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

Litchfield, IL

Country Bend Campground is truly a hidden gem located just minutes from Exit 60 on I-55 In Litchfield, IL! The property has over 100 campsites, 13 cabins, a pool, four fishing ponds, lots of open space, and a variety of activities to keep the kids and kids at heart busy!  There is a mixture of camping sites available to suit all different kinds of camping preferences which include tent sites, 30 and 50 amp sites, full hook-up sites, as well as air-conditioned cabins! We offer Seasonal, Monthly, and overnight stays. Nestled in the trees sits an event center fully equipped to hold a special party or wedding reception with ample parking and lush meadows.

Country Bend Campground is family-owned and operated.  The new owners have a passion for family, camping, and fun! The campground is open from April 1-November 1.

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Events & Festivals on Illinois Route 66

Breaking Bread in McLean County

McLean County Museum of History/Cruisin' with Lincoln 66 Visitors Center 200 N. Main Street, Bloomington

Beginning February 9, 2021, the McLean County Museum of History, in partnership with BN Welcoming (a coalition of the Immigration Project, Not In Our Town/Not In Our Schools, and West…

Carlinville Market Days

Downtown Carlinville 112 N. Side Square, Carlinville

In the heart of Macoupin County is Carlinville and in the heart of Carlinville is the square. That's where you'll find Carlinville's Market Days! Come shop all the treasures the…

State of Sound: A World of Music from Illinois

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

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A special exhibit telling the story of Illinois music opened Friday at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, with stunning artifacts from legends like Miles Davis,…

Moonlight Market at Obed and Isaac’s

Obed and Isaac's Microbrewery & Eatery 500 S. 6th St., Springfield

Moonlight Market highlights local crafters, farmers, artists and artisans from around the Central Illinois area. It is a free event held the first and third Wednesdays of the month from…

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This page is dedicated to Coronavirus Resources for Illinois and Illinois Route 66 for the travelers and the communities.

MyIL66 will launch on May 1st, watch our Facebook page for details!

Will you be out exploring the Mother Road this year?  Take a selfie or a group photo!  Take a photo at any Illinois Route 66 landmark and post it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #MyIL66 or submit via email to casey@illinoisroute66.org and be sure to put #MyIL66 in the subject line.

Each month, we will select three photos to be highlighted on our social media outlets, and the photo with the most likes, comments or shares will win an Illinois Route 66 commemorative license plate and an Illinois Route 66 baseball hat!

But it gets even better!  Once per year, we will let voters choose a grand prize winner from the 12 monthly winners.  The photo with the most likes, comments, or shares will win our grand prize: A basket full of Illinois Route 66 memorabilia, gift certificates, and more!