Traveling the Lincoln is not as bad as it use to be, once called "Mud Road." Set out for your next adventure using our interactive map.

Join the Iowa Lincoln Highway Association

Join the ILHA to help preserve and promote the road in Iowa and around the country.

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Fall Iowa Lincoln Highway Meeting

The next ILHA meeting will be October 10, 2015 in Denison, Iowa, at Cronk's Restaurant. Refreshments at 9:00 AM, general meeting to follow. Directions are located in this fall's newsletter.

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The Lincoln Highway has a rich historical past as it was the first transcontinental highway across America. It was named in honor of President Lincoln.

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Join us at our next meeting

We would love to have you at our next meeting. Visit our EVENTS page to learn more details on location.

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Become a Member

By joining the Association, you will be connecting to a nationwide network of Lincoln Highway supporters and enthusiasts. There are many great benefits to being an Iowa or National member.

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Latest News

Check out what's going on in the Lincoln Highway Community! Events, anniversaries, and much more are posted to keep you updated!

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Events on the Lincoln

There are always great things to do along the Lincoln. See what events are happening in the various communities around the state of Iowa. Start your new adventure here.

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We hope to see you at our meeting this Saturday at Cronk's Restaurant & Lounge in Denison! (812 4th Ave South in Denison, IA.) Refreshments at 9am, meeting to follow. ... See MoreSee Less

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It is that time of year again when farmers all across the Lincoln Highway and Iowa are working to get their crops out of the field and ready for winter. So share the road while you're taking a drive on the beautiful Lincoln Highway to see all the fall colors! ... See MoreSee Less

Plowing in Iowa--September 1939, FSA Photo.

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Reason for traveling the Lincoln Highway in Iowa and Across the U.S. ...spotting the rare pole sign (or it's modern replacement).

Back in the day, a common way to mark the way of the Lincoln was to paint red, white and blue stripes about ten feet up around a telephone or telegraph pole. This was a lot cheaper than erecting a new sign, and everybody came to recognize the symbol. Today you can spot new vinyl versions on many poles along the Lincoln.
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Reason No. 99 for traveling the Lincoln Highway in Ohio...spotting the rare pole sign (or it's moder...

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We welcome you to drive the Lincoln Highway and share your travel stories with us. With over 100 years of history to offer, we hope you enjoy the Lincoln Highway as much as we do. Just follow the Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway signs to start your journey. - Deb Rothmeyer, President