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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. Come on an Illinois road trip with us.


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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 eccentricity and nostalgia to go around.
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    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
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    Roadside Attractions

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

    Illinois is crossed by seven national scenic byways, from the Lincoln Highway to Illinois River Road. Follow these spectacular driving routes for stunning scenery and historic attractions.
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