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

Carlinville, IL

The Carlinville Grand AirBnB is perfect for your family or group of friends- this Victorian house has all you need for a comfortable homey stay. Each room is beautifully furnished with four poster beds and private work space. Conveniently located on historic Rt. 66 local restaurants and shops are only 2 blocks away in Carlinville's charming square.

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Events on Illinois Route 66

American Giants Museum Grand Opening Events on Memorial Day Weekend

American Giants Museum 100 NW Arch Street, Atlanta, IL, United States

Featured activities on Friday, May 24, include the arrival and installation of a 24' tall Texaco Big Friend giant, one of only six remaining from the original 300 produced by…

Schools Out Party & Picklefest at Skyview Drive-In

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

May 24th & 25th "Schools Out Party" - Bubbles, Hula Hoops, and more! It is going to be a party at the Skyview Drive-In all weekend long! The Garfield Movie…

Jambalaya Jazz with Frank Parker

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

Join local Springfield legend Frank Parker for a jazz jam night at Buzz Bomb Brewing - and featuring jambalaya (and other food) from Seoul 4 Soul! Buzz Bomb now has…

2024 Irish Days Celebration in Farmersville

Farmersville City Park 513 Elevator St., Farmersville, IL, United States

The 113th Annual Irish Days Celebration is Farmersville's Annual Town Celebration festival in Farmersville Park, May 30th - June 1st, 2024. The event is produced by the Irish Days Association…

First Annual Hamel Illinois Route 66 Car and Bike Show

Hamel Park 10 Park Avenue, Hamel, IL, United States

Welcome to the first annual Hamel Illinois Route 66 Car and Bike Show! Join us on June 1st for a day of incredible cars, music, great local food vendors, 50-50…