Historic Route 66 Begin Sign in Chicago, Illinois

Route 66 in Illinois: a complete list of Illinois Route 66 Attractions

If you’re looking for classic roadside attractions, iconic diners, informative museums, and nostalgic nod to the past, a road trip on Route 66 in Illinois offers everything you’re looking for. Pull over at any and all of the stops on this complete list of Illinois Route 66 Attractions and start planning your road trip on … Read more

World's Largest Rocking Chair in Casey, Illinois roadside attraction

Where is the world’s largest rocking chair?

In the world of roadside attractions, “world’s largest” titles are often one word against another. Anyone can build something big and slap a plaque on it. And, because of that, you’ll often find competing big things in towns across America and beyond. One of the most popular and contested titles is the world’s largest rocking … Read more

Giant Route 66 Sign at the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma

Route 66 Must See Stops

Route 66 is an iconic road that spans 2,400 miles from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California. Though the official road was decommissioned in 1985, road trip loves from around the world still flock to the Mother Road for a sense of nostalgia and the thrill of the open road. At every turn of the … Read more

Gemini Giant muffler man at the Launching Pad in Wilmington, Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction

Top 10 Illinois Route 66 Attractions

Historic Route 66 runs 2,238 miles between Chicago and Los Angeles and around 300 of those miles run through Illinois. At every turn you’ll find something new and fun to see. Whether it’s a piece of original road, a classic diner, a weird roadside attraction, or an informative museum, Illinois Route 66 attractions abound on … Read more

Wishing Well Motel sign at the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum in Pontiac, Illinois

Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum in Pontiac, Illinois

The Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum in Pontiac, Illinois tells the story of the Mother Road from inception to present day with thousands of artifacts, memorabilia, articles, and more. Stop in to learn about all of the famed stops, places, and people who have been inducted into the Illinois Route 66 Hall … Read more

Soulsby Service Station in Mount Olive, Illinois Route 66

Soulsby Service Station in Mount Olive, Illinois

Soulsby Service Station in Mount Olive, Illinois is a historic gas station that served Route 66 travelers for decades. In fact this site is one of the oldest and longest running service stations on all of Route 66 and the oldest usable service station on the highway in Illinois. Henry Soulsby built the Shell station … Read more

Standard Oil Filling Station in Odell, Illinois Route 66

Standard Oil Filling Station in Odell, Illinois

The Standard Oil Filling Station in Odell, Illinois was built in 1932 by Patrick O’Donnell. Built a few years after Route 66 was routed through town, it was a popular spot for fueling vehicles on the Mother Road. The Odell service station was built in a “House and Canopy” or “Domestic” style that resembled a … Read more

Pig Hip Sign & Restaurant Memorial in Broadwell, Illinois Route 66

Pig Hip Sign & Restaurant Memorial in Broadwell, Illinois

Ernie Edwards ran the Pig Hip restaurant in Broadwell, Illinois, a popular Route 66 stop, from 1937 to 1991. The shop was known for pig hip sandwiches topped with a special sauce and made from fresh ham claimed to come only from the left hip of the pig. After the restaurant closed in 1991 Edwards … Read more