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    Legendary Route 66

SPRINGFIELD IS

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

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.



Pick up your free

EXPLORER PASSPORT AND LET YOUR ABE'S HAT HUNT &
ROUTE 66 LIVING LEGENDS 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 here.

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SPRINGFIELD HAS OVER 4,000 HOTEL ROOMS
WITH OPTIONS THAT FIT EVERY BUDGET!!

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