Children's Imagination

Kids wonder along the Illinois Lincoln Highway.  The KidsWork Children’s Museum in Frankfort is geared towards children ages 0-8.  This museum has exhibits like science in action where children learn and develop math skills like counting, timing, matching, classifying and sorting.  As well as exhibits that develop science skills like gravity.  Children also use their imagination and creativity in the creativity abounds exhibits.

Aurora Regional Fire Museum has artifacts and the history of Aurora and surrounding area fire departments.  See the evolution of tools and technology used by fire fighters.  For example, see leather fire buckets used in the early 1800’s or hear the various sirens, and air horns used on fire trucks throughout the years.

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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.