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Historic Route 66
People from around the world are drawn to the aura of Route 66, dreaming to harness the 2,448 miles of open road from Chicago to Santa Monica.
The road is alive in Springfield with iconic Route 66 attractions, popular for generations, and new attractions opened by visionaries with a passion for the road.
Check out the Route 66 Twin Drive-In and experience
the resurgence of this great American classic. See Springfield's own Muffler Man, the
Lauterbach Giant, and take your selfie on the short
stretch of Historic Route 66 Brick Road just minutes
outside the city. Definitely stop by
Hall's Harley Davidson for your Springfield Harley t-shirt
Slide Down 66!
Soar down the 40' high, iconic Giant Slide on the historic IL Fairgrounds! Adjacent to the Giant Slide, walk the entire
Illinois Route 66 Corridor in microform. Marvel at the Neon Sign Park with new and restored signs, a paved brick road,
a 25' tall, fiberglass Route 66 muffler man, a drive-in theatre replica, learn more about the Green Book Experience with with the Route History journey,
allowing visitors to experience Route 66 through the lens of the Black experience and interpretive signs highlighting each Route 66 community from
Chicago to the Chain of Rocks Bridge.
You won't want to miss
Route 66 Motorheads Bar, Grill & Museum,
a great place for lovers of Route 66, custom cars, motorcycles, and vintage signs. Walk down memory lane as you look at the different signs in the beer garden. Which places do you remember?
Did we mention the largest outdoor Route 66 Shield in the country? Oh yeah!
Did you know
MILE PER MILE, ILLINOIS HAS MORE ROUTE
66 ATTRACTIONS THAN ANY OTHER STATE!!
Route History, our newest 66 attraction, shares the story of
how Route 66 impacted African American history in Springfield and beyond.
Ace Sign Museum is a great stop to see all the neon
and other signs that made Route 66 famous, including the recently restored Sonrise Donut sign.
TASTE AN AMERICAN TREASURE
on the Mother Road
Route 66 is all about the FOOD and do we have some options to make your mouth water!
Cozy Dog Drive In, home of the "Original" hot dog
on a stick, dipped in batter and deep fried, has been serving roadies on Route 66 since 1949, or try one of Sam's loose meat sandwiches at
Maid Rite, America's first drive thru!
There's also the Firebrand chili at
The Chili Parlor or chilli with two l's at
Dew Chilli Parlor.
Don't forget to start your day in a sweet way and stop into Mel-o-Cream Donuts at one of their five locations around town. Enjoy the
great vibe at Weeble's Bar and Grill or
The Curve Inn, these businesses anchor each end of Route 66!
Pick up your free
EXPLORER PASSPORT AND LET YOUR ABE'S HAT HUNT &
ROUTE 66 LIVING LEGENDS AND LANDMARKS OF SPRINGFIELD ADVENTURES BEGIN!
For lunch, try our local Signature Horseshoe Sandwich, at
Maldaner's, the oldest restaurant in Springfield on Route 66 or
visit Fulgenzi's Pizza, "Home of the World's
Greatest Hamburgers". Be sure to snap a pic of
Mahan's Filling Station, located on-site.
Whatever your taste, Springfield has a custom menu just for you!
Like what you see? Download your copy of the Legendary Route 66 Itinerary
Il Route 66 Scenic Byway
INTERNATIONAL ROUTE 66
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SPRINGFIELD HAS OVER 4,000 HOTEL ROOMS
WITH OPTIONS THAT FIT EVERY BUDGET!!