The Visitors Center serves as a gateway - the only one of its kind in the area. Get up to date information on attractions and sites, including Abraham Lincoln and historic Route 66 sites, parks, shopping, restaurants, festivals, and historic communities along the Mother Road.
Discover the history of travel along the road through an interpretative exhibit and shop for unique gift items local to the area; souvenirs, publications and specialty items. A large kiosk allows visitors to explore the community and plan their next stop on Route 66. Visitors can also "Get Busted" on 66 with a photo op in our county jail cell with paid admission to the Museum.
Admission to the visitor's center is FREE for everyone
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Attractions kiosk located on site
Monday — Saturday
9am — 5pm
9am — 9pm
Most Bloomington-Normal city buses stop at the Downtown station one (1) block south of the Museum Square. For more information and a system map, please visit Connect Transit.
Large groups are welcome to visit. Groups arriving in buses should unload and load in the bus loading zone on Washington Street, then park at the YMCA overflow lot.
The Museum has an elevator and a limited number of wheelchairs and walkers for visitors to use. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Inquire at the reception desk.
Street parking around the Museum is free but limited to 90 minutes, and this is strictly enforced by the city. If traveling by car, we suggest parking in the Lincoln Parking Deck located on Front Street and Main, one block south of the Museum. Parking is $1 per hour during the day M-F, and free after 6 p.m. and on weekends.
For just $5, explore more of Lincoln's contributions and local history at the McLean County Museum of History, located upstairs from the Visitors Center.