PICTURE of the month
Illinois’ Premier National Scenic Byway, the Illinois Lincoln Highway
If you are traveling by bus, car, RV or even a motorcycle you will find this 179 mile stretch of the nationwide Lincoln Highway in Illinois a most delightful travel destination. In today’s world of instant communication, crazy schedules and hectic lives, people are still drawn to the great American pastime of road travel. Plan an Illinois Lincoln highway road trip for; tour groups, a girls’ getaway, family vacations, a shop ‘til you drop trip, a romantic weekend, culture seekers, history buffs, outdoor enthusiasts - anyone at all!
Travel the Lincoln Highway - Illinois Style.
The historic Lincoln Highway route in Illinois is known today as U.S.30 and Illinois Routes 31 and 38, as it traverses from the east on the Indiana border in Lynwood to the western terminus at the mighty Mississippi in Fulton. As you venture out on this National Scenic Byway you will find a variety of visitor experiences and one-of-a-kind exhibits. Visit over 40 picturesque communities along the highway corridor, each showcasing their notable connection to the famed byway, as well as offering a bountiful array for the perfect getaway.
A Must See!
The Illinois Lincoln Highway is home to one of the largest works of public art in the country! The Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition’s award-wining series of 35 Interpretive Murals stretches along the byway corridor, touching over two dozen communities. Each mural is a hand painted, 10 x 20 square foot unique work of art, with a fascinating true story to tell from the history Lincoln Highway. Elements of a bygone era are evident in every painting; the “larger than life” images will allow you to be transported back in time to recognize the importance the Lincoln Highway and its communities have had on America’s evolution of travel.
You Are Invited. We invite you to visit each of the 16 Illinois Lincoln Highway Interpretive Gazebos. Every gazebo offers a unique and interactive way for you enjoy the many intriguing stories of the famed highway and the communities that were impacted by its development. The gazebos are easy to locate, each displays the red, white and blue logo signs mounted on the outside, one of our Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition and the other of the historic Lincoln Highway “L” road sign. Once you step inside a gazebo you will find four artist rendered panels, with images taken from vintage collections and designed in artful combinations to add the perfect visual concepts to the exciting stories of the early Lincoln Highway on every display panel.
The Illinois Lincoln Highway emphasizes every community’s historic connection to the highway and spotlights all the modern-day appeal they have to offer today’s visitor! Go to our website: drivelincolnhighway.com for listings of mural and gazebo locations, along with special events, festivals and individual community listings.