See And Do
Route 66 defined a remarkable era in the growth of the USA. As it threaded its way across eight states, it left its indelible mark on the nation's physical, historical and cultural landscape...
Situated in the small town of Wilmington, The Launching Pad Drive-In has been feeding Route 66 travellers since it first opened its doors in 1960....
The Cozy Dog Drive-In restaurant in Springfield is a shrine to Route 66 and itself! Packed with mementoes, clippings, old signs and kitsch Mother Road souvenirs for sale it is a definite must-stop.
Each September, the International Route 66 Mother Road Festival brings the streets of Springfield alive with the rumble of engines from hot cars, cool trucks, vintage motorcycles, street rods, customs and everything in between.
The Skydeck’s new ‘Ledge’ attraction is now open atop the Willis Tower! (formerly Sears Tower). Only for the brave!
Route 66 Drive In Theatre – What’s more iconic of America’s 1950s heyday than going to a drive in movie?
This Standard Oil gas station opened in 1932 and served gas until the mid 1960s. Its body shop finally closed its doors in 1975.
The second of the Illinois "brothers", the Bunyon Giant, like the Gemini Giant before him, was also one of the original "muffler men"..
A good place to indulge in Route 66's memorabilia is the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum at Pontiac..