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

Springfield, IL

Sangamon Watches is the only local watch brand and shop on Route 66, and offers Sangamon brand watches and accessories, a variety of local handmade crafts and leather goods, Route 66 passports and memorabilia. Sangamon Watch Company is named after the Sangamon River, which runs from Central Illinois and feeds into the Mississippi River. Our Founders: Tyler McKay is a sixth-generation farmer from Central Illinois who was taught true Midwestern values as a kid by raising livestock and working around heavy machinery. Brian Su followed his heart to America in the 1980s and has three decades of international business experience, frequently traveling across the world. Tourists are welcome!

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Events & Festivals on Illinois Route 66

Maldaner’s Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show

Maldaner's Restaurant 222 S 6th St, Springfield, IL, United States

Solve a hilarious mystery while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The culprit is hiding in plain sight somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as…

Elkhart’s Christmas in The Village

Downtown Elkhart 103-104 Governor Oglesby St, Elkhart, IL, United States

Elkhart's Christmas in The Village events span from November 18th to December 24th. Each event is open to the public, everyone is welcome. As always, if you have any questions,…

Lincoln Christmas Express & Lincoln Christmas Parade

Downtown Lincoln 101 North Chicago St, Lincoln, IL, United States

Lincoln Christmas Express in downtown Lincoln, IL is from Friday, November 24, 2023 to Saturday, December 16, 2023. The annual Lincoln Christmas Parade will take place on Thursday, December 7th,…

DSI Old Capitol Holiday Walks

Downtown Springfield #1 Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL, United States

Every year, Downtown Springfield, Inc. and our unique, locally-owned shops pull out all of the stops for the most magical time of the year - the Old Capitol Holiday Walks!…

Christmas at the Mansions

David Davis Mansion 1000 Monroe Dr., Bloomington, IL, United States

Christmas at the Mansions is a holiday tour of two of Bloomington-Normal's favorite historic sites -- David Davis Mansion and Ewing Manor. For this self-driving event from 2-7pm on Saturday,…