Iconic Route 66 Attractions by State

Route 66

For anyone who thrives on nostalgia, driving the 2,448 miles of Route 66 is a must. 

Where Does Route 66 Go?

Route 66 is the old state highway system that runs from Chicago to Los Angeles

Best Stops Along Route 66

Here are some of the best stops along the iconic highway in various states!

Grant Park (Chicago)

Many choose to begin a Route 66 journey at Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park—Chicago’s oldest—before heading west.    

Chain of Rocks Bridge (Madison, Illinois)

The Chain of Rocks Bridge, constructed in 1929, sits 60 feet above the Mississippi River and links Madison with St. Louis.  

66 Drive-In Theatre (Carthage, Missouri)

The 66 Drive-In Theatre is one of only around 325 drive-ins remaining in the U.S.  

Meramec Caverns (Stanton, Missouri)

Motorists passing through Stanton can stop in for a guided tour of the Meramec Caverns, a multi-level, natural underground wonder that has been a tourist attraction since 1933. 

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