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'.

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Cicero, IL

Henry’s Drive-In is a Route 66 must-stop located on Ogden Avenue in Cicero. They are famous for their Chicago-style hot dogs, and the beautiful Giant Hot Dog Topped with Fries neon sign at the location. Henry's has been in business since the 1950s. It was started in the 1950s by an entrepreneur whose surname was Henry.

The drive-in’s menu is classic Chicagoland (Cicero) hot dog stand fare: Italian beef sandwiches, Italian sausage sandwiches, combo Italian beef Italian sausage sandwiches, and Tom-Tom tamales on a bun topped with chili. The top menu item is the Chicago-style hot dog wrapped up with fries. Their slogan is "It's a meal in itself".

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Events & Festivals on Illinois Route 66

2023 Litchfield Pickers Market

Downtown Litchfield 400 North State Street, Litchfield, IL

The Litchfield Pickers Market will return Every Second Sunday of the Month: May to October (Exact 2022 dates are May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, and…


Edwardsville, Litchfield, Staunton, Granite City IL, United States

Take your sweet time to savor the smells, revel in the flavors – and immerse yourself in the rich and vibrant coffee culture of the Great Rivers and Routes region.…

Route 66 UFO Festival

Pink Elephant Antique Mall 908 Veterans Memorial Dr., Livingston, IL, United States

The Pink Elephant Antique Mall is hosting a Route 66 UFO Festival - Three day event celebrating Route 66 and UFOs! Live bands, cornhole tournaments, alien costume contests, vendors and…

Team Victory Lane 25th Anniversary Celebration at Litchfield Sky View

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

Come celebrate 25 years with us at the Route 66 Skyview Drive-In, October 5-7, 2023 in Litchfield. Offsite sale from all of our locations, Victory Lane Ford, Victory Lane Chrysler…