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Route 66 Legends Neon Park

801 E Sangamon Ave, Springfield, IL 62702

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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.]

Re-creations or restorations of neon signs for long-defunct Route 66 businesses now glow at the Legends Neon Park at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. The neon park at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Route 66 Experience contains the signs of the A. Lincoln Motel, the Coliseum Ballroom, Chain of Rocks Motel and the Bel-Air Drive-In theater, plus a giant Route 66 shield in neon overlooking it all and so much more. 


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