• Wineries Along the Illinois Lincoln Highway

     
    Acquaviva Winery is located in Maple Park and has a 40-acre estate vineyard with tasting bar.  In this tasting bar there are Neapolitan-style pizza bistro with foods paired to accompany the wines.  You can also rent private event space. For more information visit: acquavivawinery.com
    At the Prairie State Winery in Genoa there is live music in the tasting rooms several times a month. You can check online for upcoming events. For more information visit: prairiestatewinery.com
    Fox Valley Winery is located in Oswego and has a full service winery and tasting room. These are some of the many classes available at this winery.  For ...

  • Unique Eats

    Find new and unique places to eat while you travel along the Lincoln Highway. Here are a few examples of unique eateries.
    Listen to live music while you eat at The House Café in DeKalb. From burgers to pizza; soups and sandwiches there is something for everybody. Vegan options for just about anything are available.
    With 44 flavors there sure is something to please everyone Batavia Creamery is the place to be. Custom-made ice cream makes are also available.
    Book lovers celebrate. TownHouse Books & Café in downtown St. Charles is for you. Eat soups, sandwiches; drink coffee or wine ...

  • Northern Illinois Wine Trail Brochure

    View the new Northern Illinois Wine Trail brochure online! Or pick them up at the kiosks at the Oases. Some of the wineries are along the Lincoln Highway. 
    Here are a list on wineries on the Lincoln Highway: Oswego Wine on the Fox, Galena Cellars, Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Prairie on State Wine Cellars, Aquaviva Winery, Prairie State Winery.

     

  • 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 ...

  • New Visitor's Guide

    Drive Illinois Lincoln Highway's new visitor's guide is out now! Pick up yours today.

  • Local Restaurants

    There are many great restaurants along the Illinois Lincoln Highway.  Here are a few that you can choose from.  Going to local restaurants and bars helps the community and gives you a unique experience while traveling.

    Merichka’s Inc. is located in Crest Hill and is a family owned restaurant.  For more information and a menu visit: merichkas.com 
     Hobnobbers is a family friendly restaurant and sports bar in Sycamore.  For more information and a menu visit: hobnobbersrestaurant.com

  • Valentine's Day

    Head to Downtown Dixon for their Second Saturday’s featuring a Valentine’s Day lineup.  There are plenty to do for an amazing Valentine’s Day.  http://www.discoverdixon.org/event/146-events-arts/2015/02/15/410-second-saturdays.html
    Proceeds of this fundraiser goes to Ashton’s 150th Celebration on June 11-15, 2015.  Tickets are $30 in advanced or $35 at the door.  This includes: dinner, wine glass with complimentary wine sampling tickets, and live entertainment by Burn N’Bush.  Also includes a live auction. http://www.ashtonusa.com
    On February 14that 2pm Garfield Farm 7 Tavern Museum will be holding a lecture and a tour of the museum’s 1842 threshing barn that is going through a restoration.  There is a ...

  • Live Theatre

    See live theatre performances along the Illinois Lincoln Highway.  The Byron Civic Theatre has been open since 1995.  Their next show is Noises Off which runs January 30 and 31 and February 1 and 6-8.  For more information about this show and more shows to come visit: bctmagic.com.
    Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet has many live theatre performances as well as other types of shows.  On February 13th at 8pm they are putting on Jekyll & Hyde The Musical.  For more information about this show and more shows to come visit: rialtosquare.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.