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Blue Carpet Corridor Route 66 Celebration
Enjoy this multi-town scavenger hunt, complete with stops at many famous Route 66 locations. Start your adventure and pick up your passport at the Litchfield Museum & Route 66 Welcome Center.
RC Jet Rally
This remote control jet rally gathers some of the best scale model jets in the country. Live stunts and performances will be available to the public.
Route 66 Half Marathon, 5K, Mile Dash
Run down Historic Route 66 in this race down memory lane. On this flat course, you will have the opportunity to set a personal best. Plus, its filled with some of the oldest landmarks on Historic Route 66.
5K Freedom Fun Run
Celebrate the 4th of July with the 5K Freedom Fun Run through the picturesque scenery of Litchfield’s Lake Lou Yaeger. Show your patriotic side at this festive 5K.
West Fork Encampment
This event will take you back in time with a historic re-enactment of military life from 1750-1820. Military and camping demonstrations will be provided daily. Both campers and public are welcome.
Try your hand at the Litchfield TriathLou at Lake Lou Yaeger. Swimming in Lake Lou Yaeger is the best open water swim you will have in the Midwest. There really is no comparison to this large beach with pristine flat racing water. The bike course is flat and fast with some great curves to keep you entertained the whole ride. Both the 5k and 10k runs see very honest mile paces with plenty of flats, and a couple hills throughout. Sprint and Olympic distances are available.
Big Dawg Dare
Are you a Big Dawg? Try this extreme 5K run through mud, mud, and more mud. Don’t forget, there are 30 obstacles too.
Litchfield Pickers Market
This open air market specialized in items prior to 1980 including: antique, vintage, and refurbished items. Hundreds of vendors flood the streets of Downtown Litchfield every second Sunday of the month from April to October from 9 AM to 3 PM, beginning on the corner of Union Avenue (Route 16) and State Street. Food is available and live entertainment happens all day in Library Park.
Hillsboro Sherwood Forest Campground Montgomery County
Camping, Hiking, Fishing along with many special events. Call ahead for information.
Country Side Inn
24-room property - two-story interior corridor hotel. Located near Lake Hillsboro, Glenn Shoals Lake and Coffeen Lake.
Loft and Home - Litchfield
Housewares and a variety of items.
My Sister's Closet
Distinctive women's and children's apparel - in business since 1974.
Holiday Inn Express - Litchfield
Conveniently located between Springfield, IL and St. Louis, MO. Near the historic Old Route 66. Litchfield Lake Lou Yeager boasts a beautiful lake, nature trails and picnic areas, 3 mi from the hotel. There are a variety of restaurants nearby.
Dimestore Antique Mall
General antique shop.
Super 8 Motel - Staunton
52 rooms and 4 suites; King size suites; non-smoking available; truck parking; in-house laundry facilities. Handicap rooms. Pet friendly.
Wellness Matters, LLC
Relax and Rejuvenate with a full body deep tissue massage, theraputic facial treatments, Migun Far-Infrared Massage Bed. Health and Wellness Business/Practice. Retail includes Standard Process Whole Food Supplements, Tart Cherry Juice, Ezekial Bread, Celtic Sea Salt, Nordic Natural Fish Oil Supplements, Indigo Wild Products- all natural goats milk soaps infused with essential oils. Also includes room sprays, lotions, rubs. Swan Creek candles- all natural soy and lead free. Serrv products- fair trade program, handmade items from Third World countries. Located in Historic Downtown Carlinville off Route 66.
Super 8 Motel - Litchfield
Conveniently located off Interstate 55 at - less than 30 minutes south of Springfield attractions. Enjoy close proximity to shops and dining in downtown Litchfield, historic Route 66 attractions and outdoor recreation on Lake Lou Yaeger. Facility has 61 rooms with 2 suites. Free Wi-Fi and kids 17 and under stay free.
Red Rooster Inn
Welcome travelers, wayfarers and refined persons. Celebrating 100 years, this historic inn is on the Courthouse Square in Hillsboro. Restaurant and bar at the facility.
Hampton Inn - Litchfield
Brand New Hotel offers a variety of rooms from standard double queen rooms to king and whirlpool tub suites. Relax in the hotel indoor heated pool and whirlpool or host your next meeting in our executive conference room.
