Lincoln Highway

National Scenic BywayIllinois

All Photos (24)

  • Creston Mural

    One of three interpretive murals, the Creston mural stands out brightly against the worn walls of an ancient building.

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  • DeKalb Mural

    One of three interpretive murals, the DeKalb mural stands out from the dark red brick of a local building.

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  • Welcome Center Exhibit

    Intricate exhibits line the halls at the Welcome Center in Dixon.

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  • Fishin' at Fabyan West

    Visitors try fishing in the river at Fabyan West.

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  • The Spindle

    Made famous in the 1992 film Wayne's World, this 40-foot spindle of eight cars stands amidst many avant-garde and controversial sculptures at Cermak Plaza Mall in Berwyn, Illinois (near Chicago). The artist, Dustin Shuler, created this sculpture in 1989.

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  • Route 66 and the Lincoln Highway in Illinois

    Two street banners proclaim to all that two historic highways, Historic Route 66 and the Lincoln Highway, meet at this town in Illinois.

  • Charming Shop in Downtown Geneva

    Beautiful white and black buildings on a deep green lawn house "The Little Traveler" shop in downtown Geneva.

  • Fabyan West Tea Garden

    A small arched bridge spans a small stream at the Fabyan West Tea Garden on the Lincoln Highway.

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  • Harrah's Hotel

    The lights and pillars of Harrah's Hotel and Riverboat Casino glow brightly against the blue night sky.

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  • Historic Batavia Building

    A unique Batavia Building made of stone welcomes visitors.

  • Park Pavilion at Les Arends in Winter

    The park road curves past two park structures surrounded by snow in winter at Les Arends Forest Preserve Park near Batavia, Illinois.

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  • Bicycle Rack in Snow at Les Arends Park

    The curvy lines of a bicycle rack stand before a park pavilion in the winter snow at Les Arends Forest Preserve Park near Batavia, Illinois.

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  • Snowy Footprints in Les Arends Park

    Footprints in the snow lead to a playground and a bench in Les Arends Forest Preserve Park near Batavia, Illinois.

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  • Entrance to Fabyan West in Winter

    The green entrance sign for Fabyan West's Japanese Garden and Museum stands out against the snowy fields of winter.

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  • Fox River Trail Sign in Winter

    A sign marks the snow-bound Fox River Trail, managed by the Kane County Forest Preserve.

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  • Windmill across the Fox River

    The spars of the Geneva windmill stand out above the leafless trees lining the icy waters of the Fox River.

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  • Covered Bridge in Geneva

    The barn-red covered bridge that leads to the Fisher Farms subdivision in Geneva presents a warm note in the chilly winter landscape.

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  • Dillon Home Museum

    The white three-story tower and two-story walls of the Dillon Home stands out against green lawn in Sterling Park District.

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  • Group of Snowmobilers in Northern Illinois

    Several of the Polar Bares of Northern Illinois stop to visit on a snowy trail in Illinois.

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  • Close-up of the Aurora City Streetlights Plaque

    A wall display about the first electric streetlights in the nation stands against a red brick wall outdoors in Aurora, Illinois. The plaque was installed around 2009/2010.

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  • "First Electric Streetlights" Plaque in Downtown Aurora

    A plaque describing the history of the first electric streetlights in the nation is displayed on the side of a red brick building on New York Street in downtown Aurora, Illinois. A parking lot is nearby. Attractive old-style lampposts line the cross street.

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  • The "First Electric Streetlights" Plaque in Downtown Aurora

    A striking wall display about the first electric streetlights in the nation stands against a red brick building in downtown Aurora, Illinois in winter.

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  • Aurora Streetlights Display and the Fire Department Building

    The Fire Department of Aurora with its distinctive onion-roofed tower stands across the street from a wall display about the first downtown streetlights in the nation.

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  • Song Sparrow in Branches

    A song sparrow relaxes on a tree branch in the warm sunlight.

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