The Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition is the management agency for the Illinois Lincoln Highway, a National Scenic Byway. The Illinois portion of the Lincoln Highway was designated a National Scenic Byway in 2000, and is the only state on the entire Lincoln Highway route to achieve this nationally recognized status.
The Illinois Lincoln Highway was also designated a Heritage Tourism Demonstration Project in 2001 by the Illinois Office of Tourism.
These important designations give support to the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition’s ongoing efforts in seeking ways of bringing the significance of the highway to life for our visitors. It is our aspiration to continue to create large-scale attractions, interpretive exhibits, authentic sites and other projects to ensure that this is Illinois’ premiere scenic byway for travelers. In collaboration with our partner communities along the byway we promote each destination on the Illinois route; emphasizing each community’s historic connection to the highway and highlighting all the modern day appeal they have to offer today’s visitor.