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

Wrens, GA

Since their humble beginnings in 1937, Stuckey’s has become an American icon and treasure, serving delicious candy and hospitality to travelers across the United States. With a $35 loan, WS “Sylvester” Stuckey, Sr. founded Stuckey’s as a roadside pecan stand in Eastman, Georgia in 1937. Descendent Ethel “Stephanie” Stuckey, took over as CEO of Stuckey’s in 2019.

Presently, Stuckey’s boasts:
65 licensed locations
200+ retailers
Distribution center in Georgia
Pecan and candy plant to make Stuckey’s products

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Events & Festivals on Illinois Route 66

Downtown Bloomington – First Friday

Downtown Bloomington 115 E Washington St, Bloomington, IL

First Friday is an event held each month on, you guessed it, the First Friday of the month in Downtown Bloomington from 5 PM -8 PM! First Friday is an…

2023 Elkhart Historical Society Wildflower Nature Walks

Elkhart Cemetery - Gillett Chapel 8 Governor's Dr., Elkhart, IL

The Elkhart Historical Society is delighted to announce its April events, starting with the much- anticipated Wildflower Nature Walks, each Saturday in April. (1st ,8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th). This…

David Davis Mansion Behind the Scenes Tour

David Davis Mansion 1000 Monroe Dr., Bloomington, IL

Have you ever wondered, "What's up that staircase?" or "What do they keep behind those STAFF ONLY doors?" Have you always wanted to explore the attic or the basement of…

Slow Art Day on Route 66 in Bloomington/Normal

The Hangar Art Co. 105 W Jefferson St, Bloomington, IL

Slow Art Day is an annual global event created to help more people discover the joy of looking at and loving art. Last year Bloomington hosts made international headlines by…

Wheels & Walk Festival

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 1 Hairpin Dr, Edwardsville, IL

The Wheels and Walk Festival will be held April 15, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with two starting locations: SIUE campus and the N.O. Nelson Complex and ending…