WHERE THE MOTHER ROAD BEGINS

Since 1926

Route 66 defined a remarkable era in our nation’s history – and it lives on today in Illinois' many Route 66 roadside attractions, museums, and restaurants – it's the shining ribbon of blacktop we call 'The Mother Road'.

Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway

Featured Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway Member

Auburn/Divernon, IL

Discover a unique and charming marketplace with 80 small business shops under one roof. You will be pleasantly surprised at the fabulous lobby displays that change with the seasons and the holidays! Rusty Star Marketplace offers a wide variety of merchandise; antique, vintage, and new, all displayed nicely in room settings, and for the ladies - jewelry, purses, clothing, and accessories. Something for everyone!

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Events & Festivals on Illinois Route 66

Illinois Rock & Roll Museum Cars & Guitars Car Shows

Rialto Square Theatre 102 North Chicago Street, Joliet, IL

Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66 presents... Cars & Guitars Car Shows! We're gonna Rev'm Up & Rock On in downtown Joliet across the street from the Rialto…

Litchfield Pickers Market Seventh Season

Downtown Litchfield 400 North State Street, Litchfield, IL

The Litchfield Pickers Market will return Sunday, August 14, 2022, from 9 AM – 3 PM in Downtown Litchfield, which will start at 400 North State Street. This vintage and…

2022 Evergreen Cemetery Walk

Evergreen Memorial Cemetery 302 E Miller St, Bloomington, IL

Over the course of the past two years, the Evergreen Cemetery Walk has been forced to navigate some major challenges, including being forced to go fully remote in 2020, and then last…

Landmarks Illinois Fundraising Event at Tribune Tower

Tribune Tower 435 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

Landmarks Illinois’ Real Estate and Building Industries Council welcomes you to an intimate look inside the transformation of The Tribune Tower. Network with the region’s real estate, design and construction…

Route 66 Litchfield Skyview Carnival

Litchfield Skyview Drive-In 1500 Old Rte 66 N, Litchfield, IL

Join Litchfield Skyview for the Route 66 Litchfield Skyview Carnival, featuring vendor booths carnival food and rides! We have all the fun! NO ENTRY FEE! Lots of parking Space! You…

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