Looking for Lincoln is excited to announce 12 new highway signs have been located near the boarders of the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area. Designed by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the signs are similar to those scattered throughout the US denoting National Forests and National Parks. Located along both State and Federal highways, the signs outline the boundaries of the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area to let travelers know they have entered a Federally designated National Heritage Area. The signs are the culmination of a two-year effort between Looking for Lincoln and IDOT.
To celebrate this achievement, Looking for Lincoln held celebratory events in four of our six official Gateway Communities with two more planned. The Gateway Communities include: Alton, Bloomington, Charleston, Danville, Quincy, and Springfield, Illinois. In each of the Gateways, visitors to the Heritage Area will find a visitor friendly place to get information about what to do, where to stay, and places to see. From the Gateway Communities, travelers are encouraged to explore the ALNHA and its other nearby communities.