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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Litchfield Museum & Route 66 Welcome Center

Litchfield, IL

The Litchfield Museum & Route 66 Welcome Center is located where the Vic Suhling gas station once stood. The retro design of the building, with exterior neon trim and restored neon Suhling sign welcomes visitors. The museum houses historical artifacts of Litchfield and showcases Litchfield’s relationship with Route 66. Admission is free.

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Events & Festivals on Illinois Route 66

27th Annual Evergreen Cemetery Walk

Evergreen Memorial Cemetery 302 E Miller St, Bloomington

Bloomington, IL- The McLean County Museum is proud to announce tickets go on sale for this year’s Evergreen Cemetery Walk on Tuesday, August 31. Twenty-seven years ago, the Museum, Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, and Illinois Voices Theatre—Echoes came together to solve a growing problem in our community—cemetery vandalism. Leaders at these entities realized that there was…

Pontiac Historic Homes Tours

Downtown Pontiac 115 W. Howard, Pontiac

Have you been to our Historic Homes here in Pontiac? Each one is a wonderful step back in the past, and a great lesson in the history of Pontiac. We are excited to announce that all three Historic Homes will be open in November and December! In November, instead of the third Saturday, the historic…

Downtown Springfield Holiday Walks

Downtown Springfield #1 Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield

DSI's Holiday Walks start up on Saturday Nov. 27th (small business Saturday), and go through Wednesday Dec. 22nd. Times are Wednesdays: 4-7pm, Saturdays 10am- 7pm. Memorial's Holiday Fest will be joining us this year. Each year, DSI and all of our unique, locally-owned shops pull out all of the stops for the most magical time…

SCHEELS Holiday Shopping Spree!

SCHEELS of Springfield 3801 S MacArthur Blvd; Suite 500, Springfield

Visit SCHEELS In Springfield, Illinois and Register to win a SCHEELS Holiday Shopping Spree! 🎁 We've partnered with Under Armour to treat 7 lucky winners to a SCHEELS shopping spree!…

Wild Lights at the Zoo – Sponsored by T-Mobile

Miller Park/Miller Park Zoo 1020 S Morris Ave, Bloomington

How does the Miller Park Zoo look at night lit up with candles are the Zoo? Come to this 8th annual event and witness over hundreds of luminaries around the…

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