Litchfield is an important Route 66 community and outdoor recreation hub.

If you're on a Route 66 road trip, you definitely want to stop in Litchfield, Illinois to check out the local history and culture including The Ariston Cafe, the oldest restaurant on the Mother Road, the Litchfield Route 66 Welcome Center, and the longest running drive-in theater on Route 66 -- the Skyview. Discover amazing finds at the Pickers Market during the summer and fall. And at Lake Lou Yaeger, the party rolls on all summer long with boating, fishing, hiking, biking and camping among the things to do at the 1,357-acre lake property.