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Museums & Cultural Centers
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.
One (The Only Tribute to Metallica) will be performing at the Effingham Performance Center on Feb. 23, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Don't miss a fun variety of demonstrations and shows by our vendors and special guests.
Learn about, and taste maple syrup
Discover the story of the Underground Railroad throughout Alton, IL.
Learn about the amazing adaptations of local animals.
Let The Second City take all the risk while you sit back and laugh at our latest sketch comedy and improv revue.
United Way Annual Dinner benefiting United Way and our partner agencies
The MCA presents the first major survey of work by groundbreaking, multidisciplinary artist Howarden...
The Ariston Cafe is the perfect stop to grab something to eat. Rich in Route 66 history, this cafe is on the National Register of Historic Places. Make sure to save room for dessert!
The iconic Route 66 weaves through our area, offering history, charm, and historic sites dating back to the Roaring Twenties.
Just 1/2 mile from historic Route 66 and 5 miles from boating and fishing paradise at 1,200 acre Lake Lou Yaeger. Enjoy nearby mom&pop shops and diners.
Conveniently located near Springfield and the historic Old Route 66. Litchfield Lake Lou Yeager boasts a beautiful lake, nature trails and picnic areas. There are a variety of restaurants nearby.
Enjoy breakfast, lunch and an assortment of bakery items
See where Litchfield gets it kicks and learn about Route 66!
Maverick Steaks & Spirits is a local favorite in Litchfield, IL. We have been serving delicious food to our community for more than 20 years.
Enjoy the night at Camp SOAR with fishing lakes, RV & tent sites and more.
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