Links of Interest
Other National Road States
Maryland National Road Association Website
The 170-mile Maryland portion of the National Road has become a hub of historical and recreational activity, offering hiking, biking, bird watching, sightseeing, and mule-drawn barge rides.
Pennsylvania National Road Association
The National Road through Pennsylvania houses a treasure box of U.S. history. From the French and Indian War to toll houses to trolleys, the National Road and associated sites have been preserved for you.
West Virginia National Road Association
There are many other sites to enjoy along the Historic National Road in West Virginia. It is a significant cultural landscape. Rediscover America and explore our nation's culture and history from a new perspective.
Ohio National Road Association
Welcome to the Historic National Road in Ohio, part of the road that helped build America. We are glad you have made the National Road in Ohio and its many treasures your destination.
Indiana National Road Association
Welcome to the Historic National Road in Indiana, part of the road that helped build America. We are glad you have made the National Road in Indiana and its many treasures your destination.
National Scenic Byways
Our definition of "scenic" reaches beyond breathtaking vistas. All of America's Byways® are "scenic", representing the depth and breadth of scenery in America -- natural and man-made panoramas; electrifying neon landscapes; ancient and modern history coming alive; native arts and culture; and scenes of friends, families, and strangers sharing their stories.
Illinois Lincoln Highway
Take a journey on Lincoln Highway, from the Indiana border west toward the mighty Mississippi. Explore the Highway as it swings close to Chicago, through the heartland and into many great cultural communities, each with their own unique flavor and special offerings.
Illinois River Road
The Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway showcases great places where you can discover and experience the nature of the region. Whether it be hunting, fishing, hiking, biking or canoeing, exploring wetlands, gardens, birding and watching wildlife, your possibilities for adventure are endless.
Great River Road
There is a place located in the heart of America, sometimes referred to as THE heart of America. It represents four centuries of history and heritage, a compilation of thousands of stories that paints the picture of America's evolution. Its 550-mile route on Illinois' western border offers breathtaking views and majestic landscapes that inspire and sooth the soul. Experience the Great River Road.
Historic Route 66
Route 66 defined a remarkable era in our nation's history - and it lives on today in Illinois' Route 66's many roadside attractions, museums, restaurants - and the shining ribbon of blacktop we call The Mother Road. Illinois' stretch of this mythic road boasts the highest density of kitschy, interesting things to do you’ll find from here to California.
Meeting of the Great Rivers
Time and time again, visitors are drawn to America's rivers longing for adventure, a sense of the past, and the days of leisurely vacations and relaxing drives. Return to a time of simplicity and American values along the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway where the Mighty Mississippi, Missouri, and Illinois Rivers converge.
Ohio River Scenic Byway
Paved along the twists and turns of the Ohio River and its surrounding communities, the Ohio River Scenic Byway offers attractions for every sightseer. Covering three states and steeped in history, both natural and cultural, every captivating stop on the 967-mile byway has a story to tell or a lesson to teach.
Tourism and Other Links
- Illinois Bureau of Tourism
- Land of Lincoln Tourism Development Office
- Effingham Convention & Visitors Bureau
- The Tourism Bureau Illinois South
- Cahokia Mounds