Lincoln is a city located in Logan County, in Illinois, United States. It is the only town in the United States that was named after Abraham Lincoln, before he became president. He practices law there from 1847 to 1859. Lincoln is home to three colleges and two prisons. Lincoln is also the home of the world's largest covered wagon. According to the 2010 census, the population in Lincoln reached 14.504 residents. Lincoln features the stone, three story, domed Logan County Courthouse. Lincoln was also the site of the Lincoln Developmental Center, a state institution for the developmentally disabled. Lincoln is a great place to spend a short holiday or a weekend getaway, with your family or friends.
Heritage in Flight Museum in Lincoln is a unique museum. Inside a World War II German Prisoners of War barrack on the Lincoln County Airport property is the heritage in Flight Museum. It features displays showing the evolution of aircrafts over the last century through clothing, photographs, letters and other memorabilia. The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Both children and adults will surely love seeing aircrafts and learn more interesting things about them.
Lincoln College Museum is found in Lincoln College's McKinstry Library. It contains numerous documents, letters, paintings and other items related to the president seen through permanent and temporary displays. The Museum is open seven days a week, from 9 am to 4 pm. It is a wonderful place, where you can learn more interesting things about the life of Abraham Lincoln.
Kickapoo Creek Park in Lincoln offers outdoor enthusiasts an area of trails and picnic spots. Visitors of the park can canoe or fish on the river in the summer, or use the trails in the winter for cross country skiing. The park is open daily from dawn to dusk. It is a great place, where you can relax, enjoy the nature and have a great time with your family and friends.