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

Staunton, IL

A family-owned and operated business along historic Route 66 that features classic cars and trucks displayed outside and in an indoor showroom, with 600 classics under the roof. The gift shop is loaded with reproduction collectibles and Route 66 memorabilia.

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Events & Festivals on Illinois Route 66

2022 Old Joliet Prison Tours

Old Joliet Prison 1125 Collins St, Joliet

The Old Joliet Prison tour program is primarily managed by the Joliet Area Historical Museum, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit entity, in partnership with the City of Joliet. The proceeds from activities will be…

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum “For the People” Series

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

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – It’s no simple thing to bring together family treasures, painful memories and beautiful photographs, but Arielle Weininger and Jim Lommasson managed it when they created the “Stories…

DSI First Fridays Sidewalk Sales

Downtown Springfield #1 Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield

Downtown Springfield Inc. is continuing our First Fridays — themed nights that take place every first Friday February through October from 4-8pm — We are combining May's First Friday with…

Castle Home and Garden Tours at Castle Gardens

Castle Gardens 1280 P J Keller Highway, Lexington

With professional ease and enthusiasm, the Wrights take you on a tour that gives a glimpse of Victorian culture and shares the history of their family home, the Castle at…

Litchfield Pickers Market Launches Seventh Season

Downtown Litchfield 400 North State Street, Litchfield

The grand re-opening of the Litchfield Pickers Market is FINALLY here! In conjunction with Mother’s Day, the Litchfield Pickers Market will re-open for 2022 at 9 AM on Sunday, May…

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