• 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 ...

  • Summer 2018 Along the Lincoln Highway

    Some of the many things you can do this summer along the Lincoln Highway.
    SciTech Hands On Museum in Aurora is an interactive science and technology center with 200 hands-on exhibitis that demonstrates the prinicples of electricity, weather, astronomy and nuclear energy. 
    Visit the Ronald Reagon Boyhood Home where Reagon lived from when he was 10 until after he graduated from college in Dixon. 
    Go fishing, horseback riding, hiking, camping by Lake Carlton at Morrison Rockwood State Park.
    See over 100 trains roll by daily at Rochelle Railroad Park. Go into the gift shop to buy amazing train themed gifts.
     

  • Educational Weekend Ideas

    Have an educational weekend along the Lincoln Highway.
    Be presidential in Dixon! See where Ronald Reagan grew up in his Boyhood Home. Then head over to the Loveland Community House & Museum, open Thursday-Saturday, and see a display of Ronald Reagan memorabilia.

    Learn about animals from all around the world at the Midwest Museum of Natural History in Sycamore open Tuesday to Saturday. 

    See wild animals in their natural habitat at the Red Oak Nature Center in Batavia. You may even catch a glimpse of Bald Eagles.

  • History Comes Alive

    History comes alive along the Lincoln Highway; from Reagan, Lincoln, planes and more; you can learn something new every day. 

  • Signature Attractions

    Check out our latest Youtube video on Signature Attractions along the Illinois Lincoln Highway!

  • 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 ...

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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.