The Atlanta Museum in Atlanta, Illinois is a great place to learn about history of the town itself as well as the rich history of the state it is located in. Before you go, stop by the café for a snack and quick pick me up. Then, go inside the museum were you will learn all about the great town of Atlanta. Then, take some time to explore the other areas of the museum. There, you will find tons of artifacts and tidbits from history that are all focused on route 66. Also, there is a small room dedicated to Abe Lincoln and his life in Illinois.