Southwestern Farm & Home Museum
This living memorial offers an insight into rural and farming life, with exhibits that include antique farm implements and a number of household items.
Quality Inn & Suites - Litchfield
The Quality Inn & Suites is conveniently located on historic Route 66, only 45 miles from Springfield and several historic points of interest, including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
Glenn Shoals Lake
Covering 1200 acres, has picnic areas, marina and public boat slips.
Angus Bailey's Restaurant
American cuisine including specialty sandwiches, soups & salads, handcut steaks & chops, seafood, pastas and more! Full bar. Carry out available.
Trails for bird watchers and nature lovers; 200 acres.
Raymond Shoal Creek Golf Course
This nine-hole course is par 36.
Mennel Milling Of Illinois
This mill produces everything from animal feed ingredients to cake, biscuit and organic pastry flour.
Choose and cut your own scotch pine, white pine, Austrian pine and other nursery trees. Shrubs, flowering trees and evergreens are also sold.
The Bamboo Garden
Chinese-American dine-in and and buffet specials. Visit our website!
The Book Shelf
Full selection of new books. Large quantity of used hardback books, magazines, Leanin' Tree greeting cards, books on local history, Abraham Lincoln and Melissa & Doug Puzzles, etc.
Oak Street Bed & Breakfast
A cozy functional B&B. There is a kitchenette, queen size bed, tv and vcr. It has it's own seperate entrance. There is a living room with a patio off the room.
This historic home is furnished with memorabilia from the early days of Montgomery County, and is open by appointment.
R and B's Family Restaurant
Family-style restaurant with seating for 114.
One of the oldest colleges in Illinois, founded in 1837. Blackburn is also one of only seven colleges in the U.S. where students work in exchange for tuition credit, and the only one whose Work program is student-run. This keeps Blackburn's tuition among the lowest of all private colleges in the United States. Over the years, students have literally built Blackburn, brick by brick; the only college campus in the United States to be largely built by its students.
Historic Montgomery County Courthouse
This historic courthouse was built circa 1858.
From My House To Yours
Historic home with five rooms plus a garden area crafts, used furniture, candles, nick knacks, flavored coffees, old plows, wheel barrel and more. "Five rooms to browse".
Country Inn Motel
19 rooms, pets allowed, restaurant within walking distance, complimentary breakfast
Carlin Villa Motel
Home style charm in a country setting with high standards of the hotel industry. Located in historic Carlinville. Tanning beds, game room and voicemail are among the many amenities. Indoor pool!
Macoupin County Courthouse
The Macoupin County Courthouse, built in 1870, used to be the largest county courthouse in the United States, with the possible exception of one in New York City. It was even larger than the Illinois Statehouse. While the courthouse still serves as the seat of county government, it has also become a showplace that attracts tourists, architects and artists from across the country, as well as overseas.
Carnegie Public Library
This historic 1904 building houses one of the most complete genealogy departments in the area.
Jubelt’s Bakery in Litchfield offers routine breakfasts and lunches, but this family has been in the bakery business since their German immigrant ancestors arrived a century ago. Stop by for a slice of pie or the whole pie, either way you’re sure to leave with a smile on your face.
Americas Best Value Inn - Litchfield
Conveniently located near Antique Mall 66, Litchfield Park District, Lake Lou Yaeger, and within walking distance of the Ariston Cafe and new Route 66 Visitors Center. 65 rooms facility located by many nearby restaurants. Cable TV with HBO provided.
Lake Lou Yaeger
Lake Lou Yaeger, this 1400+ acre lake offers 45 miles of beautiful shoreline and several recreational opportunities. Visitors can enjoy boating, skiing, swimming, fishing, and camping. The 300 acre park has five picnic areas, two playgrounds, pavilions, grills, restrooms, and hiking trails. With miles of horse trails and a new equestrian campground with full hook-ups and shower house, Lake Lou is a great destination for horse enthusiasts. Milnot Beach has two diving platforms, showers, snack bar, and lifeguards on duty.
The roadside market sells homegrown apples (20 varieties), peaches, nectarines, pears and plums. Choose to "Bag Your Own Apples" and mix varieties, or pick up cider and apple butter.
Hot Metal Heaven Museum
This museum features a collection of letterpress printing memorabilia.
