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Cozy Dog Drive In

The restaurant is a shrine to Route 66 and to itself, packed with
mementos, clippings, and old signs, as well as with Mother Road
souvenirs for sale. The "corn dog on a stick" was invented during
World War II by Ed Waldmire. Cozy Dogs were officially launched at
the Lake Springfield Beach House in 1946.
2935 S. 6th St. 217-525-1992 cozydogdrivein.com
Cozy Dog Drive In

Dew Chilli Parlor

Serving chilli to Springfield and Route 66 tourists for over
106 years, this locally owned chilli parlor offers dine in or take
out options.
1216 S. 5th St. 217-679-1910 dewchilliparlor.com

International Route 66 Mother Road Festival

Each year hundreds of cars and spectators travel to downtown
Springfield for live music, entertainment, and to simply cruise.
This family friendly event celebrates all things Route 66 classic
cars and takes place Sept 22-24, 2017.
route66fest.com

Lauterbach Giant

Lauterbach Tire and Auto Service has a fiberglass "muffler man"
giant standing in the parking lot. He was recently upgraded to be
more patriotic with a U.S. flag. In 2006, the muffler man lost his
head during a tornado, but was skillfully repaired by the station.
1569 Wabash Ave. 217-546-2600 lauterbachtire.com

Mahan's Filling Station

Mahan's Filling Station, a unique example of the earliest of gas
stations, is now on display at Fulgenzi's Pizza & Pasta located
across from the Historic Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.
The roadside attraction is now accessible as a great photo and
souvenir opportunity for Route 66 visitors. 
1168 Sangamon Ave. 217-544-8520 fulgenzis.com

Route 66 Twin Drive In Theatre

The remodeled twin drive-in, located on Route 66 in Springfield, is
next to Knights Action Park. Enjoy affordable family fun with
concessions and double features on both screens. Open April
through September - show starts at dusk.
1700 Recreation Dr. 217-546-8881 route66-drivein.com

The Curve Inn

The Curve Inn opened on Route 66 south of Springfield in 1945.
The original owner, Guido Manci, served the public in the main
tavern area, while "special" customers could ring a buzzer at the
bottom of the back stairs to gain entrance to the gambling parlor
on the upper floor. It was inducted into the Illinois Route 66 Hall of
Fame in 2007.
3219 S. 6th St. Rd. 217-529-5806 thecurveinn.com

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