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

Springfield, IL

Buzz Bomb Brewing Co. is located in the old Oasis Bar on 4th & Adams in downtown Springfield. The converted the historic building is now a production microbrewery with a two story taproom. Just like the handcrafted beer produced at the brewery, the interior was designed and built by the partners – everything from the tables to the lighting down to the baseboards and trim.

Buzz Bomb Brewing offers many ongoing events throughout the year, including Tuesday Happy Hour, Friday Happier Happy Hour, Open Mic with ZAK, Handmade Trivia, Music Bingo, Buzz Bomb Board Games, Brew Ha Ha Comedy Open Mic Night, Buzzed Karaoke, Boozy Brunch with Seoul 4 Soul, Fantastical Folk Jam, Jambalaya Jazz with Frank Parker and more new and creative events year-round!

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Events on Illinois Route 66

Cruise-In to Docs on June 20th

Doc's Just Off 66 133 South Second Street, Girard, United States

PRAY FOR NO RAIN! Hoping this is the first cruise of the summer! Join us for live music from the Beige Desperados, food, ice cream, giveaways and more!! Docs Just…

Funk Farms Celebration of 200 Years

Funk Farms 5959 N 1100 East Rd, Shirley, IL, United States

Join us for our 200th-anniversary kick-off event, as we invite the public for a fun-filled day at the farm. This educational and inspirational day will be fun for the whole…

Illinois Game Con 2024

Interstate Center 1106 Interstate Dr., Bloomington, IL, United States

Illinois’ Biggest Game Con in Bloomington, IL! Hundreds of Tables of Video Games, Consoles, Trading Cards, Electric & Board Games. Enjoy Events, Tournaments, Special Guests and Regional Artists. Huge Retro…

4th Annual Cars & Guitars on Route 66

Joliet Junior College City Center Parking Lot 235 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, United States

The Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66 is gonna REV'M UP & ROCK ON during the 4th annual CARS & GUITARS on Route 66! The event is being…

Route History Virtual Reality Experience Comes to Bloomington

Mt. Pisgah Church 801 W. Market St., Bloomington, IL, United States

The Bloomington-Normal Black History Project in partnership with Route History of Springfield will present to the community a Virtual Reality experience that tours historical African American sites and shares stories…