Must See Sites Along Route 66


This is the ultimate guide for finding and exploring the Route whether you’re driving from the WEST or the EAST. Its maps and directions are comprehensive yet easy to follow. The spiral bound guide stays open to the pages you are reading while you are driving or riding.



  • Grant Park, Chicago.
  • Art Institute of Chicago.
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation.
  • Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center, Chicago.
  • Willis Tower, Chicago (formerly the Sears Tower).
  • Union Station, Chicago.
  • Old St. Patrick’s Church, Chicago.
  • Berwyn Route 66 Museum, Berwyn.
  • Slovenian Union of America, Joliet.
  • Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet.
  • Joliet Historical Museum.
  • Route 66 Raceway, Joliet.
  • Gemini Giant, Wilmington.
  • Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Wilmington.
  • Illinois Route 66 Mining Museum, Godley.
  • Ambler’s Texaco Gas Station, Dwight.
  • Odell Station, Odell.
  • Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum, Pontiac.
  • Pontiac Oakland Museum, Pontiac.
  • International Walldog and Sign Art Museum, Pontiac.
  • Livingston County War Museum, Pontiac.
  • Museum of the Gilding Arts, Pontiac.
  • Old Illinois State Police Office, Pontiac.
  • Sprague’s Super Service station, Normal.
  • Normal Theatre, Normal.
  • Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup, Funks Grove.
  • McLean Depot Train Shop, McLean.
  • America’s Playable Arcade Museum, McLean.
  • J.H. Hawes Grain Elevator Museum, Atlanta.
  • Atlanta Museum, Atlanta, Ill.
  • Route 66 Arcade Museum, Atlanta, Ill.
  • Old Route 66 in Towanda, Ill.
  • Cruisin’ with Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center. Bloomington.
  • World’s Largest Covered Wagon, Lincoln, Ill.
  • The Mill, Lincoln.
  • Mahan’s Gas Station at Fulgenzi’s Pizza, Springfield.
  • Old State Capitol, Springfield.
  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield.
  • Lincoln’s Tomb, Springfield.
  • Our Lady of the Highways, near Raymond.
  • Henry’s Rabbit Ranch, Staunton.
  • Country Classic Cars, Staunton.
  • Mother Jones Grave, Mount Olive.
  • Soulsby Station, Mount Olive.
  • Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center, Litchfield.
  • Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Collinsville.
  • World’s Largest Catsup Bottle, Collinsville.
  • Old Chain of Rocks Bridge.
  • Missouri:

    Newly updated! Includes reverse driving directions (west-to-east). This is the 4th Edition of the original, acclaimed Route 66 Map Series by Mother Road historians Jerry McClanahan and Jim Ross,. In print continuously since 1994, the Route 66 Map Series remains the #1 choice for roadies worldwide when it comes to functionality and precise, accurate, turn-by-turn driving directions.


    New Mexico

    In Travel Route 66, Route 66 expert and enthusiast Jim Hinckley provides detailed descriptions and itineraries that allow travelers of all ages and inclinations to explore the myriad wonders to be found along the highway’s 2,500 miles.



    A reference book with a twist, The Route 66 Encyclopedia presents alphabetical entries on Route 66 history, landmarks, personalities, and culture, from Bobby Troup’s anthem “Route 66” to Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath to the Wigwam Motel. It’s illustrated with more than 1,000 old and new, color and black and white photographs and pieces of memorabilia.