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As we continue our tour of Route 66 in central Illinois, we come to the “Namesake City” of President Lincoln. Their big claim to fame? Lincoln was named for ole Honest Abe before he was even president! It's like they knew.

Lincoln is a great for a road trip. Check out the Lincoln Park District, get a picture of the iconic Logan County Courthouse, and even visit the World's Largest Railsplitter Covered Wagon – a must-see, classic, Route 66 photo op right in front of the Best Western PLUS Lincoln Inn.

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Best Western PLUS Lincoln Inn
1750 5th Street
Lincoln, IL 62656-9111
(217) 732-9641

Lincoln also features a few other weird, roadside sculptures. You’ve got the Tiny Church, Phone Booth on a Roof, the Big Ball of String, and the Lincoln Watermelon Monument.

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