Terry Park Golf Course
Terry Park offers a nine-hole, par 35 course.
Mother Jones Monument
The Mother Jones Monument, located in the Union Miners Cemetery, honors the crusader for coal miners' rights.
O'Brians Top of the Town
Piano bar and entertainment lounge. Dinner and cocktails, wine dinners, tastings and live music.
Located on Lake Hillsboro , many camp sites, hiking and horseback trails, picnicking areas, playground and swimming beach
The Holy Dormition of the Theotokos Catholicon of the Patriarchal Russian Orthodox Catholic Church
Established in 1907 by a group of Russian immigrants who lived and labored in Beneld, the group built homes and raised their families while adding their customs to the area's ever-mixing cultures.
Carlinville Historic District
The Historic District includes the Macoupin County Jail, Million Dollar Courthouse, and the largest collection of Sears & Roebuck mail-order homes in the U.S.
Staunton Country Club
This well-established, hilly nine-hole, semi-private course has many mature oaks, small greens and one water hole. The club also offers a swimming pool, tennis court and snack bar.
Macoupin County Jail
The historic 1869 Macoupin County Jail was designed by E.E. Meyers. It was built using the "cannon ball" method which prevented jail breaks by making it nearly impossible to remove the blocks. This unique medieval-inspired fortress housed many lawbreakers during its 119 years of use, but only one prisoner escaped. He was soon apprehended a few blocks from the jail.
Macoupin County Historical Society Museum
The Macoupin County Historical Society Museum is housed in the John Anderson mansion, originally built in 1883. The main house is a museum with exhibits that chronicle the development of Macoupin County and its citizens. In addition to the mansion, several other buildings on the grounds emphasize the county's history: a one-room schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, church, wash house, granary and herb garden.
Fishing, boating, and campground.
Home of the first Litchfield Chautauqua, with speakers such as William Jennings Bryan and Carrie Nation in 1905. Beautiful lake, playground and picnic areas.
The Winery at Shale Lake
Rent a 4-wheel Surrey bicycle and take a bottle of wine down to the lake. They make six varieties of wine on site. You'll love the picturesque setting: the wine garden; deer running across the field; wild turkeys making their way into the woods and lots of rabbits. Make it a real fun weekend by renting one of the log cabins or a real getaway by camping at the campgrounds.
Historic Wabash Train Depot
This historic train depot features a preserved facade and a renovated interior that houses specialty shops.
Timber Lakes Golf Course
Timber Lakes features an 18-hole, par 72 course.
Apples, peaches, strawberries, jam and a country store. Pick your own pumpkins, apples, peaches and strawberries. Special events in September and August.
Battle of Virden Monument
The 1898 Battle of Virden, the tragic result of local coal miners fighting for worker’s rights, is memorialized on the northeast side town square by a large bronze mural created by sculptor David Seagraves of Elizabeth, IL.
Magnuson Grand Hotel & Conference Center
This Magnuson Hotels affiliate is within driving distance to the University of Illinois at Springfield, Lincoln Land Community College, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, golf courses, and shopping areas. Guests will enjoy relaxing in the 10 acres of flowered gardens with gazebo and fish pond, an indoor pool, free wireless internet, local cuisine at the Captain’s Table Restaurant, refreshments at the Yacht Club Lounge, exercise facilities, meeting space is available, pets are welcome with additional charges and some restrictions. Rooms feature either one king bed or two double beds, patio, free wireless internet access, cable TV with extra stations, air conditioning, free local calls, coffeemaker, hairdryer, microwave, mini-fridge, alarm clock, and iron and board. Poolside rooms may be available upon request for an additional charge.
Rustic Acres Campgrounds
155 sites available April 1 - October 31, recreation building, swimming pool, lake fishing, boat rentals, tent camping, handicap access.
World Cowboy Gunspinning Hall of Fame and Museum
This museum was established in 2003 to honor those individuals who have made significant contributions to the sport of gunspinning, made famous on the silver screen and television.
Edgewood Golf Club
This 18-hole, par 71 course has water on 11 holes, many mature trees and several elevation changes.
Sky View Drive In - Litchfield
The Sky View Drive-In Theatre in Litchfield opened in the Spring of 1950 and has been in operation each season since then. We are a seasonal operation and run from the first or second weekend in April until the end of September. Open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only.
