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SITES & ATTRACTIONS

International Mother Road Festival

Dew Chilli Parlor

The Ace Sign Company Antique Sign Museum

Ace Sign Company is a 75+ year old company with four
generations of family ownership and operation. The museum
has a large collection of signs, featuring neon signs and also
artifacts from the Bel-Aire Motel in Springfield, including the
fully restored Sputnik.
2540 S. 1st Street, 217-522-8417, acesignco.com

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.
2935 S. 6th St., 217-525-1992, cozydogdrivein.com

Dew Chilli Parlor
Lauterbach Giant

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 28-30, 2018.
Downtown Springfield, 866-783-6645, 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.
1569 Wabash Ave., 217-546-2600, lauterbachtire.com

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 Hotel & Conference Center

Originally built in 1957 as Illinois' first Holiday Inn on the original
Route 66, this hotel has been fully remodeled and the main
hallways are covered with historical pictures among a wide
variety of unusual collectibles. Two original condition vintage
cars are located in the front lobby.
625 E. Saint Joseph St, 217-529-6626, rt66hotel.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

Cozy Dog Drive In

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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