Henry’s Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois

Hare it is! Henry’s Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois is a newer Route 66 attraction that quickly became a must-visit stop on the Mother Road. 

Henry's Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction

Henry’s Rabbit Ranch is a Route 66 visitor center and souvenir shop with a particular pedigree.

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The theme here, if you couldn’t guess, is rabbits. There are often dozens of real rabbits hopping around (unfortunately they were all quarantined when I stopped by), a line up of VW Rabbits buried nose first in the ground a la Cadillac Ranch, and there’s even a big fiberglass jackrabbit beckoning visitors to hop on for that perfect Route 66 Instagram moment. 

Besides a proliferation of rabbits you’ll find trucking memorabilia, Route 66 souvenirs, and a replica of a vintage filling station. Behind the shop and the giant rabbit you’ll also find a touching tribute to and headstones of all the pet rabbits who have crossed the rainbow bridge.

Rich Henry opened this Route 66 attraction after taking his own road trip on the Mother Road. Disappointed by the lack of visitor centers on the route, he decided he’d open his own. But why rabbits? Well, that theme came easily. Too easily. When his daughter’s pair of rabbits started to multiply, there was only one solution: build a rabbit ranch big enough for the bunnies.

Hop to it, and head to Henry’s Rabbit Ranch to fall down a rabbit hole of Route 66 kitsch.

Henry's Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction
Henry's Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction
Henry's Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction
Henry's Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction
Henry's Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction
Henry's Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction
Henry's Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction
Henry's Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction
Henry's Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction
Henry's Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction
Henry's Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction
Henry's Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction
Henry's Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction
Henry's Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction
Henry's Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction
Henry's Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction
Henry's Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction
Henry's Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction
Henry's Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction
Henry's Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction
Henry's Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction
Henry's Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction
Henry's Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction
Henry's Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction
Henry's Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction
Henry's Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction
Henry's Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction
Henry's Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction
Henry's Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction

Henry’s Rabbit Ranch is one of the best Route 66 attractions in Illinois. Looking for more ideas to add to your road trip itinerary? Add these nearby stops to your route: Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, Pink Elephant Antique Mall, the Greetings from Litchfield Mural, and the Our Lady of the Highway Shrine.

Henry’s Rabbit Ranch

Address: 1107 Historic Old Rte 66, Staunton, IL 62088
Hours: Hours vary
Cost: Free to See

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Valerie Bromann is a a website manager, content creator, and writer from Chicago, Illinois (currently living in Dallas, Texas). As an avid road tripper who has visited hundreds of roadside attractions, Val always pull over for a world’s largest thing. Founder of Silly America and author of The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book, she visits, photographs, and writes about all the weird tourist destinations she visits and offers road trip planning advice and inspiration based on her own travels so you can hit the road for yourself.

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The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book - Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip! By Valerie Bromann

The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book

Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!

BY Valerie Bromann

Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.

The road trip you’ve been dreaming of starts here! Journal about your stops and get to know your fellow passengers with activities and exercises designed to pass the time and bring you closer together. Instead of “Are we there yet?” you’ll find yourself asking, “We’re there already?”. Complete with prompts you can turn to while driving between locations, this journal will one day be a memento of your life-changing trip.