The Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway has had a very busy late summer and fall. The 11 Iowa Byways partnered (for the first time) on a booth at the Iowa State Fair and talked to many fair-goers about the Byway program, our individual Byway, and about communities and attractions along our Byway. The Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway debuted our new 52-page brochure at the event and it was well received by the public.

Since then, we have placed the booklets in Welcome Centers, Chambers of Commerce, Convention and Visitor Bureaus, and many attractions from Clinton to Council Bluffs. The booklet features what there is to see and do along the Byway by intrinsic quality (archaeology, cultural, historical, recreational, natural, and scenic.) These locations were developed through research and community input meetings last year as we worked our way through the Corridor Management Plan process. There is definitely something for everyone along the route! You will find the brochure at this website.

The Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway held another round of meetings in the 15 locations along the Byway in August and September this year. Community leaders, government officials, residents, and anyone interested in the Lincoln Highway were encourage to attend these meetings and give opinions on our county maps of the intrinsic qualities and give opinions on our proposed state and county level projects. We look forward to future blogs as we unveil the plan to the public. We look forward to bringing these projects to fruition.

belle-plaine-meeting-photo2

The document itself, currently, is in the layout and editing phase and we are excited to share it with all of you soon. The unveiling will be publicized and a copy available on our website.