Historic Route 66 - Illinois
Length: 434.6 mi / 699.4 km
Time to Allow: 8 hours to drive the Illinois section of Historic Route 66, or 2 or more days to really enjoy the byway.
In 1926, America was on the move and Route 66 was the way to "motor west." The road gave birth to service stations, motels, diners and of course, often kitschy roadside attractions. Today, Illinois 66 is a continuum of one-of-a-kind connections to the old road in America's agricultural heartland.
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The charm, the history, and the atmosphere that make up "The Mother Road" bring travelers from all over the world to experience America the way it should be experienced - down a stretch of highway where "anything goes" is literal.