
    June 10: Second Summer Saturdays: The Aviators
    June 14: Jake Mack and the Lesser Stags
    June 21: Empty Can Band
    June 28: Wayne’s World special concert feat. Noah’s Arcade with The Kevin ...

  • Spring Has Sprung

    As the weather gets warmer, get outside and see what the Lincoln Highway has to offer.

    Experience art and blooming flowers at the Floosmoor Sculpture Garden & Walk. Established in 1998, world-class art works are installed in the village square, around the town and in the sculpture garden.
    See about 100 animals in 41 different species at Phillips Park Zoo in Aurora. This free zoo has plenty to offer as well as a walking path.

    Have a quiet walk in the woods at Johnson's Mound Forest Preserve in Elburn. Pack a picnic and disconnect from the world.

  • 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.

  • Beat the Winter Blues in Aurora on Feburary 5th

    Want to beat the winter blues? Like art? Then head on over to Aurora on February 5th for an early look at Alley Art Festival coming in August. Affordable and local art will be for sale. You can come and support local artists. There will be plenty of other things to do in downtown Aurora.
    Aurora Regional Fire Museum, 53 N. Broadway, has vintage firefighting-themed Valentine on display. Create your own Valentine from 6pm to 9pm.
    Allen and Pepa Architects, 121 W. Benton Street, presents the intricate and fantastical works of Aurora artist Christ Hodge from 5pm to 9pm.
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  • Thank You!

    2016 is upon us. But that doesn’t mean we forget all the fun of the previous year. 2015 had some amazing memories and adventures.  And this year will have many more!

    Thanks for letting us be a part of your 2015!

  • Finding Lincoln

    There are many places to find Abe along the Illinois Lincoln Highway. Here are a few: Path of Conviction, Footsteps of Fate statue in is located in Oregan. The Lincoln Douglas Debate Statue is in Freeport.
     

  • Learn About Art

    There are many places to learn art in the Drive Illinois Lincoln Highway region. Here are a few places that you can take classes to learn a skill and impress your friends.
    Learn about different kinds of art at Woodlawn Art Academy in Sterling.  People of all ages can learn about visual arts, music, dance, theatre, domestic arts, culinary arts, healing arts, and literary arts. For more infomation visit: woodlawnartsacademy.com
    Take a class or a workshop at The Art Attack in Sycamore.  Learn about drawing, watercolor, or pottery with their adult and children classes.  For more information visit: sycamoreartattack.org

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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.