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.

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#InternationalWomensDay We salute American stunt driver and actress Anita King who in 1915 became the first woman to drive a car unaccompanied across the United States with most of the trip along the Lincoln Highway including stops in Iowa. The Los Angeles Times wrote, "Her only companions will be a rifle and a six-shooter." Although we have it on good authority that she may have had with her in her Kissel car a set of tools, a jack, extra inner tubes for her Firestone Tires, and much more needed for a trip of this magnitude! ... See MoreSee Less

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#NationalRetroDay It was lucky for Henry Joy and his Packard during the retro days of no smartphones, internet, or social media, we spent more time focused on each other when we were together. During 1915 in small town Iowa, Joy couldn't get on his cell to call for a tow. In fact, finding someone with a telephone was unlikely. Instead, he had to rely on his own wits and the kindness of others to get pulled out of the Iowa "gumbo". We know this pic was in small town Iowa, but not sure exaxtly where. We have simliar ones that were taken near Ames, Marshalltown and Tama. Anyone have an idea of the location? ... 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