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'.

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DeCamp Station

Staunton, IL

Along Route 66 sits a historic roadhouse revived into a classic bar with a twist. DeCamp Station offers a unique dining experience that pays homage to the past with fresh food, old recipes, and stories for days. When you’re here, you don’t just get great food and service -- we also have volleyball courts and a field for baseball and softball, making us the ultimate hangout spot for friends, families, and tourists. From our food to our activities and historic remnants, we can always guarantee a good time for all who visit.

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Events & Festivals on Illinois Route 66

Little Lincoln’s Fireside Tales: Whoops!

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

Little Lincoln’s Fireside Tales is a story time that incorporates hands-on activities, arts and crafts, and exciting books for children five and younger and their caregivers. This month’s theme is…

DSI’s First Fridays – Galentine’s Day

Downtown Springfield #1 Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield

You spoke and we listened! DSI (Downtown Springfield Incorporated) is kicking off 2022 First Fridays with a fun Galentine's Day theme! Grab all of the platonic soulmates in your life and…

Joliet Area Historical Museum – Lovin’ the Blues Concert

Joliet Area Historical Museum 204 N Ottawa St, Joliet

Joliet Area Historical Museum presents Lovin' the Blues at the museum featuring Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames and John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band on Friday, Feb.…

WTF! Winter-Time Firkin Festival 2022

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

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2022 AT 12 PM – 5 PM Local breweries getting together as a community to celebrate craft beer. WTF! Winter Time Firkin Festival 2022 features your favorite…

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