Route 66

Roll down the car windows. Turn up the radio. And head on down the Last 100 Miles of Historic Route 66 in southwest Illinois for the mother of all road trips.

There are plenty of ways to get your kicks on Route 66 in the Great Rivers & Routes region. The final leg of the road in Illinois, 100-miles of it in fact, meander through the region from Virden, just outside Springfield, IL, to the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge crossing the Mississippi River in to Missouri. In between those points are some fun, kitschy and Instagrammable stops on the famous Mother Road. Get ready to rock and roll!

Classic Route 66