Route 66 (Illinois)



Good morning everyone!

Route 66 in Illinois was pretty exciting to check out. We drove the new Route 66 which is Hwy 55 now cutting off a little bit out of Chicago, then cut on to the original  Route 66 for awhile until the old hwy got to beat up to take my truck on. 3 major areas that we missed was the old maple syrup company that still make maple syrup the old traditional way due to being closed for the season, the giant Paul Bunnion statue, VW Rabbit Ranch, and the was tallest rocking chair in the world. If taking the new HWY this is one area that you want to focus on every tourist attraction exit to see what they have.






The first stop made on the old hwy was the tallest covered wagon in the world. This was the first spot that got us on the old 66 where the roads were still in good shape. We noticed a lot of Abraham Lincoln tourist spots in this area.




Down the old hwy we had to flip the rig around as we went past this little town that reminded us of Radiator Springs. Very small town with some a couple antique shops, a bar, a gift shop, and a Route 66 racing shop.




Route 66 is a hwy that can take you a whole day to travel just 20 miles with the different attractions and bizarre exhibits that just makes you want to stop to check out. If ever in the area, take in what this piece of history has to offer. Have a great day everyone!





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