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

Pinky the Pink Elephant with a Martini Glass in Springfield, Illinois roadside attraction

Pinky the Pink Elephant with a Martini Glass in Springfield, Illinois

If you’re “seeing pink elephants” on a road trip, you should probably pull your car over and sober up. But you should also definitely pull over if you are seeing this particular pink elephant ahead: Pinky, the Pink Elephant with a Martini Glass and Glasses in Springfield, Illinois. Because you don’t want to miss this … Read more

Sprague's Super Service Station in Normal, Illinois Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Sprague’s Super Service Station in Normal, Illinois

You might say that this Route 66 road trip stop is pretty super: Sprague’s Super Service Station in Normal, Illinois. Sprague’s Super Service Station opened in 1931. The two-story Tudor Revival building was constructed by William Sprague and housed a gas station, a garage, a café, and two second-floor apartments. Unlike most service stations of … Read more