Franklin Grove



Franklin Grove, located on the Lincoln Highway (Illinois Route 38) 90 miles west of Chicago, is a typical small rural town. It is a friendly little community with an outgoing personality. Once you visit Franklin Grove, you will find that you will want to return time and again.


  • From: Me To: You Gift Shop

    A unique gift shop featuring McCalls candles, Country Home Creations gourmet dips, fresh fudge and made to order gift baskets.

  • Franklin Creek Cabin

    This spacious 3 bed 2 bath getaway sits adjacent to Franklin Creek State Natural area. Literally out your backdoor is access to hiking, trail running, birding, fishing and equestrian activities. The Franklin Creek Grist Mill is nearby & Nachusa Grasslands is 2 mile.

  • Lincoln Way Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Lincoln Way Inn pays tribute to its turn of the century roots, with a modern, yet rustically elegant touch. Located in the heart of the Midwest, on the historic Lincoln Highway, the Inn offers a destination experience that engages guests in the sights, sounds, and tastes of the prairie countryside.

    Offering something for everyone, from arts, culture, history, entertainment, and bountiful outdoor activities, Lee County and the surrounding attractions await our guests with first class concierge services provided to assist you in your planning.



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.