America's Scenic Byways

Lincoln Highway

178.8 miles - 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!