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Welcome to Illinois Route 66! Come explore unique people,places, and stories through our wayside exhibits.  Our exhibits are as diverse as 66 itself covering everything from riots, the invention of the motel, and the birth of the Cozy Dog.

The 31 Illinois Route 66 Wayside exhibits can be found in 17 communities along the Mother Road. Each wayside is placed at a site with historic significance and tells the story of the site’s relationship to Route 66. The kiosks use illustrations, pictures, and audio to explore each site. Don’t forget to bring a notebook and a pencil to collect all 12 Passport Stamps! When you discover a stamp simply place a piece of paper over the rubbing station and use your pencil to collect a unique engraving. Read More