Lincoln, Illinois: World's Largest Wagon And Big Lincoln

12-foot-tall Abe on a 24-foot-tall covered wagon -- the largest in the world. Badly damaged in a January 2014 wind storm, but the town had it repaired by late April.

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1750 5th St., Lincoln, IL
I-55 exit 126, east to Lincoln Pkwy/Route 66, then south a quarter-mile. On the right, in front of the Best Western.
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World's Largest Wagon and Big Lincoln.

World's Largest Wagon and Big Lincoln

Honest Abe is reading a law book and sitting on his covered wagon in the town that bears his name. According to Guinness World Records, this is indeed the World's Largest Covered Wagon. A must see attraction on your Illinois Route 66 journey! It's a popular stop and, on the day we visited, we were lucky to meet some new friends sporting their own Lincoln beards and stovepipe hats!

[Mike Gassmann, 10/23/2018]

The savvy Roadside traveler never hits the highway without a trunk full of photo props.

Lincoln and his wagon.

World's Largest Wagon And Big Lincoln

The cover of the wagon is intact, worth the photo op.

[Joe Osgood, 07/23/2018]

Seems like the cover is intermittently missing in the winter, perhaps for a good cleaning.

Lincoln wagon.

World's Largest Wagon And Big Lincoln

The World's Largest Wagon is currently not covered.

[Kristen, 03/31/2018]

Perhaps removing the cover is a winterizing ritual.

Lincoln on covered wagon.

World's Largest Wagon And Big Lincoln

Lincoln is sitting in his wagon, next to the Best Western. There's a small fence around him with a plaque describing it as the world's largest covered wagon.

[Jeffrey Bergeron, 06/21/2015]

Lincoln reads on the wagon.

World's Largest Wagon And Big Lincoln

We found this stop easily, a short drive from the highway. We were tempted to climb up on the wagon and sit next to him, but decided not to. Abe looks happy reading his book!

[Jen V., 02/25/2013]

Abe and the wagon were built in 2001 by David Bentley of Divernon. He parked it on his farm. It was smashed by a tornado, Bentley rebuilt it, then sold it to Lincoln in 2007. The wagon is oak, weighs five tons, and does roll.

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