Road Trip

Route 66 starts its long journey to the West Coast in Chicago. Follow the Mother Road to discover a myriad of quirky roadside attractions, or hit one of the scenic highways crisscrossing the state.


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  • Route 66

    Cutting through Illinois is a 300-mile stretch of the mythical Route 66. It’s a road trip into the past, with plenty of kitsch and nostalgia to go around.
    Hit the Road
  • Great River Road

    Head west and drive the Great River Road along the Mississippi, with its bluff-top views, river sights, charming B&Bs and sprawling vineyards.
    Follow the River
  • Roadside Attractions

    The roadside attractions along Route 66 were designed to attract travelers to local towns and businesses. Encounter these quirky relics, from a giant Muffler Man to a towering bottle of catsup.
    Find the Kitsch
  • Scenic Drives in Illinois

    Hop in the car and enjoy the best scenic drives in Illinois, from bluffs along the Mississippi River to winding roads through a national forest and the famous Route 66.
    Get the Guide

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