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.
An evolving, full-scale historical restoration project depicting a prairie settlement typical of the middle 19th century.
Watch the four-ton waterwheel as it powers the millstone to grind corn like in the 1800s at this reconstructed, timber frame, four-story 1847 grist mill.
664 acre nature preserve park. Hiking, equestrian area, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, fishing, hunting, picnic areas, Frank Creek Grist Mill.
Originally built in 1860 by Abe Lincoln's cousin as a dry goods store, this stone building is headquarters of the Lincoln Highway Association, and includes a museum and gift shop.
Hiking, bird watching, 1,500 acres includes dry gravel hill prairie, black oak and bur oak savanna, calcareous fern and seeps and sedge meadows.
The gallery feature's Scheffler's works and provides a working center to fulfill commissions.
A unique gift shop featuring McCalls candles, Country Home Creations gourmet dips, fresh fudge and made to order gift baskets.
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 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.