Travel along Lincoln and Grant memorial highways in 'Fall Colors & History Tour'

  • See the fall color on trees along the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial Highway with a self-guided driving tour offered by Lincoln Highway Association. Another part of the tour follows Lincoln Highway.

    See the fall color on trees along the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial Highway with a self-guided driving tour offered by Lincoln Highway Association. Another part of the tour follows Lincoln Highway. Courtesy of Kay Shelton Kozak

 
 
Updated 9/21/2022 9:56 PM

The Lincoln Highway Association in Illinois announce a self-guided driving tour, just in time for the fall colors.

Everyone is welcome to follow the driving directions which are available for free at illinoislincolnhighwayassociation.org.

 

The trip can be enjoyed just for the fall scenery but there are suggested stops for travelers to explore history, too! There are turn-by-turn driving directions for a big loop around northern Illinois, from Geneva to Galena and back to Geneva.

The self-guided tour includes an online map and links to resources for planning a trip, including places to see, eat, shop, and stay overnight. The directions begin in Geneva but it is possible to start anywhere along the loop.

The loop around northern Illinois includes the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial Highway and a stop at his home in Galena.

Another part of the tour takes visitors along the Lincoln Highway, with photo stops where he spent time in northern Illinois before becoming president.

Scenic drive along the gorgeous Fox River and the Mississippi River on the Great River Road connect the Grant and Lincoln memorial highways.

The Fall Colors & History Tour has something for nearly everyone.

Go to illinoislincolnhighwayassociation.org and look for the link for the Lincoln and Grant Memorial Highways Fall Colors & History Self-Guided Driving Tour for more information and resources to plan a trip.

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