• 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

  • Shop Small

    Support small businesses when you go out this summer. There are many small family owned business along the Illinois Lincoln Highway. Here are a few to get you started:
    Shop Historic Downtown Frankfort has a bunch of different kinds of shops to choose from. For a list of shops visit: shophistoricfrankfort.com
    Esther’s Place in Big Rock has felting, knitting, spinning and weaving products. So you can make something for that special someone or buy the crafter in the family something. For more info visit: esthersplacefibers.com
    Stop by Where the Dragon Fly in the Conover Square Mall in Oregan to get ...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • Vintage Shop Hop 2017

    The Vintage Shop Hop is taking place March 3rd and 4th. There are over 300 participating shops throughout Northern Illinois and Wisconsin. 
    If you are planning on making a trip out of it there are plenty of lodging options available.
    List of participating cities:
    Oswego
    Plainfield
    Rochelle
    Sterling
    Cortland
    DeKalb
    Genoa
    Sycamore
    Dixon
    Byron
    Geneva
    St. Charles
    Batavia
    Find a more detailed map as well as shop open times on the Vintage Shop Hop website or Facebook page. The list of participating shops and cities may change.

  • Shop Local

     Shopping local helps communities as well is a great way to find one of a kind items you may not be able to find anywhere else.
    Downtown Plainfield is a great place to find a variety of shops and restaurants to meet everyone’s needs. 

    Find up to date fashions in Flossmoor at Her Closet Boutique. Find your look with both current and affordable styles.
    Historic downtown or Geneva Commons has a variety of local shops to choose from. Come with a plan in mind or walk around and find that one thing you didn't know you needed.
    These are a ...

  • Follow the Highway: Creston to DeKalb

    Creston
    Looking for antiques and one of a kind items? Roadhouse Antiques in Creston has six thousand square feet of tools, books, vinyl records, jewelry and much more!
    Malta
    The home of the first seedling mile on the Lincoln Highway is Malta; the mile marker can be seen as you travel through.  From August to November pick apples and go through a corn maze at Jonamac Apple Orchard. 

    DeKalb
    Stepping into The Historic Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb is like stepping into Egypt. Watch movies and live shows while enjoying the architecture.
    Enjoy chocolate at The Confectionary and be sure to ...

  • Small Business Saturday

    This Saturday November 26th is a day to celebrate and shop at small businesses in your community. Christmas is fast approaching and all across the Illinois Lincoln Highway there are small businesses where you can find one of a kind gifts for your loved ones.
    Find unique and personalized gifts at Sara Boo Creek in Crest Hill. Find antique kitchenware, home décor, jewelry and so much more at Antiques on State in Geneva.
    Find creative gifts from local crafters at Made Just For You in Sycamore. Find home décor at Carter’s Cottage in DeKalb.
    Find some books and drink coffee ...

  • Winter Preview

     
    There are plenty of things to do this winter season on the Lincoln Highway. Here are a few of the many fun events that are taking place.
    Get a head start on Christmas shopping in Frankfort’s 23rd Annual Holiday Craft & Vendor Show on November 12th. This is a great time to find that perfect gift for that special someone.
    Join Mokena for their annual Christmas Fest on November 19th. Enjoy lunch with Santa and crafts in the morning, a Parade of Lights and tree lighting in the evening followed by a family dance.
    Geneva’s Christmas Walk is from ...

  • Farmer's Market

    Farmers Markets are great places to get fresh produce for the summer while supporting local farmers. There are many different farmer markets along the Lincoln Highway, here are a few to choose from.
     
    Aurora’s Farmers Market
    Downtown Market: Saturdays from mid June to October
    West Market: Wednesdays from July through September
    East Market: Thursdays from July through August
     
    Batavia’s Farmers Market
     Saturdays from June through October 
     
    Park Forest Farmer’s Market 
    Saturdays from May to October. 
     
    Dixon City Market
    Wednesdays from June to September.
     
    Sycamore Farmers Market
    Tuesdays from June to September.
     
    Morrison Farmer’s Market
    Saturdays from May through September
     

  • Girls Weekend Trip Idea

    Take a girl’s weekend at The Paper Doll House in Sycamore. Scrapbook in a beautiful Victorian style house with 11-foot ceilings and full-length windows. Check in on Friday and don’t check out until Sunday evening. Leave the men at home while you have a great weekend with your girlfriends. Also good for Girl Scout troops or birthday parties. For more information and to book a weekend visit www.thepaperdollhouse.com

  • Farmer's Markets

    Support local farmers at Farmer’s Markets along the Illinois Lincoln Highway.

    Mokena’s Open-Air Market
    A mix of traditional farmer’s market vendors with fine artisan foods and crafts.  Every Saturday through October 17th (except for July 4th and July 18th) from 8:30am to 12:30pm.  For more information visit contact Samantha Cooper at (708)479-3900 or check out Mokena.org.
    Genoa Farmer’s Market
    Market dates: 5/30, 6/27, 7/25, 8/29, and 9/26 from 9am to 2pm.  Located on the corner of Rt 72 and South Genoa Street.
    Sycamore Farmer’s Market
    Every Tuesday from June 1st to September 30th from 3pm to 7pm on the corner ...

  • Shopping

     
    If you are into crafting then Esther’s Place in Big Rock is a place that you should check out.  You can find felting kits, brim forms, knitting and weaving books, and so much more! For more information visit:  esthersplacefibers.com
     Looking for one of a kind home décor? Then stop by Hummingbird in Genoa.  Find hand painted, reworked vintage furniture, crystal chandeliers, and much more! For more infomation visit:  facebook.com/Hummingbirdboutique1

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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.