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Iowa's Old Lincoln Highway + ADD NEW ROUTE


12   in Iowa Iowa30 Miles

By Tom Bertino
on March 1, 2005

3.0out of 5

6 Riders rated

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Written Directions

The starting point is in Council Bluffs, IA (just accross the river/border from Omaha, NE). Start on north Broadway and you'll find signs for highway 183 and take that north towards Crescent, IA. Take 183 through Crescent and on to Missouri Valley and continue for another 10 miles or so on to Magnolia.

Scenery

This road runs through some of the most serene & beautiful southwest Iowa farmland.

Road Quality

Most of this route is well maintained pavement, even though the original road was brick highway (Old Lincoln Highway). Lost of turnshills, and plenty of straight-away for winding your bike up. Great for road racers and cruisers. Very popular with the local bikers.

Roadside Amenities

Starting north from Council Bluffs, there are several small town with excellent restaurants, barscafes. My favorite being Crescent, IA's Pink Poodle for their prime rib!

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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By jwreed211
on November 10, 2015 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2012

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Rode this route as part of a group ride from Council Bluffs to Missouri Valley. It was a relaxing ride through one of the very few windy parts of Iowa. You've really got to be near a large river in this part of the country to get any kind of twisted roads. All in all it was an enjoyable ride given the part of the country that it's in.

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By oboe ninja
on September 10, 2014 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Sport

Please explain this "Lincoln Highway." I always thought the Lincoln Highway was similar to I 80 (specifically HW 30 in Iowa). It is marked with Lincoln highway/Iowa byways signsl

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By Guest
on March 9, 2009 0 out of 1 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Sport

Um. This route is in Western IA near the Nebraska border. A lot further than 30 minutes from WI.

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By Guest
on November 5, 2007 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

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no doubt a good route ... a lot of other good ones are just 30 mins or so northeast of this one in WI

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By Guest
on November 3, 2007 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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you need to head much further east to find a nice route like this. It's one of the few good ones in west Iowa.

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By Guest
on November 3, 2007 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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I forgot to mention that the Nebraska side is more crowded and more stops but still an enjoyable route

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