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Historic Route 20

US Route 20 Frontage Road, East Dubuque, IL 61025

Historic Sites

This historic highway has amazing views as you wind through charming towns and slip into vacation mode!

Founded in 2012, Historic Route 20 is committed to raising the profiles of local communities, small mom and pop shops, historic sites and to encourage travel and economic development along the original 1926 alignments of US Route 20. Travel through scenic and rural landscapes. See where history that shaped the nation took place. Visit one of many National Parks. Experience the local culture and meet friendly people! All waiting for you on Route 20.

The official length of US Route 20 is 3,365 miles. Part of the longest US highway in the United States, stretching from coast to coast. US Highway 20 cuts through Jo Daviess County, from Stockton to East Dubuque, winding through Woodbine, Elizabeth and the historic gem, Galena, IL.

A modern scavenger hunt on Historic Route 20! Find these locations, snap a selfie and tag@historicroute20.

East Dubuque: Old Train TunnelGalena: U.S. Grant HomeElizabeth: Apple River FortWoodbine: Glass MuseumStockton: 100 North Main Street Corner

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East Dubuque WingFest XIX

Downtown East Dubuque, IL •  Aug 10 @ 12noon

Get ready for a finger-licking good time at EDGE Foundation's Wingfest XIX!

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