Join Looking for Lincoln Scavenger Hunt, earn free challenge coin

Looking for a fun, family-friendly outing? Are you a history buff in need of a new day trip? Join an interactive scavenger hunt to learn all about Abraham Lincoln’s early years as a traveling lawyer in LaSalle County and Pontiac, Illinois. Along your journey, you’ll answer questions and snap selfies to earn a limited-edition collectible challenge coin honoring Honest Abe.

To start your scavenger hunt, head to, where you’ll find a full list of challenges and helpful trip planning material. As you complete the challenges and journey through LaSalle County and Pontiac, you’ll learn about the fascinating story of how Lincoln first stepped into the national spotlight.

On the interactive hunt, you’ll explore Lincoln’s formative years, when the young lawyer argued many landmark cases and participated in the legendary first Lincoln-Douglas debate, the thrilling event that set the standard for future political discourse.

As you tour the notable Lincoln sites and attractions, such as Ottawa’s Washington Square Park, Starved Rock Lodge, I&M Canal Boat and LaSalle County Historical Society, you’ll use the Submit Your Challenge form on to log your trivia answers and upload photos. If you and your family complete challenges at all 15 sites, you’ll earn a free, limited-edition, Looking for Lincoln Scavenger Hunt challenge coin.

For more information on the hunt, and to find other family-friendly activities happening in the area, be sure to follow Enjoy LaSalle County on Facebook.