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Get your kicks on Illinois Route 66
As it paved its way across eight
states, Route 66 left its indelible
mark on our nation's physical,
historical, and cultural
landscape. Route 66 defined a
remarkable era in the growth of
our nation. No other road
symbolizes optimism, freedom
and the American Dream quite like "The Mother Road."
Fortunately, the legacy of Route 66 has survived.
Today, you can travel this historic highway in Illinois on
over 400 miles of road designated a National Scenic
Byway, including some of the original 1926 concrete
segments. Historically significant structures have been
preserved to help bring the Route 66 experience to life,
and many authentic Route 66 businesses are just
waiting to serve you.
For more about what to do and where to go on Illinois'
Route 66, contact the Illinois Route 66 National Scenic
Byway toll free at 866-378-7866 or online at
where in Illinois is Mr. Lincoln
Everywhere! His legacy and legend are
intricately woven throughout a tapestry that
is the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage
Area. Join us for an astonishing journey
through the countless places where Lincoln
lived and traveled for almost 30 years of his
life. Virtually "walk in Lincoln's footsteps,"
and gain insights into his personal life
and political career along the way.
Experience firsthand the rugged pioneer
life of his early years. Visit the courthouses
where Lincoln tried cases. Tour a Victorian
mansion and hear about the powerful and
influential friends who helped to mold a
president. These historical and often
interactive places make up the travel
experience we call "Looking for Lincoln."
For information visit lookingforlincoln.com
or call 217-782-6817.
2018 VISIT SPRINGFIELD VISITORS GUIDE