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Big Ball of Twine
Address: 127 S. Sangamon Street  Show Map  Get Directions
City: Lincoln, IL
Phone: 217-732-8687
Not much that can be said about this one other than you've got to see it for yourself.

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Bunyon's Statue
Address: 103 SW Arch Street  Show Map  Get Directions
City: Atlanta, IL
Phone: 217-732-8687
During the heyday of Route 66, travelers passed hundreds of signs, murals, and other forms of roadside advertising, each hoping to grab its share of attention. Among the more famous of these stood the fiberglass giants created during the 1960s by International Fiberglass of Venice, California. In 1965, H. A. Stephens purchased one of these giants, swapped its original axe for a hotdog, and placed it in front of his restaurant on Route 66 in Cicero, Illinois. Mr. Stephens purposefully misspelled the name of his business “Bunyon’s” to avoid a potential trademark conflict with the Paul Bunyan Café. A legend was born, and over the next 38 years, “Bunyon’s Statue” became a Route 66 landmark. Today, Bunyon’s Statue remains a Route 66 icon and is now on loan to the community of Atlanta, where he graciously welcomes all Route 66 travelers and children to this friendly, hospitable community.
Cow In The Corn
Address: 100 Block S. Sangamon St.  Show Map  Get Directions
City: Lincoln, IL
Phone: 217-732-8687
This 22 foot tall, 25 foot wide steel sculpture is an artistic view of the face of a cow between two stalks of corn. The sculpture is the work of Lincoln, Illinois artist, Moses Pinkerton and is located on S. Sangamon Street in historic downtown Lincoln. The physical piece was laid out, cut and welded at the Hoffman School of Sculpture here in Lincoln and was installed on July 20th, 2014. Pinkerton offers the following as the influence for his design: “The ‘Cow in the Corn’ came to be from my design that was influenced from fields of my previous unemployment.” Pinkerton adds that “it’s art that can’t be ignored. We also believe that public art raises positive feelings about the community and gives the viewer passing thru a sense of vibrance and creativity.”
Lincoln City Hall Phone Booth
Address: 700 Broadway Street  Show Map  Get Directions
City: Lincoln, IL
Phone: 217-732-8687
Check out this one of a kind sight... a phone booth on the roof. This particular phone booth was originally used as a weather spotting station, but is no longer used.

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Railsplitter Covered Wagon
Address: 1750 5th Street  Show Map  Get Directions
City: Lincoln, IL
Phone: 217-732-8687
Recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the "World's Largest Covered Wagon", the Railsplitter Covered Wagon weighs 5 tons and measures 40 feet long, 12 feet wide, and 24 feet tall. A 12 foot tall Abraham Lincoln figure is seated on the wagon reading a 'Law' book and welcomes visitors. For several years, the wagon was located in the Divernon/Pawnee area and arrived in Lincoln in on a cold winter morning in January 2007. Mr. Larry Van Bibber of Lincoln generously donated the money for the purchase of the wagon.

The Railsplitter Covered Wagon was recently moved from its original spot on Woodlawn Road to its new home along Route 66 in front of Best Western. Come take a look at this one of a kind sight.
Route 66 Log Chapel
Address: Logan & Clinton Streets  Show Map  Get Directions
City: Lincoln, IL
Phone: 217-732-8687
This hand-built chapel is open for prayer 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Smiley Face Water Tower
Address: SW 2nd Street  Show Map  Get Directions
City: Atlanta, IL
Phone: 217-648-5077
Not just your average, everyday water tower. This water tower greets all who pass by with its bright yellow and black smiley face.