View Nostalgic Artifacts And Memorabilia At The Route 66 Association Of Illinois Museum

Back in 1926, a roadway was established to connect the Midwest to the West Coast, from Chicago all the way to Los Angeles. This was Route 66, the Mother Road, which attracted thousands of road trip warriors each year. Over the decades, motels, roadside attractions, and communities sprang up along the route. After it was decommissioned in 1985, Route 66 was no longer considered a major roadway, and travel started to wane.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:

Have you visited the Illinois Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum? If so, what was your favorite part about it? Let us know about it in the comments!

For more information, visit the Route 66 Association of Illinois website and Facebook page. If you’re traveling along portions of the old Route 66 and need a place to eat, we recommend Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket in Willowbrook or Doc’s Soda Fountain in Girard.

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