Route 66
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Route 66 - Illinois

Length: 436.0 mi
Time to Allow: 8 hours to drive the Historic Route 66 in Illinois, or take 2 or more days to really enjoy the route. Listed from Chicago to the Missouri border here a just a few of the many attractions along the way.

Featured Points of Interest

    Lou Mitchell's Restaurant, Chicago

    One of the first stops on the Mother Road, Lou Mitchell’s Restaurant in downtown Chicago offers a scrumptious send off to travelers headed out on historic Route 66. A visit to this ...

    Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket, Hinsdale

    “Get Your Chicks on Route 66” is the current slogan of this historic roadside restaurant that--no surprise--specializes in the tasty bird. Located just 15 miles from downtown Chicago along ...

    Ambler's Texaco Gas Station, Dwight

    Ambler’s Texaco Gas Station, also known as Vernon’s Texaco Station and Becker’s Marathon Gas Station, is located along historic Route 66 in the Village of Dwight. ...

    Standard Oil Gas Station, Odell

    In 1868, John D. Rockefeller formed the Standard Oil Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This was the beginning of the Standard Oil Trust Company that would soon dominate oil ...

    Ariston Café, Litchfield

    Starting up a business in the depths of the Great Depression during the 1930s might strike most people as foolhardy at best, but this is exactly what Pete Adam and his partner Tom ...

    Soulsby Service Station, Mount Olive

    The advent of the national road system in 1926 ushered in a golden age for mom-and-pop entrepreneurs. For Henry Soulsby of Mount Olive, it happened just in time. Mr. Soulsby followed ...

    Illinois Road Segments

    For the most part, Illinois Route 66 glides evenly and easily through the State in a southwest-northeast diagonal alignment between Chicago and St. Louis. The Illinois section of historic ...

Cities Along Historic Illinois Route 66

(from northeast to southwest)
    Chicago
    Cicero
    Berwyn
    Lyons
    McCook
    Indian Head Park
    Bolingbrook
    Romeoville
    Joliet
    Elwood
    Wilmington
    Braidwood
    Braceville
    Gardner
    Dwight
    Odell
    Pontiac
    Chenoa
    Lexington
    Towanda
    Normal
    Bloomington
    Shirley
    Funks Grove
    McLean
    Atlanta
    Lawndale
    Lincoln
    Broadwell
    Elkhart
    Williamsville
    Sherman
    Springfield
    Glenarm
    Divernon
    Farmersville
    Waggoner
    Litchfield
    Mount Olive
    Williamson
    Hamel
    Edwardsville
    Mitchell
    Granite City
    East St. Louis
    --
    Southern Illinois -- 1920s
    Springfield
    Chatham
    Thayer
    Virden
    Girard
    Nilwood
    Carlinville
    Gillespie
    Staunton
    --
    St. Louis Area
    1920s
    Granite City, Illinois
    Madison, Illinois
    Venice, Illinois

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Copyright © May 2003 Illinois Route 66 Heritage Project. Photo by William Brockschmidt

The Gemini Giant, shown here at his permanent post at the Launching Pad Restaurant, poses for thousands of Route 66 travelers each year.

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