Length: 178.8 mi / 287.8 km
Time to Allow: Take five to six hours to visit the entire byway.
Travel through urban cityscapes, cozy riverfront towns, and rolling prairie on Illinois' 179-mile portion of the Lincoln Highway. From its eastern portal at Lynwood to its Mississippi crossing at Fulton, entertainment and adventure can be found around every corner. The Illinois Lincoln Highway is designated as a National Scenic Byway, and is the only state on the entire Lincoln Highway route to achieve this national designation. Come celebrate America's first successful transcontinental highway as you travel across the Illinois Route, where every mile is a story!
Are you suffering from winter's doldrums? Alleviate your boredom on the snowmobile trails of Lincoln Highway in northern Illinois. An alternative to cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice-skating, snowmobiling offers you an accelerated approach to Illinois winters.
The Lincoln Highway is a 179-mile stretch of historic road and the first American transcontinental highway. The highway is home to numerous attractions, and more than 30 golf courses dot the legendary highway, providing exceptional golfing opportunities.
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2-Day Trip: Lincoln Highway Itinerary
Take a leisurely drive across Illinois on the historic Lincoln Highway. Watch as the story of America’s first transcontinental highway unfolds...