America's Scenic Byways

Historic National Road - Illinois

164.58 miles - 12 hours to enjoy this section of the byway or 3.5 hours to drive it.

On Illinois' National Historic Road, rolling countryside, prairie fields, and small towns whisper of an earlier time. Main street stores speak of small town U.S.A. where soda fountains, museums and antiques showcase days gone by. Hayfields, cattle and old barns intermingled with small towns all beckon you to stay awhile.