America's Scenic Byways

Historic Route 66 - Illinois

434.6 miles - 8 hours to drive the Illinois section of Historic Route 66, or 2 or more days to really enjoy the byway.

In 1926, America was on the move and Route 66 was the way to "motor west." The road gave birth to service stations, motels, diners and of course, often kitschy roadside attractions. Today, Illinois 66 is a continuum of one-of-a-kind connections to the old road in America's agricultural heartland.