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

Bloomington, IL

Located in the heart of historic downtown Bloomington, IL The Hangar Art Co. is a local gallery that showcases a diverse and ever changing curation of local and regional artist. Founded in 2020 by 3 local artist, The Hangar Art Co. was meant to offer a larger space for the art community to showcases all types of works for purchase including paintings, sculptures & photography, offering many options in sizes and prices. The Hangar Art Co. is kid friendly, pet friendly, and veteran owned.

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Events on Illinois Route 66

Chain of Rocks Park Opening Celebration

Old Chain of Rocks Bridge Chain of Rocks Road, Madison, IL, United States

Join us for the new Chain of Rocks Park Opening Celebration on the Missouri side of the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge. The celebration will include music, food, and community…

City of Springfield Earth Awareness Fair

ALPLM Union Square Park 500 E Madison St, Springfield, IL, United States

The City of Springfield, in partnership with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, present the 32nd Annual Earth Awareness Fair at Union Square Park on Saturday, April 20, 2024,…

How to be Successful with Native Plants to Support Pollinators

Horsefeathers/Wild Hare Cafe 104 Governor Oglesby St, Elkhart, IL, United States

Not one, but three headliners will present the next Elkhart Historical Society Dinner Lecture on Friday, April 26, 2024, “How to be Successful with Native Plants” (to support pollinators). The…

Cherry & Jerry at Buzz Bomb Brewing

Buzz Bomb Brewing 406 East Adams Street, Springfield, IL, United States

Cherry & Jerry are a percussion/piano duo that play ragtime, early blues, and jazz standards. Join Buzz Bomb in welcoming the popular St. Louis duo! Buzz Bomb Brewing offers many…

Colorado Byway National Byways Symposium

Colorado Byway Alamosa, CO, United States

Byway Leaders, Byway State Coordinators, Byway Consultants - All are invited to attend the Colorado Byway Symposium, May 1-4, 2024. Registration is limited to 200 participants. Deadline to register is…