Backwoods Berry Farm
Pick up fruits of the season from the roadside stand or head to the fields to pick your own strawberries, black raspberries or asparagus.
Beaver Dam State Park
Camping, fishing, and restaurant. Named for beavers whose dam-building formed the lake more than a century ago, the state park is not home to the industrious rodents today.
Oak Leaf Country Club
Oak Leaf offers a nine-hole, par 32 course.
Plainview Vineyard & Winery
Plainview Vineyard grows 17 varieties of grapes as well as blackberries, pears, raspberries, and apples. It is an estate winery meaning the fruit that they grow goes into each bottle of wine. All products are hand crafted. Each process from fruit growth, harvest, fermentation, bottling and sale occurs at the vineyard. A commercial vineyard established in 1998, Plainview is located in a rural location between Carlinville, Il and Gillespie, Il in Macoupin County. Plainview Vineyard first commercial vineyard and winery established in Macoupin County. Our secluded locations give the visitor a quiet, relaxed, atmosphere. Amtrak trains arrive and depart Carlinville daily. Macoupin County Transit offers rides to and from Plainview Vineyard from Carlinville for just $5. Three free samples are offered at their winery. Plainview Vineyard has a State of Illinois shipper and distributor license.
Heartland Rivers Wine Trail
Taste your way along this trail made up of unique wineries located in small towns throughout Southwest Illinois. Must-stops include Piasa Winery in Grafton, featuring live music on its riverside deck.
The Cabins & Cottages at Shale Lake
There are four different cabins in various sizes to choose from and each one comes with a beautiful view of the lake. All the cabins have a screened in porch, a/c, full kitchen, 3/4 baths and an open floor plan.
Soulsby’s Service Station in Mount Olive
The Soulsby Service Station is a historic service station in Mount Olive, Illinois. The station is located along historic U.S. Route 66 and is the oldest usable service station on the highway in Illinois. It serves as an example of the house and canopy gas station design.
Shoal Creek Nature Preserve
This 260-acre site offers nature trails for visitors to explore wetlands, prairie openings, and sandstone bluffs and ledges. The preserve is home to more than 700 plants and 70 bird species, including bald eagles during the winter months.
Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center
Designed to reflect the Route 66 era, the museum houses exhibits which focus on the roles the railroads, Route 66, businesses, agriculture, and the military have played in Litchfield's history.
Livingston Muffler Man
The Livingston-Staunton Muffler Man, in his spiffy orange "Harley-Davidson" shirt, is located outside the Pink Elephant antique mall. He's clearly visible from I-55 now, but looks so tiny in the middle of a field with nothing for reference. You can see him and many other "Muffler Men" along the historic route.
Cozy Creek Family Farm
Family vacation farm
The Ariston Cafe was founded by Pete Adam, a Greek immigrant, in Carlinville, Illinois in 1924. The original cafe was located on Route 4, the predecessor of Historic Route 66. In 1929, the Cafe was relocated to Litchfield, Illinois and moved into its present location on Route 66 in 1935. Since 1966, Pete’s son Nick and wife, Deme, continue to offer the traditional service expected of a family-owned and operated restaurant. The cafe is believed to be one of the oldest restaurants on Route 66 and has been inducted into the Route 66 Hall of Fame and is placed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Approximately 25 weekend sites and 200 permanent sites on the east side of Litchfield's Lake Lou Yaeger. Site offers trail hikes, lake frontage, 30 amp RV service, city water and convenience store.
Pink Elephant Antique Mall
The Pink Elephant Antique Mall has many hidden gems. Open daily 9:30 am - 5:30 pm.
Henry's Ra66it Ranch
This quirky must-see Route 66 attraction, information center and souvenir gift shop is home to rabbits of all kinds, bunny and VW, as well as Mother Road memorabilia.
Doc’s Soda Fountain
Located on historic Route 66, this was originally a pharmacy built in the 1880’s. The soda fountain was added to the business in the 1950’s. Stop in for an old-fashioned treat or ice-cream. Doc’s is also open for lunch and dinner.
Original Brick Road
This beautiful 1.4 mile long piece of restored hand-laid brick road is a segment of 66 done in 1931 and placed over a concrete roadbed. Route 66 at its best.