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  • 3 Amazing American Road Trips for this Summer

    A road trip can be a ... making this the perfect route for anyone interested in diving head first into American culture. You’ll start in Chicago then head southwest to Pontiac then onwards to Lincoln.

  • Missouri: A welcoming destination steeped in Americana

    Famous in song and story, Route 66 started in Chicago to stretch 3,945 km to Santa Monica ... sites and roadside attractions associated with the route and stop in Springfield and visit the History ...

  • 15 Family-Friendly Midwest Spring Break Ideas

    We’ve visited Springfield multiple times, our latest adventure was on our Route 66 trip from Chicago where we visited the Presidential Museum ... One of the best Midwest family road trips is to the ...

  • Planing trip to US in 2020? Here are best 'foodie' cities that you must visit

    Originally famous for its Route 66 diners, Springfield ... supplies or road trip fare as you drop by booths that strike your fancy. Sip and Sightsee at Danenberger Family Vineyards Beyond the beauty ...

  • Rest Stops: Route 66 in Miniature

    The Interstate 55 Missouri Route 66 Welcome Center Rest Area is an awkward tribute when you think about it. Its whimsical picnic shelters -- small-scale replicas of classic Mother Road signs and ...

  • Monument to Jack Brickhouse, Famous Announcer

    Dedicated in 2000, the statue has on the bottom, in brass, Brickhouse's catch phrase. This phrase is how future generations of Chicagoans will know him, and perhaps all you need from any memorial: ...

  • Top 10 Route 66 Attractions

    The following are listed in the order I saw them as we traveled along Route 66 from East (Chicago) to West (Santa Monica). Chain of Rocks Bridge – Madison, IL – St. Louis, MO (Day 1 ... located about ...

  • 5 Must-See Cities On Your Midwest Road Trip

    This great Midwestern city is best known for its world-famous ... Route 66. The list of outstanding local restaurants is unsurprisingly extensive, but among the best for the entertaining road trip ...

  • Route 66 Itinerary - Too long and expensive?

    I need your help on a few things. I'm planning to do a Route 66 road trip together with my cousin. We would like to start in Chicago, IL and end in Los Angeles, CA. We have booked flights from ...

  • Get Your Kicks – Native Style! New Route 66 Guide

    Might be time for a road trip next summer! The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) is teaming up with several tribes along the famous Route 66 highway to show how the road ...

  • RV hire from Chicago to New Orleans - Road Trips Forum

    I'd suggest Chicago to Springfield Illinois to visit the Lincoln sites, then southwest to St. Louis. The route you outlined is basically called The Great River Road south of St Louis. These are the ...

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