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

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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

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 antique market is a fun and family- friendly event. We cannot wait to see the vendors and visitors back in Litchfield, IL. The Litchfield Pickers…

24th Annual Conference on Illinois History – “Stories of Resilience”

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum 212 N 6th St, Springfield, IL

The 24th Annual Conference on Illinois History - “Stories of Resilience” wil be held at Abraham Presidential Library & Museum October 6-7, 2022. Illinois and the world continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and all that it has wrought. Yet, amid tragedy and uncertainty, stories of human resilience continue to light the path forward…

Craft Beer Tasting at the Joliet Area Historical Museum

Joliet Area Historical Museum 204 N Ottawa St, Joliet, IL

Craft Beer Tasting on the Museum Rooftop - Register now for the October 7th Craft Beer Tasting event! Prices $25 General Public $20 Museum Members With valid ID The Joliet Area Historical Museum has come into existence from efforts of the City of Joliet, the Joliet Area Historical Society, Joliet Junior College and Joliet citizens.…

The Corpse Bride & Twilight at Litchfield Skyview Drive-In

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

Gates open nightly at 7:00 pm The Corpse Bride Starts both nights at 8:15 pm Twilight Starts at 9:35 pm Tickets are $7 per person, and available at the gate only. Kids ages 5 and under are still free. This ticket price covers both movies or whichever you want to join us for! Gates and…

39th Annual Sugar Creek Arts Festival

Uptown Normal 11 Uptown Circle, Normal, IL

The 39th Annual Sugar Creek Arts Festival will be in Uptown Normal on Saturday, October 8th, and Sunday, October 9th, 2022, from 9 AM to 4 PM. The Sugar Creek Arts Festival is a juried show of fine art and fine craft featuring 130 exhibitors from across the nation in a variety of disciplines. This…

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