Photo by Steven Peterson
Original concrete mile marker by Steven Peterson


Location: Northern Illinois, 179 miles from the East at the Illinois-Indiana border in Lynwood to the western terminus in Fulton, at the Mississippi River.

Description: Welcome to Illinois' premier National Scenic Byway, the Illinois Lincoln Highway!

As you venture out along this famed highway and explore each community you will see the historic Lincoln Highway stories come to life. Visit our 35 hand-painted Lincoln Highway murals, one of the largest works of public art in the country; take a close look at our interpretive gazebos and one-of-a-kind exhibits. Each community offers a distinctive destination for; outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, families, romantic couples, culture seekers, shoppers, foodies, and more!

The Illinois Lincoln Highway uncovers a past era woven together with the present, where every mile is a story!

Tourism and Group Tour Information:

Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition

  • Bonnie Heimbach
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  • Toll Free: 866-455-4249
  • Or 815-547-3740