Route 66 in Illinois is your passport to prairie adventures
The oldest restaurant on Route 66. Murals. One of the tallest buildings in America. Delicious pie. Fine Dining. Lost highways. Abraham Lincoln sites. Museums. Scenic wonder.
This is Route 66 in Illinois.
Time Capsules & The Big City
Jim Hinckley Recommends
Jim Hinckley has been telling people where to go since 1990. Here are a few of his favorite places along Route 66 in Illinois.
- The Berghoff Restaurant, a Chicago landmark since 1898
- White Fence Farm Restaurant, Romeoville
- Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet
- Kelly’s On 66, Lexington
- Wildhare Cafe, Elkhart
- Lincoln Home, Springfield
- Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield
- The Rock Restaurant, Normal
- Pontiac Oakland Auto Museum, Pontiac
- Three Roses Bed and Breakfast, Pontiac
- Ariston Cafe, Litchfield
Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket, a Route 66 treasure in Willowbrook
A Family Tradition
Kelly at Kelly’s on 66 in Lexington is carrying on a family tradition that spans more than five decades
The spirit of Route 66
Diminutive Atlanta has become a destination for Route 66 adventurers. The very essence of Route 66 in the modern era is on display in this delightful village.
The Palms Grill Cafe is a living time capsule with its blue plate specials and superb pie. The unique octagonal library, a 19th century grain elevator, a fascinating museum and even an arcade museum make Atlanta a must see destination.
Murder & Mayhem on The Main Street of America: Tales From Bloody 66
The 19th book from internationally acclaimed author Jim Hinckley
It was billed as the Main Street of America and the Mother Road. It was a highway of commerce, both legal and illicit. It was traveled by vactioning families and serial killers, truck drivers and celebrities, vagabonds and gangsters, the weary and wicked. It was the hunting grounds of criminals and the battlegrounds of racial violence and gangland strife.