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“The old Lincoln Highway is amazing”

The Historic Lincoln Highway
Ranked #3 of 17 things to do in Bedford
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palm harbor fl
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“The old Lincoln Highway is amazing”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

It is the anniversary of the Historic Lincoln highway and we it a point to travel on it and learn something about it and it's importance in the development of our country. It was the forerunner of the modern super highway but opened up our country to interstate travel and sparked many businesses and a new of thinking about cars. Hard to believe how far we have come!

Visited July 2013
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North Wales, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Part of the covered bridge drive”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

You end up on historic Route 30/Lincoln Highway as part of other exploration types of activities... very scenic road, not a whole lot of shopping, but some cute shops along the way.

Visited July 2013
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New Berlin, Wisconsin, United States
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Two Positives - The Rest Negative”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

We decided to take the scenic route instead of the Turnpike from Pittsburgh to Gettysberg. Big mistake. The positives: Ft. Ligonier and the Flight 93 Memorial.

The rest was a ride I NEVER want to repeat! East of the Flight 93 Mem we entered either a fog bank or a cloud field. Combine a 2 lane road (definitely not a highway) with zero visibility and you have a ride of terror - about 100 miles of terror! Never saw a car on the road going east or west - probably a good thing since we had to stare directly down at the road to drive through this. We'd a have a few minutes of clearing and relief but those minutes were in the middle of nowhere so we couldn't stop to relax and maybe wait it out. We couldn't even see the side of the road. If there were signs to tell us of a road to get us to the Turnpike we never saw it - we could only stare ahead and pray.

If you decide to take this route, pray hard for a sunny day!

Visited August 2012
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful Drive”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

This historic highway has many surprises. Drive from Ligonier to Bedford and you will see the best parts but Irwin to Ligonier is also very pretty. I always enjoy the drive!

Visited March 2013
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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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“Nice scenic historic road”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

We rode this from Somerset to Gettysburg just to see some of this historic road. The road is a pleasant alternative to the PA turnpike passing through some quaint little towns. Great scenic road with very little traffic and good road conditions. Try it you'll be glad you did!

Visited October 2012
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