Are you planning a trip in Illinois or anywhere else on the Lincoln Highway? The Lincoln Highway Association has the entire Lincoln Highway mapped out, including all of the alignments throughout the years. It represents the work of over two dozen volunteer researchers and thousands of hours of work over two decades. The official Lincoln Highway map can be found on the Lincoln Highway Association’s Website at:
The interactive map is powered by Google and is available for viewing and printing without charge.
Other questions about planning a trip can be directed to the Lincoln Highway Association National Interpretive Center, conveniently located in Franklin Grove, Illinois, about 93 miles west of downtown Chicago. Visitors are very welcome to stop by!
The Lincoln Highway Association Interpretive Center in Franklin Grove is very popular with car groups as a place to stop, especially to sign the guest book! Because of COVID-19, it has limited hours through October 31st, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Lincoln Highway Association
136 N. Elm St.
P.O. Box 308
Franklin Grove, IL 61031
Tourists and car clubs (as well as bikes, motorcycles, RVs, and Volkswalkers!) are encouraged to call ahead before a trip for information and tips.
The Center occupies the Henry Isaac Lincoln Building, built by a cousin of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 so he could expand his dry goods store. Visitors from all 50 states stopped by as well as international countries as far away as China and Mongolia. The heritage of a dry goods store remains in place, with the H. I. Lincoln Store offering books, T-shirts, car accessories, maps, and countless other items on the Lincoln Highway; local baked goods and coffee; and local crafters and artists.