The Elusive I-57 Lincoln
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The Elusive I-57 Lincoln

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On I-57 when you reach Kankakee/Bourbonnais, Illinois you might see a familiar face. A giant statue of Abraham Lincoln stands amongst construction lifts at Alexander Equipment Rental Inc. While he is not the largest in Illinois he very well might be the most prominent, as thousands of drivers drive by on the highway every day.

I’ve now passed by this giant Lincoln statue a dozen or so times but have yet to have the opportunity to stop and get a good photo. But oh do I try to capture him on “film” whenever I pass by…

Giant Abraham Lincoln statue off of I-57 in Kankakee, Illinois.

Giant Abraham Lincoln statue off of I-57 in Kankakee, Illinois.

Giant Abraham Lincoln statue off of I-57 in Kankakee, Illinois.

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Site: Giant Abraham Lincoln Statue
Location: Alexander Equipment Rental, Inc., 1511 Commerce Drive, Bourbonnais, IL 60914 (Visible on I-57 near exits for Kankakee/Bourbonnais)
Cost: Free to see.
Hours: Always visible.
Date: June 19,2008/June 19,2008/May 9, 2009

Val

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown near Berwyn's car kabob, her fascination to roadside attractions started early. Val is currently traveling the world and blogs about her life, food, and travels on her <a href="http://www.choosingfigs.com">personal website</a>.

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Silly America

Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next road trip. The website is a tribute to the great American road trip, devoted to all that is odd in America: roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, bizarre events, road food, fun festivals, and more! It’s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip.

About Silly America

Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next road trip. The website is a tribute to the great American road trip, devoted to all that is odd in America: roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, bizarre events, road food, fun festivals, and more! It’s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip. Read more.