Lincoln Highway Experience – Latrobe, Pennsylvania - Atlas Obscura

Lincoln Highway Experience

This museum is dedicated to the first coast-to-coast highway.  

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This museum celebrates the history of the first coast-coast highway created in 1913. The Lincoln Highway traveled from Times Square in New York City to Lincoln Park in San Francisco.

The Lincoln Highway Experience takes visitors through the development of the automobile, fill stations, tourist cabins, and other artifacts related to the early days of transportation. The museum showcases a few hidden gems of roadside attractions and most of the exhibits feature multimedia explanations. 

A visit to the museum begins with images taken by a local photographer purchased by the museum itself. Visitors are led into a room of paintings made by various artists and are presented with a 15-minute short about the making of the highway. Throughout the tour, visitors are afforded the opportunity to view automotive inventions and venture through the evolution of highway travel.

The Lincoln Highway Experience is an obscure look at American history through highway travel.

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At the end of the tour, a reconstructed trolley car diner of a once operating diner in Latrobe is where guests can pick up a free cup of coffee and a slice of pie.

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