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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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.

Always great to meet fellow highway enthusiasts!Two great highways and presidents meet in Nevada, Iowa during the Jefferson Highway Sociability Caravan on its way to the Jefferson Highway Association Annual Conference in Mason City. Left to right: "Thomas Jefferson", Jefferson Highway Association President Roger Bell, Lincoln Highway Association President Mary Preston, and "Honest Abe". Main Street Nevada, IA Preston's Station Historic District ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is the new Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway in Iowa Coordinator Jeanie Hau's first day on the job. The first thing we have learned about her today is she's not beyond making a doughnut bribe! Thanks, Jeanie, and welcome! Sorry followers, were only able to share virtually. Please welcome Jeanie by letting us know what is your favorite doughnut shop is along the Lincoln Highway! 😋🥯 ... See MoreSee Less
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This Memorial Day we remember Merle D. Hay the first Iowan (perhaps the 1st American) killed in WWI. Originally he was buried on French soil near the battlefield. Hay was then re-interred along the Lincoln Highway in July 1921 in West Lawn Cemetery, later renamed Merle Hay Cemetery, not far from the family's farm near Glidden, Iowa. A memorial in his honor still stands there today. ... See MoreSee Less
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Who doesn't enjoy pancakes and a parade! Be there tomorrow Saturday, May 20th at the Lincoln Highway Bridge Festival in Tama, Iowa. The parade starts at 10 am, but get there early for pancakes served up by Tama Firefighters from 7 - 9:30 am then stake a good spot to see the parade! Tama-Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce ... See MoreSee Less
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Mark your calendar for this Sunday. Gerald “Jed” Magee of Jefferson, who has studied Abraham Lincoln since he was in junior high school, will present a program on the president’s Civil War generals Sunday, May 21, at 2 pm at the Greene County Historical Museum, 219 E. Lincoln Way. The free presentation is part of the Greene County Iowa Historical Society’s 2023 program series. ... See MoreSee Less
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As more and more of the original Lincoln Highway fabric disappears beneath superhighways, our role in preserving its legacy becomes urgent. Help us by appreciating its history; get off the beaten path, discover small towns, historic motels and restaurants, and the beauty of curving, tree-lined roads. Experience travel the way it was when getting there was half the fun—drive the Lincoln Highway. —Cathie Nichols, Clinton County Consul