Iowa Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway

Created as a memorial to Abraham Lincoln, the highway traverses 13 states. Today, you can follow much of the original route on Iowa’s Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway, passing through dozens of small towns and some of the state’s largest cities.

Though farmland is a constant feature, the landscape is as diverse as the communities you’ll travel through on the byway’s 460 miles. From the wind-sculpted Loess Hills near the Missouri River to the level plains and undulating river valleys of central Iowa and to the steep bluffs of the Mississippi River, the views are always changing.