Featured Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway Member
Lincoln is centrally located in Illinois along the famed Route 66 offering convenient travel time to major American urban centers. Over one million people live within an hour's drive of Lincoln. The population is 13,685 (2018), and it is the county seat of Logan County.
Lincoln is also the only city in the world named for and christened by Abraham Lincoln before he became President and while he was still alive. Lincoln is home to a number of historic sites and events associated with our presidential namesake including the Lincoln Heritage Museum at Lincoln College, The Mill on 66 Museum, Postville Courthouse, Lincoln Balloon Festival and Abraham Lincoln National Railsplitting Festival.
Lincoln is also home to the World's Largest Covered Wagon, a telephone booth atop City Hall, the restored Tropics sign (that is shown above), a vibrant downtown shopping district and so much more! View their Byway Member account here.
Events & Festivals on Illinois Route 66
Will you be out exploring the Mother Road this year? Take a selfie or a group photo! Take a photo at any Illinois Route 66 landmark and post it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #MyIL66 or submit via email to email@example.com and be sure to put #MyIL66 in the subject line.
Each month, we will select three photos to be highlighted on our social media outlets, and the photo with the most likes, comments or shares will win an Illinois Route 66 commemorative license plate and an Illinois Route 66 baseball hat!
But it gets even better! Once per year, we will let voters choose a grand prize winner from the 12 monthly winners. The photo with the most likes, comments, or shares will win our grand prize: A basket full of Illinois Route 66 memorabilia, gift certificates, and more!